Living in “special” states

From formspring.me: What do you do to cope living in a state as backwards as Indiana? I live in KY and am about at my wits end!

Escape. Did I mention I’m super excited to be moving to Seattle in a couple weeks?

Though seriously, I sympathize. Sometimes it can be a little maddening living somewhere that’s the antithesis of your political, religious, and moral views. I think one way to stay sane is to find the other rare individuals who are suffering with you. I did it by starting my own atheist student group – maybe you could find something similar, or start your own.

Other than that…I’m not sure what to say. The internet is certainly your friend – a virtual community is better than none at all.

If you’re living somewhere that tends to drive you crazy, how do you stay sane?