People who dislike things because everyone else likes it.

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    Oct 21, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    I'm just curious, but what do you guys think about people who formulate opinions or attitudes like this.


    Me and a couple of friends were at a dining hall eating when we started on a conversation about pop music. I don't mind pop music, but my friend specifically said, "I don't like it because everyone else does. Makes me feel boring and just like everyone else." I was a little taken back at the fact that they were seemingly caught up in trying to be different.

    I thought that it was losing sight of yourself. Any thoughts? It was a -different- experience for me. Maybe that was their way of saying that they just don't like it. Hmmm.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:06 PM GMT
    Well I think you will always have those that either follow the herd or those that want to bet outside of the mainstream. There are some things that I like that are liked by the masses and of course there are some things that I may not like cause EVERYONE likes them and also some things that I like that not everyone likes... Make sense?
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    it´s a stage: some people grow up, others don´t.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    I agree with your friend. I have the tendency to automatically dislike things when they are forced-fed or put on display everywhere. For example, I am not a huge Tim Tebow fan. Yes, he is a great quarterback. But when the media (ESPN) and fans go on this worshiping craze, it turns me off. I also feel the same way about songs that are just everywhere. I hate "Just Dance" because it was everywhere and everybody was singing and playing it. I also hated "Single Ladies" for the same reason.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:15 PM GMT
    I agree. There are times that it's not that the person wants to be a "nonconformist", there are just things that seem to bother a person JUST BECAUSE everyone and their brother likes it. Tim Tebow, Twilight, Lady Gaga, and such other things could be considered examples. There are things that I like that everyone else like, there are things that I dislike on the basis that I just DON'T understand how the masses could ever like it, etc. Get me?
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
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    That said, too much hype can be a total turn off. Are you listening GaGaGals?
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 21, 2009 8:19 PM GMT
    Unfortunately I'm kind of like that. I just hate things that are "pedestrian". I have yet to see a number of huge blockbuster movies because if everybody else likes it I usually hate it and sometimes I get a little frustrated because I don't really get it and obviously everybody else does.

    And don't get me started about the tv show HOUSE with Hugh Laurie. I love him as a BRITISH actor in JEEVES AND WOOSTER etc but I hate hate hate his fake "american" accent on House and cringe every time I hear it.

    I like a lot of the current new music groups and artists, but I usually don't like their popular singles...more than likely I will buy their less known songs on itunes.

    But it works in a good way too. If I happen to be dating a guy for awhile I start cherishing his weird little quirks and oddities. They feel great because I totally accept them, which works out well.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:22 PM GMT

    You dislike honesty. It is a stretch at best that large numbers like the numbers of people who like the same fashions, movies, actors, products all like them for that genuine reason. The human animal is a born follower and the media knows that. They lead people around like fools and cliques and affected acting occur from that. If someone is independent from the herd and says, " I don't like that," they get this hypocrite treatment and accused of being disingenuous, but no one treats the drones who all mysteriously like the same things that way. Whatever happened to individualism?

    If I sound defensive, it's because I am. I have had to put up with people accusing me of affecting the odd man out since this hip-hop culture bullshit dropped. The whole thing is so phony from the dressing, to the talking, on up to the belief systems that come along with it. I've known a good number of these people and they don't talk, walk, or act that way when home alone or around someone who doesn't care how they act.

    You could keep digging and tumble upon the jocks : chest poked out, enjoy crude humor, constantly scoping out "sexiness."

    Today, it's all about MOVIES. I can no longer pretend to enjoy these movies. Every other scene is a sex scene, the CGI special effects are ALWAYS the same, and character/plot development are a thing of the past.
    Plus "celebrity" worship has become comically absurd. I like movies and being entertained, but I don't like having the same A list actors shoved down my throat time and time again and I'm expected by my drone friends to worship them. No, they are just people in movies.

    Then you have SCENE LIFE. To it, I will always say, "NO." It's only good if you want to become a guy who dresses like a million others, reflects the same played persona that they do, and lives your life constantly waiting to be completely accepted by everyone straight an gay alike. HA, what a thing to expect after burying yourself inside of a "scene" for months....years......decades, a scene that only pays out on mattresses and inside of bathroom stalls *vomits*.

