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  • I'm wondering lol

    Because that stuck up teacher of mine who you saw in the picture (Emily Elert) was from Chicago originally. And so her loved ones would naturally be like that. I'm just wondering are people in Chicago and Illinois in general usually like that. Is it a city that I wouldn't like?

  • That's why it's called the Windy City.

    There are a lot of nice and cool people but well over half IMO have this arrogance toward other people unless they already know you're more powerful in the situation than they are, not knowing they're really dumbing things down a couple of notches or doing because they think everyone they don't know is a rube. A lot of times, it mostly comes out in "educating" or "helping" perfectly capable or more educated people because they honestly see themselves as that much better than pretty much every single stranger on the planet.

    The more obvious arrogance is in how they talk crap to/about people from EVERYWHERE else, about smaller cities *and larger* or objectively better for whatever reason cities. Cities like NYC all the time, but IMO, New Yorkers don't really compete or compare themselves to others , so no not arrogant--they don't have time. And in LA, the pretentious people are either from random small towns or rich or powerful or important or relevant enough to pull it off. Not so in Chicago. In other cities they're too busy enjoying themselves or hustling or ignoring people most of the time. Chicago though, IMO has the worst regionally-based and individual inferiority/superiority complexes ever.
    Don't let the seemingly self-destructive levels of "humility" and friendliness, fool you. Many of those folks are legit, nice hardworking people who genuinely respect others, but many are not, and much of their act comes with an extreme sense of entitlement to expecting the same or more from others. It's like if the Nice Guy TM jerks women finally stopped dating in their thirties turned into a city. Every little jerk creates his own empire because they can, and probably because they can't really compete with each other well (it's small and large enough that most business evens out, so there's no clear "winner", just "losers" who have to drop out because they're stuck with the dregs or not enough) , and the really can't or don't try to hang with larger or more comparable candidates. As a result, there are a lot of mediocre or average people who strive only to find ways they can look down their noses at others. Haters who work over time to condescend or trip other people up just so they can look good.


    As a place, it's also very emotionally immature (like most of the US), and really into authoritarianism and conformism, (especially as indicators of both morality and intelligence) for a place that keeps promoting itself as a "world class city" and one with such a large, diverse population. It's the last thing you'd expect, and you can easily avoid it if you stick to your own friend group or activities & neighborhoods, but the minute you're not what people expect you'll see it for the inescapable putrid mess it is and run screaming looking for sanity. Or at least places where people's defense mechanisms aren't so overt and constantly in play.

  • That's why it's called the Windy City.

    There are a lot of nice and cool people but well over half IMO have this arrogance toward other people unless they already know you're more powerful in the situation than they are, not knowing they're really dumbing things down a couple of notches or doing because they think everyone they don't know is a rube. A lot of times, it mostly comes out in "educating" or "helping" perfectly capable or more educated people because they honestly see themselves as that much better than pretty much every single stranger on the planet.

    The more obvious arrogance is in how they talk crap to/about people from EVERYWHERE else, about smaller cities *and larger* or objectively better for whatever reason cities. Cities like NYC all the time, but IMO, New Yorkers don't really compete or compare themselves to others , so no not arrogant--they don't have time. And in LA, the pretentious people are either from random small towns or rich or powerful or important or relevant enough to pull it off. Not so in Chicago. In other cities they're too busy enjoying themselves or hustling or ignoring people most of the time. Chicago though, IMO has the worst regionally-based and individual inferiority/superiority complexes ever.
    Don't let the seemingly self-destructive levels of "humility" and friendliness, fool you. Many of those folks are legit, nice hardworking people who genuinely respect others, but many are not, and much of their act comes with an extreme sense of entitlement to expecting the same or more from others. It's like if the Nice Guy TM jerks women finally stopped dating in their thirties turned into a city. Every little jerk creates his own empire because they can, and probably because they can't really compete with each other well (it's small and large enough that most business evens out, so there's no clear "winner", just "losers" who have to drop out because they're stuck with the dregs or not enough) , and the really can't or don't try to hang with larger or more comparable candidates. As a result, there are a lot of mediocre or average people who strive only to find ways they can look down their noses at others. Haters who work over time to condescend or trip other people up just so they can look good.


    As a place, it's also very emotionally immature (like most of the US), and really into authoritarianism and conformism, (especially as indicators of both morality and intelligence) for a place that keeps promoting itself as a "world class city" and one with such a large, diverse population. It's the last thing you'd expect, and you can easily avoid it if you stick to your own friend group or activities & neighborhoods, but the minute you're not what people expect you'll see it for the inescapable putrid mess it is and run screaming looking for sanity. Or at least places where people's defense mechanisms aren't so overt and constantly in play.

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