Hahah yeah I admit it. I do have a visceral disgust for yuppies as only a past, present, and future yuppie can. I do regret using the two terms yuppie and hipster because they’re so easy to fixate on.
What I want to highlight about yuppies is that one line about being trapped in the wrong part of the log curve of income utility. Yuppies are defined by not taking risks. “Many” yuppies are indeed former creatives etc etc sure, but I would argue “most” yuppies are those who chose the path of maximum risk-aversion. We’re not intentionally destructive, but we play a different game where the real-life consequences are deferred to others.