I means sure, I understand what they are. You see them everywhere these days dressed in their carefully constructed thrift store style ensembles that probably cost more than any article of clothing I own, drinking coffee in edgy little hole-in-the-wall coffee shops that seem to exist only to serve that particular portion of the population.
But I don't get the motivation behind it all.
The only reason I'm even thinking about them at the moment is because my brother and I were talking about them the other day. I told him I couldn't even really explain what a hipster was, and he defined them perfectly.
"Hipsters are people who spend a fortune so that they can act like they're poor and miserable"
It just seems so strange to me to expend so much effort just to seem bored and uninterested all the time.
And I think that's the main problem I have with understanding hipsters. They don't seem be be able to get excited about anything! They're always so unimpressed by whatever it is going on around them, and even when they do like something it's with that frustrating touch of irony.
I'm sorry, but I like to get excited about thing. Like, jump up and down and wriggle around in your seat excited. Sometimes it will be about something important like human rights victories, and sometimes it will be about stupid things like the most recent storyline on Glee, but the excitement and enthusiasm for my topic will be the same.
It kind of makes me feel sorry for them. A life where I can't squeal with excitement because Kurt and Blaine got engaged? Yeah, that's a life I don't want to have to live.