How Californian Are You?

 

 

California is one of the most interesting states to live in the US. Though like any other state it has its own sets of pros and cons. You could run down this list to find if California is well-suited for you.

Here are some interesting facts about California:

The first one is that it is the most populous state in the US. There are over 39.5 million people living in here. If you take in the entire population of USA which is roughly around 331 million then you would realize that 1 in every 8 Americans live somewhere in California.

America has one of the finest people on Earth. California has most of them and hence it is the largest economy in the entire USA. If California was a separate country then it would be the fifth-biggest economies in the world.

The modern west is often criticized for being insensitive and lacking morals. California has proven them wrong. In spite of being the biggest economy in the entire country, it takes care of the homeless. You could find many homeless camps and tents around the state. The Californian government estimates that there are over 130k homeless people in California and 55k of them are in Los Angeles.

There are more than 500k seismic tremors annually. Earthquakes are common in California but don’t worry since most of them are small ones. While the seismologists and experts believe that many major Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are bound to happen in the future.

Another interesting fact about California is that it is home to Hollywood. The Hollywood sign and the walk of fame are one of the most recognized tourist spots in the world. Though you could argue to that it is due to the fine movies produced by Hollywood.

California is the melting pot of cultures in the US. People of different races and cultures live together in this state. It is said that a quarter of the population don’t live in the USA.

There are many more interesting facts about California which I have not mentioned here. It is one of the greatest states in USA.

“Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins – is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred’s a subset of self pity and not the other way around – ‘ It destroys everything around it, except itself ‘.

Self pity will destroy relationships, it’ll destroy anything that’s good, it will fulfill all the prophecies it makes and leave only itself. And it’s so simple to imagine that one is hard done by, and that things are unfair, and that one is underappreciated, and that if only one had had a chance at this, only one had had a chance at that, things would have gone better, you would be happier if only this, that one is unlucky. All those things. And some of them may well even be true. But, to pity oneself as a result of them is to do oneself an enormous disservice.”

― Stephen Fry
“Since childhood, I’d believed it was important to speak out against bullies while also not stooping to their level. And to be clear, we were now up against a bully, a man who among other things demeaned minorities and expressed contempt for prisoners of war, challenging the dignity of our country with practically his every utterance. I wanted Americans to understand that words matter—that the hateful language they heard coming from their TVs did not reflect the true spirit of our country and that we could vote against it. It was dignity I wanted to make an appeal for—the idea that as a nation we might hold on to the core thing that had sustained my family, going back generations. Dignity had always gotten us through. It was a choice, and not always the easy one, but the people I respected most in life made it again and again, every single day. There was a motto Barack and I tried to live by, and I offered it that night from the stage: When they go low, we go high.”
― Michelle Obama, Becoming
“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Do you own a pair of flip flops?

    • Of course
    • Quite a few pairs
    • At least one pair
    • I use to
    • Not at all
  • Question of

    Favorite season?

    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Question of

    Do you tend to buy organic food?

    • That’s all I’ll eat
    • Yes I do
    • No I don’t
  • Question of

    Can you stand weather that’s below 50 degrees Fahrenheit?

    • Not at all
    • I can tolerate it
    • Absolutely
  • Question of

    Pick a color that suits you best

    • Light blue
    • Green
    • Yellow
    • Pink
    • Red
  • Question of

    Pick an activity to do

    • Skateboarding
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Skiing
    • Other
  • Question of

    Where are usually at on a Friday night?

    • Clubbing
    • Disney World
    • Hanging out with friends
    • At home
    • I’m not sure
  • Question of

    Which sounds good right now?

    • Chinese food
    • Spring rolls
    • Tacos
    • Burger
    • Other
  • Question of

    Which of these words best describe you?

    • Laid back
    • Outgoing
    • Calm
    • Optimistic
    • Reserved
  • Question of

    Favorite time of day?

    • Sunrise
    • Afternoon
    • Dusk
    • Late at night
  • Question of

    Hearing Spanish spoken everyday would make you feel…

    • Stimulated!
    • A little nervous, like I was in a foreign country
    • Kind of angry/frustrated
    • Right at home
  • Question of

    What might the term “Animal Style” refer to?

    • The way we party in California, dude!
    • Releasing some stress
    • Surfing
    • A way to order food
  • Question of

    You overhear someone say “Bro, in Cali we love surfing so much that it’s like, a religion.” You know immediately that they are not from California. How?

    • Surfing isn’t really such a big deal in California
    • It would be weird for a surfer to compare something to a religion
    • Real Californians never say “Cali”
  • Question of

    What’s the first thing you would do in the event of an earthquake?

    • Crawl under some heavy furniture
    • Jump in the pool
    • Run toward a window
    • Check Facebook
  • Question of

    You visit your friend in another state and discover that her town doesn’t offer curbside recycling. You…

    • Just toss all your bottles and cans in the garbage.
    • Separate your recyclables, even though it’s all going to the same place.
    • Drive your bottles and cans to another town that recycles!
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