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Disassociate yourself from them. Now. 8 21.05%
Everyone has different tastes. Can't your friendships rise about that? 17 44.74%
Maybe if you weren't posting polls on interference under a really lame screenname, you'd have time to make more friends. 6 15.79%
Shouldn't you be doing homework? 7 18.42%
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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what should I do?

I love my friends. however recent threads in the LS have prompted me to question...things. See, most of my friends love emo. They rock out to Panic! at the Disco and make collages with words like "I bleed my heart dry" for their Intro to Art journals. They make many unnecessary cutting jokes (while not actually engaging in such activity).

Also, they endlessly quote entire Dane Cook monologues and reference his standup routine in everyday speech. I actually have to force myself to laugh at his jokes because it takes too much energy to have to explain why I'm not laughing every time I'm subjected to him.

I am torn between the love for my friends who are all kind, fun people, and my insufferable elitist desire to separate myself from anyone with Bad Taste.

Please give me advice.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:09 PM   #2
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Most of my friends had poor music taste in high school. Your job is to help them. They will come around

You're just ahead of your time
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:10 PM   #3
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Disassociate yourself from them. Now.

I would do that without a doubt.

To me it sounds like you can not be you around your friends.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:14 PM   #4
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If you enjoy hanging around with them and they're nice people, music taste and alike, change so fast it's not worth losing friends over.
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you need to educate them.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:19 PM   #6
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whoever voted for option #3 is my new hero.

(and seriously speaking I don't actually bother trying to force music on people if I know they have no chance of enjoying it. that's just annoying.)


not that the rest of this poll isn't completely serious as well.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:21 PM   #7
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What's emo?

Is it like Elmo??

Sorry, I am old and out of the touch with today's young people. I grew up with Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, I want my MTV generation.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:24 PM   #8
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I was tempted to vote for #1. But one need friends no matter what. For dire times like when your internet is not working and you feel the need to talk to somebody offline! I'm in pretty much the same situation as you. I cannot connect with my non-bluecrack friends too much because we like totally different things. I'm crazy about music and most of my friends don't even care much about music let alone for the same bands and stuff. Thank God I met a fellow interlander here in this same town or I might have gone crazy, permanently attached to my computer so I can "hang out" virtually with you guys.

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whoever voted for option #3 is my new hero.
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Get new friends.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:24 PM   #11
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Well, first I'd ask yourself why is it you are friends with them? What do you like about them that stands apart from other acquaintences?

I'm in kinda a similar situation. I waas tired with hanging out with peeople in my cohort. Different tastes, to the point where it pains me to have to listen to them talk about their shallow opinions on people's appearances and the ridiculous tv shows they keep up with.

I just stopped hanging out with them. It's hard b/c it is hard to make friends with my busy schedule, I hardly have time for myself. But at least I know a little piece of me isn't dying anymore on Friday nights when I wasted my time hanging out with them.

You're still in school? Don't worry about it. PLENTY of opportunities to meet new people there.

Good luck!
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:27 PM   #12
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i have the same problem at my school, so what i do is i keep those friends, and make some new ones at the same time.

then you would have more in common with the new friends and you and your old friends just don't hang out as much but are still friends it worked for me
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:45 PM   #13
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first i would maybe see if you and your friends could agree to disagree. just maybe say something like "i don't like that kind of music, etc. but i respect that you do." you know, don't make them all upset and uppity about it.

but if they still act like you have to have everything in common with them, then maybe you do have to sever the ties
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my friends are all into the crap they call "new music"....like rap and pop and stuff like emo....i let them go listen to what ever crap they want to...i listen to my ipod when they do that...cause i don't do new music

i also can't stand mcr or fall out guy or Panic! at bleh bleh..all crap pshhh
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:14 PM   #15
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Greatest.Poll.Ever.

Seriously though. Friends are a lot more important than the right music. Give'em a brake - they'll come around.
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