Tag: hippy

 

 

So, first of all, what is a hippy?  Most people have a shallow understanding of the hippie.  All can agree that they are certainly a strange creature; an oddity perhaps.  I will be focusing on their philosophy and values, as I believe this is most important aspect of them; it is the root of their identities.  The hippy “is a member of the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.” (“Hippy,” n.d.)

 

Counterculture is wholly anti-establishment.  There was a strong rejection of society, cultural norms, organized religion, and middle-class values.  The hippies sought to create their own culture in droves; it was nothing short of a cultural revolution. 

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