11 Quite Unpopular Opinions That I Will Fight Anyone On
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11 Quite Unpopular Opinions That I Will Fight Anyone On

A collection of personal truths that really should be universal truths.

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11 Quite Unpopular Opinions That I Will Fight Anyone On
Bridget Chagollan

1. Hiking is an awful pastime.

Hiking seems like the perfect way to kill time because it allows you to either socialize or get some alone time in, depending on how you feel. On top of that, it's a mild form of exercise that really doesn't tire you out too much. What's there not to love?

Well, for one thing, I think it's extremely boring. Why would I want to spend a couple hours just walking around in the dirt? I also think that it's unnatural to mix socialization and exercise. I believe that exercise is all about making improvements within yourself and I don't get that from walking around some hills talking to my friends.

2. Chocolate ice cream is the worst kind.

Ice cream is an extremely popular dessert and chocolate is something almost everyone loves, so putting them both together must be nothing short of magical! For most people except for me, that is. I don't know whether it's because I don't like chocolate very much to begin with or because I find the taste to be too sweet, but I would rather eat almost any other kind of ice cream over chocolate ice cream (I'm more of a strawberry ice cream kind of girl, myself).

3. Cats are superior to dogs.

This is something I get ridiculed for a lot. Most people you meet, especially those my age, are dog people. Even though this isn't true for all dogs, most dogs are simply too energetic for me. If I am going to have a pet I want one that will gladly lay with me for hours and not get bored or antsy too quickly. Cats are also very intelligent and independent, so they feel more like companions than responsibilities to me.

4. Bare feet on grass is the worst feeling.

When you think of total relaxation and freedom, there's a good chance that prancing barefoot around a field may come to mind. To me, that sounds like a punishment. Being barefoot, in general, makes me mildly uncomfortable so the thought of exposing my bare feet directly to the grass where there is a bunch of dirt and the possibility of stepping on bugs or other things is pretty much my worst nightmare.

5. Baseball is extremely boring.

I know that baseball is known as "America's Pastime," but I will never understand why. Maybe it's because of the social aspect and maybe it's for the sport itself, but I find baseball games to be tedious and boring. I can go to maybe one or two games a year and be satisfied. Anything past that though feels excessive to me. I think the game moves too slowly and there isn't enough happening at a time to keep me interested.

6. The show "New Girl" isn't very good.

New Girl has been all the rage ever since it first aired in 2011. I never had any interest in watching it until recently when I noticed that a lot of the people around me considered it to be their favorite show. I decided to give it a chance and, honestly, I was disappointed. I don't find the humor to be funny and the music and sound effects are there to make it seem funnier than it actually is. I'm not judging anyone whose sense of humor does correspond with the show, it's just not my cup of tea.

7. Rain is the worst kind of weather.

Being from California, everyone around me gets extremely excited when it starts to rain and will often make an effort to go outside and run around in it before it stops. As much as I wish I could, I will never understand that mentality. Rain just feels like a major inconvenience to me. It becomes harder to drive, you can't walk anywhere without getting uncomfortably wet, and anything you may be holding will also get wet, therefore forcing you to be mindful of what you take outside. Plus, for frizzy/curly haired girls like myself, rain does nothing except ruin whatever we may have done that morning to tame our manes.

8. High school wasn't all that bad.

I am constantly hearing people complain about how awful high school was and how they were the worst years of our lives. I didn't think high school was that terrible, though. Sure, college is a million times better, but that doesn't mean high school was awful. I learned that your high school experience is exactly what you make of it and I feel as though I got a lot out of those four years. I learned tons of lessons not only about school subjects but also about myself, relationships, and the world around me. And to those of you saying high school consisted of the worst years of your life: are you not remembering middle school?? Those years take the cake nine times out of ten.

9. Halloween is the worst holiday.

When you ask a group of young people what their favorite holiday is, a good amount of them might say Halloween. I suppose I can see the appeal — dressing up and eating candy without being judged sounds like a good time to anyone. However, I would never go so far as to say it's my favorite.

Sure, I get to take on a new persona for a night and eat a bunch of sweets, but I also have to walk around in (usually) cold weather all night while also remaining on edge that somebody is going to pop out of the darkness and scare me. Not to mention, haunted houses are the worst and I will move to the other side of the street if I see one while I'm walking around on Halloween night.

10. White chocolate is the best kind of chocolate.

This one doesn't need much explanation. Your choices are white, milk, and dark. White is by far superior because it is sweet, creamy, and beautiful. Milk comes in second place but still cannot compete with white. If you say dark chocolate is your favorite kind of chocolate, I don't think we can be friends.

11. Current pop music is awful.

I am not trying to present myself as a "hipster" who can't stand all things current because, let's be honest, there are a lot of trends I jump for as soon as I'm made aware of them. However, the music that plays on the radio today is not a trend I can get behind. Minus a few solid exceptions, most of what is popular today comprises either a singer who sounds like they're talking, a girl who sounds like she's hurting herself every time she sings, or a song backed up by sounds that come from a computer rather than instruments. My favorite part of any song is the instruments and the use of them is strangely uncommon nowadays, which makes it hard for me to enjoy the songs that come on the radio.

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