Pittsburgh April 21, 2020
8 Reasons People From Pittsburgh Are Undeniably Tough
Life can get pretty rough sometimes, but one thing’s for certain. People from Pittsburgh are undeniably tough. Nothing proves that more than the stories highlighted during times of a crisis – neighbors step up to help neighbors. Restaurants hand out free meals to those who in need. We all stick together when push comes to shove. Here are eight reasons people from Pittsburgh are undeniably tough.
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1. We know what hard work means.
Pittsburghers are known as hard workers. That’s just how we were raised. Many of us grew up without the internet and smartphones. We couldn’t just go to Google to research. We actually had to go to the library. That taught us about hard work, which we passed on to the next generation.
2. We know how to adapt.
Steel mills once drove Pittsburgh’s economy. When the steel mills began shutting down, Pittsburgh didn’t give up. Instead, the city and Pittsburghers helped Pittsburgh transform into a powerhouse in the medical and industrial industries.
3. We face and know how to overcome adversity.
Pittsburgh certainly has seen its fair share of adversity – dating back to the St. Patrick’s Day Flood of 1936. Despite the devastation of the flood, Pittsburghers rebuilt the city. And that’s just what we’ve done with every other tragedy Pittsburgh has faced.
4. We’re always there for each other.
A neighbor loses their home to a fire? The community steps up. A child is diagnosed with a horrible illness? Neighbors rally around the family. No matter what, we’re always there for each other.
5. We’re always friendly.
All Pittsburghers have gone through their fair share of tragedy and adversity. Yet, despite the bad, we always have a smile for each other and for strangers.
6. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
Sure, it’s an old and tired cliché, but it’s true. Most of us, as kids, had to go to school even after a snowstorm and we lived through horribly hot days in the classroom without air conditioning. We might have been uncomfortable and cranky, but those bad weather experiences certainly helped toughen us up.
7. We’ve learned the art of patience.
Pittsburgh traffic. What more needs to be said? We’ve all sat in tunnel traffic and Parkway traffic. Sure, we’ve all complained, maybe yelled, called a few people jagoffs when we get frustrated in traffic, but we’ve also learned the art of patience.
8. We do what’s best for our city and our neighbors.
Life’s been pretty rough with Covid-19 turning the world upside down. Whether we’re sheltering in place or we’re essential workers, we’re all facing new and unchartered territory. However, we’re doing what we need to do to make sure we all stay safe, even if we’re suffering from cabin fever, frustration, and stress. That shows just us tough Pittsburghers are.
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