There, I've admitted it! I used to like Twilight when I was but a young, impressionable teenager. Well okay, let's be specific and say that I liked the first book in the series. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I was sad and dorky (like every other person going through adolescence, huh? So stop all this moping) and just wanted a guy to like me, and it gave me hope that maybe teenage romance and all that can actually happen. If not in a vampiric way that is.
But you know what? I don't think it's bad that I can admit that I used to like this, simply because the key phrase here is "used to".
Even in the initial reading of the series I was starting to turn on it, and by the time Breaking Dawn came around, I really really hated the whole story. I won't get into that now.
Also, don't get me started on the Twilight movies and the constipated acting there within (though I would say Robert Pattinson doesn't seem all that bad in films outside of this franchise).
But let's be honest with ourselves: All teenagers like some weird and sub-quality things in popular culture. Why do you think certain boybands are/were so popular? And frankly, all teenagers are stupid and do stupid things and like stupid things. Even the amazing-- however, fictional-- Miss Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games reminds us how annoying and idiotic teens can be, hence the falling apart of the last novel of the series.
At least I grew out of this phase of my silly teenage life and can now look at Twilight and acknowledge how silly it all is. We all have our slips in taste, after all. I mean, even when I liked these terrible books I was also reading stuff like Ray Bradbury and Joseph Heller, so it's not like it dominated my literary likings, you know?
All I know is that looking back on yourself and cringing at how silly and dumb you used to be is a part of growing up. If you can't look back and laugh at the idiotic things you did, liked, or said, then maybe you haven't grown up, because you are probably still just like your younger self.
Hey, it's not about hating who you used to be, it's about realizing how you have grown, and that maybe not everything you thought about life and the world back then was all that correct.
Though yes, I'll admit that sometimes teenagers aren't so naive and can be very awesome... It's just very rare, is all.
Learning and growing and being "Sooo changeable!" It is a weakness of us as humans, to be fickle little things. But to be fair to ourselves, it is only one of our 17 803 329 weaknesses...