They've lost all ability to even.
Run for your lives! Or, you know, to your local Starbucks.
We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.
Newsflash: if you're resorting to the word "basic" as a sophisticated criticism, you did not nail it. You are not morally superior. You are lazy. And heck, you are basic for following such an idle trend.
I'm sitting here, drinking a toasted graham latte, wondering when it became uncool to soak up the seasons. Some women playfully embrace this new "basic bitch" label, but I find it derogatory and petty. Here's why.
"I’m also a pretty happy person, so that’s OK with me."
Maybe it's time to accept that "basic" was not invented by white people at all.
I have been all of these women at some point, and not even in the distant past. More like two weeks ago. And you know what? I think basic is actually kind of beautiful.
Hold onto your slouchy sweaters -- basic has just been added to the dictionary. If you’ve been drinking pumpkin spice lattes
While most of us have learned about "basic behavior" (and how to avoid it), it still seems to be as ubiquitous as a selfie stick. Which is why, in the spirit of awareness (self or otherwise), we've compiled this list of things that, if you find yourself doing them, probably make you a basic tourist.