I dont know how you can view it as a good thing to let others opinions sway your own so strongly. To only be able to define yourself by the clothes you wear and the fact that you dont like popular things. I think it speaks to a very strong insecurity.
I didn't say it's a good thing either
It's just a way of being in today's completely messed up world
Me thinking it's good or bad would be morally presumptuous, not my thing
Whatever floats your boat but I have to say I almost fell out of my chair when I read that "unique and relevant" passage there, although I was very, very drunk. No offense intended, I just thought it was hilarious.