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I feel so empty in London, no soul here watch

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    I've lived here for a long time now and I have to stay here for uni. There is no community here. Neighbours don't say hello to each other in the way they would in a town or smaller city. 'Friends' only happen if you went to a decent school that didn't have 90% low class kids who end up in crime or on the streets. Joining a club doesn't work in the same way as joining a club elsewhere. Here you might meet people of all different ages, from different far away areas of London with different interests. Basically very little common ground or point to build social circles around.

    There is a lack of normal decent British people on the streets. When I go out with my foreign friends I tend to get this crushing reminder of my English isolation with people saying 'oh you're british that's rare' or something equivalent.

    Apps like tinder and pof are rife in London which is indicative of how socialising occurs here. It's really hard to meet girls here unless you have lots of friends from school or something.

    Where I live is just muslims. Most shops are Islamic shops. It's depressing.

    I think London is suited to 3 different types of people. The rich, the very poor and ethnic minorities/immigrants who naturally gravitate towards their own people when in London. But an English person like me who comes from an ordinary family? I feel like I have no place or value here. Just forgotten about.

    I have to stay because of Uni which don't get me wrong, has been generally decent. However my uni is very poor socially and nothing really happens. Certainly it's not up to the hype of University in general. It's also majority internationals.

    Anybody else feel a sense of isolation in London?
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    (Original post by ManiWembley)
    Basically a fast money society. Full of gobby little mixed race toe rags called 'Jermaine' who understand the price of everything and the value of nothing. Like you've said a mix of total vermin and the international super elite. If you drive from Brentwood in to Romford/East London you notice the stark transition from England in to the ghetto.
    woa theres "ghetto"s in london?😳😳😳
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    London and souless.

    Id agree with that.

    Its a great place to visit every five years or so, but you couldnt get me living there for all the tea in china.
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    This is why I didn't apply for QM and decided on Reading for uni.
    London's alright to visit occasionally, but I wouldn't want to live there!
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    (Original post by ManiWembley)
    Basically a fast money society. Full of gobby little mixed race toe rags called Jermaine or Ayesha who understand the price of everything and the value of nothing. Like you've said a mix of total vermin and the international super elite. If you drive from Brentwood in to Romford/East London you notice the stark transition from England in to the ghetto.
    Young professionals. So many of them.
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    (Original post by VergeofInsanity)
    blah blah blah
    it's the same everywhere

    cornwall, liverpool, manchester, leeds etc

    maybe move country. saudi arabia ? brazil ? they often welcome and greet strangers face to face
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    (Original post by TurboCretin)
    Young professionals. So many of them.
    I disagree

    People across the UK are the same generally

    Is Leeds any friendlier ? Newcastle ? Sheffield ? Not really.

    Maybe Norfolk people are a little more connected
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    (Original post by VergeofInsanity)
    I've lived here for a long time now and I have to stay here for uni. There is no community here. Neighbours don't say hello to each other in the way they would in a town or smaller city. 'Friends' only happen if you went to a decent school that didn't have 90% low class kids who end up in crime or on the streets. Joining a club doesn't work in the same way as joining a club elsewhere. Here you might meet people of all different ages, from different far away areas of London with different interests. Basically very little common ground or point to build social circles around.

    There is a lack of normal decent British people on the streets. When I go out with my foreign friends I tend to get this crushing reminder of my English isolation with people saying 'oh you're british that's rare' or something equivalent.

    Apps like tinder and pof are rife in London which is indicative of how socialising occurs here. It's really hard to meet girls here unless you have lots of friends from school or something.

    Where I live is just muslims. Most shops are Islamic shops. It's depressing.

    I think London is suited to 3 different types of people. The rich, the very poor and ethnic minorities/immigrants who naturally gravitate towards their own people when in London. But an English person like me who comes from an ordinary family? I feel like I have no place or value here. Just forgotten about.

    I have to stay because of Uni which don't get me wrong, has been generally decent. However my uni is very poor socially and nothing really happens. Certainly it's not up to the hype of University in general. It's also majority internationals.

    Anybody else feel a sense of isolation in London?
    So much for sweet sweet multi cultural diversity eh
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    Are you talking about East London?
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    (Original post by VergeofInsanity)
    I've lived here for a long time now and I have to stay here for uni. There is no community here. Neighbours don't say hello to each other in the way they would in a town or smaller city. 'Friends' only happen if you went to a decent school that didn't have 90% low class kids who end up in crime or on the streets. Joining a club doesn't work in the same way as joining a club elsewhere. Here you might meet people of all different ages, from different far away areas of London with different interests. Basically very little common ground or point to build social circles around.

    There is a lack of normal decent British people on the streets. When I go out with my foreign friends I tend to get this crushing reminder of my English isolation with people saying 'oh you're british that's rare' or something equivalent.

    Apps like tinder and pof are rife in London which is indicative of how socialising occurs here. It's really hard to meet girls here unless you have lots of friends from school or something.

    Where I live is just muslims. Most shops are Islamic shops. It's depressing.

    I think London is suited to 3 different types of people. The rich, the very poor and ethnic minorities/immigrants who naturally gravitate towards their own people when in London. But an English person like me who comes from an ordinary family? I feel like I have no place or value here. Just forgotten about.

    I have to stay because of Uni which don't get me wrong, has been generally decent. However my uni is very poor socially and nothing really happens. Certainly it's not up to the hype of University in general. It's also majority internationals.

    Anybody else feel a sense of isolation in London?
    May I ask whereabouts in London you live?

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    (Original post by democracyforum)
    I disagree

    People across the UK are the same generally

    Is Leeds any friendlier ? Newcastle ? Sheffield ? Not really.

    Maybe Norfolk people are a little more connected
    Heh?
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    london is the ginger of the UK
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    Probably because everybody has already sold their souls... including me.
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    (Original post by democracyforum)
    it's the same everywhere

    cornwall, liverpool, manchester, leeds etc

    maybe move country. saudi arabia ? brazil ? they often welcome and greet strangers face to face
    Wrong. I've lived outside London, that's exactly why I comment on it.
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    Hahahaha. Sad as hell. It's funny but whether you agree with me or not, ANY PLACE gets ****ty if you've lived there for too long.< at least if you're young and want to experience more blahblahblah. Don't blame London. London has its good and bad, just like any other city. Also, small towns are not that great. They get boring very fast.

    #DefenderofLondon
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    (Original post by BoomCha!)
    May I ask whereabouts in London you live?

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    south london
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    (Original post by VergeofInsanity)
    south london
    any more specific than that?

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    I love London. No soul, no empathy, no community. A pure individualistic rat-race. Sure the demographics are depressing but if you stay in the nicer areas it's fine.

    If someone collapsed in the street in London people would keep walking. I love that.
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    (Original post by BoomCha!)
    any more specific than that?

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    why so curious? I don't think it really matters where I live. I mean what difference does it make to the argument?
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    (Original post by VergeofInsanity)
    why so curious? I don't think it really matters where I live. I mean what difference does it make to the argument?
    Well if it was a north London area like Bethnal Green I would completely sympathise with you. Most places in London aren't like that.

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