why do dudes think it's so cool to not like anything? like please talk about the things you enjoy instead of the things you don't, i promise you'll have more fun that way
@em I tend to dislike things becuase I want to like them? S'like "Gosh darn this is teteering on the edge of greatness and it's infuriating"?
Usually if something is just outright bad I don't even think about it.
@em this is so big of a problem in the wrestling community that there is an entire second Market around people complaining about wrestling on YouTube and podcasts
@em I'm trying not no be like this any more. I thoguht it showed that I thought critically about the media I consumed and sparked interesting discussion, but turns out I was just kinda a wangrod.
@em i only enjoy talking about things i don't enjoy and i can confirm i am having more fun so story checks out here
@em this could be an example of a maladapted coping mechanism due to toxic masculinity. To avoid being mocked for things they like they instead act like they dont care or dont like it so they can act aloof and hide a potential weakness from their peers.
I find myself thinking this often. It's so exhausting seeing so many people talk about nothing but things they dislike.
There's something I really like about seeing someone talk about something they're genuinely enthralled by. If someone's actually excited about something (as opposed to just trying to show off their knowledge and be the centre of attention) then it's nice to let them speak.
Rather than than those people who act as if everything is boring or terrible. There's a lot in life to be excited about. I don't think it's something to be discouraged.
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