I've never been called a hippie but I was called a bleeding heart liberal by my dad when we had a rat problem near the fence behind our house. I told him we should catch them and set them free but he wanted to kill, kill, kill. Lame!
"... you think deeply about stuff [that] nobody cares about and hardly anybody can understand you." ~ Peguy talking about Ni users. So true.
You know the ex-hippies that were becoming Christians during the "Jesus Movement"? I could see myself being like one of those, had I existed at the time.
No one calls me a hippie, really, except a couple friends sorta teasingly. Have been called a free spirit before on a few occasions, and I liked the term, as others posting in this thread have reported.
"There ain't no doubt in no one's mind that love's the finest thing around. Whisper something soft and kind." --James Taylor
I call myself a hippie tongue-in-cheek. Anything 'liberal' or 'bohemian' or 'anti-status quo' can be called 'hippie'. If you are interested in transpersonal psychology or spiritual growth (like Edahn!) or veganism (like me!) or marijuana or world travel etc. etc. etc. you can be called hippie. It means lots of things.
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde