Am I a hippie?

Discussion in 'Ask The Old Hippies' started by TheSamantha, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. TheSamantha

    TheSamantha Member

    I'm an extremely mellow gentle person. I believe in free love and practice it. I work on behalf of a cause in the community. I sometimes smoke pot.
    I love people. I'm spiritual. I listen to all types of music especially rock.

    I feel ashamed to be so gentle. I feel like I'm not black enough. I feel inadequate.

    I figured if I become a hippie, that will corroborate why I'm so gentle. Then people won't assume I'm wimpy or not a real black girl. Maybe they'll understand why I'm so mellow if I say I'm a hippie.

    Am I a hippie? If not, how do I become one?
     
  2. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    You don't become a hippie to avoid being called wimpy I think :p Screw those people anyway, you know you're a gentle person, not a wimp. And can't 'real black girls' be mellow according to people in your community?? Strange..
     
  3. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Just be yourself... Sounds like you have a good start on that.
     
  4. Logan 5

    Logan 5 Confessed gynephile

    You seem to be a pretty laid back girl. AFAIC if you wanna call yourself a hippy, then you're a hippy. Who has the right to judge you or label you unless they know you?
     
  5. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Glen seems to think he has such a right :p
     
  6. Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps Am I being detained?

    No, you are not.

    Don't worry about it
     
  7. rollingalong

    rollingalong Banned

    yes you qualify to be a hippie

    don't worry about it :)
     
  8. junglejack

    junglejack aiko aiko

    Ill send you the standard application in the mail- -
    -----------------------------------------------

    Hey, forget the labels ,,be yourself
     
  9. Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps Am I being detained?

    Oh, I just realized this question is for old hippies as noted in forum title. I appropriately retract my response.
     
  10. Reverand JC

    Reverand JC Willy Fuckin' Wonka

    I think the answer is this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vGLmygh75E"]Elio e Le Storie Tese & Ike Willis - You Are What You Is (Zappa cover) - YouTube

    Hippie is not limited to race, or generation. Embrace what you are and don't pretend to be anything else.

    C/S,
    Rev J
     
  11. gendorf

    gendorf Senior Member

    You are a hippie! you are beautiful!
     
  12. wobs

    wobs Senior Member

    what has colour got to do with it samantha
     
  13. I dunno, I think you're you and should continue to be so. If people want to stick a label on you, let 'em. If you want to call yourself a hippie because you feel like one, do it. Anybody who hassles you about being gentle needs to learn that gentleness isn't a weakness, but a special kind of strength.
     
  14. In the words of John Prine ... "you are what you are, and you ain't what you ain't."
     
  15. Indy Hippy

    Indy Hippy Zen & Bearded

    Samantha, hippie is just a stereotype. It no more describes you then your color does. If you are truly a gentle person, a loving person, a beautiful person, then you already have all you need to be you. Don't let people or stereotypes stand in your way.
    Peace n' Love
    Indy Hippy
     
  16. nox_lumen

    nox_lumen Member

    My neighbor was definitely a black woman, and certainly not weak. She was also mellow and great to talk to. She did not need to scream to be strong and confident, she just knew it and it showed. If that makes her need an explaination then we got it wrong.
     

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