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I Am a Hippie At Heart

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    Me, myself and Indonesia.

    4 weeks this summer, as zen as possible-travel alone.
    Mandy0111 Mandy0111 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    My out-of-this-galaxy sister Echo asked me a

    question. " What happens when we get older? Do we still keep these values?" Dear Echo: Our values do change overtime. As we grow older, a lot of us sell-out to the system and settle for that. Does this de-value what do when we're young and wilder? In a way, yeah. The past...
    LetMeBeBlunt LetMeBeBlunt 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    I love the grateful dead love music festivals

    wish I could find someone like me easy going 49 young
    Mauimike65 Mauimike65 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2014

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    Tomboy, softball, sketch books,

    camping trips, bonfires, smily face weed bags, vintage, and rock music. Hippie at heart.
    AlaskanBeautyQueen AlaskanBeautyQueen 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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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 3 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 6 Responses May 12, 2010

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    plants are the top being on this planet.

    Why? Because they give us food and oxygen to live. for futures sake, stop logging and polluting our beautiful earth. We only get one and that's that, brothers and sisters.
    LetMeBeBlunt LetMeBeBlunt 22-25, M Nov 28, 2014

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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 2 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    Why is it so hard to respect the planet we live

    on? Everything that sustains us comes from this earth; we do not have another. Is it so hard to see that when we degrade the planet, we degrade ourselves. I live in a city and it seems we have runoff all the other wildlife so that we are only left with the rats and the...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    When I was 11, I was listening to the

    alternative 40 (not the pop 40) and found out WOODSTOCK was happening only about 100 miles away. The plan was to ride my little 20" bike there to see my favorite bands, like Jimi Hendrix, Country Joe and the Fish, & Santana. At 16 I was diagnosed with arthritis. I started then...
    MilesRidgeway MilesRidgeway 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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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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    want to travel the world,

    smoke, and be around positive energy and positive people, sit around a campfire and play guitar, fall asleep under a tree, and forget about all the bad things ive ever done.
    acideyeballs acideyeballs 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    Can anyone help me and my gf runaway together

    travel and live off the land?
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M Jul 11, 2014

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Aug 5, 2014

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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 16-17, F Jan 16, 2014

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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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    Im An Old Hippie

    Yea,Yea, I hear it here on EP all the time,being a Texan = Redneck and cowboy.I guess i got some of that in me too.A redneck is a name given to ranchers and farmers a long time ago meaning the necks were red from putting in a hard days work in the burning sun with only the neck...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Nov 29, 2013

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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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    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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    Does anyone else have this problem?

    My life is sad and boring. Is this it? What's the point? I mean, I live in a city where we have cold winters for 7 months a year, so i like summer! But it DOSNT last. I enjoy working out, my studies, I have Hardly any friends, and i like the outdoors. However, I live far away...
    Imsleeping Imsleeping 26-30, M May 13, 2014

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    I want to be a hippie.

    anyone wanna live in rv and travel together?
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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

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    I still believe that beautiful sunsets,

    great music, and time spent with friends are more important than closing a multi million dollar deal or winning the lottery. Nobody got high blood pressure from listening to the Beatles. Buy some wine, go to the park with a couple of friends, put on the Greatful Dead, and watch...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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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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    Every since I was a teenager,

    I've felt that I was born in the wrong generation. My heart is in the days of the sixty's youth rebellion. People were living for something back then. They were opening their minds up to new ways of thinking. They wanted life to about more than having a bigger house than...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 21, 2014

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    I remember my mother loved being a hippie.

    She loved the movement as well with the music and the burning of her bras. My mother went braless then and even now. My mother is 69 years old now and still goes braless. I am a hippie at heart and love going braless as well.
    sunbathingatbeach sunbathingatbeach 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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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 5 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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    Peace and love, it wasn't a bad dream.

    I wish we had more people who would dare to take up that dream now and drop out of this materialistic, militaristic, wealth worshipping society we have today. It true that they did not create a utopia, utopias don't exist, but we can get closer to that dream; we can become...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 4 Responses May 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2014

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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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