Here is a partial list of things which I don't like because they tell me how to think about and react to any number of various experiences, events, or feelings.
- Travel books.
- Reading movie reviews before seeing the movie. (They're really fun to read afterwards, to compare your tastes to those of the columnist. I picked this up from Chuck Klosterman, but I don't remember where he wrote it.)
- Going to Poland to see concentration camps.
- Scoreboards at basketball/baseball games that tell the fans to make noise.
- Laugh tracks.
- That certain type of rabbi who devotes his life to telling young adults how to think about and react to any number of various experiences, events, or feelings.
Update: Vonnegut knows it's all about respecting the reader.