My dad and I have this relationship that is tense, but at the same time, relaxed. He knows that I smoke, and he actively tried to stop me. That is understandable. But one vibe I have always got from him is that I cannot show him any of my other real interests otherwise he would try and influence me to stop associating with it. For example I can't show him that I like rap, sexually or verbally explicit songs, or songs that talk about weed. I find it ridiculous that I can't be myself around him. An example of this is when I am the DJ for a long car ride. I have to manually select songs and I can't leave it on shuffle, or he'll find out and try and convince me to stop listening to "that kind of music". Given that fact that he wasn't exposed to this kind of music because he is from India, I would expect this reaction, but it's very unsettling. One time, he walked in on me watching Weeds(known for their gratuitously sprinkled sex scenes and content), I didn't watch where I was pausing, and it happened to pause on a nude scene (just boobs). He said "You can't watch this anymore" (something along those lines). I torrented the content, so he can't technically stop me from watching it, as I do with most movies I watch. I am 19, so how does he have the right to tell me that? He had a very reserved lifestyle, so I can't blame him for that, but he is very resistant to change. Where does he get the feeling that it is "inappropriate" for me to watch. Do any of you have any tips, suggestions, or stories to share? Thanks for reading.