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This hipster stuff isn't really a thing in the UK, but what I've seen of the anti-hipster stuff from the U.S. has been pretty annoying and a little bit hysterical. If someone thinks they're better than other people for listening to newer music then yeah, that's pretty douchey, and if people are trying to be unique by conforming well then yeah, they're doing it wrong, but this whole thing seems very silly. We all conform to certain cultural standards, "hipsters" appear to be just another sub-culture, and if you think you can judge everything about a person from the way they dress or the music they listen to then you're probably just as deluded and just as much of an asshole as any "hipster" out there.
Even if you're just annoyed by the way they dress, their mannerisms, the way they talk, or what they listen to, why does it matter so much to you? The people who seem to be the most annoyed by specific sub-cultures and consider themselves qualified to most make judgements on them, are the ones who proudly express how detached they are from the sub-culture themselves. This obsession with judging people by their clothes and musical taste is the kind of thing 14 year old girls are all about, I thought we would be past that kind of thing by now. As long as someone is not hurting anyone else with what they're doing, live and let live, you're going to have a much more stress-free time in life if you do.
Well that's true as well. I'm sure different countries and cities have different hipster cultures. Maybe they aren't such bad people in some areas. I don't like writing judgmental things about people. because that is not what I am about at all. I am just perplexed as to where the hipster culture came from. More than anything it is the attitude that I dislike. Their whole love for weird music and odd clothing styles are just strange, and a little funny, but I certainly don't judge a book by it's cover. If someone were an easily identifiable Hipster it's not like I wouldn't be friendly and talk to them. But if they were complete jerks, I would think to myself ... good lord, another ridiculous hipster, how did these people get so messed up?
Others have mentioned that hipsters have always been around. I guess to some extent that is true. There have always been groups that conform to a certain style. But In my lifetime, no social group has been as large or popular. Back in the mid 90's and early 2000's quite a lot of people pretended that they were rappers / gangsters, but that was a bit different. It wasn't really an exclusive group that had to act or dress a cetain way.
I myself don't really know what exactly defines a hipster. I only began hearing it used in the last few years. All I know is that there is suddenly a group of really obnoxious people who dress in silly clothing, utilizing similar elements (neon / tight pants / big black glasses, outrageous hairstles) each trying to look more ridiculous than the other. Some listen to music they don't even like, but listen to it because it makes tham appear original or cool. No other social group (or even individuals) I have come across prior to the last five years have behaved or acted like this. Where did they come from?
If my post has offended you, or made you feel judged, I am sorry. That is not the intent of my post. I am just curious about why or how this huge and incredibly popular social movement developed?! Maybe it's not that big in your city or town, but in mine, it seems to be one of the most dominant groups.
I met an actual hipster once (probably have met others, but none as memorable as this one guy). A girl inadvertently called him a hipster due to the way he dressed and the fact that he kept on trying to put on music no one liked, I like a lot of different types of music but what he was putting on was awful. But anyway, this guy got so offended about kinda being called a hipster he yelled out, "I'm not a fucking hipster!!!" and ran out the door. We didn't see him for hours, apparently while he was out he may have pulled a knife out on some people all while his friends were looking for him, true story. When he got back, he may have kinda made reference to date raping a girl passed out in the bathroom. Then finally he tried to pick a fight with me, which was weird given I was never the one to call him a hipster. Moral of the story, I guess, is to never call a hipster a hipster.
But really I have nothing against hipsters, I love to wear a fedora (on occasion), but when I see the prototypical hipster walking down the street, I chuckle a little bit and get a little scared all at the same time.
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