Re: Lists = bad
posted at 7/25/2012 12:39 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Lists = bad
[QUOTE]It's one thing to acknowledge that we all follow our own path with regard to taste, what we are drawn to or what repels us (with music or for that matter, any of the arts) -------------------------- If only that were true! Experience dictates MOST don't follow their own path, but seek the current, to follow. This forum's members are smarter. This forums members are exceptional, not norm.
Your rule is exactly how I teach music, and guitar. Elitist? You bet your a55.
Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]
I couldn't agree more. The lowest common denominator (LCD) is the RULE, not the exception to it, and most people are in the LCD; the forum members are so far above the LCD, in a premiere class of their own, so exceptional, and that's not hyperbole, that's just a fact that's been documented here. :)
You see that LCD mentality all over -- film, tv, fashion (don't get me started with the ill-suited and ill-fitting clothes people wear just because they're "in" UGH).
Are you saying some people just *CAN'T* be any other way, they're lost causes, they follow trends and will never veer off the path to discover a true sense of what they *could* like?
Can they be taught to think outside the box, and open their EYES? Take the WHOLE CAKE, and not just one piece?
All I'm saying is that there are too many people with knee-jerk reactions -- too much deciding, and not enough ruminating. Too much cutting to the chase to agree or disagree, without a discussion, or digesting what's been read, seen, heard ... too much rapidfire response. Too much insistence that someone's trying to tell you what to think (people like us can NEVER be told what to think, just ask my mother ...), but not enough realization that an open mind is not a sign of being wishy-washy or a pushover, either.