We cannot exist between the comfort of belonging to a mass and the security of being extraordinary. Sticking out is vulnerable and unsafe through childhood, and being special is how one make a way in one’s adult life. This expected, unfeasible, vulnerable leap creates the genre “Hipster.” Trying to secure the higher social status while having the security of the mass.
This is nothing new. There have been many other groupings that came and went in the history. Though the “Hipster” generation seems extra insecure, however.
We cannot exist between the comfort of belonging to a mass and the security of being extraordinary.
Now, it’s very important to distinguish two types of Hipsters.
One, the people who are styling to the Hipster.
Two, the people they are styling themselves after. Let’s call the former the “follower hipsters” and the latter the “original hipsters.”
The easiest way to distinguish them is this.
If you ever looked in the web for the newest way to say “cool,” you’re a follower hipster. If someone says “That’s rad!” or whatever the newest ways with such strong sense of jubilation, like it was their ticket to a membership, they are a following hipster.
Now, there is nothing wrong or evil or stupid about being a follower hipster. It just means you’re a normal human being with a need for belonging. Just don’t stay in the comfort of the group because it’s a lukewarm bath that stunts your growth.
You don’t want to become a 35-year-old who doesn’t know how to listen, 30-year-old who one-ups on everyone, or a 25-year-old who can’t get out of the house without copying the entire outfit from someone.