We hippies come in all different varieties, much like the different types of flowers that grace this planet. Which of these types of hippies do you fall under?
You were actually around for the original hippie movement of the 1960s. The first book you read that changed your life was the Electric Koolaid Acid Test by Timothy Leary. You call weed “grass” and prefer to smoke it from joints. Your kids call themselves hippies, but they haven’t followed the Dead across the country, nor have they lived in a commune; you on the other hand, have done both. You accept all different types of people, from all walks of life. You feel at peace with yourself and the world.
You were born more than a decade after the Vietnam war ended. Both of your parents are the old school types of hippies, and they raised you to have the same values of the old school hippies. You know that you were born in the wrong era, and you’re annoyed with the self centered attitudes of other people your age. You instantly become upset when people call millennials “entitled.” You often acted as the moderator when two of your friends were fighting in middle school.
You were one of the original supporters of Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Your number one goal in life is to reduce your carbon footprint to zero. You can’t remember the last time you wore shoes, even during the winter. You’ve been vegan since before people actually knew what a vegan was. On weekends, you’re either found in the woods, or you’re organizing a highway cleanup. Most of your Facebook posts consist of companies that need to be boycotted for their environmental practices. You actually have a tattoo that says “don’t have a cow man” that you got when you were really drunk off of your neighbor’s home-brewed “kom-booze-cha”.
You’re always looking at something and trying to figure out how to turn it into art. You’re always taking pictures wherever you go, no matter the occasion. You’re often covered in different colors of paint, and have considered just putting paint on your fingers and face because you like the look so much. You rearrange your living space at least once a month in order to get the proper fung shui. When you’re bored, you sketch mandalas. You think that everything could use a little more color, and your favorite color is “rainbow.”
You live in a bustling metropolitan area like NYC or LA, but you long to live in a cabin next to a pretty little brook, like something straight out of a Disney movie. You grow your own vegetables on the roof of your apartment building. You work at Whole Foods, but are currently trying to get your foot in the door for a gig at the local co-op. You were dating the barista at your favorite coffee shop, but called off the relationship when you found out that he secretly preferred Starbucks over fair-trade organic coffee.
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