The Young to Old Hippie FAQ Thread

Discussion in 'Hippies' started by Southernman, May 10, 2004.

  1. Southernman

    Southernman Boarischer Rebell

    I thought, starting of a new forum could be the opportunity to structure the returning of the same questions again and again like - what clothes have I to wear - What drugs should I take - for becoming an authentically hippie by sticking this thread at the beginning of this forum and if anybody has a question, he/she can check first, if this question is allready answered here.


    [SIZE=+1]Three General Categories: Flower Children, Freaks, and Heads[/SIZE]

  2. moonbeam7

    moonbeam7 Member

    Thanks for the info I am definitely a flower child!:)
  3. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

    My car is a gasoholic and, though a vegetarian for five years, I still have to have a good burger once or twice a year... :)
  4. ~Sam~

    ~Sam~ Cosmic Traveler

    Excellent Thread, Southernman!!!

  5. ericf

    ericf Member

    Maybe it is just me... but that article made me kind of sad...
  6. Willy_Wonka_27

    Willy_Wonka_27 Surrender to the Flow

    WOW:eek: that was one of the best articles i have ever read on hippies and the hippy movement
  7. kilted2000

    kilted2000 Member

    That article was a little sad. Although I still say you can be a Hippy today. Also when I turned 18 a few years ago I was supposed to sign up for selective service, so the Draft can still be inacted.
  8. ericf

    ericf Member


    I am not hung up on the label hippie at all. I do consider it a compliment when people call me a hippie but I don't really label myself like that. I just am me. Do I share a lot of the beliefs and behaviors of the older hippies? Yes, I do. But the word is just that to me. I use it to describe some things and people simply because we don't have a better word for it. Come on... look at how lame we are getting... X generation, Y generation... we don't have a cohesive culture among us young "hippies." We don't have our own label and I don't think we would want one. I think most younger people who call themselves hippies recognize that there are the old hippies and the new generation who carries the torch but never got their own title.

    I use the word freak a lot... but that is borrowed also. Is it really that bad that we borrow terms for those things we don't have words for? Are there any older hippies who are offended when they hear young people being labeled that way? What would the original hippie generation call the younger people today who are hippieish?

    I do understand that we live in a different world than the original hippies. I am not being drafted (yet) and there is no chance of me being in a love-in at the local park. But that isn't what it is about to me. Being a "hippie" isn't about recreating the world of the 1960s... it is about creating a better world tomorrow. Am I making sense to anyone? ;)
  9. right on man
  10. luvndrumn

    luvndrumn Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Brothers and sisters.:)

    Not really. There is an unpopular war. There is pollution. There is massive corporate greed. The rich still get richer while the poor still get poorer. There are people still dealing with an unlevel playing field. There are people who's minds are made up and don't want to be confused with the facts. As long as there is cable TV and gas, life is good.

    Oh, I hope you don't. I hope that we get our own "regime change" this November. I'd guess that many of my generation know some guy (and even some gal) that went to the 'Nam and didn't come back whole. And not too many came back uneffected. You'll find a few of them (the vets) on this board. I was lucky. I was 1-A, number 8, when Tricky Dickie cut the draft. I am indebted to one of the pariahs of my generation! Ain't that the shit!:rolleyes:

    A whole lot of sense, brother.:cool:
  11. gate68

    gate68 Senior Member

    Thought I'd read this for a laugh,but I'm not laughing.It turned out to be quite well written and basically hit it on the nose.There is a lot of truth in how liberalism is no longer liberal.I was starting to think i was alone in my thought.I have never been a hippie.I grew my hair out of support of the hippies.I grew up with kent state and didn't believe it was right.Figured I'd cut it when the change came.Well it's still growing...
  12. Syntax

    Syntax Senior Member

    Great article.
  13. MattInVegas

    MattInVegas John Denver Mega-Fan

    Thank You. Those ARE the most asked.

    Kids, it ISN'T about the Clothes, or Music, or even if you DO or DON'T do Drugs. It's about reality. HOW can we ever achieve World Peace if we fight among ourselves? If we let all the plants die so we no longer have oxygen to breathe? If our food supply dies WE do too!
  14. voodoochile

    voodoochile Member

    ya man, cool read
  15. traveler3339

    traveler3339 Member

    the road less traveled is the path of peace.[​IMG]
  16. canadian_boy

    canadian_boy Brohn Zmith

    This is so right but i believe there is still true young hippies in the world ...
    I like a lot this website if you have others like this one , please send 'em to me please ....
  17. The article was a great history lesson. But I believe that there are "hippies" today. Not just the ones that lived in the 60's. There are young hippies, middle-aged hippies and older hippies. My definition is kind-like people who believe in love and peace, are anti-war, anti-violence, anti-commercialism, that don't feel material goods are the way to happiness but inner peace and a love and connection with mother earth, that help the less fortunate and love all mankind. People who have found an inner peace and higher consciousness within themselves.
    Hippy is just a word, but it help define this magical, loving group of people who haven't fallen into the social land of greed and me, me , me!
  18. MattInVegas

    MattInVegas John Denver Mega-Fan

    It's also the roughest going. But the TREASURE is worth it! We all need to walk this path.
  19. kassy_420

    kassy_420 Member

    Being so young and being born in this generation with all the war and so many different conflicts that could most definitely be avoided, I wish so much I was around in the 60's and 70's to be an activist. Nowadays, there aren't enough of us around that will actually stand up for what we believe in like it used to be. I wasn't there of course, but I read all these awesome stories on sites like this that make me have such a great respect for you "older hippies" haha.

    If you want to be free, be free because there are a million things to be...
    --Cat Stevens (ha)
  20. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    An excellent article, though I wish it had made more mention of Ken Kesey. His acid tests did a lot to jumpstart the hippie movement.

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