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I Hate Small Town Simple Minded People

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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 41-45 116 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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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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    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 3 Responses Sep 18, 2008

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    sendai68 sendai68 13-15 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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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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    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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    Oh my God, I am so glad I stumbled upon this!

    I was looking up surviving isolation and hard times when I found these posts. Reading through the posts has been wonderful, not that I enjoy others misery, but because I can so relate! However, I don't live in a small town (except for the small minded mentality) I actually...
    GoingNutzo GoingNutzo 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    I thank all of you for sharing your experiences.

    Feeling a little better, at the moment. Have been awake since midnight thinking about this, now 6:15 a.m. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
    lspnie lspnie 70+ May 10

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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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 1 Response Apr 23, 2013

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    I hate small town life!

    I have been living out of the city since 2012. I started hating it there. I have been back to the city to visit but I am not sure if I would ever want to live there again but I just hate small town life! I feel completely alone and that everyone disagrees with me. Anything I say...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I grew up in a small town of 500 people.

    A town where everyone knows each other and a place where you can't do anything without people saying something about you. The only reason why I stay is because I have an amazing job that I love and my family is here. I love the city and wish that I could leave because I'm so...
    forevercanucksfan forevercanucksfan 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Maybe it's because I live in small cou try

    there are simple minded people everywhere,even in "big cities".I don't care first if someone is "not so clever",but after some time I just get tired and angry.They just don't have any manners or knowledge.At first I'm very friendly,but in the end I just want to get rid of them...
    beautyinman beautyinman 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    I've lived in this small town my whole life

    and hate it. The only reason we stay is because we own a good business. I am not accepted at all by the women around here. I've gone out of my way to be nice and friendly. I've volunteered at church, schools, and joined gyms. Once my husband and I built our home and started...
    wamba5 wamba5 46-50, F Feb 16

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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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    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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    I've lived in both , there are all kinds of

    people . I tend to like the middle size , close to a city but not in the middle of it. I love nature and where I live now has a lot of people who moved here from large cities to escape the danger and rat race .
    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M Jul 15

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Some people here add you in their circle but they don't talk with you.. Take a place too in my heart ,not only in my circle.
    Narkotyk Narkotyk 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have grown up in a small town in western Colorado with not much to do and it has been extremely boring for me. Sure I have friends at school but there just doesn't seem to be...
    katiemitchell katiemitchell 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    sorta! I grew up in a small town, since hurricane Katrina hit, it has gotten larger
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    It just really bothers me when someone tries to talk to me but can barely keep up a conversation. I also hate small talk.
    DrowningQueen DrowningQueen 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    And I want out! Do you live in a small town as well? Are you sick and tired of it and do you want out? Well, I'm here to tell you that you are not alone! I live in a town of less...
    sparse29 sparse29 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Of all the things I'll remember you for.... These will pop up the most 1 you thought I wasn't a real adult 2 you thought I was less of a person because I didn't have kids 3 you...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate doctors, I hate simple minded, biggots who get a PhD to promote their biggotry like in this article. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins...
    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Where is everyone tonight? It's so quiet!!
    brutus90210 brutus90210 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    Open minded people do not impose their beliefs on others. They just accept all of life's perspectives and realities, doing their own thing in peace without judging anyone. We weren...
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 56-60, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I was born in Connecticut and raised in a terrible little town called Ansonia in an even further away from the tiny town area that doesn't offer **** to do but drink in one of the...
    lifeisdumb62 lifeisdumb62 22-25, M a week ago

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    sincerely can't stand the annoying small talk...perfect strangers usually don't care what the weather is like where i am... how my day is, what i'm up to, "how are you" hey, hi...
    EnigmaticShadowess EnigmaticShadowess 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 23

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    Call me old fashioned. I could write a book on simple pleasures people should enjoy. Society is to fast paced these days and speed by the important simple things in life.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 22

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