Whenever someone says...

"This is the best/most beautiful place on Earth." ...I just want to vomit. I think to myself: 'But have you seen the French Rivierra?' Or the Andes? The South American rain forests, perhaps? Dubai? The mountains of primal Siberia? The deserts and majesty of Sinai? The glorious architecture of Cambodia? Don't get me wrong, guys. I grew up here. I think this is a beautiful place, too. But this whole "best place on Earth" attitude is downright arrogant, not to mention relative to each person's living preferences and how they see beauty. It's downright dismissive of the rest of the world. Can we please tone this whole attitude down as a culture so we can stop looking like smug pricks on the other side of the coast? Last time I checked, we were a part of Canada, not this "special" nation-state. Other cities and places in Canada are just as beautiful, and I don't want to have to be sheepish about telling people where I'm from when moving to or visiting other places in the world (especially Canada). Look, I might be moving out of here, and I might have MANY things to say about the HUGE problems here, and how Vancouver (and BC by extension) has unfortunately changed. But you know what? The only thing I found I haven't liked about this place- REALLY haven't liked- has been the attitudes and behaviour of many a Vancouverite here.

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Jun 13, 2018 at 2:46pm

We could take pride in the incredible natural beauty of the place we get the privilege to call home. That's my approach.

But you do you. Enjoy the "beauty" of post-industrial Hamilton.

John titor

Jun 13, 2018 at 4:00pm

Good job validating his entire post

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You're right

Jun 13, 2018 at 4:11pm

The behaviour of Vancouverites is appalling - all they do is complain, cut each other down, and get generally angry about minor things. Most of all, Vancouverites have this awful predisposition to shit on their own city then tell other Vancouverites what they should think.

@ Or...

Jun 13, 2018 at 4:34pm

Guess you can't read nor comprehend. And Hamilton?

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WTF?

Jun 13, 2018 at 4:52pm

I was agreeing with your basic sentiment up until ‘Dubai’... DUBAI!!!??
One of the biggest shitholes on the planet. That little bit made me question your whole post, and decided that none of the places you listed would rank as high as BC on an all-around magnificent scale. Your post is wrong one all accounts. Fucking Dubai hahahahahaha

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blah blah blah..

Jun 13, 2018 at 5:30pm

don't let the door hit you on the way out..

BTW, the term "beautiful place on earth" is coined for BC, not Vancouver. There are some very beautiful parts of BC.. of course there are other places in the world that are awe inspiring.. but nothing wrong with being proud of our province, I never really put a lot of thought into it, and yes I have travelled and seen other beautiful places around the world.

I'll tell you one thing: Every time I have travelled, of course I have enjoyed myself. But one of the best parts of travelling (for me) is coming back home after being away. This really is a nice place to live. Some people are awesome, some aren't. I'm not sure any metropolis is any different.

Vancouver has its problems with housing and development etc.. but it pales in comparision with some of the other problems going on around the world. Always the option to move away if you want your money to go further when buying property. Personally though I'll live with a bit less square footage and enjoy our mild climate.

All I really took away from your post is that you are bitter and have a bad attitude.

Anonymous

Jun 13, 2018 at 5:42pm

The place is amazing. The people suck.

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I agree, wholeheartedly.

Jun 13, 2018 at 6:48pm

Living in Vancouver is like living within a cults compound. The people are largely brainwashed and delusional.

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There is no more beautiful place than BC

Jun 13, 2018 at 8:11pm

Just got back fro South Island New Zealand which is a 9.7 out of 10. But only BC is a perfect 10.
Whoever said Dubai needs a shrink.

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OP

Jun 13, 2018 at 8:49pm

Yeah... I rest my case, guys. I rest my case.

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