I have an inherent need to be different and counter-cultural without standing out too much. I don’t follow trends really. I don’t generally watch the popular shows and movies. I don’t read the popular books. I’ve constantly had people asking me if I’ve read a certain book or watched a certain show or movie and my answer is almost always “no”. I just don’t do popular.
Most of the bands/artists I listen to, 99% of people probably haven’t even heard of. I could tell you my favorite bands/artists now and I can almost guarantee that you haven’t heard of them or very few of them. (See below for a list of my current top 10.) I love discovering artists that aren’t very well-known yet I love their music.
In sports, I often find myself cheering for the underdogs and disliking players/teams because everyone else seems to like them. If you tell me to cheer for a certain team, I will most likely cheer against them and mainly just for the fact that you told me I should cheer for them.
There are things I refuse to do because they are popular. I refuse to get a pinterest account and am reluctant to get instagram. I don’t want to just follow trends. I am an individual who doesn’t want to be one of the sheep doing what everyone else does.
About two weeks, I decided to watch a show that is popular now and I actually liked it. It was different that a lot of popular shows these days. Since starting to watch it, I am now hooked on the show. However, it kind of bothers me that it’s popular. I see people wearing shirts from the show and I almost feel like I’ve abandoned part of myself.
I have always been different. I’m the only girl in a family of five and was always different from my brothers in regards to interests and hobbies and a lot of other ways as well. I was never the popular one while in school and will never be because of my inherent need to be different. Being different is something that has been ingrained in me and something that seems to be inherent in me. If I’m too much like other people, I feel like I’ve abandoned myself.
|Top 10 Favorite Bands/Artists Right Now
In no particular order
|7eventh Time Down|
|Tim Be Told|
|We As Human|