I'm a sophomore at a small liberal arts college where I'm studying sociology and international development. Learning about neocolonialism and the development project is depressing, in addition to other things in life like racism and sexism so being creative and dreaming up different societies is great cuz only the things you want to exist and happen, exist and happen. Plus it is a really fantastic way to release emotions and cleanse your mind. Ya feel me?
Also, if I sound like a hipster, I don't think it's an effect of going to a liberal arts school. Truthfully, in spirit, I was a hipster BEFORE I came here. Heehee, see what I did there? ;D