A Hippie will go the extra mile to share whatever he has with someone in need …
A HIPPIE IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER.
( ***A Reunion in The Park, many, many years later !)
( The Charlatans on a Flatbed Truck , giving a spontaneous Free Concert in the Park )
( Photo: Taken after Chet took over as Organizer of the Family Dog )
Urban Dictionary Definition :
**** A Hippie is a person who was raised under the ideological system that came out of the tumultuous 1960’s in North America and western Europe. They are either of the flower-child/baby boomer generation or that generations’ subsequent offspring. They possess a core belief set revolving around the values of peace and love as being essential in an increasingly globalized society, and they are oftentimes associated with non-violent anti-governmental groups. There is a stigma of drug abuse attached to the hippies that is prevalent to this day, specifically the use and abuse of marijuana and hallucinagens. Many rock movements,poets, artists, and writers from the 1960’s to today have associated with this movement, most prominently The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and Phish. There are others too numerous to name. The movement, then and now, is considered a sub-culture by sociologists that associates itself with the left in all its political opinions. The conservative right often berates and abuses the opinions of people who associate themselves with the hippie movement and/or lifestyle, as the consider it dangerous and degenerative to a society to favor liberalism to such an extent.
Really, did the dictionary get this right ???
Now tell us your definition of a Hippie…