"These are the needs of all of your children…
… in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
[That’s what my teacher says at the beginning of all of his classes. Let’s call him Mr. U.]
Needs - not all people have needs.
To understand needs better, we need to know the difference between needs and wants. This is the difference:
Needs can always be fulfilled and untended needs have major consequences. For example, clothing and food are human needs. (Generally…) A person is only endangering himself or herself if that person decides to live outside in the winter with no proper clothing and no food supply.
Wants are unlimited and can never be satisfied. For example, having the newest and coolest smartphone can never be ultimately fulfilled because there’s always a new one coming out every month.
Why am I talking about wants vs. needs? It is because I am pointing out that one can never help those that have only insatiable wants. One group of people who fit this description is the hipster.
The hipster is the ultimate archetype of the modern day hypocrite.
The hipster wears nerd glasses so that he or she looks smart but would rather have molly, vodka, crack cocaine, an orgy, and 5 prostitutes all at the same time than even read one word from a real textbook.
The hipster always seeks to be seemingly cosmopolitan but really are one of the most vile discriminators that have prejudices against people that are even deeper than those against ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, and intelligence combined; the hipster discriminates against all human beings who are not exactly of their own likeness.
The hipster always seeks to become more like the socialites but can never become them; it is because the status of the socialite can never be attained by being a fawning sycophant onto the garish elite yet the hipster will eternally and futilely fight for the false hope of joining a higher social class that shall be ever so loftier than the hipster is capable of ever reaching.
The hipster will become nonconformant, in order to seemingly invalidate his or her membership in the banal masses, yet among other hipsters blends into a rather repulsive homogeneous mixture of comformity in the characteristic, perpetual quest to become wholly noncomformant; for the start of this myopic quest was because the hipster never has an identity in the first place. The hipster psychologically has both mentalities of King Azaz and the Mathemagician, who only “agree to disagree” in the petty issue on noncomformity, but unfortunately there is no Milo to rescue the bumbling and bickering kings for the mentally divided hipster.
These ridiculous and frivolous desires of the hipster are unresolvable. Why regard hipsters as human beings? His/her paradoxical “needs” are trivial first world problems that deserve no compassion from any decent human being.
Hipsters cannot be helped, ever - since they have only wants and no substantial needs - by any spiritual or emotional needs. Let alone Christianity.