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pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
hi all.
this started in the [Old link] and i was wondering, what exactly classifies a hippy.
Is it a state of mind, a fashion statement, people who just like hug, or something else.

cheers, pete biggrin

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
hey, don't pigeon hole us man...

you cannot define us - we just are.

like the sky, you know...?

peace


cole. x
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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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i8beefy2GOLD Member
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674 posts
Location: Ohio, USA


Posted:
Depends on context...

FabergGOLD Member
veteran
1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
Cambridge's definition is quite funny. makes it sound like there are none left, it's all written in past tense ubblol





according to yourdictionary.com we're still alive & kicking though...



ubblol



peace

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile


Stainless MunchkinMaster of the Munchkins
246 posts

Posted:
i reckon, from a non hippie perspective (too young to ever have been a hippie frown ) it is a state of mind, im 16 and i think that the hippie ideals are really cool, but that noone my age, with the exception of my HoP buddy at school, has these ideals nemore frown makes me sad

Are you that clever that you smile forever? biggrin

What's from the Earth is of the greatest worth


Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
Location: They seek him here, they seek him there...


Posted:
Written by: coleman


hey, don't pigeon hole us man...

you cannot define us - we just are.

like the sky, you know...?

peace


cole. x
wink




Hahahaha! ROFLMFHO! That is so funny ubblol

Written by: Stainless Munchkin



reckon, from a non hippie perspective (too young to ever have been a hippie ) it is a state of mind, im 16 and i think that the hippie ideals are really cool, but that noone my age, with the exception of my HoP buddy at school, has these ideals nemore makes me sad frown




hug hug2 grouphug

Thats just our school, chris. U cant base ideas about everyone on what happens at welli. Its just bcos every1 there is institutionalised (sp?) and think that having no opinions and stuff is cool. There are still hippies and peeps who hold their ideals dear.

hug

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spiralxveteran
1,376 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Body odour and tree-hugging wink

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darkpoetBRONZE Member
Irish
525 posts
Location: Dallas.........ish, USA


Posted:
dreadlocked people complaining about the system and doing nothing about it... beerchug

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prizes

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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
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Posted:
ohhh.. so many nonbelievers.. well ok... 2 non believers and a agnostic (i think.. are u agnostic chris?)

ubblol

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


Stainless MunchkinMaster of the Munchkins
246 posts

Posted:
bout hippies? no way! bout god, hell yeah smile

Are you that clever that you smile forever? biggrin

What's from the Earth is of the greatest worth


SeraphireHoP's Original Smelly-Hippie-Scum-Bag
270 posts
Location: Under your stairs


Posted:
I don't think a definition or a classification is right, just, I am what I am I suppose. You can draw aspects of yourself from loads of places that will class you as different things.

Music gives Soul to the Universe, Wings to the Mind, Flight to the Imagination and Life to Everything.

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Amber Flamesmember
58 posts
Location: Ardfern (Kind of near Oban). At Uni in Stirling


Posted:
My parents were/are hippies and I suppose they brought me up as one too. I am from an area that was a kind of hippy camp in the 70's and it hasn't really changed. I don't think hippies are what they used to be because being a hippy meant that you were part of huge movement that had so many ideals. Many of which have since been realised and so there is much less need for the movement to exist any more.

I would say that the closest definition you could make would be this:
A person who:
Is open to loving anybody (apart from those who make nuclear weapons and do animal testing)
Appreciates the beauty of nature
Likes to walk around naked
Likes to take mind-releasing drugs
Loves to party
Loves to dance
Loves to listen to music and wants to or is able to play the guitar (while sitting in a field with a few stoned friends)

For hippies, life is good smile peace

Axx

Usually me on fire (rather than flames being amber coloured)


darkpoetBRONZE Member
Irish
525 posts
Location: Dallas.........ish, USA


Posted:
ravers=neohippies...
plur anyone?

Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

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Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!


Stainless MunchkinMaster of the Munchkins
246 posts

Posted:
does a hippie have to know how to play the guitar?

Are you that clever that you smile forever? biggrin

What's from the Earth is of the greatest worth


DoktorSkellSILVER Member
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475 posts
Location: Van Diemans Land, Australia


Posted:
Written by: Stainless Munchkin


does a hippie have to know how to play the guitar?




Coombaya my lord.. Coombaya.

Coombaya my lord.. Coombaya

oh lord..... Coombaya

What the [censored] is Coombaya?

Fair luna bright, fair luna moon
it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
we dance under starlight


KaelGotRiceGOLD Member
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1,584 posts
Location: Angel's Landing, USA


Posted:
Written by: darkpoet


ravers=neohippies...
plur anyone?




oh hell yea.

