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I Am a Hippie At Heart

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    With my bellbottom jeans my day is better.

    I always try to look at the positive, while being in a state of bliss. Never in fights anymore and just living how I should be. Unnaturally calm.
    lostfollower lostfollower 13-15, F Jan 16

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    My Name Means Peace And Love In Your Heart....

    I was raised by deadhead, free-thinking, nature-loving hippies. I get a lot of "crap" for the label "hippie" even from my little brother.  And although labels are only limiting...Hippie is one label I proudly wear. To me being a hippie is living your life with love...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    Raised By My Hippie Mom

    I'm not really a hippie, even though I suppose I'm somewhat "bohemian" for lack of a better word. But I acquired a lot of my hippie mom's values, attitudes, and taste in music. My mom and all of her friends were Dead Heads. That band is the glue that still holds them together...
    KellieVocabulary KellieVocabulary 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    Since Birth

    My parents were wild hippies. They moved out to a tiny island in the pacific called Hawaii where they lived on my uncles coffee farm with no electricity. They later became teachers. I was raised on the beaches and along the streams of hawaii, such a beautiful place. It was an...
    pacificCatch pacificCatch 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    Free As A Bird =]

    nature is what i love...though i am not perfect, i am always going back to the birds and trees where im free... which is why i know why the cage bird sings =].anywho, at heart i always have been its just a natural thing to me. but a few weeks ago my boy friend brought me to this...
    Wintrglittr Wintrglittr 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    I Guess Its In My Blood

    Welp, hi, just wanna say how I think my hipieness started, well my mother and grandmother where gypsies, moved a lot till I was born althugh harsh sometimes pretty cool at least my mom and sis and they accept me, they are also ok with my litle alcohol issue lol :) anywayjust...
    UniquelyAngie UniquelyAngie 13-15 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Hippie That Missed The Boat

    I am a very free spirited person, who believes love is the cure; and war never solves anything.  Plus I really like Hippie fashion.  I love the bright colours and whimiscalness of it all.  I even make some of my own jewlery.  I would love to have one of those jean-shirts, but...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    I Was Born In 1967.

    I was too small to remember much about the sixties, though.  My dad is an "old hippie".  I remember going to folk music festivals, sitting on blankets on the ground listening to the music.  We went to see "Gimme Shelter" at the drive-in. ...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    I Was Born Just A Little Too Late To Be Part Of The Movement.

    I will have to try this again when I feel a little more articulate. But to start with, I think that Hippies were way more about being libertarian than the folks today who call themselves Libertarians (or as I call them "corporate dupes").  It seems that a lot of people in this...
    riley7253 riley7253 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    Allyouneedislove91 Allyouneedislove91 18-21, F Aug 19, 2013

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    I believe love is the answer.

    This earth, God, all of it. It's beauty. I was a 20 year old woman, am discovering myself, my beliefs, my lane, my calling. Finding what it is that sets me apart, it makes me who I am. Many of you call it being a Hippie, however I call it my life. :) I'm a big believer in vibes...
    sassyjayyy sassyjayyy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I've always been drawn to simple things.

    I have dreams of living simplistically with just myself and music and love. I want to live with respect for the earth, animals, plants, and people around me.
    singalot singalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    All I Have To Say

    Peace, love, & rock n roll.. That's all I have to say..
    clairethehippie clairethehippie 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Sometimes...

    Some days i just want to walk around barefoot and be in the beautiful nature of the world and enjoy it without the pressures of the modern world...but like anything it would lose it magic
    thatcrazygirl thatcrazygirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    Cannabis has helped me almost every day

    for a long time now. I enjoy smoking for enjoyment, but I also use it to calm my nerves. Anxiety and depression can get the best of me at times, and taking prescription pills other than my trileptal is off limits for me. I'd much rather light a spliff and smoke my stress away...
    Joshman18 Joshman18 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Freedoms And Peace

