The North -v- South Divide

Real Estate Agent with John Aaroe Group CalBRE 01274989

I live and work in the San Fernando Valley: the Santa Monica mountains divides the valley from Beverly Hills and the Westside, and all of it is part of this great sprawling city called Los Angeles.  The "Valley" as it is referred to, is home to major film and TV studios, many "A" list celebrities choose to live in the valley and many of the valley residents are involved in the entertainment business.  There's plenty of money here, valley dwellers have just as much plastic surgery and Botox and most of us even have our own teeth.  Why, then, is the valley deemed to be inferior by Westside residents?  But wait, it isn't just here in LA that this snobbery occurs, it happens in other cities as well!  I'm originally from London, in the southern part of England, and the people in the north were considered unsophisticated for no reason other than their broad accents and strange culinary dishes.  So tell me, fellow bloggers, why do we behave this way?  Does it stem from insecurity and a need to be better than others?  Do share, and if you are from the wrong side of the tracks, I'll still be your Active Rain friend!


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Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
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We are always impacted by what is different.  For some the difference is an opportunity for education; for others it gives rise to inner fears.  Sometimes it is also pride in where we live and the folks with whom we share a major portion of our lives.  Sometimes it may start as tongue-in-cheek - but over time it may take on a life of its own.

As for the peopel in the north - it doesn't have anything to do with their accents - and "culinary" may be far to kind to describe dishes that have an "acquired taste."  Thanks for sharing.

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