I have noticed that if you are a fan of the grateful dead (and related acts) that most people will automatically label you a "hippy". I have also noticed that if you are a psychedelics enthusiast that people will often mistake you for a "hippy". And that if you are a generally happy person who values beauty, peace, and love, that people will mistake this for being "hippy like" And if you are a deadhead and a psychonuat who values beauty and love an incredibly large number of people will certainly mistake you for some type of "hippy". *It doesn't seem to matter if you shower every day, only wear new clothing, smell good, like all types of music, are able to understand many different outlooks and don't seem to conform to any standardized culture, niche, or scene, if you like the dead, if you take psychedelics, and if you value love, you are getting labeled as a hippy. * I have a totally unique "culture", I'm not a hippy, or any type of standardized cookie cutter niche of a scene where one must conform to pre-set values and outlooks. I take whatever I choose from reality and incorporate it into the whole of my being. I am completely undefined. Its like jerry garcia said, that when you leave something undefined it in essence becomes everything. I highly relate to that type of seamless, ever changing, constantly evolving and in never ending motion type aspect of a psychedelic experience, this concept is highly embodied in the visual portion of the psychedelic experience, but permeates through and encompasses the experience as a whole, it's a metaphor for consciousness and for life, and in a sense I am an ever changing, always evolving seamless being who is in constant motion and in a constant state of change. I've been many different different people at many different times, it's almost as if I have lived 100 different lives. No label or culture could ever be sufficient enough to adequately describe who or what I am. "God's own prototype: too weird to live, too rare to die" comes somewhat close to describing what I am. ...but hippy? Never.