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The city of San Francisco is particularly civic-centric, a sort of ego-centricity based upon the city in which one lives. Like the new kid in a classroom, the fresh immigrant to San Francisco is motivated learn quickly the ways of the city. Meanwhile, those born or raised in the city debate among themselves nuances about who was first. If one is a REAL San Franciscan, he can claim to have graduated from one of the public high schools in the city. Enthusiastic tourists confused by this geographically mixed up city are of course targets of derision or laughter. Travelers be warned: Not all San Franciscans will show patience and hospitality. Despite the obvious value of hospitality to the paycheck of the average San Franciscan (the city is the nation's number one adult tourist attraction), gray matter withers and rudeness occurs.

Worse yet, some San Franciscans take on aires relative to the rest of the Bay Area, or even the entire state of California. As a native that's lived about the Bay Area, this civic-centrism is a real kicker. Here the civic-centric thinker perceives the city is the center to Bay Area culture, and so is somehow superior or more fashionable culturally than it's neighbors. There are environmental organizations in the city whose civic-centric minded members would like to impose SF solutions and politics on the waterways, wetlands, and forests of the Bay Area and Northern California, not realizing that the ideas may be greeen in theory but in unrealistic in the field. Nevermind that the city water supply is stolen from pristine alpine region reservoirs in Yosemite only to be dumped polluted back into the bay. Similarly, without the produce and meat from the Salinas or San Joaquin Valleys, wine from Napa or Sonoma, redwood lumber from Humbolt, and college graduates from Stanford, Berkeley, and Davis, the city would certainly wither and die.

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  • Updated Feb 2, 2008
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