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WinsingtonIII t1_isyw3p3 wrote

> too much conversation about everything

What? If anything people in MA and New England are pretty reserved. If you think small talk is bad up here, don't go to the Midwest or South, you have random people coming up and chatting with you all the time there.


Quirky_Butterfly_946 t1_isyzmuz wrote

Are you kidding me? Everywhere you turn someone, something, is trying to occupy your mind. You can't even drive down the highway with the state throwing up more nonsense on their message boards. Everyone needs to dissect every aspect of news, social issues, politics, stupid stuff that morons post online. It may be semi-passive, but it is still the white noise that is constantly being pushed at people. You do not even have to be one of those phone addicts to feel like at every turn something is trying get at you. They need to occupy every facet of your life like a 3 year old screaming in the background.


WinsingtonIII t1_isz0ezr wrote

That's not what my life is like here at all, with all due respect it sounds like you need to step back and take a deep breath for your own sanity.

I would hardly classify traffic announcements on the highway as being that intrusive, just don't read them if it bothers you that much.

Most of what you say regarding social issues, politics, etc. just sounds like modern social media/internet culture, not specifically Massachusetts culture. I find that overwhelming too sometimes, and it's probably best to spend less time online if you feel like you are overwhelmed by that stuff as honestly I don't have anyone trying to aggressively talk to me about politics in real life, just online. And that is hardly a MA-specific thing, it's an internet thing.


fireball_jones t1_iszektp wrote

Vermont is also on this list. You could easily spend a life in Vermont and talk to no one.