I'm new to this site, but I've been an avid follower of it. I've read many intellectual posts that have enlightened me on the social disease that is Seattle. I'm glad they fixed this site and finally allowed me to create an account. I may now contribute to these intellectual discussions. And so it begins.
A little bio about myself. I was originally born in Sacramento, CA, but moved up here when I was 7 (or 8 I've been told). I'm a senior at UW majoring in communications and soon to graduate. I'm 23 years old. Hopefully by the time I graduate, I can get the hell out of here.
Words can't even describe how truly disgusting the people are in this city. I know it's been mentioned many times before, but it must be repeated again. Their personalities are pure shit. The most downright passive aggressive fucktards I've ever had the misfortune of socializing with. There is no such thing as a truly genuine person here. You will gain no valuable knowledge nor strike up an intellectual debate. No sir, you will not. Instead you'll get the arrogant/dumbass who pretends he or she knows something about a specific topic, or wastes your time with superficial bullshit. The most invigorating conversation you'll have here is either about the Seahawks, or how hypocritically liberal Seattle is. I say "hypocritically", because Seattle isn't a true liberal-progressive city, far from it. A real democrat would call out the city's politicians and slap the shit out of the people for being so blind to their lies. It's as neo-conservative as the Republican Party, just in a very liberal way (a fellow member here said something similar). Their pride for this city is fucking putrid. I can't stand the way they take pride in their ignorance and thinking they're better than everyone. It's like an entire flock of salesmen lurking at every corner waiting to shove their product down your throat. Their definition of intimate connection is solely through like-mindedness. If you're outspoken, have different opinions, or overall a confident/outgoing individual, you aren't welcome here. You will immediately experience alienation from the locals around here. Ostracizing is what they do best. It doesn't matter how polite or respectful you were to them or their beliefs. You say one thing that goes against their ideology or core beliefs, then you're forever herald as a social outcast. I've personally been the victim of this behavioral disease throughout my entire years of education and beyond. Crowd or "sheep" mentality is to the extreme here, everyone must conform (especially transplants), or you're a freak! It's no fucking wonder the suicide rate here is through the roof. It's not the weather. It's the fucking people! Who can blame those lost souls? They felt that it was their only escape from this shit hole. Why put up with being alone for the rest of your life? Why live day-by-day knowing that you will never socialize or be intimately involved with another person? For the record, I'm not condoning suicide, but I'm sympathetic to their situation. In the end, this city and it's infected inhabitants need to take a good look at themselves and really examine the error of their ways. In order to improve the Seattle experience for both locals and transplants, the city needs to change from within. And when I speak of change, I don't mean banning plastic bags from your local convenience store in order to be more "green" (sounds pretty inconvenient now doesn't it? Better yet, moronic). No, I mean the entire social system of Seattle needs a complete reset. This is where the "Seattle Reset" could be used for the greater good. If we could "reset" the way people socialize with each other here, then I think it would be a decent city, one that I could tolerate living in. It needs to adopt an East-Coast/Southern socializing system in order to be deemed normal and manageable fro everyone. Until then, this place is not for the genuine individual, nor for the intellectual, in fact it's unwelcome here. People like me have so much more potential in life, and it's being held back due to the social plague that has gone untreated since Seattle was established.