Now, all that sounds as if I hated hipsters with a passion- I don't. I just wish that people who strive to be different really were different, discovered who they actually are and didn't just copy every fancy guy on the internet, with shabby accessoires like empty hornrims and mustache tattoos on some particular finger on their hands. I wish they really read the books they like to quote on their blogs and on facebook. I wish they allowed themselves to be more than just fashionable. I wish they really tried to work on something important. I wish they weren't the new Barbie dolls who do nothing but get the term 'individuality' into a complete and almost embarrassing mess.
Yes, I wear totebags. But I do it because it's just a fashion, a fashion I like. I don't see myself as a higher being on this planet because I wear totebags, and neither do I connect them to my oh so infinite knowledge and independence from everything. I don't have a problem with people trying to be different, I'm trying to be different myself. But I have serious problems with people spoiling the word 'individuality' with such behaviour.The worst thing about this wave of hipsterness is that especially those who are members of a herd try to disguise themselves as exceptional beings. Those who really are exceptional are the ones who show what's inside them; they are the ones who don't believe the hype, who don't care; who wear glasses if they need them; whose priority is reaching their aims and not making other people believe they had some when there's nothing there. It's a difficult topic, but I hope you get my point.
The result of this superficial hipster being the new mainstream is a group of 'unique, alternative' people looking all the same, saying they love what they are supposed to love to support the image, doing what they are expected to do, still being what they were before- sheep in a flock, a flock that changed it's colour from white to 'cosmic blue with triangular patterns'.