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The Hipsters Are At It Again

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Neo-minimalism,” which I have apparently always confused with “mooching off your wealthy friends.”

I do love this comment, though:

This is a lifestyle that’s maybe achievable by one in a million. You have to be a trust fund baby or knowledge worker with relatively few attachments or physical responsibilities, well-paid enough to afford the energy it takes to fly around the globe. It reeks of privilege. And there’s nothing wrong with that. What rankles is that the people who practice it really don’t seem to appreciate just how privileged they are, and in fact promote it as a simpler or cheaper lifestyle.


Written by srogers

September 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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