There are a lot of things that are “cool” that I’m not sure I understand.
Hipster Mr. Potato Head had a moustache before it was cool!
1. Moustaches. I mean, sure, they’re amusing…fun to say, and they’re kind of silly…but I wouldn’t want to have plastic ones on my face, or moustache jewelry, or anything else. There’s a time when moustaches stop being fun, and just become overused. (Not at all unlike those feathers which, after everyone had put them into their hair, simply weren’t new or interesting anymore.) I feel badly for that person who decided to use moustaches as a form of self-expression, before someone else caught on and they became a fad.
2. Cat-eye glasses. Personally, I feel like these should leave their vintage stake in the 1950s. They’re not even particularly attractive; they belong in costume stores in the year 2012. I mean, it’s very nice that someone wanted to go back in time for their own self-expression, but that person should have been let be. It’s similar to the moustache deal, but it seems even more of a single-person expression than even the moustaches. Would people please stop copying strong individuals? There are only so many, and you’re making it hard to tell the difference.
3. YOLO. When people say YOLO, what they mean is “I only have one chance so I have to try everything!” Sometimes, all I hear is, “I’ve only got one life to screw up, and no other way of justification!” There are some things that you’ll regret ever trying, like smoking or anything else they always told you to avoid, and some things you will always be looked down on for doing. YOLO would make a lot more sense to me in a situation more like this:
“Tell me, why did you save starving children in impoverished third-world nations, and then give all of your profits from your touching novel to cancer research?”
“Because YOLO, that’s why.”
Apparently you’re supposed to do something utterly stupid for no reason instead of making a change in the world. (To see more on this topic click here.)
4. Modern music (or, rather, most of it). The lyrics are bad and many songs seem to contradict themselves within those lyrics, if there’s even any common theme or idea to be contradicted. There are exceptions to the rule, as there are with almost any rule, but after listening to the radio I found that there aren’t many. They’re incredibly catchy and easy to sing along to, but more often than not you wouldn’t want your children to sing along to those songs. I don’t when music went south, but someone needs to throw it out and get some fresh music before the mold spreads.
5. Body piercings. Ear piercings are okay, and to some extreme so are lip or
other facial piercings. But other piercings look painful, and aren’t always attractive. They are harder to take care of and keep clean. And sometimes, it just looks like something scary. But, I suppose, if that’s how people feel comfortable and that’s what they want to do with their body, then that’s self-expression, right? I have no place to deny the right to self-expression.
If I offended you please let me know and I will make a personal apology! I’m not used to letting myself known in such a non-subtle way!
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Ciao for now,