Not Everyone Pirates Music

So I listen to Pandora a lot.  It is my de facto method of listening to music at work.  But for the last few days, Pandora has been getting on my nerves.  Actually, Pandora and George Lopez are getting on my nerves.  I have the free Pandora subscription which is subsidized by ads, that I have no problem with, that is how you get free stuff.  There is a portion in the Lopez ad where he says congratulations on not pirating music.

The first time I heard it, I did not think much of it, but over the course of time, this shit is getting on my serves.  Their assumption is that if I were not listening to Pandora, I would be stealing music.  As someone who has never pirated any music, this really bothers me.  It bothers me to the point that I am not sure that I will be listening to Pandora any longer.

I am sure that Pandora does not really care about me no longer listening to their station, but I care.  And I know that Pandora probably does not listen to every single ad that is on their service, but that is their fault, and it is also the reason I am no longer watching George Lopez’s late night talk show.  While most will not care, I have long believed that I do not fit in with most, nor understand as most do.

I hate to end my love affair with you Pandora, but I need you to better vet your ads.

Rule #001 – To Thine Own Self Be True

This rule is my personal favorite, and I think the most important.  That is why it is 1st. 

To Thine Own Self Be True

You may ask yourself, what is so important about this statement.  Well, think about it….in today’s society, there are too many people trying to be someone they are not, to impress someone who  may or may not be worth impressing.  Those who are worth impressing, will never require you to impress them.  They will accept you as you are, faults and all.

If the person you are, is a person trying to impress someone, stop it.  They are not worth impressing, and you will end up being unhappy since you will always work to impress them.  Just be yourself, and if they don’t like it, they can go fuck themselves.