selectiveparticipation

Labels

Posted on: September 18, 2013

I was called immature today, normally I dismiss judgement without a second thought.
But this was different, not only because that was the first time I was called immature, but for the reasons I was given. I was called immature because I attend concerts. I was told I act like a preteen because I like to go on twitter. I was named these things because of how I like to spend my free time. And that, right there, irks me.
I understand that there has been a huge phenomenon going around with “fangirls” and how pop culture is affecting the world in different ways; with this said, I do not understand how I fall into this category. So I’m going to address the points I was given:
1.) “You attend concerts.” Why yes, yes I do. I absolutely adore going to concerts. I can’t think of a better atmosphere than when I go to a concert and I’m around people who like the same music I do, even if it’s just one band or artist. There’s no better feeling in the world than coming together to support someone who you admire. Singing along to songs that have saved your life or maybe just made you smile in some point in time.
2.) “You go on twitter all the time.” Guilty, I do seem to always go on twitter. I fail to see how that would make me immature or a preteen.
3.) “All you care about are your stupid bands.” This was probably the one that insulted me the most, because A. They are not “stupid little bands.” and B. I have so many interests but yes, music is a huge interest for me. I do enjoy to watch interviews and follow them on twitter, so what? I don’t stalk their every move nor do I think I’m going to marry the male members in bands that I like. I don’t build my entire world around bands and even if I did, what’s the big problem?
Bands, artists and the entertainment industry in general isn’t just designed for preteens, music shouldn’t have an age group. Music is a beautiful thing and while I am aware that there are people out there that just enjoy an artist because of their looks and not the music, I am not one of those people. And would what they do be called “immature”? I also know a lot people who do that and they aren’t preteens. I know plenty of preteens that have amazing taste in music. So why does it fall into that category?

Don’t label someone just by something they enjoy to do. We aren’t files in a filing cabbinet.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: