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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: About Northerners..


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Posted by linds on March 30, 2009 at 07:28:53 from (32.150.42.86):

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: About Northerners.. posted by Jon(WI) on February 14, 2004 at 18:27:14:

I have lived in northeast Ohio my whole life. In general I am very
happy person. I have always felt out of place here. At one point I
actually thought I had social anxiety disorder, but it's because it's
so hard to be friendly here.it actuallybothers some people if your
too friendly. It's really bad in the winter. Everyone is like zombies
and in a really bad mood. After staying in Texas for a couple
months temporarily, I had a huge revelation. It's not me, it's the
others making me feel socially anxious. People in the south are
truly, genuinly nice. It took me a while to get used to strangers
smiling at me, or waving as I drive by. It's just so great to be in a
place where there is so much positivity. In Ohio it's like everyone
is in their own clicks. You have to earn their trust and earn the
niceness. Most of the people here regulate how they treat you
based on how nice your clothes are, what you drive, and how
much education you have. It's sad isnt it? Its like everyone is
uptight because everybody always observes and analyzes each
other. My mom is an extremely happy , outgoing, loving person.
She would fit in perfect in Key West. These ladies waiting behind
her in the grocery store were cracking on her saying shewas on
drugs because she was laughing with the cashier. Enough said.If
you are a girl here and you are too friendly and nice right away
they think sometimes you are a lesbian. People think you are
trying to scam them, or your a shady person if you are nice to
them. We are in a little bubble of negativity. I really think that the
weatherand the air quality here has a huge factor on why
people act like they do. I feel like as soon as I hit the Ohio
border I can see the changes in places and people. The robotic
sterile, institution feeling starts to fade. The people are less
judgemental. You feel like a human being and not invisible. You
are l acknowled genuinely even if your a passerby. The positity
flows from one person the next, it like everyone feeds off each
others niceness.I loved having random conversations with
people that don't have a chip on their shoulder 24/7. It's so great
and I really miss it. Okay my therapy talk is done. So if you are
in the north, and it seems strange. That is because it is.


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