Earnest is Better than Hip
I’ll take an earnest person over a hip person every time, because hip is short term. Earnest is long term. Earnestness is highly underestimated. It comes from the core, while hip is trying to impress you with the surface.
Fashion by the way, is commerce masquerading as hip. I’m not at all interested in fashion, which is why I rarely buy new clothes. The fact that fashion goes out of style and then comes back into fashion solely on what a few people somewhere think they can sell, well to me, that’s insanity.
My parents taught me: You buy new clothes when your old clothes wear out. My wardrobe is far from hip. It’s kind of earnest. It’s going to carry me through just fine.
– Randy Pausch