S33 wrote:All joking aside, you do realize that millions of people relocate because they may not be entirely enthused by the entertainment/landscape/climate/politics, and etc, of their respective city, right?
Believe me, I do get out and try to enjoy the farmers market, CWS, jazz on the green, events at the Qwest, including at least 6 Creighton games a year, getting blasted at Midtown Crossing with my Affliction T-shirt on (joke), and so on......
It bores me. The thought of winters make me cringe. The absence of any living organism during our winters is depressing. Not being able to boat on a lake larger than my neighbors swimming pool is annoying. Lack of pubic transportation or decent sports options. Do I go on?
That said, I do not completely dislike Omaha, but it most certainly bores me as it seems like I've done all these same activities for the last ten years like I'm in the |expletive| movie groundhog's day. I'm a restless person and wouldn't mind a change of scenery - where's the problem in that?
Look, I get it. There is something missing here for you. But you did say that we are all naive for thinking that there is anything to do here. I have moved away to other places and have chosen to come back for more than just economic reasons. I would not have come back if Omaha didn't have a lot going on entertainment wise. I cannot wait for you to move somewhere and realize exactly what we do have here in the O besides a top 3 standard of living. You will see that Omaha is a thriving entertainment community that is only to continue to get better. As a city we cannot focus on what is impossible to import, but to focus on what is possible like events, festivals and using the landscape to our advantage which can be a more important factor than having the ocean or mountain nearby. Omaha does this well and continues to look for more opportunities.
I honestly get the fact that there are some people, like you S33, that have a real need to have one of those major land features to not be bored. There will always be people that will have that 'must need' in order to have that internal satisfaction. It is what it is. But to say that Omaha is boring and its citizens are pretending that it isn't a boring place is going way over the top. Some people are good with our landscape, some people don't give a darn about an ocean and some people like having a varying climate. That too is what it is no matter how you convince yourself otherwise.
You are just a bad fit for Omaha and the state of Nebraska, but there are many who are a good fit. There are people who are a bad fit for San Diego, but then there are many that are a good fit. Neither Omaha nor San Diego are boring, but they do have contrasting landscapes, climates and culture which give different people a different place to belong.