small town mentality is where every mother ****** thinks they have a right to pry into every other mother ******'s business when in fact they most certainly do ******* not.<br />
It's closing out new things, people and ideas. It's being small minded and setteling for things the way they are, but being too ignorant to realise that you're really just a bunch of cow tipping cousin ******* who couldn't be more wrong on a bet.
Thaaank you! Lol legit answer. That's what people mean when they say it.
mentality: defined: <br />
a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations; brain: mental ability.<br />
I think small town mentality is a mindset. In other words, one does not have to live in a small town to have be small town minded.<br />
Debra27. Totally understand your viewpoints. <br />
In my journalizing this morning, I was defining this very topic. Small town mentality means to me a way of life people have accepted what was taught to them as children and never revisited to create one's own way. I believe it provides a foundation and security for them. I am practicing a life without fear, so I do not believe in security; I live accepting what is.
I was VERY excited to move my young family to this small town!<br />
And yet, this place does not welcome the new..either new people or new ideas, businesses, etc. Everything is met with skepticism and businesses are not welcome. Never mind that the logging and fishing base has dried up and these are no longer viable occupations. The kids grow up and move away, there is no work here, no will there be from what I have witnessed the last 15 or so years.<br />
That is the mentality here. Will have to read now and see if it is a common thing.
You forgot to mention that everyone manages to live there by staying drunk or high, on alcohol, meth or god.
When the general population of the small town they live in become so wrapped up in eachother and eachothers lives that they completely forget that an outside world actually exists.<br />
They may also reject new idea's and alienate anyone from the outside world and look upon you as a possible viking invader.<br />
Their will most certainly be a hierarchy of who to know and who not to know with potentially hazordous results if you were to befriend the "wrong people".<br />
Fortunately if you find yourself in this hellish situation you will also be aware that an outside world does actually exist with people who have diverse and open minds and are prepared to move on with the times as to secure a better world for future generations.<br />
The very fact that you and only you in a whole town of interbred misfits know of such a place gives you the power to pack your bags and get the **** out of there before your brain stops working and you begin to resemble something from the walking dead.
This is more of an attitude than a mentality. The attitude is that a small town will know more of it's residence. There is a more family mentality and everyone looks out for each other. They like it the way it is and they only tolerate visitors but with great respect.
You know everyone in town and what is going on in their lives but don't judge. If someone is in need you help them without thanks being expected because they would do the same for you. You be helpful to strangers passing through.
Not having a big picture view. Being melodramatic, gossipy and hopeless.
grannym was attacked by chickens...LOL!
liberte, i TOTALLY get what youre saying<br />
i just moved from a small town in a small country to a huge city in a huge country and i am constantly being made feel like an idiot or like someone weird because i dont get excited about the same things that make most people here feel excited (example: talking about ingredients in food or how they tried this or that restaurant)<br />
ive hated it, but am slowly getting used to it
looks like a usa ba<x>sed conversation here. i am holed up [and 3 more months to go] in a small town in north vietnam. even the supposed 'friendliness' is only skin deep and the comments regarding small town-small mind could as easily have been written from here. the village people around here lead the life that is romanticised by people who don't have to live it 24/7. they are unpretentious and i respect them. the city people are busy being city people and leave me alone. but the small town mentality - what is so interesting about me and what i do; where i go; even what i buy in the market and the shops?<br />
small town small mind