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The original hippies were making it up as they went along, and they went every which a way. The hippie movement was like any movement of the young, they were conforming to the non-conformist standard (I was one of them).

Bottom line, hippie means different things to different people. But what I think of as the best of hippiedom is Wavy Gravy.

 

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4 minutes ago, Square Wheels said:

A few things I won't compromise on:

  • I will shower daily
  • I will not do drugs
  • I will not smoke pot
  • I will not drink
  • I will keep my hair short
  • And for the love of all that is right in the world, I will not drive a van

IOW, it's hip to be square.

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11 minutes ago, Square Wheels said:

A few things I won't compromise on:

  • I will shower daily
  • I will not do drugs
  • I will not smoke pot
  • I will not drink
  • I will keep my hair short
  • And for the love of all that is right in the world, I will not drive a van

 

14 minutes ago, Couch_Incident said:

You are too square to be a hippie. 

Couch 

 

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" Gravy began Seva Foundation along with spiritual leader Ram Dass and public health expert Dr. Larry Brilliant. Based in Berkeley, California, Seva is an international health organization working to build sustainable health projects in many of the globe's most under-served communities."

" Gravy is also the co-founder, with his wife, of the circus and performing arts camp Camp Winnarainbow, in Laytonville, California, near the Hog Farm.[20] Until 2003, Ben & Jerry's produced an ice cream named "Wavy Gravy" (caramel-cashew-Brazil nut base with a chocolate hazelnut fudge swirl and roasted almonds) which helped drive a scholarship fund for underprivileged kids to attend Camp Winnarainbow.[21] "

"... during the September 1981 Abalone Alliance-organized anti-nuclear protest, trespass/occupation and civil disobedience action at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Gravy organized and acted as MC for a variety show that he called the "Tornado of Talent" which featured, among other performers (and after the guards had allowed an acoustic guitar to be brought into the "jail"), Jackson Browne. Wavy arrived at the holding facility dressed in a pair of bright green coveralls. After settling into his "bunk" (a thin mattress on the gym floor) he removed the coveralls to reveal a Santa Claus suit."

" Gravy established the store Nobody's Business across the road from the Hog Farm,[23] reminiscent of his "Nobody for President" campaign..."

You could make a case that there was only one hippie ever, and he was it.

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavy_Gravy

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-OK, seriously...I believe that true hippy is a counter culture movement from the 60's.  What we have now are people that are rebels at heart wanting to do something different. They want to be free of the commercialism, and slaving our life away to buy the newest gadget. I think the new hippies are the idealistic ones bucking the system, buying small houses or vans and freeing themselves from mainstream society.  Some are eschewing the normal workplace schedule by choosing to have a different relationship with money.  

People love things retro.  Including the hippy movement. 

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1 hour ago, Square Wheels said:

A few things I won't compromise on:

  • I will shower daily
  • I will not do drugs
  • I will not smoke pot
  • I will not drink
  • I will keep my hair short
  • And for the love of all that is right in the world, I will not drive a van

So basically you don't want to be a hippie -- you just want to have sex with multiples of people.  You're not fooling anyone SW.

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3 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

A few things I won't compromise on:

  • I will shower daily
  • I will not do drugs
  • I will not smoke pot
  • I will not drink
  • I will keep my hair short
  • And for the love of all that is right in the world, I will not drive a van

You mentioned rules.

You're disqualified.

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7 hours ago, Wilbur said:

Weren't you busy being angry in early life? 

 

7 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

-OK, seriously...I believe that true hippy is a counter culture movement from the 60's.  What we have now are people that are rebels at heart wanting to do something different. They want to be free of the commercialism, and slaving our life away to buy the newest gadget. I think the new hippies are the idealistic ones bucking the system, buying small houses or vans and freeing themselves from mainstream society.  Some are eschewing the normal workplace schedule by choosing to have a different relationship with money.  

People love things retro.  Including the hippy movement. 

I love retro.  I'm currently into technology, but can see removing most of it later in life.

7 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

First, @Square Wheels needs to steal that book.  If you ask what book, you may not be a hippy.

I'm out.

6 hours ago, Dottles said:

So basically you don't want to be a hippie -- you just want to have sex with multiples of people.  You're not fooling anyone SW.

Nope, I love the one I'm with.

4 hours ago, maddmaxx said:

You mentioned rules.

They are more like guidelines.

4 hours ago, Page Turner said:

...is there more to this story ? How did things go in Asheville ?  Are you still married ?

Things went well.  Wife got sick, so we didn't get to scout property.

2 hours ago, Further said:

I suspect you may have missed that bus...

Again?

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9 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

I would have been so into Woodstock.  I would have walked around naked in the mud, drunk out of my mind, for days.

Woodstock is a short drive north of me - the locals still walk around naked in the mud and the have drum circle every Sunday afternoon in the town square 

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