So I was talking with someone today about making friends n shit, and we got on the subject of a certain kind of people that irks both of us and deters friendships.
Basically people who are kind of "fake" or superficial, but not in the materialistic kind of way, more in the opinionated kind of way.
People who's opinions aren't genuine, or who's opinions aren't even really their's. Like, people who you know are just saying things because they heard it on TV or somewhere else, but the point is they're proclaiming they believe things, or are experts on things when they actually know very little about it.
People who talk from shallow observation rather than engagement or experience. And I'm not trying to say it's wrong to not know/understand things--nobody knows everything about everything, in fact nobody knows everything about ANYTHING--but I just hate when people pretend
they do, or give the implication that they do.
Like, I don't participate in certain kinds of discussions because I know that I don't know anything about the subject, and I would probably embarrass myself if I tried to speak on it. But I can admit that. Some people can't.
I don't have a problem with people not knowing things, it's just like, if you don't have a real interest in something, if you haven't explored it in depth (at least to an extent that you have knowledge about it), then don't try to act like you're a big fan or something. This especially gets to me with music, but people being dumb about music triggers me easily.
I guess what it comes down to is, don't be a basic bitch.
If you want to feel smart about something, actually get into it, don't just repeat what other people say. Form your own opinions. Learn enough about something that you can have a dialogue about it and offer something different, instead of just something you read online somewhere.
People who can only reiterate what they have heard from other people are boring. I want to discuss interesting things with people who can show me new perspectives that I may not have considered before, maybe even change my mind completely.