You Don’t Have To Like Me, But I’d Prefer If You Did


It’s no secret that I am a huge Adam Levine fan. I love his music, personality, style and of course his face. There area quite a few people out there who shockingly disagree with me and find him to be an abrasive douche. Adam was recently interviewed for the July issue of GQ where he addressed being known as a ‘douche-bag’ and how he feels about it.

“Okay, so I’m gonna get really intricately self-reflective right now and ask myself the hard questions, to find out, once and for all, definitively, whether or not I’m a douchebag.”

Adam goes onto explain that there is a difference in how he behaves vs. the stereotypical douche-bag.  He states that douche-bags lack self-awareness and are oblivious to the fact that they are in fact tools. He also says this “I’m not arrogant, I’m cocky. It’s different. Cocky is playful.” He says “I’m Confident. Some people don’t like confidence. They resent confidence.”

“You know what the gist of this article is?” he asks. “Your opening line can be: ‘You don’t have to like me, but I’d prefer it if you did.’ That’s kind of how I feel. I’m not the easiest person to love right off the bat, you know. If I knew everyone in the world, they would love me. Every single last f–king one of them.”

This interview can be said for a lot of what happens in our culture. If your a confident and playful guy, your linked under the description of being a douche-bag. If your a confident and driven woman people will automatically call you a ‘B’. I think that is one of the things that really separate us as a generation. We are so ready to judge others on first impressions that we push people away from from first glance. We can’t continue to separate ourselves from ourselves.