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04 July 2002 @ 01:56 pm
I think I know what's been bothering me lately...  
I'm tired of people who are all the same. This is why I have an attitude problem when it comes to the punk crowd and the goth crowd; it feels like they're trying so hard to be different... but they're all the same.

How discouraging.

I've noticed lately that certain businesses tend to hire people who are similar. Take Rockne's, for example. Ok restaurant, good salads... and all the servers are white, college-age, and skinny. There's diversity for you.

I was in Spencer's Gifts yesterday at the mall. I hate the mall. But, anyway, they had a sign up that said something like "Now hiring" or "Help wanted". And I thought "Hey, Spencer's might be a neat place to work! I could get a job here!" Then I heard the braying of an annoying creature who... well, I can only assume 'she' was female. And I looked up to the front register and saw, surprise surprise, that all the people working there had an air of "society rebel" about them, with piercings, tattoos, and hair colors not found in nature.

My chance of getting a job at Spencer's suddenly goes below the zero margin.

Don't misunderstand me. I'll like people on an individual level, whether they consider themselves gothic, preppie, punk, jock, nerd, or 'miscellaneous'. But, on the mass group level, I tend to not like certain... persuasions.

Blah. This is not very coherent.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Alanis Morisette - Hands Clean
Ai no Aquamarine: kittyserpensortia on July 4th, 2002 02:21 pm (UTC)
Eh...it was coherant enough to me.

it feels like they're trying so hard to be different... but they're all the same.

I know some people at my old school who are really like that. They like to think they're different from everyone else and often, think they're better (of course, that only stands for this particular group of arrogant people), but at the end of the day they're exactly the same as the person they're standing next too. They might think they are individual and on personal levels, perhaps they are, but they're still part of a group of people who are the same/like minded.

As a group of people, they will act in certain ways that are acceptable to the group and to a load of unsaid group rules, that makes them the same. And they'll be the same as another group who operate in the same way, who are the same as another...and so on and so fourth. I think, on a whole everyone follows the rule of: "Repeat after me: We are all Individuals". ^-^;;

Bleh - I'll stop that train of thought now, as I feel like I'm writing a sociology essay or something.

But, on the mass group level, I tend to not like certain... persuasions.

I don't blame you. They say that people are more intelligent on an individual basis anyway (and I'll back that one up). Sure, there are probably some nice people in that group of trendier people who I tend to avoid like the plague...but I don't fancy sifting through the mound of people who look at me like I'm something they just trod on to find them. I'd much rather meet people who don't do that.

...And now I'll stop rambling. x_X;;
nikki_nekochan on July 4th, 2002 03:00 pm (UTC)
so true.
I'm not miss ghetto girl or anything.. but when i'm in certain stores.. i can just SEE the shock on some ppls faces ..
*i.e. hot topic*
i hate it!
The protector of italian virginityetiolate on July 5th, 2002 05:33 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. They aren't the main group, but they are still grouping themselves. They don't like the majority group, so they try hard to be somethin else. It's still not exactly invidualism. The problem is, everyone is expected to be grouped. They want to look at a highschool kid and say "he/she is prep/skater/goth/rap/rocker". Not just hey that's a person. Part of highschool is fitting people into demographics of society. Maybe so many feel they dodn't belong, they latch onto a group so it seems they belong to something.