"peace love unity respect" baby. Don't even get me started on kandykids...

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DomBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK


Posted:
'Hippy' is just another target audience group for cheap, imported clothes. And occasionally we'll will use the imagery to sell goods, have fun at fancy dress, or feel like they're not really buying into all this 'work your life away' story we're happily unliving to. And in doing so the old, true, hippy ideaology gets more diluted, less powerful and more open to bandwagon hopping by legions of people with no real concept of the myth of personal freedom.

So, in answer to your question, it depends upon who you ask. Those with an interest in maintaining the status quo (which includes you and me) will tell you it's people who are opting out of mainstream culture, usually powerlessly.

A true hippy (and I think I may have met a couple in my time) will probably tell you there's no such thing as a hippie. Or anything else.

StoneGOLD Member
Stream Entrant
2,830 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
Ummm,

what was the question, again ?



wink

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_pOp_BRONZE Member
Playing OldSchool Poi
593 posts
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands


Posted:
Written by: Amber Flames



I would say that the closest definition you could make would be this:

A person who:

Is open to loving anybody (apart from those who make nuclear weapons and do animal testing)

Appreciates the beauty of nature

Likes to walk around naked

Likes to take mind-releasing drugs

Loves to party

Loves to dance

Loves to listen to music and wants to or is able to play the guitar (while sitting in a field with a few stoned friends)



For hippies, life is good smile peace



Axx






oof, that is kinda one sided... (and judgemental) this makes hippies look like a bunch of polygamous naked junkies....

I think I might be classified as a hippie, but I am monogamous, don't do drugs, only walk around naked in the comfort of my own house and don't believe that "to party" is a verb.

I'd say that a hippie is some-one who believes in a better, more natural world (and is willing to take a stand for it), is in love with love and life, believes in freedom (for all living things), enjoys the beautifull things in life (like music, nature and love) and doesn't care too much about what other people might think about him/her.





Written by: Dom



A true hippy will probably tell you there's no such thing as a hippie.






a good friend of mine once said: "I'm not a hippy, I'm a happy" biggrin (and I agree)



meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!


newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Written by: DoktorSkell





does a hippie have to know how to play the guitar?






Coombaya my lord.. Coombaya.

Coombaya my lord.. Coombaya

oh lord..... Coombaya



What the censored is Coombaya?






ubblol ubblol ubblol



Hey man, you were there! ( so how come you remember!) ubbloco



Actually though Skell, to be pedantic the heyday of 'coombaya' was slightly before hippie thing.. folkie, early 60's civil rights (& I think it means... come by here, like, get down here man, we need sorting out! But then the hippies came along got well sorted and forgot where here was anyway.)



OK now seriously. A classic insight into the hippie mentality is surely contained in my earlier post Heartfelt etc to the New Generation. ps I'm a hippie skilfully disguised as a 52 year old housewife... ubbangel



But there is, you will be blissed to grok, an Official Definition of a Hippy as determined by a sub comittee of the Indian National Parliament (this is for real)



Having to define what a hippie was seemed of national importance at the time, seeing as how the biways were fairly swamped with us (see earlier ref to forgetting where we were....)



So after lengthy and comprehensive submissions deliberations and confabulations it was decided that ( and this will make more sense if you know what we looked like, us magpie mufti Cosmic Traveller Citizens of the World...)

a hippy was 'a foreign national who would not wear his own country's clothes'





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ImmortalAngelSILVER Member
Scientist!
578 posts
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Posted:
'a foreign national who would not wear his own country's clothes' eh? Heh,
I don't know what a hippy is, and I doubt that I would be one if there was a set definition for them. I've get called a hippy a fair bit, but then again, I get called alot less nice names too, so it just goes to show you can trust someone else to decide what you are for you :P

I think you could just broaden the list from Amber Flames' post...
A person who:
Is open to loving
Appreciates the beauty of everything
Likes nakedness
Likes to expand who they are as a person and as a spiritual entity.
Loves to love and share love

I don't think people who support animal testing or nuclear weapons should be unloved, they are just like you or me. I was brought up to be a good standing Christian. I didn't feel it was for me so I have personally studied other religions and looked at something that might suit me better. I found one constant in all of them though;
Love biggrin
Every one lives on the basic principles of love the people and the things around you.
Love is teh roxorz! ubbrollsmile

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DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
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2,617 posts
Location: Berlin, Ireland


Posted:
There are various shades of hippy. Some more hip than others. Excluding people who call themselves hippys (and I've met some confirmed hippy's from the 60's who are I include here). Hippy is a label people put on people different from them (all bases covered there smile ) who generally fit into any or all of the stereotypes mentioned above.

