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Old 05-02-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Perhaps, mommy and daddy always wanted to be their friends first rather than parents.
Or they were simply afraid their kids couldn't make it on their own. I have seen kids of twenty or move into my apartment building who were not going to school but were still being supported by mommy and daddy. The kids would get part time "fun" jobs working at record stores or small crafts stores but eventually they would always wind up moving back home.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Or they were simply afraid their kids couldn't make it on their own. I have seen kids of twenty or move into my apartment building who were not going to school but were still being supported by mommy and daddy. The kids would get part time "fun" jobs working at record stores or small crafts stores but eventually they would always wind up moving back home.
Yes, the faux-hipsters you speak of are by and large affluent, suburban kids pampered by mommy and daddy who move to Portland not for jobs but to be a part of a trend. Some of them may even have degrees but they are underemployed by choice. That's why I laugh when hipsters say or people say they are trying to be unique or different. They are anything but and are in fact just as much conformists as the A&F preps last decade.

That said, cities that score low on the hipster index are usually pretty boring places to be in your twenties.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I could never understand why their mommy and daddy do this anyway. What's in it for them? lol.
Haha they probably feel guilty for raising kids that can't provide for themselves.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: IN
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That said, cities that score low on the hipster index are usually pretty boring places to be in your twenties.
Yes, because those cities have social culture that is usually very conservative or more strongly influenced by its rural areas nearby. Cities in the Plains tend to be very horrible in that regard.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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Haha they probably feel guilty for raising kids that can't provide for themselves.
As a former teacher in an affluent school, I can say this. Not all but many parents wanted to be
their children's friends and would buy their affection because they (the parents) were too busy
having a good time for themselves. The children of these parent's were left alone while the
parents would travel, go out frequently and spend very little time with them.
Again they bought their love and lavished them with the finest things money could buy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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Yes, the faux-hipsters you speak of are by and large affluent, suburban kids pampered by mommy and daddy who move to Portland not for jobs but to be a part of a trend. Some of them may even have degrees but they are underemployed by choice. That's why I laugh when hipsters say or people say they are trying to be unique or different. They are anything but and are in fact just as much conformists as the A&F preps last decade.
I always forget how much of an expert you are on Portland considering the fact that you've never actually been here...
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I always forget how much of an expert you are on Portland considering the fact that you've never actually been here...
What I said is not specific to Portland but hipsters in general. I use Portland as my example because I know several guys from college who were affluent, suburban kids who moved to Portland and are now basically living a stereotype. They are having the time of their life, but unique they are not.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Yes, because those cities have social culture that is usually very conservative or more strongly influenced by its rural areas nearby. Cities in the Plains tend to be very horrible in that regard.
A big reason for this is most people who stay in the Great Plains are those who get married and have kids at a young age. The more progressive, creative-minded people move elsewhere as soon as they get the opportunity. What's left over is a conservative, blue collar population, which in 2013 is as far from "cool" as you can get.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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Hipster are modern upper class hippies.

Both are very liberal ,against organized religion ,both wont legal cannabis, and animal rights but Hipsters are more urban city type people where hippies are more nature and tree hunger type.

The Hipster wear tight jeans ,tight t-shirt and some even colorful jeans.They both hate preppy look and yeppies.

The Hipsters hate the suburbs and automobile and like the walkable, urban environments.The hipsters are very much into foreign culture and very liberal .
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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I don't see many hipster types being attracted to southern Florida. in my experience they tend to stick to more northern cities than southern. I suppose that goes along with northern cities being more liberal in general as well.
Most hardcore liberals and hipsters hate the south and would never live in the south .They tend to like the north and Europe better.

I know many hardcore liberals and hipsters say how can you live in the US.
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