It’s very easy to get caught up in the hype of what everyone says is cool. With the abilities of mass media, via radio, television, and now the internet and social networking, popular culture has become a real element of even intellectual discussion. So, if you tend to indulge in that culture, you can sometimes be surprised by the things that keep the masses captivated.
However, we are all individuals, with individual tastes and individual ideas. In a world where people are more apt to recycle what’s popular, there still has to be a few who aren’t that concerned with trends. Someone has to be creative. Someone has to look at “what’s poppin” and say, “you know what? That ain’t my type of hype.”
Following the trends tend to:
- …. make us lazy.
- …. make things boring.
- …. cause us to miss some good stuff.
- …. take our eyes off of what we really like.
- …. make us feel like popularity determines worth.
Don’t succumb to the pressures to follow crowd, because the crowd may lead you to some places you don’t want to go. Be an individual that can passionately pursue the things that truly bring you joy and peace, without the worries of what “they” think. Be the creative soul that can remain true to your vision, without compromising you integrity. Be the man or woman who can stand on your own opinions without bowing to the idols of popular thought. Yea, all that looks good, but it ain’t my type of hype!
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“Ain’t My Type Of Hype” was written by Full Force, Maurice White, and Al McKay. Produced, and performed by Full Force. Released 1989. Made famous by the iconic battle dance scene in the motion picture “House Party,” written and directed by Reginald Hudlin. Produced by Gerald T. Olson and Warrington Hudlin.