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"All you need is love."

Hippie culture and background.

Janelle Hernandez

on 19 April 2010

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"All you need is love."
hippie culture and their positive influence on modern day society Individuality experience Love Peace Anti- norm open- minded Hippie culture originated in the United States around the mid 1960s. It was a youth movement who opposed middle class values, the vietnam war, weaponry, and social norms. Various"psychedelics" drugs were used by hippies in order to:
Gain a new perspective on the mind.
Escape from the years of societys programming.
"a tool that would push us up the evolutionary ladder." -Jay Stevens The most common of drugs used were:
LSD- "acid"
Cannibus- also called "weed" or "marijuana".
All of which are characterized as non- addictive drugs. LSD aka "acid" psilocybin aka "shrooms" Cannibus aka "weed" protest: Their philosophy and values have been taken from religious figures like Jesus Christ, Gandhi, and Buddha. Because of this, Hippies are pacifist and resorted to non- violent protest against events like the Vietnam War. Pacifist drugs: "Long hair, don't care." Hippies have had a major effect on fashion today. Before they came to be, men wouldn't dare stray away from the classic business like attire and women were always known to have big, high maintence styles. However, men began to grow out their facial hair and women began to discontinue the maintance of their hair. They also didn't care much for material things and bought their clothing from thrift stores or even made it themselves. hippie code: "Do your own thing, wherever you have to do it and whenever you want. Drop out. Leave society as you have known it. Leave it utterly. Blow the mind of every straight person you can reach. Turn them on, if not to drugs, then to beauty, love, honesty, fun." MUSIC: "Except for their music, they could care less about the approval of the strait world." psychedelic art:
Woodstock was not the only event in which hippies gathered to escape from their conservative society and become one with nature and music. There was "Summer of love" in which thousands of hippies came together to popularize hippie culture. There was also the "Monterey Pop Festival" which introduced Rock music culture.
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