Do you agree that Missouri people can be totally miserable and ignorant?

Alot of people reading this have probably never been there, but has anyone else found alot of people in Missouri to be miserable, intolerant redneck types. People so ready to judge and hate, so willing to pick a fight, and so unwilling to smile or have any kind of good, positive attitude. It just seems like some of these people just get up in the mornings right away saying "fuck everyone and everything!" I have a good number of experiences to back this up.

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  • Sort of, I guess redneck isnt the word I would use, I was mostly around religious folk, so not so much alcohol. Never saw a fight. Of course there is judgement with the traditional folk, but there's judgement on the coasts too, perhaps worse.

    I don't know I could never fit in there, but I also met the most amazing people there ever. Southern Baptists. I think that where there's compassion and empathy and a true will to study the book, you can have the most amazing people ever through Christ.

    I also really saw a difference as people got younger. I relate some of what you describe to the grandparent generation there, but as you move down, like people my age seemed the same as everyone else. I was 21 when I lived there

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  • All people will choose to be positive or negative. It doesn't matter what state you live in. Some parts of the world seem definitely grumpier though

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    • Yeh. Alot of the South has a more hospitality and welcoming attitude, the catch is though, that you have to show yourself to be as most like them as possible in your thinking, views, and attitude. If you come before Southerners with a blunt, mannerless impatient Chicago attitude, they probably won't like you so much. Since I am someone who still finds manners and unselfishness somewhat important, that may another reason I have usually gotten along pretty well with Southerners (I'm from Kansas City, where the majority of people there are not like in the South). But like I said, it's more Southern Missouri, and I have met some very nice people from Arkansas. But once North of Southern Missouri, I found a much less pleasant, positive attitude in people, and they really did fit all the negative redneck stereotypes and no matter how nice I tried to be with them, they seemed so miserable, judgemental, and hateful back. All that nice "have a nice day, come back y'all" of the South and the polite, friendly talking disappeared anywhere North of the Ozarks. The people (cashiers, people in line, people I asked directions, made small talk, etc.), would not say a word to me unless they'd growl something with a nasty tone, and nasty facial expressions when they'd see me.
      It's kinda funny, in Arkansas, they had that hospitality, but in Oklahoma, they were more of the unfriendly central to northern Missouri attitudes again. Long story short, it's only the places that are officially the South that are nicer people, and I've known that Arkansas is the South but Oklahoma is the Midwest.
      Also, the bigger cities in the South such as Atlanta and Charlotte, I saw did not have any Southern hospitality at all since they're just typical bigger metropolises like any other major U.S. city. Only in the smaller Southern towns. Even though I haven't been there, I've heard how like Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi don't really have the small town feel anymore since they've become bigger, more populated places.
      Some of these places I've mentioned on this comment, I went to anywhere between 10 - 25 years ago though. I do sort of believe that with the way the internet has taken over the world, there are becoming fewer places left where you can really feel like you're in a nicer, more old fashioned community, and where almost everyone feels real safe with each other, trusts each other, etc.

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      • Try the Mennonite or Amish community they are old fashioned and as long as you dont use tech they will love you! LOL

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        • The Amish, talk about going through a time warp back to the 19th century, the early 19th century before trains or any electricity.

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  • Also, some people say that southern Missouri is worse because it's more like the South. The South is not all bad. If anything, I found Southern Missourians to be nicer because they have a little more Southern hospitality. Central, northern, Eastern, and Western Missouri including some parts just outside of Kansas City (including Randolph, Mo (ob eastern edge of Kansas city)) really have these miserable redneck prejudiced haters all over the place.

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    • Sadly, it's not just in Missouri, it's just about everywhere.

      It wasn't always this way. There were once many intelligent and kind, well-natured folks everywhere; but we were all completely over-run by a ruthless gang of 'I don't know what, from I don't know Nowhereland, of meaningless nothingness'.

      Years ago, I had met a few decent folks from Missouri, but where are they now? They probably had their homes, lives, relationships, careers and livelihoods completely destroyed for no mentally sound reason whatsoever.

      Hey, but now you have a brainless thug with a gun, a blue suit, and a worthless badge, to hang out with. Too stupid and lazy to do anything worthwhile, doesn't know anything about anything, can't quite seem to figure out that they absolutely destroyed everyone's world, including their own, and still too stupid to shoot themselves in the head, with their stupid gun.
      Not that it will matter now, because it's too late. Too little, and way too late to do anything.

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