No, not because of terror threats or vacations. What I mean is that it seems like everyone I know who’s a New York City native or has lived there for any length of time seems to have the same attitude:
New York is the greatest city on earth in all of history, and life anywhere else is unimaginably miserable.
Admittedly, my sample size is statistically insignificant. But I guess my questions are:[ol][li]Where does this attitude come from, even among non-natives?[/li][li]Do people ever decide that they want to try living somewhere else?[/li][li]Is it possible to transplant a New Yorker (native or otherwise) to another location?[/ol][/li]BTW, this is more than just a hypothetical exercise, I actually do have a practical application. I’d just like to hear others’ opinions.