I've been thinking about how I avoid bandwagons. Not all of them, just selected ones. The first time I remember doing this was when I was eight and my whole family got really into playing Tetris. Something about the fact that everyone liked it turned me off, so I avoided playing it.
Everyone's been talking about these vampire books, which sound weird to me, but people whose opinions I trust are saying they're really good.
The problem is, they're saying they're really REALLY good, I CAN'T stop reading them, I can't WAIT for the movie!! I started a club! We ALL read them within 24 hours!!! YOU should read them, YOU'LL LOVE IT AHHH gagaga I'M IN LOVE WITH EDWARD!!!!
Creepy stuff like that, that's so enthusiastic it's off-putting.
So that's one bandwagon I'm avoiding. This isn't the first time I've avoided something because it got SO popular it went past the point of drawing me in and instead deterred me.
A short list:
I've never read any of the "Harry Potter" books
I've never seen the "Star Wars" movies, old or new
I've never played Solitaire
I've never seen "Lost"
I've never worn gaucho pants
I've never read the Book of Mormon (JUST kidding)
I've never seen "American Idol"
I've never tried (?) Sudoku
That's all I can think of for now. Obsessive, no?
Maybe being carried away by vampires to a high school fantasy land could improve my life. I guess I'm missing out on some of life's pleasures simply because of my own stubbornness in wanting to rebel against what's insanely popular. It's not at all that I think I'm better for it. I just feel freaked out by some things that are very popular and want to avoid them, if possible.
There is hope that I may come around to a fad once it dies down a bit, just to see what all the fuss was about:
In high school, a friend finally convinced me to watch "Top Gun." In college, my friends got me to finally see "Dirty Dancing."