When I was growing up! About age 11. My tastes in music changed. I moved away from rock-n-roll. And began listening to classical music. YES! I did miss out on some rock-n-roll. But! None the worse.
I was lucky enough to be born in a time when FM was just coming into its own. At that time. AM stations were duplicating on FM. Some started their programming at 12 noon. Others 7 pm. There were 4 FM stations that played classical music. I drove my mom nuts! Because I would listen to it.
Later! My tastes changed again to traditional jazz. Then Standards. Then back to rock-n-roll. I missed about 3 years fo rock! But! I learned that!
I went by what I liked/loved. I could not care about! What hot or not. The interesting thing is that the kids in the neighborhood loved my choices in rock!
As we would say in the 60’s, the 70’s! Do your thing! Don’t concern yourself what others think/say!
This is “YOUR” life!