Ever experienced someone judging you for your music taste? Or the movies you like? Or even the books you read?
I’ve had it all the time. People just can’t get to terms with the fact that you like different things to them. That maybe just maybe everyone is different and not going to have the same music/film/book/whatever else taste.
Personally, I’ve heard a few too many times that the music I listen to is dull and boring. I also have the tendency to watch crappy, cheesy romantic comedies from time to time. Okay, they aren’t my favourite films (enter Jurassic Park series + Marvel) but I am not ashamed of watching them. I don’t like the phrase “guilty pleasure” because I don’t really feel guilty about liking them. And nor should I.
Taste is a personal thing. We are all different and that’s wonderful. Why I don’t like heavy metal music you might. While most classical music isn’t my thing you might love it. I don’t look down my nose at anyone who has a different taste to me. Hell, it’s a good thing. It would be boring if everyone was obsessed with dinosaurs, Jurassic Park and Jeff Goldblum. I would be concerned if that was the case.
So, stop with the snobbery. Stop with feeling guilty about liking something. Enjoy yourself.