I was born and bred in New Jersey so granted I may be slightly bias when it comes to this particular topic.
I’m a Jersey Girl through and through!
Anyone who has ever had the pleasure would know we truly are one of a kind!
I don’t know what exactly it is about Jersey folk that seems to bring about some type of special unique quality but from my interactions with people from other places it is without a doubt undeniable!
It’s an attitude, presence and just overall state of being that I truly don’t think can be compared to anything else for whatever reason.
New Jersey may have a lot of flaws even more so now than ever honestly but I will always love the fact that I grew up here. How many other places can you go that literally have practically anything you can find anywhere else. Granted it may not be the best version of it by any stretch but we have beaches, mountains, cities, and probably a lot more country areas than those who have never visited before realize.
Every year, however, things just continue to become extremely more expensive and overpopulated!
(I would seriously debate finding somewhere else to live at this point if I wasn’t tied to my current area for a number of reasons.)
This overpopulation itself is probably one of the more important factors for why so many well known individuals have come from the state let alone the mentality.
I’m sure a good majority of the more well known famous people many have heard of and/or are aware of. Such as Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Danny DeVito, Buzz Aldrin, just to name a few of the random examples I can think of without even having to look.
I assure you though!
If you were to run a simple search you would probably be utterly shocked by the sheer number of people you would recognize who were either born and/or raised in New Jersey.
Whether it be musicians, actors, historical figures, etc. clearly something must be “in the water” to bring about such a plethora of amazing people from so many different industries.
I feel in particular that this applies when it comes to music. Most of my favorite bands are from New Jersey without even going out of my way to make it so. Jersey has an incredible underground music scene as well as more mainstream aspects.
Trust me when I say it’s a lot more diverse than just “gangster style” movie stereotype people, ha ha!
No matter where I may end up in my life in the future New Jersey will always be my home and I will love it forever!
Thank you so much for Reading!
“Jersey City Backstreets”by Friscocali is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
“Seaside Heighs Ferris Wheel”by Khaz is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0