I love Bloomington. It's odd; I hear quite a bit of complaining about it in classes here and there, mostly from out-of-staters, but even from some Indianapolis people. I can't understand why. The culture here, to me, at least, seems a unique and appealing mix of the intellectual elite (at least in their own minds) and rednecks. Two groups with bigger egos you never will meet. Even so, both groups, for the most part, just accept the other's presence and move on. The worst any conflict between the two gets is the sniping I hear in my classes about how lame Bloomington is.
Of course, the
“intellectual elite” that is here in Bloomington is
kind of a Double-A intellectual elite. These are the people who
would probably give their right arms to have gone to the Ivy
league or some other more prestigious school, but ended up here.
Either that, or they're the people who sincerely want to be here
and can enjoy themselves. I remember a guy in my classes say a
few weeks ago, “Salad? Geez, I didn't come to the midwest
to eat salad, I got enough of that in California.” And, if
you ask me, those are the kind of people that make this place so
cool. Thanks, Dave.
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