jakemoore wrote:I've lived in a lot of places and I have been able to find the positive in all of the places I've lived. I had the right opportunity for work in Corpus Christi and I'm quite happy here both with work, family and kiteboarding. One of the nice things is we have "working man's wind" and in mid summer its light until almost 9 so very easy to get a session after work. There is no doubt the waves will be better in the Pacific or Atlantic coast.
Sure I would love to do Hawaii or San Francisco if it made sense for me financially. They are beautiful places with so much more to offer than just kiteboarding and really incredible opportunities. I lived in the Bay Area for 3 years during middle school and high school. I really liked a lot about the area. Downsides are the traffic, population density, micro-regulations, and cost of living which add up to stress. A girl in my school lost her mother when 880 collapsed in 1989. Can you imagine spending your final moments stuck in traffic? So SFThor next time you are sitting in traffic take a minute to recognize that Texas did not do that to you. You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic.
California takes 9.3% of your income if you make over $43,000 per year. So SFThor how many airfares to Honolulu is that for you? The fact of the matter is more and more people and companies are leaving California for places like Texas every day and we are welcoming newcomers who want to work hard and make a better life for themselves. Just please leave the unfriendly entitlement attitude behind because its dragging your state down and we don't want you to take the rest of America with you.
Well Jake, I'm glad that you are happy in Texas. I grew up in DFW so I know what it's like living there. I do not have an "unfriendly entitlement attitude" at all. What did I say I was entitled to? Texas has a good side (no income tax), but it is heavily outweighed by the bad. I watched in horror for years as every last bit of undeveloped land was either flooded for another lake or paved over for another shopping mall or office park. Sure, that's "business friendly" but money means nothing if you have to live in an ugly place with no access to the natural world.
California has a lot of problems. It's too crowded and too expensive, but that's because everyone wants to live here.
The propaganda about jobs leaving CA for TX is just that. It's a bunch of hot air. TX is great for low paying jobs, but Mexico or China are better. Highly educated smart people do not want to move to Texas and won't. They will stay on the coasts to avoid the Creationists, anti science wackos, homophobes, and racists.
That's pretty funny about traffic. Only a Texan would be bragging about how Texas traffic jams are somehow better than California jams. A traffic jam is a traffic jam. At least in California you can split lanes on your motorcycle. You wanna talk earthquakes? Well, what about tornadoes and hurricanes? And floods... boy do I remember those. Some springs half of DFW would be under water and you couldn't get anywhere. Fun times.