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Yes, I’m one of THOSE people. [I Hate Popular Things]

I’m one of those annoying “hipsters” who is averse to popular things and fads simply because they’re popular. If something becomes popular that I’ve never seen or heard, I avoid it like the plague and sometimes even pretend to be oblivious to its existence. If something gets popular that I *have* seen or heard, then it depends. If I didn’t like it beforehand, I just start disliking it even more strongly. If it’s something I *did* like before, then I may keep liking it, but not as much. I’ll at least be annoyed that other people know about it now. If something I dislike begins to lose popularity, then I may give it a chance after people shut up about it…or maybe not.

I’m not sure why I’m like this, but I’ve always felt like this for as long as I can remember. I guess I just get annoyed that people won’t shut up about something. The more and more I hear about it, the more annoyed I get and want to distance myself from it as much as possible. This is how I’ve always felt about sports, especially football. Once the Super Bowl draws near, and everyone is talking about it, I consciously try to stay away from those people and forget who’s playing. Same goes with music, movies, TV, etc. I recently went to a karaoke party where everyone was singing songs from “Hamilton” for some reason. I’ve never seen it. I’ve heard great things about it, and I’m sure it’s a great show, but I have no desire to see it, even though I like musical theater. I just don’t understand why it’s suddenly so popular as of the past year or so, even though it’s been around for decades. So I avoid it, and even pretend not to have heard the songs, even if I’ve heard it 100 times.

So yeah, those are just a couple examples. Fads irrationally annoy me. I guess that makes me a “hipster.” 🤷‍♂️
rottenrobi · 56-60, F
I used to be the same. I grew out of it.
I realized there is a reason things get popular, it's usually because they're interesting/good. I'm not talking about pop music, but movies and shows, I've succumb.
RopinTexan · 31-35, M
@rottenrobi Why do you think pop music gets popular then?
rottenrobi · 56-60, F
@RopinTexan Well, it appears to be good to the masses.
SW-User
Lol not all popular things are bad.
@SW-User true. But sometimes the only reason why something is popular is [i] because[/i] it's popular. Investors found out what was really wrong with that in 1929 and 1987

 
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