I believe that punks and hippies are essentially the same. I'm considered to be a punk, although i did spend a good time of my life checking out the hippie scene. it's said punks are the children of hippies. this is kind of true in my case. but my parents aren't hippies, my brother, his girlfriend, and their 2 friends all are. they're the ones who raised me... so yeah. anyway, punkness is just a new way for a new time. but with the same belief and center thrive, peace.