Originally Posted by unemployment simulator
yes I noticed this as a kid, all other kids at that teenager age are basically dicks. none of them would stick up for another person or step in but worse, a lot would join in or find it amusing. I kind of maintain the idea that pretty much all teenagers are dicks. but I think people change as they get older, they just move from being dicks to being apathetic, which is still pretty bad... plenty of people stay as bullies though. I have seen that and heard about this in the workplace.
the thing with music is more about who you know. a lot of people that made something of themselves or atleast got themselves out there, got their music heard, they had someone mentor them or they had access to a studio which an older person had. or they were spoiled rotten as a child and given every piece of musical equipment they asked for and had a person in their lives that knew a lot about what thing does what, and knowledge on the various aspects of song writing. I believe I have some talent in some parts of the music making process and think I probably could have made some bangin tunes back then when I was really enthusiastic. it was incredibly easy to put together a rave tune back in the day, but without any guidance I would never know this. nowadays I am just very meh about it, I still like that sort of thing but that burning passion and drive to succeed and make a name for myself has largely gone.
yea that is true on working out, I just think that doing a lot of stuff like compound lifting and isolation work could have helped me out in various ways had I incorporated it into my daily life. kids are really ****ing superficial and I think they might have thought, don't mess with that kid he lifts weights. I also think it could have helped me stay more healthy and it might have given me confidence? I don't know on that last one because lifting has never made me feel like that but I might have thought about it differently at a younger age. it also just sets a positive routine in place for your life and who knows what sort of benefit that might have had? plus I would have a much better body now than starting in the last 10 years. you can gain so much muscle in the late teens and 20s. i've missed an opportunity there.
also, girls! I probably could have got a lot of ***** if I worked out lol. now I mostly don't care.
Yea well i think most people of all ages are kind d*cks, I think teenagers are fearless and basically insane, where they have no fear of death or ever think about consequences, so that is why they are unpredictable. If I see a gang of thugs in their 20's or a gang of thug teenagers, I would avoid the teenagers first. The high schools around where I live, i make sure to always have my headphones on because even at my age, teenagers are the most likely to make wise-a** comments in the streets. i think when people reach their 20's, they generally appreciate life for or have some basic maturity about life to not act like as big morons. This doesn't mean i would like or trust pretty much anyone in their 20's or 30's anyway but whatever.
I dunno, with making it big in any industry a lot of luck is involved, but you don't need to necessarily have connections. Madonna asked to be dropped off in Times Square with a few hundred dollars as a teenager or whatever and started out in tiny clubs. Jay-Z wanted to be a drug dealer and his first album was just for the hell of it, he had no intention of being a rapper. Guns and Roses were selling beers out of the back of their van or whatever and getting random drug addicts to show up at their tiny shows, they ended up releasing their first album and it STILL didn't sell so they just kept promoting it and eventually it took off. Nirvana came out with their first album or 2 which cost no money and they were terrible, then finally Nevermind came out and it got a ton of play on MTV so it took off. So a lot is luck, connections might get you in the door but that is a small factor. I don't even think making it big as a musician will make you happy or even making a lot of money in the long run anyway
Well working out like bench pressing with a lot of weight and less reps is a different kind of weightlifting. It makes you kinda nuts. If you are doing like 150 pounds 10 or 12 times for 4 sets, that is way different than doing like 200 pounds 3 times or 225 pounds 1 time, etc. It is like power lifting vs just a workout routine. I am not saying lifting weights makes you nuts, it is when you are maxing out and pushing your body past what it should be pushed.
When i was working out i did not have any luck with women, but i worked out for like a year or year and a half. i was with gorgeous women and wasn't working out or productive in any way at the same time. Now I am way more productive with work but my luck with women has completely run out. I am convinced at this point if I worked out and had a great body it would make zero difference anyway, but yea have not worked out in 20 years. Working out will help but I have seen plenty skinny and short guys who somehow are born leaders and are popular and get girls without being ripped so I would not think that would solve everything. I think what you say to people or women is more crucial than anything, i just am too overwhelmed to even say hello to anyone now because i know with women it gets complicated fast and problems crop up out of nowhere and i have no patience. Part of me is at the point that i would even get a hooker, but i have too much respect for women on some level to do that, but I would fantasize about it only because it is simpler than dating and all the mess you have to go through and jumping through hoops