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10 Things Only True American Hipsters Can Understand

10 Things Only True American Hipsters Can Understand

Hipsters, a word that has been popularized since the mid-2000s is more than just looking nice and having more liberal views, its a way of life. Hipsters can be seen in every single television show, coffee shop, and college campus but what does it mean to truly be a hipster. Here are 10 Things that Only True American Hipsters Can Understand.

1. They Have a Voice and Will Make it Heard

Hipsters have many opinions on things, one of the main ones being policy and law. They are usually liberal and they believe that everyone should be treated equal because everyone was created equal. They have a stand on some of the hard-hitting like same sex marriage, war, famine, etc. and they are not afraid to stand by their views.

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    2. They drink Coffee

    They know that coffee allows them to reach certain expectations not just because of the caffeine. They are able to finish articles, projects, etc. because of this drink. They use the energy it gives them to truly make a difference on little or no sleep.

    3.  They are Independent and Strong

    They move to the beat of their own drum. They aren’t concerned with following trends, they want to create them. They are inspired to make others not only recognize their own gifts and talents but they are in-tune with their own.

    4. They Have Introduced the World to Indie Music

    Sure some of us listened to some indie rockers before but hipsters have truly made more artists mainstream. They have helped maintain and build a genre that makes people dance, rock-out and have many “feels”. They have shown the world that music is more than head-bopping and lyrics about partying and sexual proclivity.

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      5. They wear Wayfarer Glasses

      Okay, so there is no way to say for sure that they created them but c’mon they are the best thing ever! They have made wayfarer glasses and glasses period a fashion statement. No more are the days of children being called “four-eyes”! They have shown the world that even geek can be chic.

      6. They have Beards (the Fellas not the Ladies)

      Beards whether trimmed or untrimmed, long or short have become something sexy and mysterious because of hipsters. They have brought new life to something that many believed made a man look unkempt and gross.

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        7. They are Fashionable!

        Fashion is something that is extremely important in the Hipster world. They have a keen eye for fashion styles and trends, they aren’t afraid to push it and be an individual. They enjoy being recognized for their choice in wardrobe because it is just another way that they express themselves. They are creative and love to express that creativity in every outlet not just music and art.

        8. They are Passionate

        Regardless of what the media says hipsters, millennials, and the like are passionate about charities and causes. They are driven by the power of change and expect others to strive for change in the world and their lives.

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        9. They are Our Future Leaders

        Their passion and views on life and policy will help to shape our future. They are educated and hard-working and are more than just some stylish clothes. They use their intellect to get them to the next stage of their career. They are informed and will work hard to make sure others are too.

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          10. They are Individuals

          They aren’t trying to be a hipster, they are being themselves. Everything that they are and do come natural. They do not like the title of hipster or trendy. Their style, passion, and hope are all of the things that make them great and makes them an individual.

          Featured photo credit: Thomas Parker Cableknit Cardigan- American Eagle via lookbook.nu

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          5 Powerful Ways for Building Fulfilling Relationships

          5 Powerful Ways for Building Fulfilling Relationships

          We all have relationships. We have acquaintances, relatives, colleagues, neighbors and friends. However, for a large percentage of us, many of these relationships are not fulfilling.

          They are unfulfilling because they lack real strength; and they lack real strength because they lack real depth.

          Unfortunately, in today’s society, we tend to have shallow, superficial relationships with others, and it’s extremely hard for this kind of relationships to provide anything more than faint satisfaction.

          I’d like to show you, based on my experience as a communication and confidence coach, how you can add a significant amount of depth, and thus strength, to your relationships and make your social life a whole lot more meaningful.

          Here’re 5 simple yet powerful ways for meaningful relationships building:

          1. Meet More People

          This is an apparent paradox, but the quality of the people you meet has considerably to do with the quantity of people you meet.

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          If you don’t know a lot of people and you barely meet one or two new people every season of the year, considering the variety of individuals out there, you won’t meet very often people who are a good match with you in terms of personality, interests and values.

          And since this natural match plays a huge part in building strong relationships, you’ll just as seldom have the opportunity to develop strong relationships.

          Conversely, if you go out a lot, you meet a lot of new people and you constantly expand your social circle, you’re much more likely to meet people you match up well with, and these people have a tremendous potential to become good friends, reliable partners, etc.

          This is why it’s important to meet more people.

          2. Talk about the Things That Matter To You

          A relationship becomes the strongest when two people discover they believe in the same things and have similar interests. It’s these commonalities regarding values and interests that create the strongest emotional connection.

          I’ve noticed that many people keep conversations shallow. They talk about trivial stuff such as the weather, what’s on TV, the lives of various movie stars, but they rarely talk about what really matters to them in life. This is a mistake from my perspective, because it’s the perfect method for a relationship to not develop.

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          Talk about the things that truly matter to you and give others a chance to know what you care about and what you believe in. If they believe in the same things and they care about the same things, they’ll eagerly let you know. Thus you’ll find meaningful common ground and you’ll feel more connected.

          3. Express Vulnerability

          Many people try to come off as perfect. They don’t talk about their failures, they hide their shortcomings and they never say anything that could embarrass them.

          This is all just a facade though. You may appear perfect to some, but you know you’re not perfect and they know that too. You’re only human and humans have flaws.

          However, by hiding your flaws, what you do succeed in is appearing cold and impersonal. You seem like a marble statue rather than a real person. And this makes it very hard for anyone to connect with you emotionally.

          Humans connect with other humans, not with ideals. Keep this in mind and don’t be afraid to let your vulnerability and your humanity show. This is what takes a relationship to the next level.

          Take a look at this article and find out Why Showing Vulnerability Actually Proves Your Strength.

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          4. Have Integrity

          Integrity, as I see it, is the alignment between your thoughts, your words and your actions. When you say what you think and you do what you said you’ll do, you have integrity.

          This is a crucial trait because if you have integrity, people can trust you. They can trust you to give them an honest feedback, even when it’s hard to shallow, and they can trust you to keep your promises.

          This trust is one of the central pillars of a strong relationship, both in your personal and your professional life. So, as challenging as it can be sometimes, always try to have integrity.

          Be honest with the people around you, even when this will initially hurt them. It’s more important for them to trust you than to not feel hurt. And always do what you promised. Even better, think twice before you promise anything, and only promise what you really can and you are willing to do.

          5. Be There for Others

          Another central pillar of strong relationships is support. Connections between people grow sturdy if they can rely on each other for support when it’s needed, whether that support means a few kind words or several massive actions.

          Of course, you can’t be there for everybody, all the time. Your time, energy and other resources are limited. But what you can do is identify the genuinely important people in your life and then seek to be there as much as possible, at least for them.

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          Your support will help them practically, and it will comfort them emotionally; which makes one hell of a difference in a relationship.

          The Bottom Line

          With the right mindset and the right behavior, you can strengthen a wide range of relationships in your life and advance them as far as they can be advanced.

          And with strong relationships, not only that you feel more fulfilled, but you feel more connected to the entire world. You feel that your life has real value, you have more fun and you live in the moment. An entire world of opportunities opens up in front of you.

          Then your task is to simply walk through the open doors.

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