And I've thought about this, but I always forgot to tell someone else. Like, why do things smell good and some things smell bad? And this whole question of "why" doesn't apply to smell: why do people have opinions and agree on them?
At first I thought it's a "trying to fit in" thing. I'm sure we've all been there. Back in the younger years, everyone would like one thing that you didn't really understand, but you still jumped on the bandwagon. You think, "Everyone else likes this thing, so I should like it. So now I do." Same thing with, "Everyone else hates this thing, so I hate it."
But that's not completely true, is it? We all know you can have differing opinions from others. Hipsters are prime example. And also, how would the first person form their opinion if they needed someone else first? So I thought again, and concluded full opinions aren't made on the spot, rather they are learned as you grow up.
I hope that makes sense. Let's go back to the smell thing. Bacon smells good because, chances are, a) the people around you when you were a child told you bacon is good, b) your family cooked you some bacon and you remembered the distinct smell, and c) you ate it and thought bacon tasted good. Now, when you think of yummy bacon, you think of its smell, and you think positively of that smell.
And this sort of theory applies to differing opinion, too. Have you guys ever smelled the Sun Tan candle in Bath and Body Works? It literally smells like sunscreen. Don't know why a candle called Sun Tan would smell like the thing you put on to avoid a tan, but that's not the point. Personally, I wouldn't burn this candle in my home and think, "Yum, sunscreen!" Because I don't think sunscreen is really all that positive. Sure, it saves my skin from being fried in the sun, but I never enjoyed the thorough rub down by my mother. I was at least three shades lighter after she done with me.
But I don't ask, "Why would Bath and Body Works create a candle that no one would buy?" because I know other people think it's a nice scent. They might think it smells like sunscreen. But they might associate sunscreen with fun summer days at the beach, so they would think it smells good. If it's associated with a good memory, then it smells good.
Now let's escape that weird place of thoughtfulness and talk about acoustic covers of popular songs. Specifically Coldplay songs. Keep this on the hush-hush with my parents, but I was up until 5 am listening to acoustic versions of their songs. Sometimes with songs today, the music is so overworked that you can't hear the message in the lyrics. So when the artist performs it with a guitar or piano or whatever, you get to hear the passion. You get to know how they really feel about their lyrics. So I'm letting you do the Googlin'. Search up the title of your favorite pop song, followed after the word "acoustic". Because if you like a song, you're gonna love its acoustic version.
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