I just came across this. I am a native of los Angeles. I've been here for the better part of my 47 years. I have traveled a lot and I have always found the energy here unlike anywhere else. I have never felt at home here. I have spent much of my life healing myself and exploring myself. Constantly evolving. I now am a therapist helping others heal. There has always been this question.....is it me or the city? I got back from Spain two weeks ago. I can honestly say.... you've nailed it. It's the city! I have seen people come here and change into monsters in pursuit of the dream.