Mainstream versus Alternative versus – WHO CARES?!

I don’t know if it’s a recent thing or if it’s always been happening, but I just noticed it now… there seems to be all of this controversy surrounding people and their tastes for music. Seriously? Is this going to become a problem now too?

Isn’t it enough that we have to try to get through a normal day without being judged on what we wear, who we’re with and who we know? Now one has to be afraid to like a genre of music at the risk of them “following the crowd” or “trying too hard to be different”.

NO! This is not on. Yes, it’s annoying when a genre of music catches on because (like with everything in life) you get the superficial fans that just follow the crowd pretending to like what they’re listening to. But who are we to judge? (Isn’t judging someone else being superficial?)

This entire mainstream versus alternative/ commercial versus underground crap is so unnecessary. There are so many good genres of music out there. Why do we have to choose ONE?

We are afraid of the wrong things.

We are afraid to be ourselves. We go through life cautiously because we are afraid of what others think. It’s common knowledge; people do things they don’t really want to do to impress other people. Peer pressure? Its something you experience throughout your life and it’s probably never going to go away.

The truth is, no one wants to be looked down upon or judged by others. As much as we say we don’t care, we do. Somebody famous once said, “no man is an island unto himself”,  and it’s true.

We cut, copy, paste and edit parts of ourselves in order to fit in and be accepted, but that’s not how it should be.

A word to the wise, in life we shouldn’t be afraid of being ourselves because of what others think. Instead, we should be afraid of losing ourselves in the process of fearing what others think.