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Old 03-01-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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United States, everything seems so generic and no deep history or culture.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:01 AM
 
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Saudi Arabia

Afghanistan
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:43 AM
 
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Afghanistan ? dangerous is something different of boring, I surmise one has no time to be bored in front of danger.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:12 AM
 
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United States, everything seems so generic and no deep history or culture.
Traditional cultures in most countries are a matter of dissappearing and vanishing heritage, not well maintained or updated.

IMHO, culture in USA is a live, updating one. USA people are making history by themselves.

I don't think it's boring
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:02 AM
 
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It's true that somehow there is that "generic" feeling in the USA, but it's the same in Western Europe, Japan, Singapore, CND, Australia,and all developed countries. Someone on USCity Data calls this the "Disneylandia" countries. Henry Miller, in a prophetic novel ("the air conditioned nightmare", 1940) warned of the general sanitization and "cookiecutterization" of our Western societies, which leads actually to a terrible boredom.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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Interesting to see all the responses. The original poster does not say much about what makes a place boring or not for them. It all depends on one's interests and values. Some will rave about NYC, others will love Amsterdam for its unique coffee shop culture (where you can smoke stuff) and a friend of mine loved every minute of his time in Japan. Having had a quick look at what Western Australia has to offer - it will definitely attract folks who are into surfing and similar activities.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Traditional cultures in most countries are a matter of dissappearing and vanishing heritage, not well maintained or updated.

IMHO, culture in USA is a live, updating one. USA people are making history by themselves.

I don't think it's boring
Still does not change the fact it is boring to me lol.
I have been here too long I think. My comfort and fun zone lies outside of what most peoples zones would be I guess.

If I could convince my wife, I would drop everything take her and the kid that is being born in April and just move to East Asia or East Europe.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:25 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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United States, everything seems so generic and no deep history or culture.
We are kind of a new nation with an old government. (Our constitution is among the two or three oldest in the world, many other countries have went through revolts, etc) So we don't have quite the "deep history" of Spain or Greece or even Britain.

Still we do have the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest and the old-time music of Appalachia that preserved some of the old Scottish folk music. For distinctive culture there's the remains of the Gullah of South Carolina and Georgia, the Amish of Indiana and Pennsylvania (and Ohio, etc), the Tangier Island folk, and so forth. Back home in Arkansas we had some people who were "characters" in a uniquely Arkansas way. Savannah is said to have "characters" and there are still places that do chautaquas, which are apparently "uniquely American" as a British poster on another site said she'd never even heard that word.

http://www.ciweb.org/chautauqua_network.html (broken link)
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:36 AM
 
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Still does not change the fact it is boring to me lol.
I have been here too long I think. My comfort and fun zone lies outside of what most peoples zones would be I guess.

If I could convince my wife, I would drop everything take her and the kid that is being born in April and just move to East Asia or East Europe.
Congratulations! Boy or girl? Let's hope she/he won't feel bored with life on this planet
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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faroe islands. or maybe iceland or greenland
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