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I Hate Small Town Simple Minded People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 41-45 106 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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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 Feb 7

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18, 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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    Related Experiences

    I hate living in a small town. I don't hate all small towns, I love the cool artsy villages full of artisans and independent studios and cafes. I don't even mind the country. But I...
    LowFidelity LowFidelity 31-35 1 day ago

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    Sooooo Im originally from Northern, CA bay area. I have traveled around, been in the Navy and lived in several good size cities. I am divorced and remarried. I moved to a small...
    djones1977 djones1977 36-40, F Feb 16

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    I don't know if it's true, but I think one of my best friends is close minded, I mean when one of my friends was talking about a crush of hers and how he was really handsome and...
    chucku45 chucku45 16-17, F Feb 11

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    Mount Vernon, Ohio here. They call it a city. But to those of us who live in it. it's a small town. everyone knows everyone.
    PeggySue79 PeggySue79 31-35, F Feb 3

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    I come from a small grey town that many claim to hate yet no one ever really leaves. There's a sea wall but it's dirty and graffitied and public benches have been ripped off and...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 70+, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Everyone here is so close minded and is always in your business. They're just being friendly as long as you're a heterosexual cisgender white male. Which I am not.
    Livy1579 Livy1579 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Gawd these people annoy me! My kids father is one of these which is a lot of the reasons why we grate on each other. If people were just at least 'willing' to open their minds a...
    Mikino Mikino 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I grew up in peripheral of a rural town in Chiba prefecture, Japan, in my childhood. My family was not rich so could not afford a better house. A forest was 5 steps away from my...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Feb 14

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    Its a pet peave I have. People who choose to ignore the reality and differences in life. It's not okay to demoralize religious differences, sexuality, race, etc. But it still...
    NaturalPaganWitch NaturalPaganWitch 36-40, F a week ago

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    I regret expressing some of my frustrations to my father who is very narrow minded. I was stupid for thinking that maybe just maybe he can offer some words of comfort or advice...
    SuriAnne SuriAnne 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    It may be small, but the love I have for it is bigger than any city.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5

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    I don't like small talk...so stop it! or I will stop talking all together..hihi
    Livyordreams Livyordreams 26-30, F Feb 3

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    I don't like small talk, so I'm rather blunt. And have one word answers. Sorry. But, I'm sure you didn't message me to see if I had any plans for the weekend.
    DaddysBabyPrincess1 DaddysBabyPrincess1 16-17, F 8 Responses Feb 13

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    I just hate it. nothing else, just hate it.
    doxed doxed 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    First thing's first. I hate it when people in my generation act like we are the worst generation known to man. We are not. We are just getting started and we have our pros and cons...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I hate my family comparing me and my cousin because,were so different that the comparison doesn't even make sense. So all my life (since we are two months apart) I've been...
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Sometimes it's so ridiculous how people got stuck to the clichés. I always tried to fit in just to find out I actually don't want to "fit in" at all. I just wanna be who I am and...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    An open mind is a sign that a person is not dogmatic. An open mind is a sign of a person who likes a debate. An open mind is what a person who is quite free of ego likely to have...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Talk to me about life, how far you think the universe stretches, do you believe in aliens? ME TO! ' conspiracies.... YES! those things fascinate me. i want to speak to you about...
    joeflowrow joeflowrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Happy Valentine's Day everyone:(. :). I guess that I am the only loser on EP today
    0intimacy 0intimacy 46-50, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    Nothing better then Nascar on Saturday night!!!!!
    Tigersdad4590 Tigersdad4590 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I have notice that here in good old USA we are very closed mind when it comes to s_x, being nude, and etc. it crazy. I think if we all just stop and open up your minds the world...
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I always break their hearts.
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F Feb 16

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    My house is basically in the middle of nowhere the only thing thats around is a pretty small town with all the basic things like a grocery store gas stations and the sort. I love...
    Apollymi357 Apollymi357 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I just don't fit in with the people around me. I'm a minority and the people i live around are close minded and even racist. My city is non-diverse so everywhere i go i stick out...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F Feb 13

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    This story is about a girl I knew back when I was 14 to 16 years old. This girl, Nicole, and her sister were neighbourhood girls. We went to the same high school until I moved...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Can't wait to get out of this small town! No matter what you do it's such a big deal, unless you're boring like every other person. Before moving here, we actually lived in a...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 13-15, F Feb 17
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