My god, is full of sadness...
I live near a major university and have to drive through campus on the way to work. In recent years I have noticed an increasing number of kids such as these: the ones who will latch on to ANY trend or cause as an excuse to host some kind of social media-driven shenanigans.
Orientation day? Let's do a lip dub about it set to Call Me Maybe!
Stressful midterms coming up? Let's cheer everyone up with a Gangam Style flash mob!
Record number of student suicides this year? What could be more appropriate than free hugs, a bake sale, and a face painting booth?
This demographic seems to be made of hipster-casual girls who think they're Zooey Deschanel, plus a few awkward guys who I guess want to fuck the girls who think they're Zooey Deschanel.
This sort of shit has been going on at colleges forever -- well before social media was ever a thing.
Yeah, I was going to say I went to college and my father's been a professor since the early 80s and I'm confident it was always this bad. although he's reported a pronounced increase in people who are painfully socially incompetent on all levels in the past 6 years or so.
I suppose that's the difference I'm noticing: the social incompetence. That, and they're just so visible now, thanks to the internet.
A COUNTRY VERSION OF FOOTLOOSE?????
Where are the hipsters the tags promised? I didn't see anything even vaguely approaching a hipster.
'Nerd' isn't an insult anymore, so a new word had to come along and replace it.
Around these parts the term "hipster" has encompassed almost everything except for real hipsters (if that's even a real thing, the closest thing I can think of is the guys everyone called "mods" in New England ten years ago) for a very long time.
A real hipster doesn't have the energy to do all this dancing. Starving yourself to fit into skinny jeans comes with a price.
I miss the days when kids would just do drugs and worship Satan :(
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