How wonderful things become guilty pleasures.

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18 Responses to How wonderful things become guilty pleasures.

  1. AF says:

    Since I am constantly surrounded by snobbish hipsters I have found a way to bend that curve into a more U shaped one.

    At first you feel inadequate for liking whatever *dreadful* thing it is that you earnestly love. Then you follow the trajectory shown above as more crappy hipsters enter your sphere of acquaintance. However, once you realize how miserably obnoxious this type of behavior and cultural outlook is you just start lying to the snobs pretending to *ironically* like whatever things you earnestly love but have been repressing. Therefore free to love the things you have always loved without seeming coarse to the bescarfed hordes of cultural “elite” that you have suddenly found yourself amongst, all the while confiding your true love of things to your good friends and family. Tadaa!

  2. rakhi says:


  3. Victor Bogado says:

    Add a third dimension, “how much you care”… :-)

  4. Nate says:

    Exactly, AF.

    Of course, you could give the snobs the finger and go on liking what you like, regardless of what anyone thinks. Isn’t that what modern hipsters are supposed to be doing anyway? Or, are the hipster-kiddies of today the same as the goth-kiddies of the 90s?

  5. Hodge says:

    These days, a “hipster” is just someone who presents their tastes with more confidence than you and dislikes something you like.

    Sooner or later, you figure out that there are very few things that X of a given crowd of “them” don’t actually like as well.

  6. Alex says:

    I can’t understand why anyone would know or associate with ‘Snobs’. The people you surround yourself with, or have a relationship with, are a reflection of who you are as a person. Surely to live a life where you know ‘Snobs’ you are compromising yourself which is not the best manner to fulfill your potential.

    In any case it dose not matter what others think. As Abraham Maslow has said, “learn to be free of the good opinion of others”.

  7. Lord_Tristan says:

    On a tangential note, hipsters have always been around. At least since the Romantic era.

  8. John says:

    “Adolescents” can also substitut for “snobs” on the x-axis.

  9. Ember says:

    I agree, it’s U-shaped, because eventually you give up on trying to impress the snobs, and realize that the whole point is to choose what you like based on your own experience instead of on what a group of others thinks you should – or shouldn’t – like.


  10. witty jester says:

    How true!!!Living for others

  11. Greg says:

    double stuf oreos. actually just the filling.

  12. Shroomi says:

    I’d like to take this moment to say that yes, actually I do enjoy watching friends and listening to Girls Aloud, and occasionally buying clothes from the mens’ section.

    That is all.

  13. Neal Asher says:

    A graph with a direct relation to how people choose their ‘Top 10 Favourite Books’!

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  15. Lufis says:

    I feel the opposite way…the more snobs I know the more constrained I feel about admiting my preferences…

  16. Sunshine says:

    Fig 1.: High school.