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also "hippies with teeth".
Like their namesakes, they may share many ideals: nuclear disarmament, equality, civil rights, peace, etc. However, they are very modern- adapted in environs rife with suffering and greed. Possible adaptations: job, education, self-defense, wilderness skills, first-aid...
Eschew dependencies, attempting to learn from elder's mistakes while remaining loyal to ideals.
Streetsmart but open, they tend toward the same compassion and openmindedness of their elders. While culturing a healthy sense of paranoia, they refuse to fear possibilities.
Value traits such as mobility, diplomacy, strong morals, and strength.
Speech: intelligent and peppered with both multisyllabic words (like "multisyllabic") as well as common street-kid slang ("shwag, kickdown, feddy, gnarls", etc).
This term defines those who, while trying to get by, possess an active mind/body, persistent conscience and all-inclusive worldview.
May take in strays, seeing it not as a chore but as an opportunity to improve the quality of life for others, as well as good karma.
Vast variety: some may be vegans, but most will eat meat, wear leather, and use less than 100% recycled products (due to their small budget and priorities).
They may not have the support, community, or popular culture of their elders as in the 60's, however this has only made them more independent, adaptable and resilient.
"Hey, you look like a hippie!"
"Nah, man... Hippie 3.0."

"It takes a lot of effort to care." --J.D.
It takes time and effort to build a barn, but any jackass can kick one down." --Sam Rayburn
"All we ever have is now" --The Flaming Lips
"Believe it if you need it, if you don't just pass it on"-- The Grateful Dead
by dreadyphoenix June 29, 2010
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