Friday, July 15, 2005

The internet is yet another place non-conformists can conform.

Have you ever noticed how, when people claim to be a non-conformist, they tend to look, act, and otherwise BE just like all the other non-conformists. This is especially true in teenagers. I went to this really strange web site called "Makeout Club" or something, and it seemed like out of the ten bajillion people there, 9.9 bajillion were different. Just. Like. All. The Other. Different. People.

I have always had a rebellious streak in me, it's part of my being. I tend to skate the edge of what is acceptable. I don't generally tell everyone about it. I don't brag about how "obscure" the music I listen to is. I don't talk about fucked up places I have ended up in the endless search I used to have for "fun". I don't think I am in any way cool, hip, "with it" or whatever. I think that's why this site bugged me. It was like a gathering place for posers. It is everything I used to hate about the music "scene" I used to be in, the people I used to call friends (other than my ACTUAL friends), and the girls I used to date.

It's like, through their eternal struggle to be more different, they become more alike. If you want an example of this herd mentality, ask fifty non-conformists what they think of conservatives. I am willing to bet you get at least forty answers that are so similar they could have come out of the same news article. And the best part is, none of it will be based on anything they actually read for themselves. (Other than whatever magazine they all tried to quote.)

So the point here is, take your non-conformity, and shove it up your ass. I'm going to go drink some eXpresso, eat meat, and play top forty music.


At 15/7/05 5:47 AM, Blogger That 1 Guy said...

Yeah, I'll conform to your view and agree.. ;)

Seriously, my cousin was going through this "Goth" stage, and telling me how no one understood her because she was different than the rest of the world. I pointed out the same thing; you can't be different if you are following some stupid "dress to differ" code. No one understood her only because she didn't want to be understood.

At 15/7/05 7:18 AM, Blogger Contagion said...

I'm a conformist, I conform to everything. That's why I'm such a personable guy.

At 17/7/05 5:59 AM, Blogger VW said...

You are right on the button. Someone asked me when I was in high school why I didn't conform. I had no clue what they were talking about. But basically, I dressed 'comfortably' and not like the rest of the crowd. So they thought I was a non-conformist. I laugh at it now.

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