    What do i think of people who "formulate" opinions based only on trying to besmirch society as a whole is, "MORE POWER TO YOU." Look around, everything is crap and good on these guys for at least being conscious of their surroundings. The real pay outs are worth searching for, worth standing out for, and are INDIVIDUAL, meaning no ad, celebrity, or boozed up "boy friend" can tell you what it is. Get looking.





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    Oct 21, 2009 8:22 PM GMT
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    That said, too much hype can be a total turn off. Are you listening GaGaGals?



    she makes being like that seem cool. ironically, a whole generation jumped into the Daria bandwagon.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:24 PM GMT
    When I was about 16, I often heard a line like, "I liked them before they went mainstream."

    To be honest, even then it made me feel embarrassed for the person, and it still does.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
    Some people are contrarian simply because they think it's cool to be contrary. "Oooh, look at me. I'm morally and intellectually superior to everyone because I'm such a free thinking rebel!" They're actually even more narrow mindedly entrenched in their knee jerk point of view than the mindlessly cud chewing masses. Some people truly do think for themselves, but the vast majority of the ones professing they are, merely want to be perceived that way.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:27 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
    You dislike honesty. It is a stretch at best that large numbers like the numbers of people who like the same fashions, movies, actors, products all like them for that genuine reason. The human animal is a born follower and the media knows that. They lead people around like fools and cliques and affected acting occur from that. If someone is independent from the herd and says, " I don't like that," they get this hypocrite treatment and accused of being disingenuous, but no one treats the drones who all mysteriously like the same things that way. Whatever happened to individualism?

    If I sound defensive, it's because I am. I have had to put up with people accusing me of affecting the odd man out since this hip-hop culture bullshit dropped. The whole thing is so phony from the dressing, to the talking, on up to the belief systems that come along with it. I've known a good number of these people and they don't talk, walk, or act like that way when home alone or around someone who doesn't care how they act.

    You could keep digging and tumble upon the jocks : chest poked out, enjoy crude humor, constantly scoping out "sexiness."

    Today, it's all about MOVIES. I can no longer pretend to enjoy these movies. Every other scene is a sex scene, the CGI special effects are ALWAYS the same, and character/plot development are a thing of the past.
    Plus "celebrity" worship has become comically absurd. I like movies and being entertained, but I don't like having the same A list actors shoved down my throat time and time again and I'm expected by my drone friends to worship them. No, they are just people in movies.


    Then you have SCENE LIFE. To it, I will always say, "NO." It's only good if you want to become a guy who dresses like a million others, reflects the same played persona that they do, and lives your life constantly waiting to be completely accepted by everyone straight an gay alike. HA, what a thing to expect after burying yourself inside of a "scene" for months....years......decades, a scene that only pays out on mattresses and inside of bathroom stalls *vomits*.

    What do i think of people who "formulate" opinions based only on trying to besmirch society as a whole is, "MORE POWER TO YOU." Look around, everything is crap and good on these guys for at least being conscious of their surroundings. The real pay outs are worth searching for, worth standing out for, and are INDIVIDUAL, meaning no ad, celebrity, or boozed up "boy friend" can tell you what it is. Get looking.








    I agree...the cold hard truth: individualism died out years ago. oh wait, no it didn't. it became chic again nowdays. seriously. i see people who are "an individual" but end up looking like drones. so...you cant escape overlapping things that people in the mainstream scene like. at the same time, some people have wierd quirks when it comes to music, art, style, movies, etc.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 21, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    I enjoy what I enjoy and try to keep perspective about it. Is Lady GaGa the second coming? No, but it's fun catchy music. Some things just do not appeal to me at all, though. Like Harry Potter, Twilight, etc.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    I pretty much mean some people probably don't like mainstream because they might just not like it. I personally think music (for example) has lost quality over the years (rap, rock, pop...music in general), and local/underground bands tend to be better. In my opinion.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
    I have the most respect for people who like whatever they like....just because they like it. Pretty intelligently put, don't you think?

    If you're a 200 lb muscle jock that loves Britney Spears, kudos to you. I'm normally annoyed by people who think they are superior for hating anything that's mainstream or doesn't fit their physical identity. Knock, knock. Is there a brain in there? There's tons of really great music and film that doesn't make its way into the mainstream thanks to corporate gatekeepers, but that doesn't make all mainstream creative bad.
  • DiverScience

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    Oct 21, 2009 8:52 PM GMT
    Meh.

