Reflection #4: Where You Live and What You Think

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http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-big-cities-turn-you-liberal-converts-perspective/

I’m actually not too mad at this article.  Although I can’t really speak from experience since I’m from neither the country nor the city (shout out to the vanilla suburbs of Orange County), I can easily imagine how these six factors could implicate a person’s day-to-day life and therefore their political ideologies.  However, maybe I’m romanticizing city-life too much since a) I’ve only ever visited cities and have never actually been to the American countryside and b) I view liberalism as a very good thing.  The one thing I will say is that these six points condense city-life into over-arching generalizations that may not encompass every city.  Also, it’s no doubt that living in the city exposes you to many different kinds of people, but would simple exposure to plurality actually breed greater acceptance? Or would it just make you more disdainful of and disconnected from the difference that surrounds you?

 

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