-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
Being a hippie is not about the way you dress, the drugs you do, its about the mentality you have.
Hippies are usually calm and understand others feelings. They discuss ideas and are usually against most things the government does (which doesnt mean we dont love our country).
There is 1 difference between most hippies. The ones who do drugs, and dont.
Dont do drugs: Believe in all the same things, but may not think drugs are good because your body is a temple.
Do drugs: Believes all the stated above but believe that "your body is a temple" Therefore it should expierience mind alterations to expand the mind.
Basically, hippies vary. They are good fun people to be around and mostly send out good vibes and are optimistic
The people who got Nixon elected. People were fed up with the riots and outlandishness of Hippies, so they elected Nixon. By helping get Nixon elected, they indirectly made the drugs they loved so much illegal and spurred on the War on Drugs.
The people who claim credit for movements that they had nothing to do with. The women's lib movement actually started when women worked in the factories during WWII, and the black power movement has roots in Truman desegregating the military.
The people who protested the Vietnam War but didn't end it. Walter Cronkite had more to do with the ending of the Vietnam War because people trusted Cronkite more than Hippies. Ironically enough, the anti-war movement started when they started sending white middle class college students to fight the NVA, because it's alright when poor blacks and Latinos are getting sent off to the jungles to die but not whites.
The people who later became teabaggers. The teabaggers largely are comprised of former Hippies who are hitting their midlife crisis, so they're trying to recapture their youth by holding signs of Obama as an African witch doctor.
Guy 2: "Yeah, they called it a massacre but I would hardly classify 4 people dying as a massacre."