has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Abhd is living in Kansas City, KS and has a little something to say:
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Not sure what to title this... Posted On: 8/26/2006 9:32:37 AM
I was born here, lived in Arkansas (just don't send me the jokes; heard enough during the Clinton administration) while a child, then moved back here. Thus, my entire life has been here. I have travelled; loved what I've seen of NYC (upper east side) and the culture, loved the beauty of NJ, love the Mall of America, love the beauty of suburban Atlanta the men and the culture, love the shopping in Dallas, love the beauty of San Diego, seafood of San Francisco (and I hate fish) and NONE OF THAT IS IN Kansas City KS or MO. The cost of living is what keeps me here. It's relatively inexpensive, but if you don't have children, hate NASCAR, have grown tired of the bar scene and sports, there's nothing to do. These cities are not cities. They are large country towns. There is no metropolitan attitude and no sight of change in the near future. Overland Park KS is part of this metropolitan area, and it's noted as one of the best places to live. True if you are white, make over $100k per year. Even Overland Park has a facade of wealth; number of homes that are empty; couple can only afford the mortgage and leasing the BMW and Benz in the drive. I could go on, but what's the point. As long as the almighty dollar is ruling the country; that's every "great" city in America isn't it?
Is there truly "a best place to live"? Posted On: 8/26/2006 9:25:29 AM
I have been reading commentary mostly on Dallas/Ft. Worth and Atlanta. In light of what I've read, where I've travelled and where I live, there is no best place to live in this country. Life is what you make of it, but what have we, and I say WE because this country is made of people; what have made of this country. Everything has evolved everywhere around money. Nothing in this country is done anymore on benevolence or the good of the common man. Everything is done in support of money. So, when you choose somewhere to live, make what you can out of it, or go and try to make something out of another location. However, if you're not part of the political engine that runs the city and the money, you're not going to be happy regardless of where you go.