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.


Josie-PosieBRONZE Member
member
82 posts
Location: Clapham, London, United Kingdom


Posted:
I think hippyness lives on in lots of other movements, my friends call me and my boyfriend hippies all the time (well they call us smelly hippies actually) but we just try not to do things that are bad for the environment, we hold left wing political ideas, i'm veggie and he has long hair. I'm not a hippy but i think of hem as my ancestors... I think the defining point of hippyness has to be strippy long socks and leather sandles though wink ubblol biggrin ubblol

newgabeSILVER Member
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4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Written by: Josie-Posie


I think the defining point of hippyness has to be strippy long socks wink ubblol biggrin ubblol




Josie-posie, I have been a hippie for nearly 40 years and I have NEVER had a pair of strippy long socks!!!! I wondered why that constant slight feeling of alienation!

I am however thinking of acquiring SOME sort of socks so I can stuff them with rice and start waving them around my head. Maybe this is where I get my life back on track!!! biggrin

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_pOp_BRONZE Member
Playing OldSchool Poi
593 posts
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands


Posted:
Written by: newgabe





Josie-posie, I have been a hippie for nearly 40 years and I have NEVER had a pair of strippy long socks!!!! biggrin






yeah, me neither, nor have I ever worn sandals. but mind you: going barefoot is another thing...

meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!


Amber Flamesmember
58 posts
Location: Ardfern (Kind of near Oban). At Uni in Stirling


Posted:
I suppose it does just come down to love, love for each other, love for nature, love for life.

Spread the love people!

hug ubblove grouphug hug2 heart

Usually me on fire (rather than flames being amber coloured)


ado-pGOLD Member
Pirate Ninja
3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland


Posted:
i;ve been told by numerous people that im turning into a hippy.

its probably true. im sick of my corporate job.

im falling in love with nature again.

i've gotten more into my spiritual side

i've also started wearing funny hats. thats what gives it away.

I agree with what dom said. there is a huge market there for 'hippy' culture.

I've also found (epecially in ireland) that there is a breed of hippies (i use the word loosley here, they look like hippies) that are not very nice people at all. Well they are but only if your one too. I've encountered this in numberous places and friends of mine have too. Its like they have the moral high ground or something. I dunno, cant put my finger on it but i'm telling you i definatly wasnt feeling th love and there was no sharing on any level.

For years i told everyone i was scared and intimidated by hippies bacause these were the kind of people i kept meeting.

Then i thought about it and realised that im not such a bad guy. So all hippies cant be that bad wink. plus since then i've met some truly beautiful people.

hippy to me seems to be a state of being. a receptiveness and an openess that lends itself to sharing and giving. Thats an ideal but it works on many levels I think.

Love is the law.


_pOp_BRONZE Member
Playing OldSchool Poi
593 posts
Location: amsterdam, Netherlands


Posted:
Written by: ado-p



I've also found that there is a breed of hippies (i use the word loosley here, they look like hippies) that are not very nice people at all. Well they are but only if your one too.

hippy to me seems to be a state of being. a receptiveness and an openess that lends itself to sharing and giving. Thats an ideal but it works on many levels I think.






hear hear ditto and why keep people saying nakedness is a hippie thing?

maybe they are confused and think burningman is a hippie thing?

but anyway, ado's last definition is the one I believe in too:

"hippy to me seems to be a state of being. a receptiveness and an openess that lends itself to sharing and giving."

here everybody, have some hugs: hug grouphug hug

meditate eRic.

I'm not normally a religious man, but if you're up there, save me, Superman!


Konstilovable smart-ass
785 posts
Location: vineyards, Vienna, Austria


Posted:
hehehe, i like hippies, they are friendly.
but there are people disguised as hippies, basically ppl who used to be hippies and got into drugs too much, i call them "drippies". the positivity that i connect to hippies is gone and being mashed becomes priority....

"is optimism in austria just a lack of information?"
-Alfred Dorfer


Gav486SILVER Member
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122 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Yeah. I know the type that ado-p's talking about. Will take a toke of your spliff; brag about this wicked weed they got, and not offer to share. Grrr... not real hippies at all; more like selfish hedonists.

You cannot trust this boy! His mind has been corrupted by colours, sounds and shapes.


~Leah~GOLD Member
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584 posts
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia


Posted:
Hmmm, it seems that I'm a hippy!

Never hold your farts in! They travel up your spine, go into your brain and that's where shitty idea's come from.


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