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Hipster Ariel Forever  

One of the most commonly used and (to me) commonly confused words these days is “hipster.” What does it even mean? Because if I try to deduce a definition based on how it is used … it means lots of things:

  • This is ironic … but don’t ask me to define ironic
  • I can’t tell if this is cool or not cool
  • I can’t tell if this is serious or if it’s satire
  • This is so trendy it’s not trendy
  • This is so not trendy it’s trendy
  • This is actually trendy but I liked it before it was cool
  • This is actually trendy and therefore it’s not cool
  • This is something “kids” like, “kids” being anyone younger than me
  • My generation doesn’t get this
  • My generation didn’t do this
  • My generation didn’t have this
  • This does not appeal to me
  • I don’t understand it
  • This person thinks they are better than me

So, yeah, everything and everyone is a hipster, OK? Now, can we stop using that word? Can we just like what we like and do what we enjoy and live where we want to live without worrying that we’re doing something for the wrong reasons or that we’re unoriginal or too original or that no one will appreciate it or that too many people will appreciate it or that we’ll miss the boat and by that I mean getting on the boat at the same time that everyone else does? Because that sounds like a really fun party boat.