"The huge divide between the very rich and the very poor. It's literally almost as though the OC is like it was during the middle ages with the royalty living in their castles by the sea and the peasants in Buena Park, Santa Ana, Anaheim etc...cleaning their homes, mowing their lawns, serving their food, caring for their babies."
""The OC" is like "90210"'s too-cool-for-school offspring - shinier and prettier, set to much more broodingly romantic alterna-pop, featuring many more really beautiful shots of the crystal-blue Pacific."
"But enough rambling – what did I learn? That the OC is like the rest of the West Coast – expansive in their thinking, ideas, and actions. I used to chalk it up to materialism, but what I see now is just an expansive mindset, where "no" means try another way until you get to yes. I see it as a continuation of Manifest Destiny, where the earliest settlers headed west to escape the confines of the east and were essentially self-selecting. If you had an expansive mindset, you headed west. If you did not, you stayed in the east."
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