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Difference Between Hippie and Hipster

Hippie vs hipster 
Hippie and hipster are groups that are considered to have their own ways of life. These two groups always behaved in a different way and always viewed life in a different perspective. Both the hippies and hipsters were in search of a different meaning to life. They wanted to get out of all bondages of life and to get free from all social restrictions.
 

Both the hippies and hipsters had formed their own social clusters or groups. The hippies believed in sexual revolution and used more drugs like LSD and marijuana for getting a different experience of consciousness. They preferred to listen to psychedelic rock music.

 

The hipsters also enjoyed rock music but preferred indie rock music. They were a group that loved to read magazines like Vice and Clash.

Hipster is a jargon term that was used during the 1940′s. Well, the term got lost somewhere along the way and resurfaced again in the 1990′s. The hippie culture has its origins in a youth movement that started in the US in the 1960′s. It then spread to the rest of the world.

The origin of the word hipster is often disputed. Some believe that hipster has been derived from ‘hop’, which is slang for opium. Some others believe that hipster had originated from ‘hipi’, a West African word that means ‘to open one’s eyes’. The term hippie has been derived from hipster.

Hippies have less regard for the social norms; they are just content, chilled and do not give a fig. On the other hand, hipsters do have regard for social norms though they may behave as if hey have no regard. The hipsters give too much of a fig.

Summary

  1. The hippies believed in sexual revolution and used more drugs like LSD and marijuana for getting a different experience of consciousness.
  2. The hippies preferred to listen to psychedelic rock music. The hipsters also enjoyed rock music but preferred indie rock music.
  3. Hipster is a jargon term that was used during the 1940′s. Well, the term got lost somewhere along the way and resurfaced again in the 1990′s.
  4. The hippie culture has its origins in a youth movement that started in the US in the 1960′s.
  5. Some believe that hipster has been derived from ‘hop’, which is slang for opium. Some others believe that hipster had originated from ‘hipi’, a West African word that means ‘to open one’s eyes’. The term hippie has been derived from hipster.

 


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