At 2/27/13 12:54 PM, poxpower wrote:
Meh I've collected a bunch of garbage in my teens and when I was a kid. Now it's just collecting dust in my apartment or my parent's house. I was pissed when my dad gave away my nintendo and my transformers, but now I understand that the kids who got them at the time were way happier with those than I was.
I can almost agree, but your Transformers? That shit's harsh.
Almost everyone I've seen who collects things as an adult is just sad. It just becomes an addiction whereby they have to get a new thing for their collection regularly to be happy.
Ah. I don't need new CDs to be happy, but if I am feeling pretty down, I do try and cheer myself up by ordering some. Especially since I've been banned from hitting the bottle (which I still do, just more infrequent). I cannot lie to you, I often do think about my next purchase.
Once, it got so bad, this was years ago, I hadn't bought a CD in a week. I scoured the house for all the pennies I could find. Walked into a second hand charity store and bought a. Bought a Backstreet Boys single. :'(
I just couldn't stop myself from buying a record that I knew I would hate, burn onto my iTunes and then forget about. I havge bought for the sake of buying.
It's a pretty lame thing to have as a hobby because usually they don't share it with anyone else and it doesn't make them any better or knowledgeable. Like if you collect Elvis shit, you're not going to be "cultured", you're just going to be a dumbass because you spend 5 hours a day on your Elvis collection.
Wife doesn't like me spending time apart from her. Like, I'm a member of a political party, but I've not been to a meeting in nearly a year.
It's not a productive hobby and if you DO meet someone else that loves music, even the same stuff, you can only share it really by going to a concert, so you are apart, yet together.
Like any other media, I suppose.
I've had way more fun spending my money on gifts, bike stuff, trips with friends, cool experiences etc. Plus, research shows that makes people happier overall anyway.
I don't really get to do stuff. Occasionally, I actually bail on a social thing because I just don't feel well enough for it. My GOD! I'm a neckbeard. :o
But yeah, ColorofAwesome, oh wise teenager with heavy depression problems, please indulge yourself in a large vinyl collection that surely will make you very happy as opposed to finding a hobby that makes you go outside your house.
If he is depressed, he probably wont like outside. I went outside today, travelled up town to get ukulele strings. Far too bright, I've got a crippling headache now. :'(
I was only kidding about your taste bro, you know that. Make me a radiogrounds DJ plz.