Are you a failure if you don't live in silicon valley or picrelated?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Are you a failure if you don't live in silicon valley or picrelated?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Yes

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

what would be the fucking advantages living in NYC or London? One of the most expensive cities in the world..

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Nah, shit's overrated.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Better business/career prospects, higher wages, better culture and quality of life

viagrandad
viagrandad

NYC smells like smog and garbage. I'm blessed I didn't have to grow up in that shithole of a city.

happy_sad
happy_sad

can I be cool too?

askme
askme

Better prospects, culture, and quality of life are all subjective. Higher wages can be completely consumed by higher cost of living.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Not for long, London has fallen

Techpill
Techpill

Rather live in fiji surfing 20ft waves drinking pina coladas everyday. Instead of living in a cold shit-hole filled with people who hate each other.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Nope. However, if you do make it big then chances are you'll end up in one of them.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Yes

King_Martha
King_Martha

"""""happening""""" bs or wildly inaccurate and laughably cynical predictions
no thanks
You're a failure if you don't have a good job (read "one you enjoy but that pays at least relatively well")/don't go to a good uni or if you just have a terrible personal life; geographic location has little to do with it other than the fact that having a well paying business/finance job means you probably live in Silicon Valley, NY, London, or other financial/political capitals of wealthy countries.

Depends. Several people who made it REALLY big don't really live there. Like Buffett, Mansueto, a hedge fund manager who lives in Connecticut (can't remember his name but he's one of the best), etc.

RavySnake
RavySnake

no - I am a success and I live here

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

a hedge fund manager who lives in Connecticut

LOTS of hedge funds are based in Greenwich. What a peon you are. You were probably thinking of Ray Dalio, though.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

not living in Boston

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Used to live in silicon valley, very overrated unless you are deep into start up culture.

If you just want to work a job, there are better options

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Hong Kong, Shangai, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore,
Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland
Buenos Aires, Santiago, Mexico City, Sao Paulo
Amsterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Geneva, Zurich, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Munich, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Milan etc

In the grand scheme of things no one person, let alone a 4channer is ever really going to be important.
Go with a higher quality of life and less pretense desu.
Still plenty of big cities.

happy_sad
happy_sad

No, just significantly more likely to be

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

really?
i thought only hobos lived in train stations

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

To hell with all of that. My 2 bit city in the mid west has just the same amenities and sub cultures as LA and new york but without the vain and high cost.

I make just under 100k a year and live very comfortably on less than 25k a year. Fuck meme cities and their meme pizza

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

no, that's just a sad attitude perpetuated by people who live in big cities. i lived in LA for 10 years and NY for 3. These places are shitholes.

I can't imagine why you think they'd be special unless you fell hard for the actual meme

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Someone who makes 200k a year in LA and lives off 50k a year is much better off than you.

Lunatick
Lunatick

Ignore the memes for a second, some industries literally ONLY exist in those cities though.

Like film and tv, if you dont live in london, NY or LA it will be 5 times harder to get anywhere in your career. Or banking. Or to a lesser extent music and the arts.

For an entrepreneur too, the social networks and infrastructure and the markets are bigger and better in those cities. recruiting is easy, advertising is easier.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

implying anyone goes to beaches in SF

That's the sad thing. Right on the coast and too chilly to go tanning on the beach outside of a month or 2 a year.

If SF didn't have the tech jobs, nobody would give a fuck about it. LA is so much nicer.

5mileys
5mileys

My 2 bit city in the mid west has just the same amenities and sub cultures as LA and new york but without the vain and high cost.
Having a Chinese food place is not the same as having a Chinatown.

Bidwell
Bidwell

that only matters if the higher wages are proportionate to the cost of living, in many larger cities disposable income actually goes down.
you could always live in a complete dive, mind you.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

that only matters if the higher wages are proportionate to the cost of living, in many larger cities disposable income actually goes down.
For the first ten years, maybe. A mid-level professional which make much more compared to cost of living than their counterparts. Why do you think people stay there after they grow up?

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Just no.
You have no idea how wrong you are.
Try and get your information that more sources than just tv.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Meme cities desu. If I landed jobs there id get enough to start investing (few million) and fuck off.

farquit
farquit

In a globalised world it does not matter from where you work.
New York, London, Silicon Valley and similar places are only for showing off.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

It depends what your definition of success is

london/new york

Despite earning <$200,000, you're still a wageslave working 80+ hrs/week and paying 5 figure rents for a box in the city center.

High crime and immigration make the cities dangerous, pollution is bad etc.

Silicon valley

literally chews up and spits programmers at an astonishing rate, most people hate working at startups, extortionate rent, a literal meme location.

My idea of success is low expenses with a 5 figure income by only working 1-2 hours/day, a nice house in the countryside and a nice family life.

JunkTop
JunkTop

big city citizen
better culture
quality of life
You've never lived in a big city havn't you?
All the lowest scum of society is concentrated there, and the level of stress for the amount of people there is is annoying to unbearable for the non-subhuman people or non-normies.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

have you*?

Snarelure
Snarelure

what is so appealing about them? Crowded space where people are loosing their mind, because they rush and rush towards an abstract goal never really understanding what the life is really about. It is so poluted, air, noise, food, thought wise. As a child, yes, it was interested in this sort of environment, but as I grew, I understood what is life and what it is about, I am looking for suburb, country side area now.

Emberburn
Emberburn

I just came home from a month long trip and stay in London. Wouldn't want to live there for much longer to be honest. It's not the worst city in the world but also very not much my thing.

Evilember
Evilember

also, failure by what standards? Failure to whom? What do you mean by ''failure'? I recommend clearing your mind and getting in touch with reality, it is obvious, and trust yourself. You are not here to prove anything to someone or in that matter of fact, to anyone at all. If you will try to make your life up by other standards and meaningless expectations - your life will be a hell, why not make heaven out of it? By simply giving less fucks about anything, in the end you will have to give it all up, everything in this case, everything ... see the positive side of this, do what make you feel good, and before you need anything, ask yourself again - do you REALLY need it? In most cases the answer will be - no. Do something cool

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