Wednesday, January 12, 2011

#10 Are we still hip?

- Justin Bieber
- Miley Cyrus
- Kesha
- The Twilight series

What is similar with all of the above things? Young girls love them. We (guys) hate them.

I have been trying to figure out why it was that guys, mostly young, seem so irritated with the above things. Upon thinking about it, I came up with one realization. I can't think of one song from Bieber, Cyrus, or Kesha. I also have never watched or read the Twilight series. Regardless of this, I have definitely taken part of the thought that they were annoying. But why?

In simple form: people, maybe guys more than girls, will hate anything that girls aged 8-13 absolutely love. There is nothing we can do about it. We must just accept it. Whether we like it or not, it will just happen. If this demographic goes and decides tomorrow that they are addicted to the NFL, we will absolutely decide that we can't stand it. We also inherently hate anything that the younger generation holds dear.

Remember when Titanic came out? What happened? Ever guy around the world had a duty to hate Leonardo DiCaprio. But now that the young girls have moved on, we don't mind him. In fact, his movies can be awesome.

Older people hate facebook and texting. Why? Because younger people embrace it.
Why do girls think action movies and explosions are stupid? Cause guys love it.
Why do guys hate chick flicks? Cause girls live for them.

It is time that we accept that people are different and changing. It is also time that we all accept that young people, aged 8-13, are cooler and 'hipper' than us. They know what it cool these days, we don't. They can smell the new big thing in the air. I listened to a couple Justin Bieber songs and you know what? There are some catchy tunes there. I am not about to go see a Twilight movie but I will now accept and appreciate that young people love it.

Are we still hip? - No, no we are not. Hating stuff because it is popular is befuddling.

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