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Originally posted by jbondo
Hippies are just known by another name these days:
Originally posted by closettrekkie
I guess I had always figured they were just too lazy and drugged up to bathe and get a job and then blamed it on "the man".
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
We're still here. But like my namesake ( )benevolent tyrant said, some of us are Libertarians.
I can't believe some of the silly ideas people have about hippies. Get a clue, please.
My hair is very long, parted straight down the middle and straight as a board! And I wear Birks!
Just as with any group, you can't really greneralize all hippies. We're all still people and have different views and personalities, values and dreams. That's for you, closettrekkie.
It is important to make the distinction between a hippie and a wook. Hippies can generally be viewed as positive, optimistic members of society with an idealistic goal for the betterment of society. Wooks are everything that you've been warned about in regard to hippies wrapped into a neat little package.
Originally posted by lombozo
Where did the Hippies go?
Well speaking for myself, I just grew up! I was in my teens in the late 70's, early eighties. My hair was extremely long. Jeans, a thermal underwear T-shirt, and an unbuttoned flannel shirt, topped off with engineer boots were my uniform.
We weren't called hippies, but "Freaks". In school you were a jock or a freak.
Jimi Hendrix was what was usually in my tape player.
Originally posted by powertopeaceful
When people think of a 'hippie' they think of smelly kids with dreadlocks....