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5 things big-city kids know are true

Mark Brooky • May 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM

It’s been a long while since I lived in a big city, but I grew up in Detroit and can sort of relate to an elitedaily.com blog post by Tessa Harvey, “Growing Up In A Big City Makes These 5 Things So True.”

“People who grew up in a big city know that's the only way to go,” she wrote. “Once you've gotten attached to everything a big city brings — once you feel the city humming as you walk down the sidewalk — it's hard to step away. When you leave, there's a hunger for all of the bustle, no matter how long you've been away.”

It’s obvious already that big cities are Harvey’s favorite places.

“I can appreciate and enjoy the quiet serenity of the countryside, but home is where the heart is, and my heart likes the sound of car horns blaring, lights that never go off, and lots of people going lots of places at all hours of the day and night,” she wrote. “... I sometimes think you had to have been born and raised in one to understand that. Or it's something you get after moving to a big city that fits you like a glove.”

So, what are the five things that big-city kids can relate to? “Anywhere else you go feels uber small,” Harvey leads off with.

Read the rest of the post: “Growing Up In A Big City Makes These 5 Things So True.”

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