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hey /mu/ does anyone else ever wonder how normies live their life without being deeply invested in music on a daily basis?
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My friend told me he listens to less than ten minutes of music a day. I couldn't believe it
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>>53695025
disgusting
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I wonder more about people who aren't deeply invested in anything. I mean, I can see someone not being super into music maybe instead being super into films instead.
However, there are people who are shallow in fucking everything. What do they do with their time? Just meeting friends and talking about? Uh... Other friends?
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i've forgot how it feels to touch a woman, hold someone in your arms. it's been a couple of years isnce i have touched someone in a affectionate way. i would tradew my music collection for a hug
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>>53695067
this and they gossip about other people and they talk about breaking bad
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>>53695069
women are a meme
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>>53695069
You would feel stupid afterwards when you've gotten your hug and your collection is gone.
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It's because they're well-adjusted human beings OP.

Those people who have known exactly what they wanna do when they grow up, had regular social interaction, always been able to be in a relatipnship if they've wanted to, loving parents, probably ok enough to have played a team sport and experience that "brotherhood",etc.

They have no voids to fill.
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>>53695003
I mean I couldn't explain it to you but I dont wonder about it, it isn't worth the effort.

the majority of people also watch trash blockbuster movies, reality tv shows, read modern court room dramas and softcore porn books and will defend it as tasteful to their death because they are afraid to feel like they aren't smart

it used to be more confusing but then I realized most of the people into this shit couldn't even explain to you why they like it, they don't even UNDERSTAND the themes of their favorite books movies and music. its just mindless entertainment.

But I mean these people have other things going on, not even all of them are dumb they just don't have interest in the depth of art and entertainment and pop culture and stuff. they are on their own shit is all.

I would say the biggest reason things are this way is because schools don't teach critical thinking to young children and also because schools and most parents actually punish curiosity and creativity
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>>53695003
Not really. Chances are they are deeply invested in something else that I'm not deeply invested in so I don't judge them for preferring one hobby over another. Why would I?

>>53695167
Projecting.
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I always think that others' perception of music is the same as my perception to film, and vice versa (there are probably film 'patricians' who have a casual interest in music).
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I wish I was a normie

like an upper-normie

a normie that a mother could be proud of
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>>53695167
>tfw you know what you wanna be when you grow up, but spent your entire childhood playing pokemon so your social skills are too shit to make it happen

i'm glad my parents let me have fun, but i wish they socialized me a little more, cause i'm a mess.
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>>53695183
Most people I know wouldn't defend reality tv as tasteful. A lot of popular TV shows are genuinely great.
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>>53695167
>They have no voids to fill.
They are literally walking voids with no personality.
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>normies don't listen to albums in their entirety
>normies judge a musical act based on individual songs instead of album quality
>tfw only have mu to discuss music with and i hate mu
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>>53695415
and i hate you
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>>53695334
If you have no framework you can't fill the void
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>>53695415

but i love you anon...
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>>53695415
a lot of normies have an album or two they liek the whole way through, usually they find these albums when they are young teens though and then stop paying attention to music.

I mean find a girl you know who you think literally only listens to radio top 40 and singles and ask her if she ever listens to full albums and she will probably bring up FOB or Panic at the Disco or something.
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>>53695467
>find a girl you know
>talk to a girl
get a load of this normie
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>>53695415

> tfw random anon captures your existential music crisis perfectly
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>>53695467
second statement 100%
on that note though, the girls I know generally have on par taste with the guys. its varies
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>>53695507
fuck off I'm a bigger loser than you will ever be, I just really like telling jokes so I talk to people sometimes.
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>>53695167
Maybe I wanted to be a musician when I grew up, maybe I am studying music theory in collage, maybe I love music. maybe
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>>53695415
The album format has been exchanged for playlists.
People talk about their fucking playlists all the time, making playlists, sharing playlists, listening to playlists.

Also fucking audiobooks and podcasts. When you see someone on the street with headphones, they're actually more probable to be listening to someone talking instead of music.

The absolute worst though, is when I mention some band, and people ask what the band is like before getting on Spotify, clicking the most listened song, and play their entire fucking library on shuffle.
I'd strangle these people if I could get away with it.
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is this how you guys deal with the cognitive dissonance associated with being a shut in and friendless virgin past the age of 16
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>>53695696

yes
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I have no problem with people not being super invested in music. What annoys seven shades of fuck out of me is people who claim "music is their life" when they listen exclusively to radio rock/pop.
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>>53695067
I am personally becoming more interested in actual hobbies...hadn't been able to focus long enough to really get into anything (lots of mental problems stemming from childhood issues). I distracted myself and made impulsive decisions based off of whatever I was feeling in the moment.
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>>53695747
same
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>>53695696
how is it possible to know what normies are like if you're a supposed shutin, you retard
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>>53695003
> he thinks you have to be a kissless overweight NEET with social anxiety to seriously listen to music

What a special snowflake
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>>53695003
>>53695025
Is merely listening to music enough to be "deeply invested?" I'd say you aren't really even trying if you aren't making your own, or going to shows on the regular, or running a blog or something. My problem with /mu/ is that you guys are too into passive consumption as a means of self-expression (no wonder you're all such miserable fucks). Your taste in media does not define your personality, or automatically make you any more or less interesting, any more than your taste in food or clothing would.

>>53695067
Could you sincerely say you've ever met a person who wasn't into anything? I know people who don't care for music or movies or books, but are deeply involved in the study of biochemistry or something. Probably a better use of time than listening to wall noise cassettes, honestly.

>>53695334
>>53695239
>>53695092
>>53695069
Go outside.

