The San Francisco Bay Area Sucks

The San Francisco Bay Area is kinda like a pricey retirement home for boring people. It’s really a soulless place with overpriced mediocre food, terrible drivers and chain stores for as far as the eye can see. There’s also a real distance between people in the bay area. Simply put, people don’t want to connect. They just meet for convenience and then go their own way and you are expected to do the same. People here have to work longer hours than they did back in 1950’s just to maintain the same standard of living so their always stressed out and not interested in socializing. Berkeley in particular seems like, not only is everybody kind of doing their own thing (ignoring one another) but pretending to be so open and forward thinking.  Atleast on the East Coast people don’t pretend to be open and friendly. In the bay area, it’s a real “You live your life and I’ll live mine, and we’ll just ignore each other” sort of culture. The whole US social scene is like this i.e. cliquish, closed, exclusive, and isolationist by nature, with work and consumerism being the only constants. However, in the SF bay area they take that to a whole other level!

I would say most of the students in the Bay Area are tools. The Asians and Indians students are VERY conformist and square. They totally live for work and achievements in career. That accurately sums up the main problem of Stanford and Cal Berkeley. Hardly anyone at these schools have genuine academic interest, or intellect, even, and more or less slaves through years of University just to reach a career goal, which seldom strays from physician, lawyer, banker, programmer. They’re vocational schools: it’s all about working hard and jumping through hoops; learning happens only as an occasional side-effect. Try talking to undergrads and you’ll be surprised at how vapid they really are – remember that any idiot can memorize a biology textbook and spew it back up on an exam. Add to this general social ineptitude, and you can imagine what an interesting and enjoyable group of people you’ll find yourself amongst.

Most of the women in the bay area (if you can find any) are lesbian or radical feminist who hate masculinity. The few girls worth looking at are taken or are entitled bitches i.e. western white and materialistic Asian women. The SF Bay Area is probably the worse place in the US for dating women. Most of the men (if you can call them that) are stupid, lame, weak, unreliable, wanna-be players, limp-wristed hipsters and socially inept geeks. The geeks (majority of males) entire framework of existence relies on passivity and non-action (notice geeks never reciprocate questions?). Ask ‘em what you should do when you’re out of options – and they’ll tell you to ask yourself not because that’s actually what they believe but because they don’t have any real answers.

It’s not that these geeks are bad guys or hopelessly handicapped. It’s that they’re socially immature because they haven’t put any time into their social development. They’ve hidden themselves behind computer screens since they were ten years old, limiting their interactions to people who were like them. And their parents and teachers allowed it because they felt sorry for them, wanted to shelter them from the rejection that came whenever they engaged with peers.

Now these people must keep in contact with official voices, internet, cell phones, entertainment and sallow friendships that turn over on a regularly basis. They cannot sit still without their minds wondering off, as they are poorly trained in art, philosophy, economics or anything that develops a person inter-life. Instead, they need contain novelty to feel alive.

Overall, the bay area doesn’t seem to have a culture of real openness. It has a distant, detached, ultra-individualist vibe and people don’t seem to be all that passionate about anything. The women are ugly and the men are service machines with little to no interest in the world around them. All the engineer, science, and scholar types that makeup the backbone of the bay area are super bland, lifeless, timid, risk-averse school nerds trained to pursue knowledge as if it were nut cracking — who sits cool in dusty rooms and if you were to seize them with your hands they would raise a cloud of dust like a flour bag, involuntarily.

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  • Jason Warren

    Totally agreed, fuckers are spreading to Austin too.

  • Scott McD

    Austin has been FLOODED by the types of dudes that make San Jose a sausage fest, i.e. lots of tech immigrants and introverted pasty nerd-types. The propaganda that you would see almost every year where Austin made every best-of list in terms of cities in the U.S. paid off. It’s a good place to make money but once you are out of the UT bubble, things tend to drop off significantly.

    One really sad scenes here in SJ is to go to a Barnes & Nobles bookstore on a Saturday night. It’s crowded with lonely immigrant guys playing with their laptops.

    Many of the younger women in SF have the hipster look with the thick-rimmed glasses and generally unattractive physical appearance. I think this look in mostly politically driven. These women object to be considered “sex objects” and deliberately make themselves less attractive.

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  • http://www.drudgereport.com Matt Drudge

    Yep, you hit all the right notes. That’s why I moved out of the bay area. It’s a complete shithole to live and grow as a young adult.

    I was a pretty open-minded guy until I moved to the bay area and saw all single immigrant fuckheads infesting the landscape spreading their god awful body odor. Not to mention these are the exact same guys our politicians and businessmen tout as rising stars when in reality they all have the slavery mindset, which suits their benefactors perfectly. At the same time, they have no qualms laying off American workers by the thousands. No wonder our politicians are dying to get them all amnesty.

    There are a few people I know of that enjoy the bay area, but their autism shields them from recognizing the negatives of living in the bay area because — quite frankly — they don’t have the social capacity to see it being a problem. Besides, they’re content with their over-inflated salary (and ego).

    Now let’s me be fair. Sure there are bad drivers (thanks to Asian women and immigrants), but the traffic isn’t as bad thanks to the decent public transport system. Also, the weather is pleasant. However, just like its inhabitants, the weather can get very bland and predictable, which makes it a very boring place to reside.

  • fantasio

    Your comments are pure wisdom. I went to graduate school in the Bay Area, long ago, and it actually ruined my life, because I expected to get a normal life there….no way!!! Especially true about it being a dating desert. There must be a weird magnetic field or who knows what, that makes dating a women an impossibility in the Bay Area.

  • Jesse foster

    Wow . that was on the money…Good observation.so true.

  • Ryuen

    So True. Awesome post.

    On my way back to NYC and two weeks can’t come soon enough.
    The reasons why I rage quit SF Bay Area are…

    1. The Bay Area is not as diverse or open-minded as it boasts itself to be. You’re either in tech or white or Asian. Tech comes first though. Marijuana(and other drug use) and same sex rights are all that the city’s inhabitants, transplant or otherwise, seem to have an open mind towards.
    2. Whiny and Entitled. Most of the people here are whining or bitching and complaining about something that they don’t have the courage to change. Yet, they’ll quickly remind you that they’re a Berkeley or Stanford or another U.C school graduate. Therefore they’re entitled to something or another.
    3. Passive Aggressiveness.(aka wimps) I’ve never been in such a conflict-averse area in my life. No one has the fortitude to be direct with anyone about anything. Someone will get butt hurt about something and pout for the rest of the day rather than call whomever out on their bullshit or just suck it up. This can go hand in hand with my previous point.
    4. Flakey People. I don’t think I need to elaborate on this one.
    5. Frien-quaitences. The author highlighted on this. It’s true. No one wants to connect, unless it’s out of convenience or need of something.
    6. CLIQUEY and INSULAR. In order to make friends and progress in the workplace here, you have to be the “cultural-fit”. That means you have to be the splitting image of how they see you in their minds. Good luck if you’re not.
    7. Dating Scene. Women here are ultra “Feminists”. And by that I mean selective feminists. With the ratio greatly being in their favor, they can switch on this “I’m Queen Shit” attitude at the drop of the dime. But expect the man to treat them like a lady when they dictate it.
    8. Cost of Living. I believe Six figures is the median salary in the city. You’re shit out of luck if you don’t make that.

    End of my rant. Good luck to everyone else still out here.