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I Hate Small Town Simple Minded People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    Currently going back

    and forth from a small town to a college city, it has become rather hard to come back each time. Because no one seems to grow more as a person or atleast look at a different perspective. What bothers me the most are my friends that stay immature, read cartoon books, and keep...
    MGray1663 MGray1663 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    Northern California To Small Town Iowa Unconditionally Sharing

    Even as I typed that title I felt a twinge of fear of reproductions and judgment..... I moved from Northern California to a small town in Iowa 4 years ago and still feel like a circle in a square peg. The town already had my "Story" down pat by the time I arrived and has since...
    kellyandsandy kellyandsandy 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    Anxiety Attack!

    I moved 8 months ago to a small town and im miserable. I do what I can to have new experiences like chasing chickens and such. I love my hubby (his job is n this town I speak of) but I am so unhappy. It just started snowing and I hate the cold weather. I dont know what else to...
    melissaoneal1985 melissaoneal1985 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    What More Can I Say?

    As with the other members, I also live in a small town and am finding it so difficult, even after 3 years. My husband wanted to move here and, although I eventually agreed to this, it's the worse decision I ever made, particularly as it became evident that he would only be here 3...
    1villageofthedamned 1villageofthedamned 56-60, F Oct 3, 2013

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    Center of the Universe? Ha! Not!

    I moved to a small town in western Maine when I was eight.  The redneck kids in this school came down upon me like a pack of vultures, and they never let up their relentless attacks until I switched to another school at age 14.  These children were...
    Lotusbud67 Lotusbud67 41-45 2 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Small Town Morons.

    While I love the small town atmospere,I hate the need every one has to know what everyone elses problems are.Yes I had a prior story posted,but I was talked into deleting it due to using names and so on.
    hillbillydaddy hillbillydaddy 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    sendai68 sendai68 13-15 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    Where The Simple Thrive

    The community I move to seemed nice. The people preached about how they love to learn and are accepting. I tryed to be friend them, because im open to new people and new experiences but it didnt go well. One women told me how she adore history so id talk about that (The strange...
    lolipopxx lolipopxx 22-25 3 Responses May 20, 2013

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    Creating My Own

    i live in a small - TINY - town in nebraska. my home town is boulder, co. talk about culture shock. i moved here because the housing was cheap and no one tells me how many dogs i can have (down to 4 now) or what breed of dog i can't have. the countryside closely resembles...
    muttmom muttmom 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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    There'S Nothing To Do Here!!!!

    I have lived in the small-town Seffner almost all my life. As little as I've had issues with the people here, THERE IS NOTHING TO DO HERE!!!!!! Unless of course you like hanging out at plumbing supply stores. My neighbors are almost never around (which can be a good thing), and...
    000kefitch 000kefitch 18-21, F Apr 23, 2013

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    Every Town Has Got Them

    they can be horrible insidious and small minded, i had a very bad experience with them, all they did was talk about people.
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2008

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    I grew up in a small town of 1000.

    Both my parents are artists, and our family isn't from around here. They've been here for 25 years, and they are still largely unaccepted as members of the community. Growing up here was awful, I've been depressed since I was nine because everyone was so cruel to me. I look...
    godvvave godvvave 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Vilsack

    US Ag. Sec Tom Vilsack said it best:"Rural areas don't matter anymore"Now we need to allow the intelligent people to lead and take the TPers guns away.
    jjb6560 jjb6560 46-50, M Feb 17, 2013

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    My husband and I recently moved to a small town

    in southern Wisconsin. It was the death of us but we did not even realize it. My husband took a really great job offer. I am college educated, with two degrees and excellent references yet I can not find a job. I did not realize how spoiled I was before moving to this...
    michelle0012 michelle0012 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    Southern hospitality is a farce at best.

    Someone walks up and says, "Hey Bub!" and ten seconds later they're back in the corner downing beers with people they went to high school with. It's human nature to seek the quickest and surest path to connectedness....being surrounded by people and things that you know and that...
    daviddavid3791 daviddavid3791 41-45, M Jan 24, 2014

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    Small Town In Texas

    Yes, I also moved to a small town - in Texas. To say that people here are nosey is an understatement. I can hear the neighbors acres away making condescending remarks about me every single day. Yet they never met me. They sit outside and watch me do landscaping and house...
    jarg jarg 61-65, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Two-Head Town

    I've lived in a town with a population of 1052 for my entire life. I hate it, and I hate the ignorant hicks living in it. Everyone only cares about what other people are doing. I hate the way they all nag for gossip under the pretence of actually caring about their community. And...
    j3ez j3ez 16-17 3 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Someone Explain To Me How To Survive A Small Town

