Back after a long break! *waves*
It's gonna sound old, but bare with me. Since about 2007, it's suddenly acceptable and COOL to be a black rocker, and it kinda pisses me off. When I was into the music, at as early as 5 years of age, I was being called "Oreo" and had so many people around imitating the stupid impression they got of rock 'n' roll off of TV------you know, saying "Duuude!" all the time and headbanging. Now people suddenly want to accept me and say I'm cool. I feel like saying, "Why the hell wasn't I cool when I was trying to be your friend?" Thoughts, please! Are we still as original as possible or no?
hey there! i understand where you are coming from. i was teased and made into an outcast because of my interests and lifestyle growing up, BUT i am kind of glad that the freedom to express interest in whatever you choose and however you may wish to express yourself in your style of dress is accepted. it means a job well done. view yourself as somewhat of a pioneer:). you stayed true to yourself and kept with your interests in plainsight of all, and they didn't understand. NOW, everyone sees the merit in your choices. it just means that another wall has been broken down. at least that's how i look at it.
you will always be an original as long as you are true to yourself because there is no one else like you.
& if you must push the envelop on something, find something else to give others to strive towards. there will always be something that one can do to raise eyebrows, if that is the goal. there will always be those that disapprove and eventually they will always come around if whatever is going down is genuinely interesting and good.
that's just how i see it:)
i won't lie...i have my moments where i'll look & some super hood chick is sporting a mohawk that i got guffawed at for just a few years ago, and i'll feel a spike in my temper. BUT then i just kind of smile, because i knew i was there first and that i'm graduating onto discovering even more amazing flairs in style, genres of music, etc etc, and if it's good, then there will be people behind me coming up to enjoy it, as well. it will then be accepted.
You story sounds painfully familiar...haha. Probably painfully familiar for many of us on here.
I identified with your story a bit more in my later years of high school. Around that time, it became cool for everyone (no matter what music they liked) to skateboard, wear skinny jeans (and sag them), and slim fit tees from pacsun and hot topic.
Trust me, before that phase came to be, I truly did feel like a complete outcast coming up. Not that I cared.
But once playing guitar became "cool" to everyone, I was certainly made to feel less outcasted.
But now-a-days none of that stuff phases me at all. I have a few acquaintances and a few good buddies, but what distinguishes these acquaintances and buddies from my best friends is that my best friends accept me for who I am, fully and completely. No matter what music I'm obsessed with at the time.