Originally Posted by Indestructible
You can be tolerant of other people and be happy with more contact with the world if you choose to be. If you choose to be intolerant and have little contact with the outside world than thats how it will be. If you choose to be tolerant and enjoy the contact you have with the outside world than that will make life very easy and happy. I know people your age who say they enjoy less contact with others and they might a little but inside I think they would enjoy a little more human contact because it would make for a better,easier and happier life I think they would be better off enjoying everything instead of hating it. Im 17 and I use to be intolerant and hate alot of people but after about 4 1/2 years of hating things and meeting a few new people I have realized I want to be tolerant of others and enjoy the world with human contact not hate it I dont know who you are so I cant really say if you hate the world or not Im just judging from what you said about you being happier with the less contact you have with the world and from experience with people I know. If you understand my point then maybe it can help you.
I get your point though you took the long way to get there. Honestly, I am tolerant of most people weather they're different than me or not. I just choose to have less contact with people because it's just my personal preference. I know people who make friends with everyone. That's who they are and i'm fine with that. I've tried to be the nice friendly guy before in life and I wasn't that comfortable with it. So I just stuck with what felt right to me. The pharase "to each his own" comes to mind here.
Now onto the whole screaming/growling vocal debate. It's not my thing at all. The only band with a full time growler I listen to is Lamb Of God. But what you need to keep in mind is that when some people were first exposed to metal it may not have been a band with clean vocals. If a band like Behemoth was your first taste of metal, you're gonna favor that vocal style because that's what opened your eyes to the metal world. I on the other hand grew up as a little kid in the 80s hearing the metal that my older brother and his friends were listening to. So naturally, when I started collecting metal albums, I gravitated towards band like Maiden and the big four among others. That's what I knew to be metal so that's what I went with and that's what I stick with today. The same can be said for someone who got into metal by first hearing growlers, when they go to collect albums they're also looking for bands the same style becasue that's metal as they know it to be.
Just because someone prefers growling over clean doesn't make them less of a metal fan. They're just going with the style that got them into it and that's not wrong in anyway. Even if they don't like the same metal as you, all that matters is that they're at least a metal fan.