>>7236541 Is it really 4chan that has made you like this, or is that you were like this when you were a teenager and browsing /b/ for the first time that you found something you could identify with. Were you the kind of kid who was always a bit of an outsider, somebody who just didn't quite gel with the cool thing? So as a coping mechanism you were like 'Fuck this, I'm gonna go do my own thing.' and then you found yourself on the contrarian path as a defense mechanism?
Hell, I'm just projecting my situation on to you here, but maybe it might be helpful. When I came to realise this about myself, I was better able to combat my contrarian attitudes by being conscious of making rational decisions. Breaking long term habits is hard, but to be honet what you really should aim to do is leave 4chan if you don't want to be bound to its sensibilities. You can either embrace it and enjoy being a smug troll man, or you can fight it and eternally battle the demons imprinted onto your mind.
>>7236541 reverse-contrarianism is even worse than contrarianism. The only way out is actually learning to think by yourself instead of basing your opinions in what-you-think-other-people-are-thinking.
>>7236617 >The fuck is reverse contrarianism? adopting the identity of a 'reasonable' 'mature' non-contrarian person who has competely 'outgrown' the desire to be critical 'for the sake of it'. tbh, inauthentic posturing, most of the time it's simply another way to avoid questioning one's worldview while maintaining a sense of superiority, much like the contrarian who believes himself to be an enlighthened man free from the herd.
You need to gain more self-confidence. The reason you dislike things that are popular is because you want a reason to feel different and superior to everyone else. However, you never gain the satisfaction you're looking for so you continue your contrarian ways.
As for how you can become more confident, I'm not sure. Don't be afraid to like things that other people do, though, even if 4chan doesn't. Do you love Game of Thrones? Great! It'll be even easier for you to find people to connect with.
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