because that's what i do. everywhere i go, i run into people who talk about los angeles and how awful it is. how much they hate it and how everyone there is fake. i will tell you, internet, what i tell all of them:
LA is not fake. you want to know who's fake? the people who move here from another state and completely lose who they are. it's the girl from some small midwestern town with big dreams who moves to LA and then completely loses her sense of self. gone are her genetic tits (not to mention her brain). her hair is probably now bleached blonde and she's into whatever fad us angelino's are into on that particular day.
it's the guy who moves here because he too, wants to be an actor. gone is the once sweet, kind mannered boy and in his place is whatever asshole he thinks it takes to be in this town. how quickly he's become one of the people whose first words are, "so what do you do?" when he meets someone new.
it's those types of people, who are trying so hard to be someone they're not. they want so badly to be in the game, that they don't stop to realize that it's other people just like them who created the game in the first place. they put on a show. an act. all because they feel that whoever they are, isn't quite good enough.
most people agree when i tell them that. because i really do believe it's true. it's not the average person who was born and raised here (please note that people born and raised in beverly hills are a different breed all their own). because that would be me. a native. and last time i checked, i wasn't anything like those people- even though i've often worked in the entertainment industry and had every opportunity to turn into a plastic surgery floosy. oh, that sounds hot!
i will admit that a lot of the LA stereotypes are true. i could go on and on about what a bad ass a guy thinks he is based on the car he drives. or how every female in the city wants to know what you can do for them... and often, it's something they ask. i could probably go on for days about the money factor, and how people think that their income alone should be enough to impress you. and how for tons of people, it is enough.
certain shitty stereotypes are true. and while they are things that people hate about the city- i love los angeles for it. all of it. all of these things are what makes this town. there's no other place on earth that's exactly like it. every place has its own unique feel and character, and this just happens to be a part of LA's. and while certain things make me downright sick to my stomach, other things i just laugh my ass off about. probably because i've never really cared. i've never tried to be someone i'm not. i've never wanted anything from anyone i didn't know. so i can see through the game. i watch the players, but never had to be one of them. you can't blame the city for the way people act, or change. it's one of the coolest places in the US, in my opinion. where else can you dance at a club while leonardo dicaprio watches? or eat lunch 5 feet from jennifer aniston? it's a rare and crazy place, this town. but i freaking love it.