hippy or hippie derives from the word hip,is it still hip to be a hippy? do we care if we are hip i know i dont if we take it back charles manson and altamont gave us all a bad name anyway.M e personaly i am a deadhead who loves life,flowers,tyedyes,beads etc dont think iwont a label anyway peace all.
hippys,beatniks etc i agree with chinarider77 its whats in your soul i have the long hair,beads etc thats just external image stuff well said china its whats in your soul.
In my opinion its not the clothes you wears, the music you listen to, the way your hair is, its whats in your soul that makes a person a walking being of LOVE. Some people call people like this "hippies" but I think that is just a label that mainstream society has stamped on those that have hearts full of the right stuff.
P.S. I consider a 'hippie' as one that is 'hip to the jive'. Of course, it is multi-faceted...but to boil it down a hippie is hip to the jive of the culture.
I'm not nearly as old old as Dave.. won't be 49 for another 8 months..
but I do have older brothers...
If any were hippies it would to be my second oldest - the long hair - the only other one really in to music (took me me to my first concert when I was 11 or 12 (his date canceled on him) - we went to Nashville to see Black Oak Arkansas - Marshall Tucker Band was also on the bill.
He was and is as cool as they come - but not the image I get when i think of 'hippies' - Tho Dave did describe him above.
Happy 49th Dave (I've got at least 8 months to go)
Since I was 11 now 49 in 2 weeks.
I have always been what am.
Was called a Hippie since a kid and always proud of it.
A Hippie to me is, One That thinks Of The Universe As ONE. Thinks of others as a Priority cares for the Earth And Animals (ALL).
To be open minded.
Ready to learn. And do not WHINE.
If there is something that needs done do it dont just point and tell others.
Live by example best way.
Well nobody will want to read more i can go on for ever.
No I do not Feel I have Achieved all my Goals of Behavior.
No way, NOT YET!
But im still breathing still working and smiling at the situations
And do better each day with set backs:)
Blessings to all.
Ramble on Dave:)
Light the Candles Spread the oil out:)
Happy Hoidazes to all.
Do For Other's You Will Feel Better.