Are you tired of pop culture?

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  1. DonDWest profile image58
    DonDWestposted 7 years ago

    Are you tired of pop culture?

    I just can't stand it anymore. I can't stand mainstream society and their everyday topics that mostly center pathetically around pop culture. I find myself being a loner because I don't study or give a crap what wealthy celebrities do. I would rather discuss how to become rich myself than other rich people. . . I can't find anyone with any ambition or creativity. The sheep are truly sucking the life out of me. Do I simply give in to fit in? Must I be an ape and watch garbage reality TV to have an actual conversation with an everyday stranger?

  2. John B Badd profile image60
    John B Baddposted 7 years ago

    I could care less about pop culture.  I am not nor have I ever been a part of it (well maybe when I was 9 years old jamin' to MJ back in the early 80s).  But as a man it has never affected me. 
    I think it is a social phenomenon that will probably always exist in some form or another.  Shakespeare was the pop culture of his day as well as Mozart.  I think a few great artist can come from the pool of one-hit-wonders and here-today-gone-tomorrowers and they should be given a chance to emerge.

  3. mcrawford76 profile image81
    mcrawford76posted 7 years ago

    Don't you remember your grandparents? Remember how they scoffed at your music, the way you dressed, the way you cut your hair? Welcome to old age, where new trends are now just strange and odd behavior. I can't remember the last time I listened to pop music, I could care less about fasion, or reality shows. As a matter of fact I saw it as a sad state of the world today when the premier for the "Jersey Shore" was the highest rated television show in history (other than the superbowl).

    Absolutely pathetic.
    I say never give in, never conform.
    I say let the rest of the world find me odd.
    Be origional. Personally I think 90% of society is functionally retarded anyway.

  4. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    i find it pathetic to say the least the way so many people seem to thrive on the lives of the entertainers. when i see non-stop babble about this star getting a divorse or how great that star is, my blood almost feels like it's going to explode.

  5. chris eblana profile image58
    chris eblanaposted 7 years ago

    right now it is as low as it can get....manufactured bull....!!

  6. Brooke Lorren profile image60
    Brooke Lorrenposted 7 years ago

    Not really interested.  I know that I could make a lot more money writing about celebrities and television than about some of the topics that I write about, but I'd rather do something meaningful.

    I do watch Survivor and the Amazing Race though.  Outside of that, I'd rather pay attention to things that are important.  The world is on fire, and I'd rather get ready for what is coming than to stay asleep.

  7. weholdthesetruths profile image60
    weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years ago

    Your question prompted a good guffaw on my part.. partly because sharp truths are kinda funny, and partly because I recognize my own reactions in your words.   Maybe if you looked at things slightly differently, you'd approach it a little differently.   

    I look at the things in my life and measure their importance to me, and topping the list (no particular order) is marriage, family, keeping my business solvent,  my hobbies, politics, my religious faith,  understanding current events,  understanding history and economics and of course, all the technical stuff my business requires of me.

    After I look at how my attention and energy is divided among those topics, I begin to realize why I don't care anything about a wide array of celebrities, TV shows, and other icons of pop culture.   And realize that those who place those things in position of great importance are failing to elevate the things that matter to their rightful place. 

    It means that people who devote their attention to what Miley Cyrus wears, who is "hot" this week in the music and social scene, and all the other celebrity driven things that grace the covers of a huge array of magazines, what Oprah is doing, etc, are not putting things of real importance in a priority in their life. 

    Do you REALLY want to adjust your life, to be able to be social "fits" with these people?   Why?  They are NOT the only people around you.  In fact, they're generally a minority.   Start looking around you and looking for those people who do NOT live and think that way.   It will improve your life and thoughts as well.  Oh, and, welcome to adulthood, the real one.   Glad to have you.

  8. stclairjack profile image82
    stclairjackposted 7 years ago

    pop culture is shallow and all who swim in those waters will only get bloody noses if they ever attempt to dive in deap,..... so i agree w/ the previous,... never submit!

  9. lostdogrwd profile image60
    lostdogrwdposted 7 years ago

    been sick of it. too disrespectful and no moral in there action at all. today pop culture is ANYTHING FOR A DOLLAR. and as long as its making money it OK. sick

  10. The Taco Tagger profile image61
    The Taco Taggerposted 7 years ago

    Today's pop culture is garbage. Whether it be the terrible music that is out now on the radio, or the crappy reality tv shows, I can't stand it. Give me learning, give me good heavy metal and bands that no one has ever heard of! I want it all because I'm tired of living in a world where the mainstream is retarding the general public. I'm tired of walking outside and seeing stupid people doing stupid things because of Twilight. The mothers with their "I love Edward" shirts make me sick. I'm tired of overpriced Apple products becoming "hip and original" and releasing every 3 months with the exact same gadget but in another color. Shit, give me an HP with Windows 7 or XP and leave me to my devices. I'm not against change and progress, but I get a sense of accomplishment when I work to find things that are not mainstream that i like.

 
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