When I was a younger lad, I used to hate things for no good reason. Like Apple and Justin Bieber, Michael Bay and Nickelback. And it’s one of the things I dislike about my younger self the most.
I was just following the flow in disliking these things, and my reasons were petty and dumb. In about.. 2011, I had the notion f following the crowd hate was somewhat unjustified and, to some degree, just plain wrong.
The context, when I was awoken to this, was when I was ragging on Justin Bieber. My friend, at the time, pointed out that, just because I didn’t like his music, doesn’t mean I should hate on him, and that Justin was actually pretty funny.
While that may not be the case so much nowadays, I quickly realised it was true, at the time. And I got a chance to see who and what I was, for behaving the way I was.
I’ll be honest. I was not fan of that… brainless hate.
And, so, I reviewed what things I liked and disliked based on what I liked and disliked, and not what the crowd swayed me to choose.
And I found I disliked things that some people absolutely love, like Disney, and liked some things that people hate, such as twitter, which was still being put down by the general public.
But I also disliked things that get a lot of hate, like Apple and Rise of the Guardians. However, I found genuine reasons for disliking them.
Basically, the whole point of this post is.. a general observation that group hate is brainless. It’s always been observed that a person is smart, but people are not. Don’t be people.
Hate and love things on your own terms, and be proud of that.
And if you find you hate something, at least know why.
Nothing frustrates me more than someone that hates something for no reason.
One could say it’s a pet hate. A justified pet hate.