You know, it's funny how much people feel the need to categorise themselves. I've had this discussion (albeit briefly) with milkmixedtapes about people defining themselves by bands they like, or what have you.
It's funny reading some of the add me communities ... "I like xyz music... so that means I'm a blah blah... so only fellow blah blah's might like me". "I'm conservative, so if you're liberal, I don't want to hear from you" (or vice versa - perhaps not using those words, but I'm reading between the lines here). Or "I'm gay" as if that makes a poofteenth (apologies to Top Gear Australia for that one) of a difference to whether the person is worth knowing or not.
Who gives a crap?
I don't define myself by any of those. Apart from maybe weird - but we all are in some way or other. And I don't claim to be "liberal" or "conservative" (In Australia, saying you're Liberal means you're right wing!) But of course, that's because the Liberal Party (ie. conservative party) is economically liberal, not necessarily socially. I judge by issue, not by party affiliations, or by a band affiliation, or religious, or whatever else.
For example, I don't think all songs by Smashing Pumpkins or U2 "rule", nor that all songs by Britney "suck". Some are good, and some suck... from whoever it happens to be. Take everything on it's own merit, I say.
Oh, apart from Shannon Noll. He just sounds like a whiney bitch.
So my question is - do YOU define yourself by some category? And if so.. why? Why do you feel the need to? Do your choices come from yourself, or are you conditioned to prefer those choices as a result of 'belonging' to that category? :)
I like making people think :)
Why am I writing all of this down?
Because I'm procrastinating once again.. I should be studying!
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