Hipsterity and Good Vibes

I don’t know what’s the big thing with everyone becoming hipster lately, but it’s weird. I’m not even really quite sure what a hipster is, but from my current knowledge, it could quite possibly be someone who does things differently than the regular society. Someone who doesn’t care, has their own style, and own beliefs. I’ve even heard hipsters do things before it becomes “popular”.

Urban dictionary defines hipster as: Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.

Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses.

So now i guess being hipster is the new mainstream, because i’m constantly seeing tons of people aiming for the hipster look. I thought being hipster was a state of mind that certain people had unwillingly. Now, people desperately try to do anything to become the ideal hipster. This means buying certain clothes, acting a certain way, changing how people think about them. Okay, wearing square glasses and a beanie does not make you hipster. Adding funky effects to your instagram pictures does not make you hipster. And it pisses me off that people try SO hard to be different. They’re trying to make something that’s whole point was to be far away from mainstream, into a mainstream thing: everyone wants to be hipster. How annoying is that for people who are actually different and original, and now everyone wants to be like them? How bout instead of aiming for this perfect “look”, just be yourself. If you’re different, than you’re different, but don’t try super hard to be different and stand out. Just be yourself.

Along with the hipster to mainstream ordeal comes the saying “good vibes” which is almost as bad as the infinity sign or anchor on a white girl.  I get it, people want to be positive and have a positive state of mind – that’s nothing new. What is new however, is posting the words “good vibes” on literally everything whether it be your Twitter bio, a tattoo on your hip, or a poster on your wall. Why is this saying becoming so big? Can’t people just be positive without announcing it to the world? What happened to keeping things personal? In our day in age, there is no personal thoughts. People post their entire lives on social media, and sometimes it becomes too much.

Someone also recently posted that there are no “good vibes” in the town we both live in. Where that person is clearly having some negative thoughts about their vibes, I on the other hand seem perfectly fine. So no sweet person, but I’m afraid our town is not infested with bad vibes, that would be just you. I don’t seek vibes anywhere, but i try to think positive and stay happy, and i succeed. Don’t blame your negativity on the town that we live in.

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