Modern day hippies are groups that pretend to have an ideal and an anti-establishment cause, but really are as closed minded as any clique or trendy group. Some think everything should be as happy and peaceful as their privileged lives have afforded them, and others are as sketchy and messed up as anyone.

The prolems with this group are they think it's cool to neglect hygiene, gather there opinions from emotions and not facts, and only listen to very few bands/djs, the one's that are the most popular amongst hippies. This creates quality bands/djs to get overrun and sold out by people who don't have a clue about what makes the performers exceptional.

They basically ruin things do to ignorance and selfconsciousness.
She got to college and realized her look wasn't going to get her enough attention. After buying the "hippie handbook", she knew what to wear, how to think, and what one band to listen to. Now she gets to smoke bowls with the cool kids and never has to buy anything, and can be a slut without looking like one.
by Kevin Irah September 06, 2006
A type of person beginning in the late 1960's that moved to abolish stereotypes altogether, but eventually becomming one themselves. Often looked down upon, for frivilous drug use, though that is in itself a sterotype. Hippies generally believed in peace, love, anti-war, and standing up for beliefs. Strongly consisting of the younger generation, they surprised the world with their non-conformist beliefs and not backing down. They showed the earth that some DO care, and they protested, marched, dressed, spoke, ect. to show that they stood up for their beliefs.
I am a hippie. I believe in ultimate sharing of love, peace, and the general good of environment. But I will bash your face in if you dare insult the way I think.
by Tessalily October 06, 2005
A person who is content to throw away the idea of fitting to society's norms (such as money orientation, rigorous maintenance of appearance, suppression of emotion) in order to find balance and discover who they are and how to make themselves happy. They try doing this without treading on others' happiness.

True hippies also do not judge others that are not like them, as they know that everyone has their place in the world. Their place is to try and balance competition, war, and the mass consumption of the earth's resources. They only preach this due to the belief that there aren't enough like minded people to achieve that balance needed to prevent humanity from self-destruction due to world wars, and a lack of earth's sustenance.

Spreading peace and love ideology: Originates from a self-interested philosophy of gratification, as does nearly everything we do. However, as we become adults and develop relationships and emotions for people in our lives, the simple, self centered theory complicates greatly.

Most people want to be happy in life and find that people being happy around them helps to achieve this (sociopaths aside) so hippies tend to promote this feeling of well being. Making others happy around us is in all of our best interests.

Communal Living: Much to do with the peace and love philosophy, we are surrounding ourselves with happy, like minded individuals.

As most of the population are naturally social creatures and work together to achieve things that would be very difficult to do as individuals, we the human race have been survivors throughout history (while we slowly kill the rest of the world in order to survive and thrive). Communes are a natural response to the human desire to be and work together, as well as to conserve resources.

"Technologically impaired, dirty, broke": As addressed in the commune section, we are, at this point not even slowly killing the rest of the world so that we can survive as a species. This is a well backed scientific conclusion.

The minimalist philosophy suggests that we use only what we need for our survival and happiness, and against common believe, we don't need toys and closets of clothing and brand new cars , etc., to be happy. We feel otherwise because we are afraid of judgement.
Not to say this is a bad thing, this is also natural, it aids in competitiveness which is a motivating drive that has been essential in our survival.

Tie-dye: Most common three users I have crossed paths with are 1. People who use it to express who they are and what they believe and try to promote this, or at least warn others they come in contact with beforehand, as it is a pretty common symbol of the hippie religion :).
2. People who want you to think they are a hippie without actually believing, or acting upon the beliefs.
3. People who don't know or care exactly what the tie dye flag represents, but utilize it for the colors. These users often are genetically void of fashion sense.

Holistic healing: As non-mainstreamers are very aware, alternative views can go overlooked, and are often ridiculed. Supporting probiotics and alkaline diets, etc., that are also overlooked and ridiculed is second nature-having first hand experience with mass rejection, you fucking stand up for your own.

Also, many people ridicule these theories because they are not backed by science, but they aren't disproved. Anyway, this is a whole different fucking essay. Medical companies are not evil for the most part, but they can only do so much, all of which requires funding. Investors don't invest in things like preventative medicine and natural healing, as there is little to no return. So the likelihood of concluding these theories anytime soon is very low.

Hazes and trips: Most commonly one of the following: As wine, cheese and baguettes are to the french, hallucinogens and joints are to hippies. This is simply cultural practice, used for enjoyment and unity.

As peyote was to the native americans, hallucinogens and joints are to hippies. They are used to enhance personal spirituality, achieve an enlightened state, induce revelations of the spiritual state of the world, connections between anything and everything.

Often, one person will have different experiences and different purposes depending. Sometimes, these substances are like (or combined with) tv for the average american. Used to distract from the pain of boredom, isolation, regret, general dissatisfaction with life. Used to make friends more easily. Hippies are cheerful, but they have bad times just like everyone else.

Hypocritical: Everyone is this way about some things at some point, usually often. Most of us try not to be, but this is inevitable as we are inconsistent by nature, causing us to say and do things we don't believe in, change our minds, misunderstand what we are saying or doing, or some days just run out of energy and not give a shit. Happens to the best of us, and the ability to change and adjust daily not only causes us to be hypocrites sometimes, but also enables us to survive-deal with our surroundings and experiences, grow as people, advance our thought processes. It is an ugly and beautiful thing, much like your parents having sex to make you.

hippie-you can only love and respect anything or anyone as much as you have love and respect for yourself.
by analyzer bunny April 22, 2008
one who has an aversion to jobs and showering. often seen carrying around a large backpack giving off the impression of mobility, but the backpack just contains all of his belongings after being kicked out of his parents house
hey, you smell, sit around all day and do nothing, and are carrying a lot of crap. you must be a hippie.
by greengreens November 19, 2008
A person whom beleives in love and world peace.

-They DO take bathes.
-Not all of them smoke pot.
-There NOT stupid.
-There not all high school dropouts.
-They don't always wear tie-dye.
-The don't saythings like "Dudeee~" or "Mannn~" they talk normaly.
-There really smart people.
-They're so much fun to be around.

Never beleive that steriotype Hippies are real Hippies

My mother is a Hippie, she loves music. She has even gone to several Woodstock shows. When I was born she wanted me to be a "Child of Nature." so she named me Natalie (After her) Miranda (The name of a moon) Echo-Rainbow *instert last name here* (this is a true stary)
by Lady Indago February 17, 2008
A hippie is a person who lives in California, has long hair, does not eat red meat, wears braids across their forehead, and does yoga.
Charise you are such a hippie cause you do yoga.
by Katedid December 06, 2011
Someone who uses personal freedom as an excuse to not get a job. Hippies listen to lousy music, wear worn out rags, have no fashion sense, worship Jerry Garcia, and smoke weed all day.
I went to that party the other night, you know the one down the block. There were too many hippies, it was lame.
by sting130 July 22, 2011
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