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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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