Hipsters; a complaint.
In an attempt to have an identity, many 20 somethings have resorted to the latest trend and have become hipsters. What is a hipster you ask? Well, let me tell you! A hipster is an individual whom strives to be unique, using avenues such as wearing untimely or "daring" clothing, or by becoming an artst of some sort. Such an individual professes a knowledge of things that are more avant garde, more underground, more exclusive and excluding as an attempt to establish a sense of superiority. The hipster is also genuinely apathetic and unamused, having little regard for anything actually fun or entertaining. Instead the hipster spends his or her time vicariously and lazily supporting animal and human rights, fighting off the one percent, and explaining how post-rock is 'so vague'.
Needless to say, they frustrate me. The effort spent trying to be so unique is alone great enough to say, get a college degree that WON'T knock your parents down $20,000 dollars. The very merit of attempting to be unique such as some group one woiuld associate with should alone raise the contradiction red flag. Perhaps that's the comedy of it all, the irony. Well buck up, hipsters.. once you're thirty, the world comes right back to you.
When I started college, I wanted to hate hipsters since I was surrounded by them, but i found that the people I really like to hang out with are, indeed, hipsters. Of course, my closest friends ended up not being hipsters, but still, I have a lot of hipster friends.
What I find most important about them is that they are sort of the opposite of hardcore and straight edge kids, whom a lot sucked in High School. for nothing more than the fact that they are not into cool movies and music... they're actually pretty damn intolerant of it all. Hipsters at least enjoy cool stuff. Hipsters also like drugs, something that the sXe kids will say that you're a fag for liking.
Of course, after a while I find that pretty much all interesting people in High School just end up becoming some kind of hipster. They may not be as extreme, but unlike the jocks and preps who have rich parents and interests in pop-punk and The Fray, Hipsters are kids who, rich or not, are into weird and non-conforming shit.
Plus, it's always fun to call them one because they'll just deny it with a long, unimportant response.
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