|Being a hippie is not a matter of dress, behavior, economic status, or social milieu. It is a philosophical approach to life that emphasizes freedom, peace, love and a respect for others and the earth. The way of the hippie never died. There have always been hippies from the first time society laid down rules, to Jesus, to Henry David Thoreau, to John Lennon, to you and me. I believe thereís a little hippy in all of us. Itís just been repressed by our socialization process. We need to find it and cultivate our hippie within. Only then can we reach our true potential.
As hippies age they come to terms with the same situations all humans must face. Wiser than before, letís help the younger hippies find a way to save the earth and achieve more freedom than exists in our wildest dreams. Letís find our common ground, build a worldwide community, and once again let our freak flags fly and become all we are destined to be.