There’s nothing we hate more than being told how awful we are. And a particularly popular topic of derision is the fate of the hipster. According to CNN, the writer Bernard Salt wrote an article for The Australian about hipsters and found himself under a barrage of ire.
Salt believes that hipsters misspend their money:
“I have seen young people order smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five-grain toasted bread at $22 a pop and more. I can afford to eat this for lunch because I am middle-aged and have raised my family. But how can young people afford to eat like this? Shouldn’t they be economising by eating at home? How often are they eating out? Twenty-two dollars several times a week could go towards a deposit on a house.”
And this isn’t the first time Salt has derided hipster choices:
Of course, people were quick to point out that housing prices and the current economy does not exactly make it easy for hipsters to purchase a home:
A house would sure cost a lot of avocados.
Math is a lot less tasty than avocado toast.
Some people used the article to advertise housing costs in their hood.
Some are hoping for immediate results.
Some people can’t believe this is even a discussion.
Others don’t want people to lecture them on their food choices.
Plus, the article isn’t even factually accurate. Millennials are actually saving more.
And it’s important to remember that the gap between income and housing prices is the largest it has ever been.
It’s always good to know history repeats itself…
In short, it’s totally fine to love your avocado toast. Eating the tasty treat isn’t going to keep you from achieving your dreams as long as you remain smart about your personal finances.