I’ve always had a slight hatred towards bandwagoners. I’m usually not vocal about it, but when I am, many say, “Who cares?”
It’s like caring a sled up a steep, snowy hill. You spend so much time and effort pulling that sled, sometimes during unfavorable conditions. At times you can slip; either you regain balance or you slide all the way down. Regardless, you don’t get discouraged and continue trying. It’s a long climb up, but when you finally get there, the view is amazing. You’re happy and proud of yourself for believing. As you’re about to go down for an awesome ride, out of nowhere from deep in the woods, come out a large group of people jumping on that sled with you. OK, fine. You don’t mind; we can all have a fun ride. After the fun ride and celebration, you all agree to take the sled up the hill again. But on the way back up, it starts to get cold, maybe starts snowing heavily. “This sucks, I’m leaving.” … There you are alone with that sled again.
It’s like that. I wonder sometimes if it’s possible to judge someone based on their loyalty to certain teams or organizations. If you were to find out a girl, for example, is a “frontrunner” (being a fan of team(s) that recently won a championship and claim to be fans), does that mean she the same with guys? What about her friends? You eventually tend to ignore it as there is not much you can do about it. Maybe you could call out those people; call them unloyal, frontrunners, whatever… but then you’d be an asshole. I’ve been supporting the same teams since childhood. Eventually you learn that self-satisfaction is all you get from it, which I’m perfectly fine with, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want some recognition for it.