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Is it wrong to be a hipster or like hipster things?

Asked by PoiPoi (274 points ) August 4th, 2010

I want to be an artist (a graphic artist), I like listening to indie rock, and wearing ironic t-shirts, Apple products, and eating organic food.
Would this make me a hipster or not if I just like hipster things for the sake of just liking it, instead of for the sake of being cool? Because, I think a real individual is someone who likes things and what they do, even though the conformity like the same things that individual does – except for different reasons.

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Mamradpivo's avatar

Do you wear skinny jeans? Because that’s very wrong aesthetically, morally and fashionably.

mrentropy's avatar

If you like it, you like it. And that’s just the way it is.
Besides, a hip trend has to start somewhere. You may end up liking something different later on and start a movement.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

It’s never wrong to be who you are. Just because other people have labeled people “hipsters” doesn’t make it true. Fuck what other people say and think – just be you. There’s nothing wrong with it.

Dewey420's avatar

@Mamradpivo I’ve been trying to find a good pair of skinny stonewashed black jeans to wear with my black boots. u got some? 32/32 ish

Jeruba's avatar

Whatever you may be, don’t ask permission. Be confident. Confidence is cool.

KhiaKarma's avatar

Cat Stevens says it best…

jazmina88's avatar

hipster, hippie – just get your groove on and go with it!

efritz's avatar

Nah. As long as you’re not an asshole about it, live and let live.

Mtl_zack's avatar

The hipster motif started off with the idea “think different” relationship with apple products???? But if thinking different became popular, then everyone would be thinking different, thus negating the “different” because everyone’s doing it.

If it feels good do it.
I can’t believe I ust quoted George W Bush ~

mycatsnameismaceo's avatar

Interesting question. I loved punk rock as a teenager, but never considered myself a punk rocker.

Sheena is a different story, let me tell you about her…

TexasDude's avatar

Who gives a shit? Do what you love and don’t give a fuck what anyone else thinks.

It’s only stupid if you do it just to be cool, not because you actually enjoy it.

Minute_And_A_Huff's avatar

The part people don’t like about hipsters is the insecurity and endless attention-seeking for external validation. If you’re doing it for you, and not for others, then there shouldn’t be a problem. Do what you wanna do.

judochop's avatar

Who cares what others think? If you are being true to yourself then you are what you are.
If you find yourself annoyed by skinny jeans, music you don’t understand and art you can’t see as art then you are probably part of the problem, not the “hipsters.”

BarnacleBill's avatar

To be truly creative, you need to set your own style. Maybe on some days it leans towards hipster, but maybe on other days, it’s something else. All style borrows from things in the past; very little is new. If you limit yourself to a descriptive category, you will limit your creativity.

Disc2021's avatar

Hipsters have such a bad rap – and I really dont know why. The only thing I could think of is the stereotypical “pompous” connotation – but then again, just about any subgroup or subculture could be pompous or conceited.

Do your thing, who cares?

CMaz's avatar

Hipster is a state of individuality.

Minute_And_A_Huff's avatar

@Disc2021 It’s because the current incarnation of hipsters is seen as people so desperate to thought of as “I don’t give a sh*t” that they actually give way more of a sh*t than anyone else, and do stupid things in order to prove how much they don’t care – like having bad hygiene to show that they don’t care what society says about their (literal) stench. It’s an entire subculture dedicated to being unnecessarily needy.

dreamwolf's avatar

I think you’re thinking too hard. First off, you had me at, “I want to be an artist.” Now just turn that into “I am an artist.” And then you don’t have to think about what society tags, hipster. :D

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