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I Am a Hippie At Heart

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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

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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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    Trippy Pro Hippie :)

    Yeah i am hippie at heart . Too bad i was not around in the wild 60's .Freedom , Music , peace , nature , art and creativity are the core to my soul.Pursuit of happiness is not easy buy why cloud the journey being somebody else :)
    Moonlighting22 Moonlighting22 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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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 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

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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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    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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    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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    MIMIEMOUSE MIMIEMOUSE 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 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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    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, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

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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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    Allyouneedislove91 Allyouneedislove91 18-21, F Aug 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Can anyone help me and my gf runaway together

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

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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 1 Response Jul 15

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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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    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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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Aug 5

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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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    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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