How am I supposed to cope with living east of the Mississippi after having traveled across the west?

How am I supposed to cope with living east of the Mississippi after having traveled across the west?

Pic related is what Portland residents get to look at on their morning commutes for frick's sake.

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry wrong image

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry wrong image

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >An old man said to me "kid, don't you know that it's the same wherever you go."

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Speak louder old man, I can't hear you from up here

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Soulless concrete blocks. Tokyo is so drab.

      • 6 months ago
        Jackass

        The universal cry of boomers wanting their asses wiped for free

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/tYL6IVz.jpg

      Sorry wrong image

      Who the frick cares when you have god tier nature nearby

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I work from home. It's as nice as you say. Come move here and I'll show you my favorite hikes.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Hang on a few years, I need to find a wife in the south first. Your women are as lackluster as your scenery is amazing.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            portland and seattle have the highest % of whites of any large cities in the us, and the girls are hot. south is all a bunch of fat fricks and most of them arent white. the guys are also all pushovers or literal gays. its not as good as nyc but its pretty damn good

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              >portland and seattle have the highest % of whites of any large cities in the us, and the girls are hot.

              Get your eyes checked. The women in PNW are mostly heifers, swamp trolls, and dykes. It's why so many men here are gay or bisexual.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you are gay just because the women are ugly, you're not even really gay.

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              >portland and seattle have the highest % of whites of any large cities in the us
              I do like this. Too bad they're mostly leftist morons. Not all whites are created equal.
              >and the girls are hot
              I've been to Seattle and Portland and have checked their Tinders remotely. This has not been my experience. I didn't see any girls hotter than a 7 in person, including Washington's campus. Their clothes suck. Jeans that baggy should be illegal. I don't like tattoos or piercings outside the ears either which seems to be mandatory outside of the south. And again, they're almost certainly socially liberal.
              >south is all a bunch of fat fricks
              Wrong.
              >and most of them arent white
              Also wrong. And even if it was true, I don't need to marry all of them.
              >the guys are also all pushovers or literal gays.
              Wrong and not interested in marrying men so don't care. If it were true it makes it easier for me. It's weird you use homosexualry as an argument. I was in Seattle two days and saw five trannies.
              >its not as good as nyc but its pretty damn good
              I do like Seattle and New York, I'm just not going to marry a woman raised in either of them. Portland was meh but the nature was god tier.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >It's weird you use homosexualry as an argument.
                He's saying that the high proportion of homosexuals means less competition for the women that live there but most of the women in the pnw are either trans, actual lesbians, or straight but the insufferable, pussy hat owning type of liberal.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Mount Hood is pretty lame. I hiked partway up it once. It's basically a big pile of gravel surrounded by forest. Mount Rainier blows it away.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Hood looks cooler, couldn't care less about climbing or hiking

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            From afar? Maybe, but the area around Ranier is much more interesting. No need to get out of your car.

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How am I supposed to cope with living east of the Mississippi after having traveled across the west?
    Lazy bait, I guess, but at least it’s new to me.

    And the obvious answer is that you cope by either coping however you were coping with your life before, or you move out West. Simple as.

