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Old 10-12-2020, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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If they've failed you then what were you thinking you deserved?
I am not deserved, but I have expectations and people can fail my expectations.
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Old 10-12-2020, 12:48 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Gen z is more likely to worship one celebrity or another.

I thought this plague was abating but its getting worse.
But wasn't it always this way? This is nothing new, and you have to go back decades, to find otherwise.
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Old 10-12-2020, 12:59 PM
 
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I am not deserved, but I have expectations and people can fail my expectations.
Good luck being happy in life this way.
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Old 10-12-2020, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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I expected more from gen z because of the internet and their predisposition for mocking established institutions.

They have failed me by turning internet personalities into a Hollywood like object that people worship.
Why do you blame it all on one generation? They're not the only ones following these celebrities. People of ALL generations follow them. Look at the Kardashians. They have fans from 8 years old to 108 years old. No one knows why.
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Old 10-12-2020, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Generational warfare?

I hate the previous generations as well, I thought the internet would end celebrity culture.

It has done no such thing.
Sounds like you have a lot of issues. Why on earth are you hating anyone because when they were born?
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Old 10-12-2020, 01:59 PM
 
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I expected more from gen z because of the internet and their predisposition for mocking established institutions.

Every generation goes through a phase of mocking established institutions. It's called the teenage years. Some people take longer to grow out of it than others.
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Old 10-12-2020, 02:00 PM
 
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Where was the verb 'owed' used in that post?
Implied in the "they failed me" statement.
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Old 10-12-2020, 02:20 PM
 
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Good argument. Yeah, I think Elvis would have looked the way he did (at least until the late 1960s and Vegas) even if he didn't become a music star. He wrote a little but mainly he was a good interpreter of music and know a good song when he heard it. Taking Carl Perkins song Blue Suede Shoes and making it his own...
He helped bridge the gap between white music and black music. Many parents forbade their kids to
Listen because it sounded like black music. It helped pave the way for cross overs and people like Little Richard and James Brown to white audiences (kids).

Just about all music is derivative by now.
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Old 10-12-2020, 02:58 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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Sounds like you have a lot of issues. Why on earth are you hating anyone because when they were born?
Uh, he said he's hating celebrity worshipers *regardless* of when they were born.
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Old 10-12-2020, 03:05 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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This book, written by a Buffalo native-author (thus heightening its appeal to Buffalonian me), looked at the phenomenon of celebrity worship (and the personal pursuit of celebrity) 12-13 years ago:

https://www.amazon.com/Fame-Junkies-...s=books&sr=1-1

I read it this summer in a few sittings; it is a terrific read. I highly recommend it to a person asking the question you're asking and expressing the opinions you're expressing. Once you've read it, you'll be less surprised with, if still equally depressed by, this 'normal' (to echo ocnjgirl) human tendency.
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