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Are people usually depressed and not happy living in the South compared with east & west coast?

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In a free society, it’s generally a decent bet that people will vote with their feet geographically as it relates to their happiness and self-fulfillment.

In 1980, Florida had 17 electoral votes; as of next year it will have 31. In 1980 New York had 41, and next year it will have 28.

People are voting with their feet, and it is in the opposite general direction that OP suggests.

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I posted the literal number of housing units per state and did basic math…I suppose you object to that basic data too, now?

Guess what - states can have the same number of people, but a higher number of non-family members/household - the precise example I gave of people in high-cost Blue cities living with roommates into their 40s due to the dysfunctional real estate market in those states. Not to mention the urban Blue state homelessness scourge. And the data I’ve presented objectively shows there are on average more housing units per capita in Red states than Blue.

I’m not saying that every part of the national real estate market will be normalized - I’m saying two things:
1) Housing as an asset class can be utilitarian (for people to live in) or speculative (as an investment for the wealthy class.) All housing is a bit of both, but if you see a wide disparity between population increase or income increase and housing price, you’re likely in a bubble
2) I believe most of the coastal Blue cities are in such a bubble, and the new reality of work from anywhere will bring about a reckoning

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I visited Myrtle Beach with my hubby. We felt like we were the only gay couple in town. If a straight Christian Republican guy and his wife enjoy going to beach, going to church every Sunday, listening to country music (they have a festival) and golfing or car racing maybe, it could be attractive for the summer. For living and working in the South, except for Atlanta, I’m not sure if there are sufficient positions or opportunities in every industry.

People aren’t particularly homophobic when they see a gay couple, at least we didn’t see or experience any incident, but MB can’t give the comfort of, let’s say, Gayborhood in Philly or several neighborhoods in Manhattan, like Hell’s Kitchen. Or even Asbury Park of Jersey Shore, which has a tiny gay area on the beach with a few rainbow flags.

South has that conservative reputation, and, it is not only fiscally conservative (like the “New England” conservatives) but also a bit socially conservative as well. I don’t feel comfortable, knowing this as a fact.

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All of the big cities in the South welcome LGBT folks. MB is not a big city so comparing it to NYC isn’t really fair IMO.

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Bless your heart

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This is the perfect answer. Some get it and love it, others are oblivious.

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Boston is a sad place with pretentious people and charlatans. Dingy and rundown mass dwellings.

The south is warm and people are beautiful inside and out. I have a three big homes and a beautiful family.

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Way happier in the south than when I was in DC. WAY happier.

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Same here

Isn't it generally the other way around? People living in big coastal cities have a much more intense and stressful life while the South is more laid-back?

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Holy generalizations Batman

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I’d say I’m happier in Texas than when I lived on the east coast

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I was so depressed living in Boston versus Florida. And racism was about the same.

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EY3 I am non-white from the south. Boy are you so dead wrong.

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I’m depressed anywhere I go but that’s just me

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I hated living in the South so much while I was in the Army that I vowed never to do it again.

NYC ride or die.

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Do you know why Florida Man stories are common ? It is not because Florida people have better stories, but I will let you do your homework as to why…

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I’m depressed and not happy living in the south. Looking forward to moving to DC 💁🏻‍♀️

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Controversial opinion: changing locations won’t make you happy if you take the same baggage with you. If you’re depressed in NYC, it’s not going to magically change if you move to Denver. Go to therapy.

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C2 - you don’t strike me as the most tolerant person!

Personally, I’m an introvert but not antisocial. I’m successful in my job, building lasting client relationships. I also enjoy time with my friends. I also value (and sometimes need) alone time which gives me plenty of energy and satisfaction. For instance, I went went on week long solo camping trips where I did not see a face for many days and enjoyed every minute.

You might find that unnatural…other people argue that extroverts are pathological attention-seekers, which is equally wrong.

Be tolerant, and let people live their lives without judgement!

The south is great if you’re OK with doing the basically same thing every weekend for the rest of your life. Food, sun and booze. Which are three amazing things. But some people need more.

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Am I missing some amazing things to do on the weekends in the north?? Currently in NYC, but missing all the outdoorsy things in GA/FL I did growing up, and I’m too poor to do anything but pay my rent up here

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In south, depressed and unhappy. Can confirm.

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Definitely the other way around for me. I’m a lot happier now that I’m in Texas and not in DC.

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When I commuted to New York everyone looked like they wanted to blow their brains out.

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You got it backwards my friend

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Soo much happier in Texas than in Boston

The people here are soo much nicer, they make eye contact, ask how your day is going…

Versus in the NE everyone avoids you and the stuck-up elitist attitude is just disappointing…

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I'm much happier in NYC than anywhere else in US. My fiance is having meltdowns in NYC, but didn't get them elsewhere.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place because I'm not giving up NYC

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Have lived in the South for 40 years. Great quality of life.

Huh?

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