Why can't I like music? Why must I appreciate so few songs out of the millions that exist that I proceed to listen to them over and over again until hate them even more than the ones I hate?
Maybe the trick is to hate the songs I like from the beginning, so I can be pleasantly surprised when I hear them on the radio amid a stream of songs I actually hate. But how do I convince myself to hate something I like?
If only all music was by Coldplay and U2. That way I wouldn't need to pretend that I hated everything because I actually would.*
*Except for the song "Viva La Vida," which I like but hate myself for liking and wish I hated.