Once upon a time I had a bag with one of my favourite words on it: BEATNIK. People used to ask me what it meant and I find it way easier to describe in pictures than in words which is how the whole idea of this post was born. However, today I did find an explanation I like very much and it goes like this:
"A Beatnik is one who does not allow society to slow him/herself down. It is one who lets their mind wonder by eliminating the distractions caused by society. This gives the Beatnik the necessary freedom for creativity and pure expression to come forth."
Others might say they were just the original hipsters dressed in black skinny pants.