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?
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.
>>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
>>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.
>>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.
>>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.
>>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 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.
>>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?
>>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?
>>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.
>>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.
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.
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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