One thing I’ve learnt from reading fiction is that, If you want other people to naturally feel inferior to you, listen to Classical Music in their presence.
Casually use the words like ‘sonata’, ‘fugue’ and ‘counterpoint’ and ‘Thematic undertones’
For example, when listening to classical music in the presence of your target say, “Bethoven’s Moonlight Sonata has splendid thematic undertones’, or “Bach’s fugue has some fine examples of mathematical recursion !”
If they correct you that you are listening actually to Brahms Lullaby, casually run away from there, as your mission has failed and there is no way you are coming back from this one(Especially if you have made a blunder like not recognising the Brahms Lullaby!)
THE KEY IS DELIVERY!
You are not trying to demonstrate your knowledge in classical music.
You are simply sharing your enthusiasm about the music you are listening because it moves you. You are not condescending, snooty, or preachy.
You are not even trying to sway them to your thought of train. You don’t care whether they care about classical music at all.
The Key is to act geniunely enthralled to a point that your target believes that he or she must be missing the point that you get so clearly, and later in the day, when they listen to the same music, or something similar ,
privately, and hope to capture thr genuine joy that you seemed to experience, and wonder what the fuss was all about.
And when they don’t get it, (or when they do), you have succeeded in your objective.
Normopath(n): A person with normopathic tendencies
Normopathy(n): When being normal is considered a pathology.(i.e always)
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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:37 UTC
- Brahms – Variations and Fugue On A Concept Of Handel (qzcwjsm6.wordpress.com)