If I had to guess, practically everyone here is or at least has been a fan of a genre of music that isn't exactly mainstream (metal, prog, Belarusians farting into saxophones). I certainly fall into this category. Because I've come to internalize the (unfortunate) belief that the music I prefer is somehow "better" than other music because it's played with more skill, artistic integrity and isn't simply constructed for mass consumption, I've developed a contemptuous attitude towards the musical tastes of most people I know, a contempt which I have a difficult time hiding. For example, I was a passenger in a friend's vehicle over the weekend, and he had turned on the satellite radio, and Staind was playing. I liked Staind when I was a teenager, but I started to view them as "tortured radio ballads band" a long time ago, which has made it impossible for me to enjoy them now. Needless to say, my body language conveyed my disdain for the music quite clearly without me consciously trying to do so. Because all my friends are sarcastic assholes (and really, I wouldn't have it any other way), he cranked the volume. If I'm being honest, I probably had it coming for the musical snobbery I've displayed in the past. Maybe it's just a fact of being human, but I'd like to think I'm mature enough not to flinch in disgust whenever I have to listen to a song I don't like. This is what I need help with. On a deeper level, I'd also like to not just hide it better, but I need to find a way to legitimately not be bothered by it.