*This has very little to do with One Direction*

So this past weekend I went to a One Direction concert and had the time of my life. I mean… REALLY

Over the past few months I’ve become a big fan of theirs and I’ve found myself trying to downplay and/or hide the fact that I really like this band.

It wasn’t until the concert that I began to ask myself why I feel the need to hide something that’s completely harmless and makes me happy?

My friend and I sat next to an awesome girl who told us that she’s made fun of on a regular basis for being a fan of One Direction and because of that she had to go to the concert alone (that is until she met us)!

This is my mini, much less aggressive than normal, rant on why you shouldn’t look for others’ approval to enjoy something that really doesn’t have anything to do with them anyway.

I know it’s easier said than done for most. I’m lucky I’m a young adult who lives her own life and I’m not subjected to the immature ridicule that can often be found in school, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s true.

If someone is offended or bothered by something you like although it doesn’t affect them at all (especially if they’re so bothered by it that they try to guilt you out of it), feel bad for them.

I’ve also heard that people would assume so much about a person’s intelligence based on something so small as them liking ONE band.  Well, much can be said about a person who uses such a small aspect of a person’s life to assume they know something as broad and complicated as their intelligence.

Let them exert energy trying to make you feel bad about something that makes you feel good.  I mean seriously, think about it: This makes me happy, but it doesn’t make you happy, so I shouldn’t enjoy it then? FALSE!

It’s hard for me to believe that anyone who would go through all that is really enjoying anything in their own life. So much of their time is wasted trying to take away something that they can’t find themselves, but no one can take something like this. You can only give away the joy of a simple pleasure. With all that’s happening in this world, there are much bigger things to fight for.  Keep the small things. They make you happy and upsets certain people. Who’s the real winner in this?

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