Through Being Cool

You ever fuck around and spend years assembling a collection of cultural artifacts, preferences and mannerisms that conform to a shifting, unwritten set of standards in pursuit of social acceptance, while occasionally breaking with consensus to look like an independent and unique person?

Nah, me neither.


hip, n. slang (orig. U.S.) 1. The quality or condition of being hip; fashionable sophistication. adj. 2. More generally: fashionable, up-to-date; stylish, sophisticated; cool (sometimes in ironic use). Now the usual sense.

As Norman Mailer would say, it’s ‘hip’ to use obscure terms and meaningless symbols.
— 'The Listener’ (1961)