Skip to comments.The Hipster Facade: Make all the money you want without being dubbed greedy — as long as you're hip.
Posted on 01/09/2013 7:05:25 AM PST by SeekAndFindEdited on 01/09/2013 7:06:39 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
America has always been a country of self-invention. Yet there used to be some correlation between the life that one lived and the life that one professed. It was hard to be a phony in the grimy reality of the coal mine, the steel mill, the south 40 acres, or atop a girder over Manhattan.
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Case in point - Al Gore.
‘Hip’ is what Americans choose over authentic, demonstrable, sane and mature.
Don't believe it?
Talk to your young relatives or any school age young person. AND since this has been going on for a while, talk to a any ‘adult’ wearing something designed for a 15 year old, who is conducting him/herself like a HS kid and who ought to know better!
Your basic protection racket. Say the right things, support the right people (either financially or politically), profess the right causes and you get a pass and a meal ticket.
yep, cool has it’s own morality. When you are a member of the club, you don’t have to follow the same rules.
I’ve always been wary of cool, since my younger days and I’m 60 now. 1/2 of the baby boomers refuse to grow up, and I see 50 + year old men in the gym with died hair, tattoos, earrings, backward cap on head, all dressed up to signify “cool”...
try having a discussion with any of these wrinkled teenagers :
(”And I’m like.... and he’s all.... so then I’m like” )
total joke. It’s the new uniform don’t you see. And it’s the main reason I hung out with nerds in high school, NOT jocks, and NOT stoners.. but just folks who didn’t belong to either group (non-conformers)
‘Cool’ has a 24 hour shelf-life in this society.
SO...what does that tell you about ‘cool’?