absolutely hate where I live Australia really stinks...maybe that's cause of its super crappy education system and drop-kick youths that swarm sydney?
I wanna live up north in scandinavia I could probably survive in Finland since I know a fair bit of Finnish xD
I guess it's not where you live tho that makes you happy, its the sort of person you are. Me? I'm just too different and I can't help but assess people, inside and out. Though the one thing i've found strangely is, the people who are good *the few ones out there* or are kind and have strong morals, actually are the ones that end up sad/depressed I've been seeing that a lot lately, and I guess that's another reason why I've turned my back on the place I've grown up..
Ann Arbor is a very interesting place. Highly liberal, protesters in the downtown area every day, lots of hippies, lots of gays, a holiday dedicated to marijuana, and hooka bars. It's kinda cool, you see lots of cool things and we havea very diverse population. However, it sometimes feels like people protest just for the sake of protesting. Some of the things they say make no sense at all. Also a lot of kids at my school smoke and that's kinda annoying. I have mixed opinions but I still like it.
I've learned something about people and places over my short but meaningful life. People almost always see greener pastures over the next hill. We have a longing for something better. Why else would people move west, move to America, endure all the hardships to end up in a place that may not have been any better or worse than where they started? Because they wanted something greater.
I'll admit, I didn't like Portland when I lived there, but after moving to Seattle, wishing hoping to return to my roots, I feel unsatisfied. I believe people have a unrealistic impression about the world outside their front door. Far off places seem surreal and mystical. It's like fantasy.
So, the reason I say where I live is OK, is based on that knowledge. I may not feel a great love for Seattle, or a great love for Portland, but they're OK. It's bearable. And I think wherever you live if you want to be happy you just need to learn to be happy with what you have, or else you will be like me, ever wandering to find greener pastures only to discover the greener pastures were in your own heart.