For kicks I do some stuff on Youtube that I find interesting. My videos aren't great, but it's got nothing to do with the production quality, consistency, ect. It's because what I find interesting is so wildly different than other people. I guess I am like watching paint dry, haha.
When I look at the big youtubers that have a massive following it's so confusing to me as to how people watch this stuff. I don't understand the screaming, pop culture buzzwords like "karen" "Okay Boomer" "Dab" and all of that shit, which most of the content is made up of, and really the stunted behavior of most of these streamers who are much older. Some act like they're 15 when they're 30.
Regardless - it clearly gets views and most of them are very, VERY wealthy because of it. Good for them, they truly accomplished their dreams.
This is not envy, I promise you it's not. It's more confusion when I watch these channels and have a hard time comprehending how this is the leading and hot content. Not as though it should be something on the totally other opposite end of the spectrum that's as boring as me, but I just wouldn't think it would be videos that seemingly stem from "Ow! My balls!" in Idiocracy.
As an example - I watch driving videos. Seeing someone with a wheel cam in Forza drive a Ferrari is, in some ways relaxing. Cars, good driving, sound of the engine. Great. Yet that content that explodes is the guy doing the commentary saying "bruh that paint job fire doe! Fuck I crashed bruh loloolol! bruh I drive like a boomer dooo!". I can't make this up.
So I ask - Do you ever feel isolated or alone because of your interests vs. what is pushed in the popular main stream?
Also - This is not a post that'll end up in "iamverysmart", it's really me feeling alien when watching this stuff. Acting out in public, low inhibition antics, every single YTer has some bizarre hair color and never holds back when doing something extreme or outrageous. I almost cannot believe these people are real but it's obviously very popular.