    Yes, the hippie movement may have been absorbed into the western culture of fame, fashion and finance, but there are still a few people aspiring to emulate people like that generation, or the Beats. There was so hoped for simplicity of life. Whether the modern religion of must...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    :)

    I actually had an older hippy come up to me once.I was going out to a party and had to catch the train.I don't know why, but I always seem to talk to randoms while I wait and we started by talking about music (and how I wanted to a music therapist, and who was better out of the...
    indigo280 indigo280 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    Hip- Tasticness; Flower Child Full Of Grace

    i have always like them; the long flowing skirts, long hair, music that you can dance to in the dark; I love the freedom of love and peace and hate war; I find peace symbols all over my room from pillow cases to lamp shades and curtains; greatful dead teddy bear t-shirts; life as...
    laurielee1980 laurielee1980 31-35, F Aug 6, 2012

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    I've always been a hippie,

    I guess. Ever since I was a younger child, I've loved nature, peace, singing, a more simple way of living and living honestly and kindly. I only ever really connect with people like me. I have a deep, spiritual connection with Mother Earth and I try to take care of her as much...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    My Hippie Ways.

    At the ripe age of 22 I find myself mellow yet opinionated... I don't mind you being gay. I don't want to eat GMO food. I prefer to eat healthy, and natural. I think medications should be a last resort after Diet and Exercise. I don't like using more water than what I need too...
    elephantastic elephantastic 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    "vegetable Rights And Peace!" - Neil, The Young Ones

    I have solar panels and a solar hot water system, use rainwater, keep chickens, garden, belong to Amnesty International, own a property under permanent conservation agreement, and don't agree that violence is a solution. I try to choose ethical products and am working toward...
    Handed Handed 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    Becnme Becnme 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    Hippie One's

     I'd  like  to say that i'm a really hippie, but i'm not. I'm a hippie just in heart. A lot of people say that the hippie one's are crazy and ridiculous, but i'm not like them i love and i admire the hippie's. I love them cuz they are trying to save the planet and...
    30alexaz 30alexaz 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    Always Have Been.....

    Ever since I was a kid I always had a mystical view of the world. I always have believed that reading between the lines will be more interesting than the lines themselves. I beleive in a love all mentality. It just makes sense, I have spent much of my time hating and being angry...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    Too Young to Be a Hippie

    I am actually about 5 years too young to be a *real* hippie; the youngest hippies that I knew and admired were about that much older than I.  But I was a hippie anyway.  It was a little difficult to get hippie stuff, like peace symbol belt buckles, leather headbands...
    spiderontheweb spiderontheweb 51-55, F 8 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    A New Old Hippie!

    The older I get the more like a hippie I become!   I'm hugging trees, becoming an activist when it comes to saving the planet!  I was just a little kid when hippies were around the first time, but I remember being enthralled with flower power and peace signs. ...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2009

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    Where My Heart Is...really..

    ..So it's true, it's true..♥I am a hippie at heart♥..I appreciate the small things in life..sunrises and sunsets, the trees blowing in the wind, the sound of a waterfall or rain outside my window...walking (well, rollin..)down the boardwalk on Venice Beach..smiling...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    I love the grateful dead love music festivals

    wish I could find someone like me easy going 49 young
    Adkboy Adkboy 46-50, M Apr 5

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    The Hippies Have Nothing To Apologize For

    The conservative counter revolution has been misrepresenting the 60s counter culture since Ronald Reagan and the 80s. They want to cast the 60s as all about draft dodgers, free love, drugs and living on welfare.  They want to reduce all the participants in the counter culture...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    I am not huge on the whole teenaged girl " Oh

    I'm a hippie, I have a grateful dead shirt on and I smoke weed" type of people. Don't get me wrong I love grateful dead and pot but I look at being a hippie as a pacifist life style. I've always felt that way. I believe in humanity. And I can't stand the thought of hurting...
    bailesofhay bailesofhay 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    Missing Home

    Everyday I think about moving back to the land where I was born. I think about the friends I have left behind and my grandmother, alone, walking to the bakery near her much-too-large apartment. The community spirit in a small town is much stronger than a big city. People talk to...
    pacificCatch pacificCatch 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    And Am Proud of It

