I have some granola-mom tendencies that get me branded with the "hippie" label on a fairly regular basis. I don't really mind if it doesn't seem like the person saying it considers it an insult. I do underscore at every opportunity that I don't play a digeridoo and I bathe regularly.
The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
-anonymous graffiti in the basilica at Pompeii
Don't think I've ever been called such. I can understand how someone might think so when listening to my approach to certain topics. But really, I'm way too violent and "blood thirsty" and neurotic to be anything close to a laid back "make love not war" type.
I like Cafe's misplaced librarian comment. I think it fits me. =)
"I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
I get along with hippies and like many of them, but I like wearing my Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. I don't even own any denim jeans, all my pants are nothing but khaki or cargo. So when I do get around hippies I'm not well received, not that they argue , but they just ignore me. My politics are neither Conservative or Liberal , I'm a Constitutionalist, I tend to be hated by Neo-Cons and Liberals, but I've always liked a lot about hippies. I've always wanted to go to a Rainbow Gathering.