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Hippies: Are they extinct or just dwindling in number?
Oh, yea and I do look down on the 'hippie ...
Where did you find a hippy to look down on? I thought they are extinct. :D Reply to this
see ... snobbery is alive and well! Reply to this
...walking around with there tie-dye t-shirts listening to grateful dead on there ipods...
You just described my sister and brother in law, Jordan. :D Reply to this
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These days in America its more of a mindset than anything else. A lot of progressive individuals in the States identify with the need for nonviolent subversion to effect change in the world.
But you seem to be referring more to the stereotype of lazy, pot-smoking individuals who don't shower.
yeah, they still exist. Reply to this
'hippie ... I'm so one with the local people' type
which generally is the scruffy, dirty, drug smoking stereotype ... remember this came out of a travel snobbery post and I admit my prejudices! Reply to this
snobbery aside, that way of being can be pretty silly sometimes. There's a thin line between that kind of person and the genuinely interested person who travels to understand the world.
But i get it--showering is a luxury though, sometimes.
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yeah, they still exist.
So have you seen any? :D
...that way of being can be pretty silly sometimes.
Come on! At least give the hippies credit for getting Western society out of the 50s mindset before we came along and had to put up with it. :D Reply to this
I see hippies all the time! In New York City, at the various music festivals I go to, my parents are both of the earliest part of that generation, and some of my school-mates try their HARDEST to emulate it!
...I even ran into a medic in the Israeli army who changed out of his uniform into linen pants and a tie-dye shirt, donned a hemp necklace and asked me to smoke up with him. I laughed. He showered more frequently than some of the other soldiers i met... Reply to this
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.....republicans (I am sure there might be a few), ....
A pot smokin' free lovin' Republican. Well, that is really just a fashionable Republican and not a real one. :D Reply to this
I look at the lovely muslim Malaysian 'hippie' blouses (indian cotton, very light, long bell shaped sleeves, a little embroidery around the neckline and cuffs, and wonder if they know that they are wearing the 60's hippie 'uniform'!) Reply to this
(Mel - the ;P was all for you) Reply to this
Yup, we are officially one of "them" now
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Theres a place in northern NSW - Nimbin - Hippies are alive and well these days although unfortunately not the true hippy, he or she is now the grandparent of the kids named Sarah and William who are the straight offspring of the children the elderly grandparent hippy gave birth to under Tunnable falls and named Amythest Moondust Raindrop who went and married Moonbeam Sunray...
Its been interesting watching nimbin over the last 30 years. Those kids who were born there and given those funky names actually had massive trouble entering the real world. Granny Hippy forgot that without registering the birth of Moonbeam Sunray he would have a lot of trouble later in life trying to get any healthcare benefits, social security or tax file number without a birth certificate.
And unfortunately, heroin has replaced the herb. Reply to this