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I’m NOT A Hipster

hipstersI’m so glad I’m not a hipster.  I pretended to be Joe Cool in college, but in reality was a crippled proto geek with oily skin and shorter-then-acceptable-as-a-hipster hair, and glasses.

It’s been suggested if only I changed my hair, my clothes, some of my beliefs (etc.) I’d be cooler.  I don’t care – I’m happy being who I am.

Never Yet Melted quoted what I think is the definitive comment on hipsterism.

In part…

Hipster economics are standard economics because hipsters are everything the US economy has ever wished for in one convenient package. It’s a group consisting largely of young, upper-middle class people with very little conviction, who will spend large amounts of money to maintain their own comfort and the appearance of diversity and rebellion. They are activists as long as it’s easy, poor as long as it doesn’t involve dirt or hunger, and selfless as long as they don’t stand to lose anything. They represent the sanitizing of national issues so that they can be discussed without being addressed. And all you have to do to control them is use some reverse psychology. They’re not rebels, they’re not even malicious, because they’re not anything except a bunch of kids playing pretend. They’ll eventually grow up and become bankers, lawyers and politicians, just like their parents…(Robert)

Again, I’m NOT a hipster…

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “I’m NOT A Hipster

  1. I think you have to be 20-something to be a hipster.
    There’s certainly a youth component to it, at least.
    Also, hipsters will deny the label, because they believe they are being individuals.
    Personally, I see it as a movement of using your young adulthood to cultivate the cool image you always wanted during high school but were unable to achieve.
    But maybe that definition says more about me than it does about them.
    🙂

    Posted by Tomi | October 20, 2014, 7:41 am
    • Sadly, I’ve seen men (and women) my age and older trying to dress ‘cool’.
      Reminds me of my youth seeing older persons wearing the scarf with the ring around their neck.
      They just look silly.
      And most youth seem to want to be rebellious – showing their individuality – by dressing, acting and thinking alike!

      Posted by guffaw1952 | October 20, 2014, 8:09 am
  2. Me neither… Never was, never gave a s**t either… 🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | October 20, 2014, 2:59 pm

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