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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:hi all.
this started in the South Park Bashing on Burningman Thread 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"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

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Posted:I know a number of people that think they are hippies...now I always thought that hippies promoted love and acceptance...well these guys are the rudest people I have ever come across.

If you dress differently to them they will ignore you or bitch about you when they think you can't hear.

I have been on the recieving end of their bitchiness a couple of times for the fact that I wear a lot of black and am dying my hair dark all the time.


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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Posted:I think we can all learn from the Hippy episode of the simpsons that the only thing that TRULY makes a hippy, is the poncho.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Written by: Medusa

If you dress differently to them they will ignore you or bitch about you when they think you can't hear.




They aint hippies... hippies shudnt give a damn about what ur wearing.... those guys sound like wannabe w*****s.... go kick em in the shins biggrin


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."

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Medusa... I agree with you on that.



I don't think 'hippyness' can be defined... maybe it can be best aligned to a state of mind and acceptance of every person as an equal part of humanity.



There are, sadly, many people who don't believe you can be 'a hippy' unless you smoke copious amounts of weed, are vegetarian, wear certain clothes, listen to certain types of music - you get the idea - but this is not inclusive, and therefore flies in the face of the ideal they claim to support (in my opinion, anyways).



But then, I suppose every person's idea of what a hippy is must be correct, if you're thinking of it within that theory, because each person's views are as equal as the next persons.



Oops, tying myself in knots again ubblol


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JauntyJames
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Posted:i don't think i want to know what FRD ment by w*****s...

actually, i do, could somebody write it in l33t?


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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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."

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Mountain Elf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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Posted:My opinion...

A hippy is a person so at peace with themselves and their surroundings that they are always truly themselves...no falsehoods, what you see is what you get. And obviously, to repeat a much said phrase....lots of love and peace to share.

X


Outside pressure to change only strengthens inner values...

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:medusa, Im not sure what a hippy is any more, but those people you describe dont act like hippies.

Certainly things have changes since the peace and love, flower power hippies of the 60s. In the 90s, the ferals (with dreads, wearing pelts and living in hide tepees) were called hippies by many. I think things became more tribal, and perhaps thats what we are seeing with all the pseud hippie clans.


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:Did anyone ever read my "raver" post?

I need to hang out with some hippies again, but I ought to write one...


-Mike )'(
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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted:What raver post?

Even though I was a glowstringer, for 2 years I wasn't a "raver". biggrin

I know 1337, but I only use it to bug people.

So basically hippies are in a state of zen that is undescribable with words.

wink


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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:I was walking through my hall way and someone called me a bloody hippy as I walked by, I smiled and thought of this thread and was honored they thought so highly of me ^.^'

and you guys should watch a movie called Liquid Crystal Vision, there is some nice hippies in that movie biggrin


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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Melbourne

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Posted:lol: Lightning I was thinking of that too.

lot of work though, and I didnt get past smelly old hippy

Heres one back from the ravers on performance artists like twirlers.

These special individuals have what it takes to stand up in front of a crowd and disregard the fact that hundreds, possibly thousands of individuals cannot draw their attention away from them.
+1 Credit Point for every punter looking at you at a party
-5 Credit Points for every prop lost into the crowd ubblol

Things have changes though, and the nouveau hippy chant is:

Give Trance a Chance"

plur smile


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

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funky_hats

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Location: Perth, Western Australia

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Posted:Written by: Firepoise


I don't think 'hippyness' can be defined... maybe it can be best aligned to a state of mind and acceptance of every person as an equal part of humanity.




i agree with you there..
well sometime people ask me if im a hippy, so this is what i think most people think is a 'hippy':
dresses in style
is comfortable with what they wear and who they are
is not afraid to be who they want to be
is happy most of the time and tries to be optimistic
is kind and understanding to all people and animal
loves nature
belives in peace and non-violence
goes to peace rallies
unfortunatley one other particular steriotype is that they smoke lots of weed..

the word "hippies" is used as a generalization for a group of people who have those beliefs. however everyone is induvidual, so i dont really like being called a hippy that much..
but what the hell, its fun to classify people!!!!!!! i personally dont go round saying im a hippy (and i guess i do apply to the above) but everyones different.... meh ive totally confused my self i dont know what i think about this subject anymore!!
oh and also - what is the difference between your ego and your true self? or is it one and the same thing??????
confused rolleyes


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_So_
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Location: Moscow, Russia

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Posted:brbrbrbr


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Analemma


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Location: West LA

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Posted:My 2 cents:
If one defines "a hippy" one is already excluding others.
The one that calls oneself a hippy is not a true hippy.
Coleman said it nicely: Written by:
you cannot define us - we just are.




Ill follow adop and pop:
Written by:
"hippy to me seems to be a state of being. a receptiveness and an openess that lends itself to sharing and giving."




Mountainelf: Written by:
A hippy is a person so at peace with themselves and their surroundings that they are always truly themselves...no falsehoods, what you see is what you get. And obviously, to repeat a much said phrase....lots of love and peace to share.


....others call your definition enlightenment.... shrug

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Tao Star


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Posted:Written by: Mountain Elf

My opinion...

A hippy is a person so at peace with themselves and their surroundings that they are always truly themselves...no falsehoods, what you see is what you get. And obviously, to repeat a much said phrase....lots of love and peace to share.