    Some of the happiest years of my life were spent in that era. Learned a lot, met so many great people and had oh so much fun!
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 3 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    I enjoy nature and I meditate a lot,

    and I do believe I am a hippie at heart because I believe all life is sacred. But I am a pretty negative person and have been trying to change that but then I realized I might as well except it instead of fight it. I have been told I am pretty mature for my age (13), and that's...
    moonpoppy moonpoppy 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    MIMIEMOUSE MIMIEMOUSE 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Ya , Sure I Am , I Won't Deny It Any Longer

    I've been called hippie by most people I've ever known , I can be called a Beat too . I couldn't list all my hippie tendencies , that's been up to others to do , otherwise I'd be trying to "fit in " to the way of life . I simply let myself be myself and rolled with it .
    WisestFool WisestFool 41-45, M Nov 18, 2012

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    Get Called One Alot!!

    I get called a hippie alot, which is weird, because no one in my family was ever one. Huh...guess that makes me the odd one out. Whatever. I think I've always been attracted to people who were hippies, as I've discovered they're very interesting, so when someone calls me a...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 1 Response Sep 14, 2012

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    Peace Luvn Randomness

    I chuckle at the avatar for this group cuz I own a poster just like it, well black light responsive of course.  So anywhoozles, yeah I think Ima hippie at heart, mind you I'm not zactly sure what would be considered a hippie.  Do I need to go hug a tree? Well that I haven't...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    Maybe More Than I'd Like To Admit

    I'm listening to some Neil Young right now. Before that it was Simon and Garfunkle. Even though I don't smoke anything, there is a lot of hippie in me. I like that laid back, lets give peace a chance attitude.  I don't like the manufactured, money and starfucker culture we have...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Nov 20, 2012

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    Heartbroke

    Growing up in a big family, I have 4 brothers and 3 sisters, were was a pretty close family, At least i thought. I recently found the true colors in them after me moveing away from them all. I have up and left them all and includeing everyone else i knew. Moved to a place that I...
    marineswife15478 marineswife15478 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    The Only "Phase" That Ever Stuck...Being ME

    I must say, a lot of us go through a lot of phases and obsessions in our life. I went through a "punk" phase, a "scene" phase, and a "hippie" phase. Turns out, the hippie thing wasn't a phase. It was who I was inside all along. MUSIC It all started when I met this guy in grade...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    Kind Of

    I'm not exactly a hippie. I'm not the flower power type of guy and I know that love is never free.  But I do love the ideals of the 60s.  That was probably the last generation that had any ideals that don't make me puke. From the 80's on we have been the "greed is good...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    Hippie-Fae

    hip·pie also hip·pyn. pl. hip·pies A person who opposes and rejects many of the conventional standards and customs of society, especially one who advocates extreme liberalism in sociopolitical attitudes and lifestyles. A usually young person who does not wish to live by...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    Flower Power?

    I don't know. A lot of the hippie ideals I believe in, although I wouldn't say I am an actually hippie. Maybe a hippie at heart is what I am.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 15, 2012

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    My Hippie Heart Speaks

    Their must be more fulfillment out there, something better. My heart, it speaks: "Why conform to what is deemed to be right? Why succumb to the norm? Their is more out there and it's time to seek this truth. Time to love unconditionally. Time to do as you please without the...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 6 Responses May 12, 2010

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    Old Hippie In My Mind

    When I was younger I wore bell bottom jeans, had longer hair, smoked weed, protested against the war. Never lived in a commune, nor did a lot of psychodelics. Didn't make it to Woodstock nor Haight Ashbury. But I still embrace many of the hippie values. I think Lennon's...
    soledesperado soledesperado 61-65, M Oct 22, 2011

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    I have memories of being in the late 1960s. Its not weird dreams, its past life memories of me (as a different person) being in the 1960s, being a hippie.
    ChloeCat19 ChloeCat19 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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