I recently came across a joke I found quite amusing. It goes like this: “How did the hipster burn his tongue? …He drank his coffee before it was cool.” While this joke might be a little cheesy, it is also largely relevant. I wanted to share this joke, because I feel like it’s a good example of how our society is moving more towards originality. In today’s world, whether people want to admit it or not, hipsters are idolized. If you are unaware of what a hipster is, they are notorious for claiming to know about things before they are “cool”. They are, as some would say, “ahead of the crowd” and therefore, more original. I think that this is what people are desiring these days: to be unique. More often than not, I hear people being made fun of not for being weird or different, but for being “too mainstream”.