    But I’ve lived in the Northeast, the Southeast, the Midwest, and on the West Coast, and all have had both beauty to look for and things to b***h about. Blanket hatred of any of them is just ignorant.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine living in the united states of america and not in the wild west. I could never recover.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      in 2023 i'm always confused why west coast homosexuals prefer to live in homeless encampments and complain about white people while doing fentanyl instead of acting like fully developed humans. is it something in the food?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because its soul crushing to live somewhere with nothing to do or see, where social activities revolve around watching other guys play hockey/football (basketball if you're black) and the women are 250 lb cornfed heifers.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, you traveled across the West. You didn't live in the West for years on end and get to know the reality of life out there. Then you'd realize that background scenery is simply that, the background. It is hardly relevant to your day-to-day life. What is true is that the West is unfriendly, expensive, and full of rootless transplants and transients with no real connection to the land other than "wow, this looks cool on Instagram".
    The climate is harsh; daily sunshine sounds awesome until you have to deal with wildfires, water shortages, tree death, scorching heat, and fierce hyper-arid winds which blow for hours a day, every day for weeks on end. Vicious cold snaps sweep down from the Northern Rockies as late as early June and as early as Labor Day. Nature at times seems to be on the brink of survival, and increasing aridification spells disaster for many of the transition zones in coming years.
    The sprawling Western vistas which were so mind-blowing at first now only inspire feelings of desolation and isolation in me. In fact, the switch happened only a few weeks into my first big Western road trip, as I began comprehending the pointlessness of a life with tons of scenery and nothing else. Outdoor recreation has exposed as a massive industry of consooming and burning millions of gallons of gasoline for what? To take another mountaintop Instagram selfie? It's such a contrast to the verdant beauty of the Eastern forests in late spring, with its balmy temperatures and profusion of natural life. The rural wooded East feels comfy and snug. Neither the nature nor the people pretend to be spectacular or Instagram-worthy. Yet the people have deep connections to their land, often dating back for centuries. The Eastern woodlands are full of quiet, small-scale beauty. And of course, the Appalachian Mountain chain has its fair share of verdant vistas.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The climate is harsh; daily sunshine sounds awesome until you have to deal with wildfires, water shortages, tree death, scorching heat, and fierce hyper-arid winds which blow for hours a day, every day for weeks on end. Vicious cold snaps sweep down from the Northern Rockies as late as early June and as early as Labor Day. Nature at times seems to be on the brink of survival, and increasing aridification spells disaster for many of the transition zones in coming years.
      Lol are you a fricking 1800s pioneer or something? Modern suburbanites from Salt Lake to LA don't have to deal with any of that shit directly, they just pay more for water and drive everywhere
      >The sprawling Western vistas which were so mind-blowing at first now only inspire feelings of desolation and isolation in me
      Terminal womanbrain, sorry bro
      >Yet the people have deep connections to their land
      Yeah because they got buried in it after ODing on meth

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Actually makes me feel a bit better. Not too much better though. I've seen what's within 90 minutes of Seattle, 30 minutes of Portland and 20 minutes of Salt Lake City.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It is hardly relevant to your day-to-day life. What is true is that the West is unfriendly, expensive, and full of rootless transplants and transients with no real connection to the land other than "wow, this looks cool on Instagram".

      Extremely astute observation. Your point on social media is very true, especially with regards to the state and national parks. On the weekends the trail heads are littered with bug-headed consumers posing on their phones to show off how outdoorsy they are to their social media followers.

      >Very much different from the Intermountain West.
      They both have terrain though. That's the difference. Flat states really start to get to me after a while. It's silly but there's nothing to look at and I find it bothersome. Even the desert hills in California are visually appealing and full of things to do.
      [...]
      Portland has a longer summer and a weirder culture by far. Seattle has a better job market but is more expensive, is full of insufferable techies and is cold/grey a lot more of the time. Portlanders are weird but I detest western Washington more. The laziest, most entitled and least helpful people in the world live there.

      >Portlanders are weird but I detest western Washington more. The laziest, most entitled and least helpful people in the world live there.

      PNW as a whole is a fricking dump. I've lived here for 20 years and what really makes the region a wasteland is the libertarian "I don't give a frick about anything that doesn't affect me" culture. It's why most PNW cities have shit infrastructure that's barely maintained, the road ways are filled with trash, and why drug abuse is a major part of the lifestyle in the region. It's like being in the Appalachians, just without the good food.

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I moved out to southern California from Maryland 14 years ago. There is no amount of money you could pay me to go back east. It's sunny and nice out 341 days a year. I'm staying until they price me out.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      SoCal is one of the most desirable regions on Earth. Very much different from the Intermountain West.

      >The climate is harsh; daily sunshine sounds awesome until you have to deal with wildfires, water shortages, tree death, scorching heat, and fierce hyper-arid winds which blow for hours a day, every day for weeks on end. Vicious cold snaps sweep down from the Northern Rockies as late as early June and as early as Labor Day. Nature at times seems to be on the brink of survival, and increasing aridification spells disaster for many of the transition zones in coming years.
      Lol are you a fricking 1800s pioneer or something? Modern suburbanites from Salt Lake to LA don't have to deal with any of that shit directly, they just pay more for water and drive everywhere
      >The sprawling Western vistas which were so mind-blowing at first now only inspire feelings of desolation and isolation in me
      Terminal womanbrain, sorry bro
      >Yet the people have deep connections to their land
      Yeah because they got buried in it after ODing on meth

      >terminal womanbrain
      b***h I work outdoors @ 8000 feet in the Colorado Rockies. Spent years dispersed camping out of my van in the West, both while traveling and while working. My experience is the cold hard reality of life in the West. Makin money is easy; nothing else is.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Very much different from the Intermountain West.
        They both have terrain though. That's the difference. Flat states really start to get to me after a while. It's silly but there's nothing to look at and I find it bothersome. Even the desert hills in California are visually appealing and full of things to do.

