When New Yorkers move to LA, they love to criticize LA, its drivers, its fake manners, its lack of a center, etc. I suspect that when Los Angelenos move to New York or anywhere, they’re much less likely to complain about their new city’s shortcomings. One thing I love about LA is that its residents don’t have a chip on their shoulder about other cities. They don’t hate San Francisco or New York or Dallas… We don’t have a football team and almost nobody cares because we have so much else going on.
LA is like the prettiest girl in the class. All the other girls cut her down out of jealousy and all the guys hate her because she won’t date them.
Los Angelenos put less energy into criticizing other cities than any group I’ve known.
A ton of people I meet who’ve moved to LA can’t find anything to compliment the city for aside from the weather. What’s up with that? It must be a reflection of an unhappy psyche. Well-adjusted people aren’t like that. They don’t nurse resentments.
I mainly lived in Northern California from 1977 to 1993 and people just had this big chip on their shoulder about LA.
I come from Australia. I asked a friend recently about his impressions of the land down under. He said astutely that Australians are the most insecure people he’s met. They’re obsessed with “100% Australian made” and other such nonsense. I told him it’s a cultural cringe.
Los Angelenos have no such cringe.
By contrast, people in Philadelphia are obsessed with hating New Yorker and other more influential cities. That’s why Philadelphia fans are so nasty. They’re insecure about their city and how it doesn’t stack up with New York and Washington D.C. for power and influence.
Donny Pauling And LA fits into this picture as the jealous ugly girl. LA is hideous. Ugh.
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Luke Ford Who is LA jealous of?
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Luke Ford Los Angelenos put less energy into criticizing other cities than any group I’ve known.
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Donny Pauling Take a cruise up to Northern California, especially out coastline, and that question will be answered for you. LA is dirty and old and ugly. I would never in a million years be envious of anyone living there. Yuck.
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Luke Ford I lived in Northern California from 1977 to 1993. I can appreciate its good qualities without any need to put down other places. It shows a crack in the soul to have so much hatred for LA.
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Donny Pauling My comments are in response to your ridiculous status update. It’s like the queen of ugly bragging about her beauty. Nobody is jealous of her, nor even bother talking about her, except to laugh when she deceives herself into a public proclamation of her beauty.
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Luke Ford Who are you really hating Donny? It’s not me and it’s not LA. Where’s your hatred coming from?
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Donny Pauling Hatred? How silly. There is no hatred. LA wasn’t even on my mind, and rarely crosses it. I’m just commenting on an incredibly silly statement, my friend. LA is not beautiful. It’s an armpit. And it doesn’t wear deodorant. That’s not hatred, just truth.
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Luke Ford Do you speak that way about real women that some men might be in love with you? Do you inform them that the object of their desire is a hag?
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Donny Pauling Of course not. But LA is a city.
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