    I find myself lacking the energy to care why other people like what they like. If they choose do define themselves by being "counterculture" well, I hope it makes them happy. Personally, that's not how I choose what I like, but it doesn't hurt me if other people pick what music to listen to that way.
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    Oct 21, 2009 8:57 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidSome people are contrarian simply because they think it's cool to be contrary. "Oooh, look at me. I'm morally and intellectually superior to everyone because I'm such a free thinking rebel!" They're actually even more narrow mindedly entrenched in their knee jerk point of view than the mindlessly cud chewing masses. Some people truly do think for themselves, but the vast majority of the ones professing they are, merely want to be perceived that way.


    so, if i admit i'm amongst the bajillion guys who think you're hot and NOT just because THEY all do, but because you ARE, would you call me a cud chewer???? please. ;)
  • JP85257

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    Oct 21, 2009 9:00 PM GMT
    Congratulations. You hate something because people like it. Glad youre gonna be what youre gonna be, but dont think youre superior because you feel the way you feel.
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    Oct 21, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    Well for me its just "If I like I like it", doesn't matter what others think. Thus I have a vast range of fav movies to music to books etc. Like I liked Transformers and small one like A Good Girl. Everybody has an opinion and they do, so I like something nobody should have a problem with that. Similarly if everybody likes something doesn't mean I don't like it. it has to suit to my personal taste and if it does who gives a damn about what others say.
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    Oct 21, 2009 9:18 PM GMT
    It's like the idiots who buy a mac to be "different" and think it's much better, then can't play some files or read some documents because they had to be fucking "different."

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    Oct 21, 2009 9:25 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidSome people are contrarian simply because they think it's cool to be contrary. "Oooh, look at me. I'm morally and intellectually superior to everyone because I'm such a free thinking rebel!" They're actually even more narrow mindedly entrenched in their knee jerk point of view than the mindlessly cud chewing masses. Some people truly do think for themselves, but the vast majority of the ones professing they are, merely want to be perceived that way.


    Exactly right. If you don't like something popular because you genuinely aren't into it, then that's fine. Much (not all) of the time, this isn't the case, however. People insist on being contrarian and different simply so as not to be part of the "cud-chewing masses" -- when in fact they're just adhering to their own cud-chewing mass (and somehow don't see the irony). I like to tell these people: Of course you're different -- just like every one else.
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    Oct 21, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidIt's like the idiots who buy a mac to be "different" and think it's much better, then can't play some files or read some documents because they had to be fucking "different."

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    You do realize you can't catch a computer virus on a Mac. I mean seriously, that reason alone makes my decision to switch over worth it, and there are many others.

    Also dude, there is equivalency freeware for absolutely every file type you can read on a PC.
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    Oct 21, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    Haha, I knew that would get a few people riled up.

    PC owner, no viruses.
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    Oct 21, 2009 10:03 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidHaha, I knew that would get a few people riled up.

    PC owner, no viruses.


    I believed like vic for a while that PC was the norm and Mac geeks were freaks who just had to be different. That is, until I got my first Mac, figuring I should at least try it, and I have to say after less than two weeks, I was converted. The Mac is so much more stable, faster, intuitive, and less prone to viruses and malware (most PC users have both without realizing it) that I would never switch back.

    The issue of compatibility is a mild annoyance, but as another poster mentioned, there are always equivalent programs available for Macs so this isn't a big issue at all.
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    Oct 21, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    Oh I used a PC since 1980 something, and I was all ugh Macs. I was forced to use them for work, and after you spend time with them (more than once where you only complain you don't know how to navigate it) you realize how intuitively superior they are.

    And I don't dispute that there are many PC users who are good at keeping their computer virus free, maybe even adware, malware and trojan free, as well (though more unlikely because there are many from which even a firewall or the latest Norton of McAffe can't protect you against and that are virtually undetectable for the exception of decreased system performance, even if slight). What many people don't realize is viruses are programmed as .exe files. You literally cannot get one on a Mac. You just can't, they're not made for them.