I realized while watching Daria, “Through a Lens Darkly”, there is a very future seeing moment when Daria, a misfit who doesn’t want to be identified by her looks, gets contacts, and Kevin, a dumb jock who wants to appear smarter, get glasses. Jane says, “Why yes, he’s wearing glasses, although, ironically, he doesn’t need them.”
I feel like this is the hipster movement in a nutshell. Trying to come off as an intellectual when in reality they are pseudo intellectuals and lame brained morons who only care about how they look to others. I really don’t care for hipsters. And I don’t mean anyone who wears a beanie or who eats only organic food. A person can wear glasses and not be a hipster. The difference is that I wear glasses because I have bad eyesight and I dislike contacts. A hipster wears glasses because they think it makes them look cooler or smarter, despite the fact they don’t need them. They don’t care about the reason behind what they wear or say or do, they just do it because they think it’s the cool and smart thing to do. And in this generation, it’s cool to be “uncool”; the opposite of what we in high school considered cool. It’s now cooler to be weird and different and smart. But the problem is, everyone follows the trend where it’s not unique anymore. It’s not uncool if it’s the cool thing to do. It’s a bit of a run around.