So in 2014, I had the bright idea to attend law school. What a genius I was? Worst decision of my life! No, not because law school sucks, that’s a different story for a different time. This was the worst decision of my life because it involved me leaving heaven. Seriously, what the hell was I thinking? If you have never lived in Fort Lauderdale, you would never understand. Actually, even if you live in Fort Lauderdale, you still won’t understand. South Floridians have it good! 80 degree temperature, sun, beaches, and best of all … FITNA! They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. That is true. I spent 21 years of my life in South Florida and only after I had left was when I started to realize that I never took advantage of it or cherished it.
I find it rather troublesome when people say that they want to get the hell out of South Florida. I only ever hear this from people who have lived in South Florida their entire lives without ever leaving the city. My only reply to that stupidity is: “why in the hell would you want to go and do that?” Do you not know what you are blessed with? God put you in the best city in the States! I challenge you to go to at least 5 other states and tell me what’s there. There is not much north of us besides New York City.
The justification I hear from people who say they want to leave is that they hate the people in South Florida… To that I must respectfully reply: “So f&$k1ng what?” Are you really ready to leave your HOME because a few people bother you? How are you going to let a few people make you want to take all your things and leave your home? If you let random people influence and dictate the trajectory of your life, you won’t be happy wherever you may move to. It’s not a South Florida problem, it’s a “you” problem. And I’ll tell you what, the people up north aren’t much better than the ones down in South Florida. I can tell you now, ignoring people is a hell of a lot easier than gathering all of your shit and leaving a city. You don’t need anyone besides close family and friends influencing you to move to a different city.
Some people move elsewhere for economic opportunities. However, there’s a fallacy in this logic as well. Just ask Ben.
Money can be made anywhere.
Well, maybe I’m just missing home a little too much so I keep finding myself advocating for it. At the end of the day, the SoFl life is the life for me. It’s home. But to each their own, I guess.