The modern hipster is just a suburban yuppie in disguise. All bourgeois taste is based on the idea that one is in touch with regular folks, say with Pabst and bacon, but also more knowledgeable and selective in terms of refinement and nutrition, so kimchi and kombucha. It is lower class cultural appropriation reinvented as a “serious” palate. Pickles can’t be pickles, they have to be artisinal and flavored in some way that feels sophisticated, like cayenne and habanero. Donuts can’t be donuts, they must reflect individual rarefied tastes, such as matcha green tea. The whole thing is designed to show off that you only consume the “best” and most “natural” foods, while still retaining the common touch. Suburban yuppies are ostentatious about their food pretensions, hipsters attempt to cover theirs with tattoos, spectacles “irony” and, above all “quirkiness.”
I am in awe of people who have lived many lives.