has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, peter is living in Seattle, WA and has a little something to say:
seattle natives Posted On: 9/24/2011 12:17:44 AM
Hey "Native" Ever wonder how communities of Ethiopians, Somalians, Ukrainians, and other self confident individuals have thrived in Seattle? They don't need your "friendship" or the approval of the rest of the people who lived here before they got here. If you are neurotic and codependant, then yes, you will have a hard time making new friends and meeting people. I am going to say that it seems people from California and the south seem to be too high maintenance and self conscious to really fit in, if you need a lot of other people to validate your existence this isn't the place for you.
There are a cadre of people who wish to reclaim a Seattle "identity" but frankly they are such an absurd minority that the rest of the population ignores them so they can continue their splendid isolation. The rest of us continue to make friends with whoever we wish, recent residents or life long Seatilites. Please ignore whatever stereotypes these natives or self absorbed transplants make up, this is a city where you make yourself happy or miserable just like anywhere else.