X



i think this is the best definition i have seen so far. all those people that have a 'hippy aura' about them, the one's with a twinkle in their eye who seem to do the right thing without thinking about it. they are all the people who are truly in touch with themselves i guess.

those are the people i admire anyway. ubbrollsmile


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.:* Moon Pixie *:.

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Posted:This whole thread has made me giggle and smile a whole lot!

ubblol biggrin ubblol biggrin ubblol biggrin ubblol biggrin ubblol

hug peace grouphug peace hug


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Bumfro


Bumfro

Its a bum with an afro...
Location: Newcastle NSW

Total posts: 223
Posted:this may sound very hippy but here goes........its not good to label people cause all are different, ther may be different level of hippyness (??) so sumtimes you cant reallly tell...im hippyish (??) in a way but i dnt really call myself one, because i dnt like labels.............

Racism is a weapon of mass destruction

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland

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Posted:Written by: .:* Moon Pixie *:.

This whole thread has made me giggle and smile a whole lot!

ubblol biggrin ubblol biggrin ubblol biggrin ubblol biggrin ubblol

hug peace grouphug peace hug



Now theres a Hippy smile

hug


Love is the law.

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dot.


dot.

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Location: Po( i )land

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Posted:"sex...good for hippies"

- i think it's from a film about sex pistols, but i might be wrong wink


i think i would define myself as a hippie long, long ago- now...hmmm....maybe some king of a post-hippie, "dressing in style", tolerant, optymistic, nature loving etc...but some of their ideas just fail- their vision of society was quite Utopian...


but thanx 4 the music.

and the positive way of thinking smile


dot.(still making love not war peace )


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Drips great noise
It drips on my head through a hole in the roof...

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house_of_mill
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

house_of_mill

old hand
Location: Manchester England

Total posts: 896
Posted:I'd say its a person who has respect for all those around them be they Person animal or plant and thinks of how any action they take will effect others before taking it.

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

Roman, Trippie Hippie,On the way back from Play Festival

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Hubert_Cumberdale
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

Hubert_Cumberdale

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Location: London

Total posts: 479
Posted:It's usually non-hippies that define what hippies are.

As in "you bloody hippy!"

I'm always getting labelled that (see what trouble long hair gets you into!)

And that's another thing... why is it always BLOODY hippies? - What defines a bloody hippy then?


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Hubert_Cumberdale
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Location: London

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Posted:Charles Manson I suppose.....

(yes Mark, very drole rolleyes)


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sureau


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Posted:in case anyone's interested about the origin of the word hippy... it came from pre-60's when the opium smokers wore pipes on their hips... they were called hippies

"Be the Bunny"

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Bumfro


Bumfro

Its a bum with an afro...
Location: Newcastle NSW

Total posts: 223
Posted:cool, neva knew where the name came from......yeh i know wat u mean with long hair mark, i have dreads so i immediately fit the stereotype

Racism is a weapon of mass destruction

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_pOp_
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

Playing OldSchool Poi
Location: amsterdam

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Posted:Written by: Bumfro

cool, neva knew where the name came from......yeh i know wat u mean with long hair mark, i have dreads so i immediately fit the stereotype



no you don't...
I'm looking at your avatar right now, and you are an old gray man with a tie...
nowhere near anything to be classified as a hippie...


meditate eRic.

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jeff(fake)

Scientist of Fortune
Location: Edinburgh

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Posted:I've hugged trees before but I've also ripped one apart trying to get a poi out of it's branchs. Will I need to hand back my hippy badge? frown

According to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle of Quantum Dynamics, we may already be making love right now...

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Dragon Princess


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Posted:I changed my hairstyle recently, from 'normal, long, loose or tied in a pony-tail or in two braids' type of hair to my 'travel-style' which involves about 100 very narrow rope-style twists, with a bead, sea-shell or feather hanging from each one...

At least two of the people who's definitions are in the thread called me 'hippy' the first time they saw me after the change. They knew me just as well with 'normal' hair, but labelled me instantly based on an alteration in one single aspect of my physical appearance... I am so glad that they could suddenly see my open, accepting, loving, receptive state of mind, but I'm wondering why they were my friends before the change in hairstyle if they couldn't see any of the good stuff in me before? Thank God they didn't post definitions involving 'smelly, dirty, spaced out, mashes, rude' or the likes.

OK, I'm kind of joking, but my point is that we use so many labels that are not definitive, or even widely understood, that the very point of labelling, which to my mind is to aid our understanding of the world, is defeated. In other words, why use a label if no-oneknows for sure what it means?

And I intend no disrespect whatsoever to my friends. By my definition of hippy, which involves peace, love and all that stuff, I take it as a compliment. Besides, your grins and tone of voice made it pretty clear you liked it. wink


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ado-p
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ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland

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Posted:i've always thought you were a hippy smile

hug


Love is the law.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:'hippy' is a term that refers to young people in the 60's who were hooked on opium and had to be rolled at the hip when they were smoking it.
later, conservatives used it as an insulting name for the young people whose progressive agenda irked them.
allegedly...

i can't precisely define what a hippy is, but i sure know that i don't have to to appreciate just how damn sexy they is.
rawr.


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