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Why is EVERYONE a douche?

This is my first time posting on here, so forgive me and let me know if I fuck something up.

On Facebook, I was engaged in a discussion board conversation about school with these people (or possibly one person) who decided to make fake Facebook accounts and harass us on a page used specifically to rant about school. For fuck's sake... One of them asked me what sort of career I wanted to pursue. I said I wanted to be a musician, which is what I want to do, and I'm currently being held back from doing that by the school system that says I can't drop out yet and the labor laws that say no work until age 16. One more fucking year... anyway, I said I wanted to do music. This asshole said,

"You want to make music? Enjoy being homeless."

I've lost all faith in humanity. I have a dream, a passion, I mean this is seriously what I want to fucking do, and all this middle-aged jackass can do is shoot it down. What the fuck? I didn't provoke a fight with this asshole, so what the hell is his problem?

And it got me thinking... is it really going to be that way? What are my chances of actually being able to sustain myself and live while being musician? I don't think I'm cut out to be famous. As much as I hate to admit it... I think this ass clown is right. I just wanted some thoughts on this. Anyone?

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To be honest, you probably won't make it famous, few do.
But not being famous doesn't mean you're bad, just that you're stuff isn't the garbage that's popular these days, and it doesn't mean you'd go hungry, just that you wouldn't be uber rich.
You'd still have small gigs for money, a small fan base who'd actually enjoy your music, and you'd be doing what you love.

Doesn't sound like too bad of a life to me.

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That is what I really want. To be happy. Not necessarily to be famous, because being famous would require dumbing my lyrics down for the world. I just hope I'm not too fucked with the choice I'm making.

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I'm sure you could make a living off of it. People seem to equate musicians with famous people, but it's not always the case. Besides, I'm sure you could do small jobs on the side. Since most of your gigs would probably be later in the night.

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I'm already feeling better about this. Today was just kind of a shitty day in general, so I was just kind of taking the hits at that point. It's one of those moments when you just want to say "fuck it all" and move to a different country.
Thanks, guys.

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You're welcome. I'm going through the same thing with my future art career. "You wont make any money. Blah Blah." I pretty much ignore that.

To tell the truth, I saw the title and thought you were another troll. Laugh (We seem to be getting a lot of those lately)

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CrayolaColours Wrote:To tell the truth, I saw the title and thought you were another troll. Laugh (We seem to be getting a lot of those lately)
Ha, I thought the same thing, as lulzy as they are, it's nice to see someone who isn't here just to be stupid.

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Just because the system doesn't encourage art doesn't mean that people will ever stop supporting artists, if they like them.

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Facebook, myspace and yahoo answers have to have some of the most ignorant people on the internet.

Sorry you got burned but like others have said, don't listen to what other people tell you about your future because only you know what makes you happy.

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Normally I would probably harass you for liking ICP but you seem like a pretty cool guy.
Last thing you need is more harassment from what I can tell, so welcome to SS. I hope you find us supportive. Well most of us that is.
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thought criminal Wrote:Normally I would probably harass you for liking ICP but you seem like a pretty cool guy.
Last thing you need is more harassment from what I can tell, so welcome to SS. I hope you find us supportive. Well most of us that is.
Their whole ideology is pretty cool you guiz.

Different people like different things, and I'd prefer ICP to Lady Gaga any day. Laugh

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Meh.....
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TheOmegaJuggalo Wrote:It's one of those moments when you just want to say "fuck it all" and move to a different country.
Thanks, guys.
Ah, we're all familiar with those. Keep hangin' in there and maybe I'll buy your CD. Then maybe we can run away to Canada. Biggrin

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McGee! Wrote:
TheOmegaJuggalo Wrote:It's one of those moments when you just want to say "fuck it all" and move to a different country.
Thanks, guys.
Ah, we're all familiar with those. Keep hangin' in there and maybe I'll buy your CD. Then maybe we can run away to Canada. Biggrin
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CrayolaColours Wrote:
McGee! Wrote:
TheOmegaJuggalo Wrote:It's one of those moments when you just want to say "fuck it all" and move to a different country.
Thanks, guys.
Ah, we're all familiar with those. Keep hangin' in there and maybe I'll buy your CD. Then maybe we can run away to Canada. Biggrin
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For the CD or the Canada part?

TOJ, as I shall call you newbie, you work hard and make a CD and I promise I'll buy a copy when i can. If not then I'll pirate your songs and pay you later. Wink

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At the rate humanity's going, I have no trouble imagining a future where everyone's trained to be a generic office worker, and everyone who doesn't want to work in an office is lynched.
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BobManPerson Wrote:At the rate humanity's going, I have no trouble imagining a future where everyone's trained to be a generic office worker, and everyone who doesn't want to work in an office is killed.
This.

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It is possible to make a decent living out of music, if you know where to go. You don't have to be famous; you could perform for people who want your services or perform in clubs or anything, really. I don't know the details, but I've always found that if you love something enough, you'll find a way to make it work.

And just because one guy on Facebook insulted you doesn't mean everyone is a douche. Look at this site, for instance. Don't go looking to Youtube, Myspace, or Facebook for constructive criticism, and don't let one guy you probably don't know that well tell you what you can do with your life. People on FB generally have nothing better to do themselves except upload random, boring pictures of themselves for the world to comment on and update their statuses because they've just moved from their desk to the copy machine. Rolleyes Or something fascinating that they have to let all of their friends know what they're doing at that point in time.
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BobManPerson Wrote:At the rate humanity's going, I have no trouble imagining a future where everyone's trained to be a generic office worker, and everyone who doesn't want to work in an office is killed.

Nah.

Some people have to work in the factories or go into the military so the buerecrats can get their money.

At least until robots are public use for labor and they give people the finger.

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I get all kinds of shit for being a juggalo. It's all good though. lol people assume juggalo automatically means weird fuck who paints their face and cuts their wrists... but we aren't all bad. Glad someone other than me sees that. And as a quick note, my music will be nothing like
ICP's. Even if I do like them. Wink

To be honest, I'll probably try and make it independent and just make the CD's free and just play a lot of live shows and hope I can sell T shirts. And I am totally down for moving to Canada. lol

As for the troll comment... Fucking trolls. Fuck. Rawr. Shooting lol

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