I am a child of the sixties. And when I say that I mean literally a child. I was born in 1963. That made me too young to be a hippie but I was definitely influenced by them. I wore bellbottoms in elementary school. I had black power and peace sign necklaces. I dressed as a hippie for Halloween one year when I was in 2nd grade. I had a favorable opinion of hippies and as an adult have always been a bit Birkenstock, crunchy and earthy. Here’s 10 reasons why I loved hippies:
1. They were natural.
2. They were not obsessed with looks.
3. They were colorful.
4. They were free.
5. They wore tie-dye.
6. They ate healthy and vegetarian food.
7. They loved to sing and dance.
8. They loved the earth.
9. They loved each other.
10. They fought for justice.