deep questions: hip, cool freaks and geeks

when it comes to fashion/style, what is "hip?" what is "cool"? does it even matter? is it important?

is to be a hipster the goal?

what's a hipster anyway?

do hipsters create or follow?

is it easier to follow than to lead?

is it better to be hip, of the moment, or better to be oneself, whether that is "hip" or not?

is being oneself more acceptable these days? is freakishness and geekishness celebrated or scorned?

discuss (intelligently). :)