        NPW bros should I move to Seattle or Portland? I wanna COOM on Aurora Ave but the west seems comfy for a lofty minded WHITE MAN with long flow styles brunette hair.

        I wanna smell like PINECONES and listen to something in the way when it’s rainy and lots of trees thnx godbless

        Portland has a longer summer and a weirder culture by far. Seattle has a better job market but is more expensive, is full of insufferable techies and is cold/grey a lot more of the time. Portlanders are weird but I detest western Washington more. The laziest, most entitled and least helpful people in the world live there.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >b***h I work outdoors @ 8000 feet in the Colorado Rockies
        Fair enough but that is not the reality of the west for most of its inhabitants. Saying that's the reality of the west is like saying alligators and 90F daily temps are the reality of florida. Sure, it was at some point, but the majority of people don't need to deal with that. I got mad respect for guys with "real" jobs like you, for better or worse, technology insulates most people from the harsher parts of nature.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's the appeal? From what I've heard the people suck and everything is expensive. My brother hated San Diego. Seems like a great place to visit and awful to live.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I love living in San Diego, but I'm also really lucky. Because I bought meme stocks and crypto, I could afford a down payment on a house. I got in before prices exploded and at a low interest rate. Someone today told me they pay $2000 for a 1 bedroom in a shit neighborhood. That's more than my total house payment and I rent out rooms to other losers who don't have a family or gf. If I wasn't this fortunate I don't think I'd stay. I don't make what it costs to live here even having an ok job. I just really like being in a mild climate with a lot of outdoor things to do. I loathe the $5 gas and paying extra taxes and extra high prices on everything to fund America's Trudeau trolling red states over abortion and other shit I don't care about.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        San Diego has a pretty serious homeless problem. A lot of people who visit don't expect it because it's not talked about like it is in LA and in San Francisco. Imperial Beach and Ocean Beach are filled with homeless people and those people that live there spent millions for those houses. I don't go down there much because the beaches north San Diego are so much nicer. Every beach from La Jolla to Newport beach is great and you'll almost never see that shit.
        There are a lot of great restaurants and bars in San Diego. The weather is perfect and there is a ton of shit to do, but I'd be very picky about living there. I'd really want to be separate from those homeless frickers.

        Saying all that, you can't beat North San Diego County South OC for a better place to live in the US... if you can afford it. Everyone I know back east is freezing to death all winter and I'll be kayaking in January in 80 degree weather. There's literally endless shit to do. There are 3 million people in my county. If you can't make friends here, you aren't making freinds anywhere.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's gotten really bad since 2020. Once beautiful downtown has turned into a favela. There's starting to be pushback though and people seem to be angry that politicians (democrats) allowed this to happen, that people aren't simply homeless or living in a shelter, but building makeshift structures in public areas. Seal Beach in OC is also very nice especially in contrast to neighboring Long Beach, which big surprise, is much more "progressive."

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            There is endless land to build shelters on in California away from the beaches and tourist areas. They could construct hundreds of apartments in the empty land around Barstow and house every homeless person in California for 1/10th of what they spend on crime, drugs and prison costs associated with the homeless people. They act like it's humane to let them sit around downtown San Diego and smoke meth. It's not humane and they shouldn't have some fundamental right to destroy the tourist areas. Throw up some cheap houses in Barstow. Put them on busses and take them up. You could solve the problem in a week.

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s true that nothing can compare to the American west, but I find the Appalachian mountains to be a decent cope (plus my job and house are on the east cost so I can’t just pick up and move easily. So I need to be content with what’s near me).

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    NPW bros should I move to Seattle or Portland? I wanna COOM on Aurora Ave but the west seems comfy for a lofty minded WHITE MAN with long flow styles brunette hair.

    I wanna smell like PINECONES and listen to something in the way when it’s rainy and lots of trees thnx godbless

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Portland residents get to look at on their morning commutes for frick's sake.

    Sorry, Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades looks better than that.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Eastoid cope thread number 28374741192939

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      What coping skills came of the other threads?

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