>>53695183
I agree with you for the most part, but critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity have better uses than analyzing one's own taste.
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>>53695662
what the hell is wrong with podcasts asshole
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>>53695822
well yeah of course there are better uses for critical thinking, my point is just that to really look at a piece of art/entertainment in depth you need to be able to use critical thinking.

which honestly the majority of people seriously choose not to use even basic logic
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>>53695883
Ah okay. To be fair most of /mu/ doesn't really look at art with any depth either.
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>>53695334
Coming from someone who has been through both sides of the fence (outgoing frat "normie" and basement dwelling "aspie") - you've got it all backwards, friend. You are the walking void. The superiority complex you are experiencing is only a defense mechanism by your ego, to convince you that you're not the pathetic, worthless and lonely/bitter subhuman that you know you are deep, deep down.
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>>53695822
>I'd say you aren't really even trying if you aren't making your own,
You're trying about as much as someone into films not making their own movies, someone into literature not writing their own books, someone into art not drawing their own artwork, someone into vidya not programming their own games, etc.
Being exclusively a consumer isn't something negative.

>going to shows on the regular
Would if more bands I like came here and the local scene wasn't shit.

>running a blog
Literally no one would care about or even read it. Not even friends and family. What would the point be?
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>>53695948

fuck off normie
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>>53695938
sure they do, I mean they might no go as in depth as the next /mu/tant but just about everyone here applies critical thinking to their favorite music to some extent.
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If you have interests outside of watching Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Oscar-core movies or going clubbing, then you are alienating yourself.
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>>53695948
Normies have an equal superiority complex that's just the opposite of the one you explained.
Both sides are human, and people always have reasons for the way they act.
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>>53695948
Why are you claiming someone has a superiority complex and then projecting the traits of a "pathetic, wothless, and lonely/bitter subhuman" onto them? That's pretty contradictory of you.

Tl;Dr fuck off normie.
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>>53695662
I've done this anon. It was how I got into Devin Townsend. I started with "Ziltoidia Attaxx!" then the Youtube shuffle decided the next song should be "Canada" and I was hooked.
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no, that's autistic as fuck
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>>53695983
First point is a fair one, I guess. People here are so quick to say shit like >>53695750 though that I kinda feel the need to knock them off their pedestals. Like, who's to say you can't be super into Top 40, even approaching it from a deep and analytical perspective?

There's nothing wrong with being exclusively a consumer, but for fuck's sake don't act like your preferences make you better or more qualified than other people.

The "my local scene is shitty" argument never really resonated with me. Then again, I love live music regardless of whether it's something I'd listen to a recording of on my own time. Like, around here it's all bluegrass, which I don't really listen to. The shows are fun, though. Live and recorded music serve very different functions for me.

Semi-related: scenes are really an "if you build it they will come" affair. That is to say, you probably aren't the only person around who's into what you're into, and all kinds of bands are constantly criss-crossing the country on tour, needing places to play.

For the blog thing, I dunno what "the point" would be. What's the point of social media, or /mu/, or anything else people do on the internet?
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>>53696079
>>53696063
>>53696021
>>53695992
Go outside.

>>53695995
I'm sure that's why everyone's charts and shit are full of the same 50 or so albums. /mu/ is quick to write off people who watch Breaking Bad and listen to Taylor Swift as "normies" who only consume media as a way to further their social lives, but it's really not much different here. This is a social club for losers.
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>>53696467
I am outside.

I'm in my backyard.
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>says he is deeply invested in music
>doesn't play an instrument and make music
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>>53695003
Let me preface this post by saying I've been on this board for 6 years, browsing for hours every single day.

I sometimes go entire days without listening to music. I don't put it on in the background. I only listen intently to an album, and I rarely have the desire to go back to something I've already listened to enough times.

I am deeply invested in music, and I write my own stuff, but it's not like an addiction. I pick and choose when/where/how I want to listen. I'm not one of those people that listens to stuff while showering/cooking/etc., I really only like to listen on the train, while walking, sitting around the record player, or while laying in bed.

I have other friends that are highly invested in music, bandmates, etc. that I can really share with and discuss/listen critically with, and that's a treat for me. Most of the people I engage with on a day to day basis don't want to hear the music I'm interested in, so I don't force it upon them. I love pop music, so that's fine. For anything that strays from pop, I have to find/make time.
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>>53696517
I play wicked knee drums
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Probably a lot better than us. Ignorance is bliss. I miss the old days where I put my music on shuffle and wasn't such an autist.
But I don't regret anything, music is so rewarding when you're listening to the right album.

Fug it all.
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>>53696467
i cant its fucking cold as shit
theres fucking 10 inches of snow on the ground
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How does a mid-to-late twenty something dude go about finding people who want to discuss similar music interests outside of the internet? All of my friends that were into the same shit have either moved or we've lost contact for one reason or another. The friends that are left I really don't have much in common with anymore. I don't remember how I got into the local hardcore/punk scene when I was younger. In hindsight it seemed organic but now it seems almost impossible. What the fuck is wrong with me?
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>>53696821
Your friends all grew up but you didn't. Try listening to real music for adults.
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>>53696821
Go to shows that interest you, talk to people at said shows about music, repeat until satisfied.
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>>53696852
>your friends grew up and you didn't
Nah, they just moved all over the place. When they come to town or vice versa we still talk about the same sorts of things.

I don't want to get back into the hardcore scene or any scene for that matter. It's just how I met a lot of people that were into the same music I was.
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>>53696852
So you're an asswipe, in other words.

>>53696733
>not building a snowman or some shit
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