What I mean are those stereotypes that people placed on each other, particularly in high school, but which usually carried over into 'real life' anyway. Nerd. Jock. Cool kid. Rich kid. Etc. I am none of those. So what the hell am I?
For example, let's start with the nerds.
I was probably destined to be a nerd from the get-go. I'm a writer, I like video games, and I went to college for a degree in IT because I'm great with diagnosing computer problems. Right now I should be this guy:
Except, for as good as I am with computers, I really don't give a shit about them. When I was working, my IT-related coworkers and I would always get into conversations like this...
Since I'd rather build up an old car than a new computer, it's clear I was never destined to be a nerd. Or a white collar worker, for that matter. Something about becoming this guy has just always made me want to kill myself.
So, since I love muscle cars, I work out a lot, I'm active/competitive in sports, and I really don't give a shit about computers, I must be a jock... right?
|Yeah, that's right, I own a Zune, not an iPod like the rest of the world. I told you I don't fit in!|
|*I'm not sorry, Katy Perry, you talentless twat|
So I'm not built like He-man, I love to read, and I listen to a lot of indie bands that most people have never heard of.
Oh God, I'm not a hipster, am I?
I am definitely not. In fact, when it comes to indie music, I've never understood this particular mentality in the hipster culture...
So what does that leave? Cool kid? Rich kid? Emo? Goth? I'm certainly not any of those. Which means, frankly, I don't know what the hell I am. But the more I think about it, the more I realize I like it that way. Fuck being normal, and fuck being cast into a stereotype.
So what about you guys? Would you consider yourself lumped into any particular group or stereotype?
Stay classy, friends,
Mood: Gray like a cloudy day
Music: *sigh* A band you CLEARLY would not have heard of. If I told you, they'd become mainstream.