When I was younger I really was a hippie. I still have a lot of that in me. It doesn't bother me if people call me a hippie.
There were three kinds of hippie. The political hippie, the drug hippie and the mystical hippie. The political hippies destroyed themselves through violence. The drug hippies destroyed themselves through addiction. While the mystical hippies sought the mystical tradition of buddhism and joined the internet.
Consider, the mystical hippies dreamt of heaven and pure spirits, while we are disembodied on the internet transcending time and space.
I had some kind of combination of mystical/drug/travelling beatnik kind of hippie mindset. I gave up drugs a long time ago. But I think people don't change in mindset all that much. They just get better in application.
no. i used to live in this bibbidi bobbidi town filled with reiki masters and yogis.
picnics near healing pyramids and hot springs meditation and such. the live music
at night was great. had so much fun. i don't think of myself as a hippie though. i
just like their way of expressing themselves. and the ganja was great, but
i'll always be more rock n'roll than mellow.
every normal man must be tempted, at times,
to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
and begin slitting throats.