2009-08-14

Our (Small) Town

Have you ever noticed that there seems to be a distinct correlation between the size of a town (as portrayed by Hollyweird) and the values of the people who live there?

Consider: movies and TV shows set in LA, NY, Washington, or any other large city are populated by people who don't believe in family, personal responsibility, individual liberty, or any sort of Higher Authority.

Those set in small town America are the opposite (think "Mayberry RFD", "Jericho", etc).

Worse yet, all those big-city collectivists are shown as being "sophisticated" and "enlightened", while small-town folks are portrayed as backwards and "out of touch".

Interesting cultural divide.

(And which group -- in reality -- is the happier, more fulfilled bunch?)

1 Comments:

At 6:54 AM, August 24, 2009, Blogger Ted Amadeus said...

Doesn't matter to me if it's Tucumcari, NM, West, TX or Willmar, MN I'd live in a small town any day, if I could afford it...
Maybe when I retire.

 

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