    I just recently got married to a wonderful man and relocated to a small town where he grew up.  I am from a big city and have always enjoyed the diversity of the city.  I have a nice house and stability.  I have been extremely depressed here lately because of the...
    cindy0215 cindy0215 41-45 101 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I can't almost everything about it. Now I'm aware that there is a difference between an arts, college, tourist, and business towns versus towns where they are barely new people and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Jan 5

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    I was in the military and got posted to a base in some dead end town 600miles from any friends or family. I met a girl and dedicated my life to her and her children since before...
    JENorris JENorris 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I live in a small town near Glasgow which is everyone knows everyone and everyone wants to know everything about everything my neighbors are always watching you come and go and...
    scottishlostsoul scottishlostsoul 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I love opened minded people. If someone is not opened to suggestions then you might not get along with people. Or be able to try new things you have never tried before. I think...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    In my regional language there is a famous old say 'manadhil ullathai sol aanal manadhil pattathellam sollathe' meaning say whats in your mind but dont say everything that comes in...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm twenty-one years old, with not a friend to speak of. I mean, online I have many "friends." But it's not the same as having someone nearby who is willing to stick around and...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    and there most certainly isn't enough of them! they say 'the more you learn the less you realise you know' and I couldn't agree more. I cannot tolerate people who are ignorant...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I consider myself to be a very open minded person. I love life and love to experience new things. I admire anyone who has the same philosophy in life.
    Raycurious2 Raycurious2 41-45, M a week ago

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    Never wanted to live here but it's what happened because I live with my mother. I think it's a horrible town apart from one shop I like. I would rather live near the city on a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 16

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    Yes, maybe we should be a little choosy when it comes to befriending people. 
    AWhiteRose AWhiteRose 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    i hate when people treat me like a child and expect me to act like an adult
    darkprinsus darkprinsus 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Just because I'm pregnant my mom compares me to other people my age and saying that they're not pregnant. God mom I'm not the only pregnant teenager in the world ugh
    addielove addielove 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Everybody has a price. Things we want or need in life are not free. Having money, life gets a lil easier. Money makes the world go round. Everyone needs money or a currency for an...
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M Jan 20

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    Where is being different bad.
    Nedza96 Nedza96 18-21, M 1 Response 49 mins ago

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    actully its the 4th biggest city in sweden but its still only 200k ppl living here
    Njord85 Njord85 26-30, M Jan 22

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    Wooster representing!!! Living life on the border to Amish country
    WooDom WooDom 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I met a guy a while ago. He lives in my city. We messaged back and forth for weeks and he really wanted to meet me. I met up with him, and he really liked me. I'm 15 years older...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I have lived here for several years and I wish I could move. In my dream world I would be living with my husband on a beach near the city or something. I've fantasised about it a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 16

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    Totally. It's unfortunate that even as kids, we are taught or conditioned into certain likes and dislikes! Be this or you'll be considered that! If you're lucky, you'll reach a...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I just can't do it? Seriously, I can hold a decent conversation..but when I guy asks me "what's up", "what are you doing?", ect., I freeze.
    simplyconfused93 simplyconfused93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I put as much effort into my response as you did in your message. One word message? One word reply, if a reply at all. However, you drop a hint that you actually read some stuff...
    ViewtifulMe ViewtifulMe 26-30, T 1 Response Jan 7

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    Stop telling me what i should be or "what good for me" 1) i am a person not a suggestion box 2) ITS MY FU*KEN LIFE
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I'll do things on my own time . I don't need to fit in
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Found this group who has a solid plan at overcoming discrimination passionately and large scale. They are raising funding for a documentary in small town in Deep South of all...
    CultivatingPurpose CultivatingPurpose 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    I saw this group on the news from a small town in the Deep South. They actually have a solid plan on overcoming discrimination with a therapeutic model for building relationships...
    CultivatingPurpose CultivatingPurpose 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    I saw this group on the news from a small town in the Deep South. They actually have a solid plan on overcoming discrimination with a therapeutic model for building relationships...
    CultivatingPurpose CultivatingPurpose 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    It makes me sad to see so much hate because a lot of people do not have perspective and/or understanding. I always feel the need to defend others, to help them be understood but I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    The girls at my school have a tendency to shout "RAPE! RAPE! RAPE!" when people have their possessions such as their phones, or when things aren't going their way- even if someone...
    Missgraycey Missgraycey 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I really hate my body! I try to lose weight but it doesn't do anything good to my body. I hate being fat, cuz all people care about is the outside of the person.
    craz3f8g craz3f8g 18-21 30 mins ago

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