Amarillo Has An Anger Problem. All Because People Like It Here
People tend to have pride in the city they live in right? Sometimes you're born there, sometimes you move there. Either way, most people have a tendency to love where they live and talk about it glowingly.
However, there are some that move to a city, or are even a native, and just full on destroy the city they're in.
The one thing I don't get is this. Why is it there are people who get SO angry when someone mentions how much they love it here? Yes, I'm talking about here in Amarillo. Heated, and I mean HEATED arguments ensue and people end up coming close to blows over this topic.
A lot of the people who grew up here love it. You should, it's your home! You should speak great things about it as you've done everything there is to do in the city and made a lot of memories in it.
Then there are people like me, we're transplants. I moved here a bit over two years ago. It's been an adjustment for me admittedly because I've always lived in or close to a major city. Austin, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco. All cities I've either lived directly in or within a 30-45 minute drive to.
Now I would never get upset with someone for speaking so well of the city. Do I LOVE it like a lot of people here? No, but I also haven't been here long enough to do so. Have I enjoyed it more as I've lived here longer? Yes I have! So I can understand why there are those who speak glowingly of it.
I've overheard conversation with random people about how how someone mentions their love for the 806. Responses I've heard back from some people are the following.
"Dude, what is WRONG with you? This place is a literal s**thole. How can you possibly like one thing about it?"
Look, that's someone's opinion. Why destroy them over it?
"You must not lead an exciting life if you love a city like this. I can't wait to leave."
Well then leave! There are plenty of U-Haul's that can be rented and other cities have places for you to live. Good riddance.
"You're crazy. This place has literally sucked my soul dry. Something is wrong with you for even liking this place, let alone love it"
Look, there's simply no reason to get so angry because they like living here. Just because you aren't happy doesn't mean thousands of others feel the same. If they're happy, let them be happy. If your life is such a miserable one that you have to drag others down with you, we don't want you here. Go somewhere else...then tell me how bad it is here. It's not roses on the other side most of the time.