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When did you realize you sold out?
Posted 6/13/15 , edited 6/13/15
I used to be hard ass. I wore all black, had long hair, a big beard. I listened to Dying Fetus, but only their early goregrind work. The more brutal the better. I had pentagrams on my guitars.

Now I wear khakis and white T shirts. I get my hair cut every few weeks. I keep a neat goatee if I'm not totally clean shaven, and I listen to music so sweet it'll give you diabetes.

I've sold out.


When did you realize you sold out? You're an adult, and have to be one. Or have you not sold out yet? Or maybe it's better to call it maturing? Or getting older?

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Posted 6/13/15
Right away. I never went through any phases.
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When I was in fifth-sixth grade, I wasn't into the whole "Kids rool, YEAH!" mentality that TV commercials were pushing at us, and I was too unpopular in high school to consider it the mythical "best years of my life" that I wanted to hang onto into my thirties. (It was hell, and I wanted to get the hell OUT.)

From a pre-pubescent age, I was aware of one truth of the world:
Joke about adults all you want, but they were clearly doing something right, because THEY HAD THE MONEY. And money meant independence--I was so envious of whatever minimum age I could start a paying job, and I spent practically every high-school lunch in the Guidance office sighing over college catalogs from California, NYC and New England. (And it wasn't for the kegger parties.)

I'm not sure what I "lost" by "selling out", as in my case, it was more of an unwanted garage sale, but Maturity started to look pretty good.
Now I suffer for being the only mature person in the room, but with the current generation, nowhere else am I so badly needed.
Posted 6/13/15
I wear a couple Megadeth shirts with two of their old albums on them. Call that dressing down and I'll dickpunch your mommy.
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i refuse
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Yeah I'd take maturity over those days any day.





faiabolto wrote:

I wear a couple Megadeth shirts with two of their old albums on them. Call that dressing down and I'll dickpunch your mommy.


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Posted 6/13/15
Hmmm. If you're referring to responsibilities like paying bills and keeping track of finances, then 19. But in terms of maturity, I haven't completely 'sold out' yet. I'm pretty childish with the fact that I still love plushes and similarly cute items, and that I probably appear 'immature' and 'anti-social' due to the fact that I'm still very much a wallflower, which I've come to accept that it might not be something I will grow out of.

I never did go through any 'phases' myself, either. I was a reserved and day-dreamy kid, and I haven't changed much since then.
Posted 6/13/15
Probably the time when I still thought a mans opinion on me defines my worth.
Other than that, not really.
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When you end up in the street with a cardboard sign selling your body with a tip box
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I don't really think that shifting tastes in music and attire classify as "selling out". Everyone changes, and that's fine. Selling out is when you change yourself for the purpose of attaining (more) money. That may require you to have a certain haircut, but it shouldn't change your taste in music.
Nonetheless, your tastes WILL change. If you ever realize that nothing about you is changing anymore, you're probably dead.
So as long as you're doing what you want, you're probably not a sellout. But most of us sell out a little. Cos you always do something you don't want to do in order to get money.
A friend of mine once said "Anyone who's not an astronaut or a rockstar sold out"
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It doesn't sound like you sold out, it sounds like you finally finished your chunnibyo.

Being goth or emo or whatever you kids in black call yourselves today isn't being real, it's just another form of posturing.
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Posted 6/13/15
I do petty Jobs to get money(till I can get a new part time job), so I guess that is selling out., because I definitely don't want to do those jobs w/ their low pays. If you mean by going through phases, I never have gone through one, so I was usually very mature compared to other people in my class/ age group.
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That's not selling out at all. Selling out is when your job is to regulate the banking industry, but you don't do that because you're getting bribed by or otherwise feel beholden to the banking industry.

Or when you start a political career based on social justice for the poor, and 10 years later you live in a million dollar mansion and spend most of your time sucking up to wealthy donors and doing their bidding.


What you described is changing tastes and/or a realization of how society works.
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AiYumega wrote:

I used to be hard ass. I wore all black, had long hair, a big beard. I listened to Dying Fetus, but only their early goregrind work. The more brutal the better. I had pentagrams on my guitars.

Now I wear khakis and white T shirts. I get my hair cut every few weeks. I keep a neat goatee if I'm not totally clean shaven, and I listen to music so sweet it'll give you diabetes.

I've sold out.


When did you realize you sold out? You're an adult, and have to be one. Or have you not sold out yet? Or maybe it's better to call it maturing? Or getting older?



I think that's what known as 'growing up'.
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Posted 6/13/15 , edited 6/13/15
My sophomore year of high school I believe. It could' ve been earlier, maybe middle school but I remember everything back then.
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