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Will you be able to sleep comfortably at night knowing someone loves something you hate?!
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Let me know if a thread like this one exist.
Thanks a bunches.

I see it all the time people getting "hurt" over having someone hate what they enjoy or enjoy what they hate. Why is that? Does everyone has to enjoy and hate the same things as you? I thought we knew that every human being on the planet has different opinions, likes, and dislikes. Apparently, no one cares about that because they still question "why does he/she like this?" or "why he/she dislike that?" Its probably just how I see things but sometimes do we really need to know the answer to the obvious question. Its not that hard to see why it is.

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This is just one minor example though. I've always wondered about this a lot and I just need to know what everyone else thinks.

Its okay if you find this thread strange or stupid. Its okay.


Explain your opinion in great detail.
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Well, basically it's an attempt to affirm one's own righteousness. Nobody will think their opinion is "wrong," and even in the face of evidence to the contrary will find justifications (excuses) for their opinion. It's psychologically easier for most people to find justifications for their opinions, even if said justification is the flimsiest of excuses, than to change their mind or accept they aren't right.

Personally I try to stand on neutral ground and ask why just to ask why.

Off topic, but the only things I really hate are gangsta rap and reality TV. To me, both are the epitome of everything wrong with American society.
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i don't really care if they hate something i love or v.v., i like sleeping so i will sleep if i want to
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Fear of losing their own interests. After all, the majority decides what television shows air, what computer games are released, and so on.
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I always try to take a position of humility and recognize that my opinion is my own ( Example. I never call a specific song "bad", but instead say I dislike it)
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Blehhh I already have enough problems sleeping as is
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First this thread's not stupid. ( If you think so, go look at my cold sweat thread that's stupid ) Second It depends on what it is really, I mean like a poster said above if its a game ( like an MMO) you want people to like it because then you can continue to play it without worry of the servers being shutdown. TV shows like anime are the same where a lot of my favorite shows aren't picked up for more episodes because it wasn't as popular.
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I suppose is it's just a natural human thing for us to want each other to like the same things so we can relate better. If there's something you really enjoy, it creates a feeling similar to when you make something yourself. When someone disrespects it, it's like they're disrespecting something you've made or a part of you, and as such it can make you feel like they don't completely accept you.

It feels pretty much the same as them opening up to saying there's a part of you they don't like. No-one likes the things they treasure to be mocked. Depending on what it is, some things are, on a lesser scale, like someone saying your child's performance in a play is terrible, even if you liked it.

That can be annoying (or so I safely assume) because it feels like the things you have interests in are what you find the best in the world hence why you're interested in them. When someone tells you they don't like it, it's like they're telling you you're into something that's rubbish. No-one wants to like rubbish things, so their criticism of your tastes makes them seem like a dick. In a way it can sort of be related to bullies who might see a possession of yours and say 'What's that? It looks like shit' so even if a friend says it in a less critical way, it can still come across as an insult...Wow, I made that more complicated than it needed to be.
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Perfect example: I'm an avid hunter. I know that there are many folks who abhor the very notion. They expend countless hours and efforts to try and stifle something that I and many like me love. The anti what ever people plan rallies and form organizations to procure funds aimed to legislate my interest out of existence. It definitely chaps my britches, but I can't say that I loose sleep over it. I know that hunting and fire arms are a strong part of American culture, and we will not be swept under the rug by anyone without a serious fight! I do wish that those who are anti guns, anti hunting, anti American would find some other more productive hobby and leave me and my interests alone, but I also accept that this is America, and they are allowed to voice their opinions. Just don't forget that I am entitled to my opinion as well and it is one that many share with me! I consume 100% of what I hunt. If I procure more meat than my freezer can hold, I donate the excess to the local food bank so that some poor soul can enjoy a steak that is free of antibiotics, hormones, and steroids. Tell me how is that such a bad thing? I hold no ill will towards vegetarians. In fact, my neighbor owns and operates a vegan restaurant, and I have eaten many meals there. His wife and kids have shared meals in my home as well, and have eaten meat from my freezer. It can work! People can respect each others interests and hold on to their own without forcing what they want on others.
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joshmyersbv wrote:

First this thread's not stupid. ( If you think so, go look at my cold sweat thread that's stupid ) Second It depends on what it is really, I mean like a poster said above if its a game ( like an MMO) you want people to like it because then you can continue to play it without worry of the servers being shutdown. TV shows like anime are the same where a lot of my favorite shows aren't picked up for more episodes because it wasn't as popular.



Thanks. I have to look at that cold sweat thread.
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No, because I could care less about anybody else's opinion, especially since they're always wrong. .....but really, I don't care about what other people think. I don't (and I won't) live my life for them (or according to how they think I should live my life). I only got one life, and I'm going to live it for myself, damn it.
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No, I don't lose any sleep over it. Sleep is more important than worrying over what I can't control, especially given the enjoyment I have for dreaming. I won't waste my time on whether or not billions of people dislike something.
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I'll think I'll do fine. Whether I know them or not, someone somewhere is going to hate what I love.
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PhyongHwa wrote:

No, because I could care less about anybody else's opinion, especially since they're always wrong. .....but really, I don't care about what other people think. I don't (and I won't) live my life for them (or according to how they think I should live my life). I only got one life, and I'm going to live it for myself, damn it.



Whoa!
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I don't really care about it. Like, some other people said before, you're going to think you're right no matter what, so unless it's a life changing, ground shaking, belief-making revelation that's stirring up unrest inside me because I might possibly be in the wrong this time, I'm going to sleep like a log.
I have accidentally blurted out on occasion that I hate certain things that my friends turn out to like, but there won't be any bad blood just because of that.
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