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Название документа: Hippie . What's a hippie? What's the difference between an old hippie and a new hippie?
Once a hippie, always a hippie? These and similar questions are the source of much debate today. New subcategories like web-hippies, cyber-hippies, even zippies have become fashionable.
But what is a hippie and are you one? To answer this question, let's see what defines a hippie. Some say it's the way people dress, and behave, a lifestyle.
Others classify drug users and rock 'n' roll fans or those with certain radical political views as hippies. The dictionary defines a hippie as one who doesn't conform to society's standards and advocates a liberal attitude and lifestyle. Can all these definitions be right?
It seems to me that these definitions miss the point. By focusing on the most visible behavioral traits these limited descriptions fail to reveal what lies in the hippie heart that motivates such behavior. To understand The Way of the Hippy, we must look at those circumstances that preceded the birth of the hippy movement, the important events that changed our lives, our resulting frustration with society, and the philosophy that developed from our spiritual maturation.
Being a hippie is a matter of accepting a universal belief system that transcends the social, political, and moral norms of any established structure, be it a class, church, or government. Each of these powerful institutions has it's own agenda for controlling, even enslaving people. Each has to defend itself when threatened by real or imagined enemies.
So we see though history a parade of endless conflicts with country vs. country, religion vs. religion, class vs.
class. After millennia of war and strife, in which uncounted millions have suffered, we have yet to rise above our petty differences. The way of the hippie is antithetical to all repressive hierarchical .Скачать