15 Indisputable Reasons Why It’s Not Always Easy Being From New Jersey

Like Bette Midler sings in Disney’s Oliver and Company, being perfect isn’t easy – neither is being from New Jersey. Life in the Garden State may be wonderful but, along with all the perks, there are a few downfalls. This list highlights a handful, some serious (see #1) and some silly (see #2).

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What do you think is the hardest part of being from New Jersey? Personally, I think it’s that nowhere else can compare. How could I possibly be happy living in a state without a giant elephant? Okay, I’m sure it’s possible…but I don’t want to imagine life without a diner on (practically) every corner.