Best 'Hippy' Careers?

Discussion in 'Hippies' started by TattoedAquarian, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. TattoedAquarian

    TattoedAquarian Senior Member

    What do you all think is, or are, the best job(s) for 'hippies'?
  2. redresonant

    redresonant Member

    well i would have to say playing music ... owning a restaraunt,,,being a succesful artist ... helping the homeless old job... just about anything..we come from all walks of life.peter
  3. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    playing music in a street, working @ a vegetarian restaurant or craft store, own their own business selling incense and batik... or soap shop...
  4. redresonant

    redresonant Member

    hey you copied me
  5. leighcushing

    leighcushing Member

    I am in school to be an archaeologist. Hopefully I will get to travel all around the world, while working outside in the dirt.
  6. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    healing arts~naturopathy, herbalism, reiki, massage, reflexology, accupuncture, midwifery, doula'ing, etcc

    farming~biodynamic/organic farming, hemp farming,

    textile arts~clothing creation

    politics~run as an independant

    etc, etc, etc....

    I think that you can take any 'mainstream' type of career and tweak it into something 'hippy'. it all depends on what you're into, what your interests are.......
  7. gate68

    gate68 Senior Member

    Standing in the middle of Bob Hope Drive with a sign asking for handouts.
  8. moon_flower

    moon_flower Banned

    Who gives a shit?
  9. akunasaka24

    akunasaka24 Member

    drug dealing

    jk... I'd have to say something that has to do with helping people either physically, mentally, spiritually
  10. TattoedAquarian

    TattoedAquarian Senior Member

    Nice ideas everyone, thanks for sharing your thoughts...
    It seems as though most of you, to summarize, thought that your idea of a 'hippie' is an individual who would enjoy working helping others (political, spiritual, etc.), with some sort of art, or with the earth. Interesting... I suppose that those would go along well with what i believe to be 'hippy ideals'. And even being homeless would, I've known a lot of 'bums' in my day - as i'm sure redresonant has because i think he mentioned something about working at a shelter - but i mean bums don't answer to anyone really; they just do their own thing...
  11. Pa_Hippie124

    Pa_Hippie124 Member

    Living in Woods , Playing Your Guitar and Taking In Nature
  12. you know. I know alot of young hippies such as myself trying to become mechanics. Such as myself.
  13. TattoedAquarian

    TattoedAquarian Senior Member

    ~Pa Hippie -Ahh yes, the woods... Very Walden of you ~smiles~. I actually would very much like to do just that before i die... Or i could just wait until i die and just have a radio put in my coffin and accomplish the same thing in death. (wow, that was quite morbid of me) I thankyou for your comment...
    ~dayafterpuberty - (I love your name!) Yes, i have a lot of 'hippy mechanic' friends as well. I've asked a couple of them before why they were attracted to it and the general census was because it's like they were creating/or fixing something in their own way. They just liked the idea of actually doing something that they found productive/useful as a career - not just being piled behind paperwork in some office working for something that they didn't even believe in. But, on a less serious note. they also said they liked working on cars because they say it gets them chicks (supposedly,but i've never seen any of these chicks...) and because of all the available suppy which is at their disposal. Why do you think many 'young hippies' are attracted to mechanic work, if you don't mind my asking?
  14. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    maybe it's part of that whole zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance thing?

    ...and then there's always biodiesel and retrofitting diesels to run on alternate fuel :D

    ...and the entire vw van subculture.
  15. all_rhodesian_reject

    all_rhodesian_reject Sonskyn Elvis

    having a career seems un hippy...but if you HAVE to have a job...then working in a surf shack
  16. Woodstock

    Woodstock Member

    photographer, designer, beer/weed tester ;), meditation guide, artist, teacher, director, shopkeeper/barkeeper, forestguard, surfer, traveller, you name it...
  17. TattoedAquarian

    TattoedAquarian Senior Member

    Interesting... Thanks for all your comments! There's probably going to be a like out of work hippy using the internet at the library, goes to google and types "Jobs for Hippies" and he'll get this thread... - See we're helping others... (Sort of... )
  18. jailmate

    jailmate Plantenist

    nut voikin 4 duh pigz iz my full time Hippknoizum.
  19. jay

    jay Member

    Being a carpenter, Its fun and useful
    A janitor, you can just float around washing floors no real rush
    or somehting i hope to do is become a teacher, learn them kids up good, and maybe show them their are other options
  20. TattoedAquarian

    TattoedAquarian Senior Member

    ~Jailmate - I wish i had your 'conviction'... I've already succumed and got a so-called real job where 'the man' rides my ass all day...

    ~Jay - (are you the same "jay" who answered my wisdom/advice/ thread?) NIce. I've thought of those except the janitor one; good reasons placed behind them i thought...

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