From the Merriam Webster online dictionary- ECLECTIC: (n) one who uses a method or approach that is composed of elements drawn from various sources; one who uses an eclectic method or approach
For the most part, people who use the term “eclectic” really piss me off. Generally, people who throw this term aimlessly into the air from their PBR stained lips are Hipsters or anyone else attempting to be ironically cool.
They are always trying to sound cooler than the current year they live in. Let me explain a bit here. Hipsters never live in the present.
They are either dressing, talking, smelling like they live in a previous era or they are attempting to create a new, futuristic beard/side-burn concoction.
But when the day is over, they are exactly like every other douche bag that is trying overly hard to be cooler than the person across from them drinking an obscure craft beer.
Here’s a small example of how the conversation may go down: (a normal, secure person sparking up a conversation with a Hipster)
Normal Secure Person: Hi there, what kind of music do you like?
Hipster: Well, I have a very eclectic taste in music. I listen to a wide variety of artists, except Top 40 of course. I don’t like to categorize anything or pigeon hole any artists, that would be unfair to their process.
Normal Secure Person: Wow, that was an especially ironic answer. What exactly do you do for a living?
Hipster: I work at the vintage record store downtown across from Starbucks.
Normal Secure Person: Fuck off, do the world a favor and wear some deodorant.
Trust me, I’m sure you’ve heard this once lovely word turned into an annoying buzz when Hipsters and the like attempt to polarize their marginal lives by using it in sentences. I don’t make this shit up. If you don’t believe me, go stand outside any big city consignment shop and open your ears, but be sure to close your nostrils.