Originally Posted by zephyra
Amazing how this thread has turned into 10 reasons to hate CA. I differ - I love living here in spite of all its eccentricities and crazy taxes.
If you live in California and you love California you know there is no other state or country where you'd rather live. Every place has problems, faults and foibles. No other place but California has so many rewards, pleasures or diversity in every shape, features and revelations daily. Not to mention the extraordinary opportunities here for dreams and drive.
If you don't like California that's perfectly fine. California is not for everyone. It's hard and a lot of work to live in paradise. And yes, just like Robert wrote, I love living here with all the eccentricities and crazy taxes. I was born in California and California is deep in my blood and bones.
If you don't like California, that's OK. Please stay where you are and enjoy the heck out of it. If you do live here just to complain the solution is quite simple, find somewhere that makes you happy and move there. Nothing gets older faster than complaining. And nothing and no one looks worse by comparison than someone complaining.
p.s. Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year