Post # 1
The older you get the more people feel the need to label you. I think it gives people comfort to be able to put people in neat and tidy categories. For a while, manly the late 80’s and 90’s, that worked. I know I don’t fit into an easily defined title, and I don’t want to. I believe that we are becoming a society in which people will only get more difficult to label. I think that is a good thing.
I, for instance, am Christian, pro-life, pro-gay and lesbian marriage, small government, an anti-war pacifist, homeschooling, pro-gun, local organic-buying (who also buys grass-fed and free-range beef and chicken), breastfeeding advocating woman. I believe that we have to be responsibe stewards of the earth, but I also love shopping, having nice things, bought disposable diapers, etc. I am finding more and more people like me. I am not sure what to call us…modern hippies? I guess I am just contemplative today.
Just for fun, here is a picture of my favorite hippie mom. 🙂
Do you fit squarely into a category?
Post # 3
I’m similar to you – I refer to myself as a hippie all the time.
I’m a vegetarian, animal rights are incredibly important to me, pro-gun, etc. Plus I love wearing sandals.
I think being “a hippie” is also a state of mind. I don’t really care what other people think of me. I don’t keep up with the Joneses.
I LOVE Elise Keaton. I used to pray that I’d wake up and she’d be my mom. lol
Post # 4
I don’t fit into any category – I’ve been told I’m a cross between Stevie Nicks and Goldie Hawn – haha! Spiritual and goofy!
Post # 5
Hmmm… thats a good question. I guess the closest thing Darling Husband and I would be classified as is hipsters. We watch independent and cult movies, listen to indie, classic rock and oldies. We are atheist/anti-organized religion, pro-choice, pro-gay marriage. We buy organic and free range when we can (living in the UK is awesome for this, meat, eggs, milk, etc in the supermarket have far less additives in them than in the states). We cloth diaper. We shop vintage and thrift stores. Although I don’t think we have the arrogant, “i’m cooler than you” attitude that a lot of hispters do. Well… Darling Husband does when it comes to music and movies.
Post # 6
I definitely don’t know what category I’d go into. I’m just like you: Christian, pro-life, pro-gay and lesbian marriage… the 1st and last “categorization” would instantly drop us out of the norm for both of these spectrums!
Post # 7
@MonicaRamirez: I agree. My biggest thing is my belief that people should have the freedom to make the choices they want as long as they are not hurting anyone else. I just hate the idea of imposing on the liberties of others.
Post # 8
@GroovyHippieChick: “Plus I love wearing sandals.” I missed that the first time I read it. That is funny.