posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:54 PM
reply to post by Spiramirabilis
Well, let’s see. In my view, a hippie, a REAL hippie, not the fake ones, is someone who seeks goodness and truth. They don’t adhere to the
conventional status quo, they seek something more pure, more genuine. They don’t just do it for the attention or other selfish reasons, they want to
make a difference in the world.
I would think that the original hippie would have been Jesus Christ. He preached love and acceptance and gave his life for it.
The stereotypes of hippies is very misleading. They make us think of them as non-functional druggies who are dazed out of their minds and talk about
“peace and love dude”, but that’s not what they are.
They are self sufficient if they need to be, but prefer to work toward a common good. They want to help those around them, they see the good in people
and want to help others find happiness. They saw the system the way it was and how it was harming those in it. They didn’t adhere to social
conventions that they saw as destructive but instead looked for ways to be positive, to give back, to seek happiness and peaceful solutions. They made
a stand when they needed to, but not a violent stand. They worked within the system to make changes, yet didn’t depend on the system. They weren’t
violently breaking laws, they had reasons for what they did, not just something that felt good.
The “fake hippies” that I was ranting about just did what was comfortable for them, fun for them. Although they helped bring visibility to the
movement, they also hurt it in a lot of ways. They rode the bandwagon and when the wagon moved on, they moved on with it. They were selfish, they
wanted attention and didn’t have the heart and soul that the actual hippies had.
This is just off the top of my head and my opinions of course.