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Monday, March 26, 2012


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Des Moines still feels like a movie set after the filming is done for the day. It's easy to be "happy" when you have no choices to make and regret. Des Moiners are happy in the way that monks are. They remove themselves from the temptations of the world( or have never known them in the first place) and therefore are oblivious to the full choices of life. Its the same with many "happy" places. Everyone and everything is the same so people are never bothered by the thought that others choices or lives are better than theirs. They are happy because they are unburdened by knowledge. After moving to Omaha from Kentucky I came to these realizations the hard and direct way about the Midwest.

Please note that South Bend, IN is a "college town", which seems to either highlight a severe town-gown division there, or belie the notion that college towns are generally lively and positive places.

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