Thursday, November 1, 2012
Fuck The Pretentious
I've only ever heard the word pretentious when someone has used it to describe somebody artistic. Somebody artistic that is usually taking risks for their creativity and following their brushstroke/word/sound/spirit.
The definition of pretention is somebody trying to affect greater importance than they posess in talent or culture. Funnily enough, most of the people I've heard called pretentious have been very important in both talent and culture. And what is of greater importance than creating? Nothing. And so it becomes a redundant concept.
Perhaps the pretentious are those with the audacity to label somebody else pretentious.