Lately I’ve been thinking that most hippies turn out to be hypocritical and are more concerned about their image as a “hippy” then the ideals seem to be representing. I feel like most acclaimed hippies I come in contact are all about this chill, reject society mentality which turns out to them just being intoxicated…smoking weed, cigarettes…drinking alcohol whiskey, just enjoying their life like there is no tomorrow. But there is a tomorrow and we have the power to change the world! This is what frustrates me. I feel like these “hippies” who “meditate” and know all about the “chakras” and energy in life need to wake up! And realize that them enjoying their life on intoxicants and acting super chill is not benefiting our planet and the future of our consciousness! what do you guys think?
@smileforkyle, What can you really do other than spread awareness or try and raise consciousness through whatever way. Their existence just because they’re so chill and have that fuck this really broken society mentality is a way of raising consciousness.
@triangleinfinity, I actually more wanted to discuss the difference between living a satisfying life to yourself versus changing the world in some way for the better. I just see so many people enjoying their lives, just chilling, and I feel like we have so much power to change the world. the complicated part for me is I dont see how I can make the changes without following societies latter to some degree. How can you make the contacts you need and gain enough power to make global changing decisions?
@smileforkyle, Well than you do it. That’s what I decided as well. I see people just saying fuck society and do nothing but that’s their choice and really it just makes me happy working towards raising consciousness. So if they’re happy doing what they want than I say it’s not my problem. Anyways, how about all the brainwashed people who watch tv all day. Don’t get me started the hippies are the least of your worries ahha.
@smileforkyle, the hippies are remnants of a cultural upheaval in the past couple decades which sought to break with the global mechanized consciousness being a product of industrialization. Their inactivity and pacifism is an attempt to continue that rejection of mainstream ideals, although you are right, they have lost sight of the goal. Today’s generation is given the great opportunity of seeing what their precursors did and building off of that. I think it’s very interesting that Timothy Leary, originally a huge advocate for LSD and marijuana use, moved away in his later years into the exciting new field of personal computers. In fact he is credited as describing computers as the LSD of the 90’s. He foresaw the powerful impact upon global consciousness that personal computing and the internet would have, and we are the cultural product of these incredible devices. Our tools are the substances and mindsets of the hippy generation, and the cognitive enhancement and interconnectivity of the tech revolution. What can a spiritually conscious, globally aware, and intimately interconnected generation do to change the world? Almost anything.
@smileforkyle, I think you have hippy and hipster confused. And to add to that I would take a hippie smoking weed over a clubber taking E or Molly any day. And I would take a hippie over the violent drunk any day. And I would take a hippie over a money/greed crazed person any day. Hippies aren’t mainstream anyways, that’s the least of your worries. I would be worried about the pop culture kids rather than peace keeping hippies.
@smileforkyle, I understand what you’re saying. I think you’re pointing out the difference between two types of more “awake” people (people seeking a higher level of conciousness, and people seeing the issues in the world but choose fun/ego over self improvement). And like other people said, the bigger problem are the other people: the corporate employees, the greedy/money-hungry people, the violent people (in other words, the people that are dead asleep).
That’s because the “hippies” are already on their way to achieving a higher level of conciousness, they’re just not there yet and that’s fine. I would rather they be happy and find their own way.
@smileforkyle, A few things… Why would you hate on people that aren’t hurting you? Why are their personal habits such an annoyance to you? I think those are more important things to be pondering than how much you dislike their perceived hypocrisy.
On the other hand I kinda see what you mean, I do find it slightly annoying sometimes, the hippy stereotype and the fact that it seems mostly based on drugs/appearance when it claims to be about higher consciousness and ego not mattering. However I’m aware that my annoyance at their ego is simply MY ego getting out of hand so I try to live and let live ;)
It’s just another stereotype and group that people try to fit themselves into and thus is inherently limiting… BUT I think it’s better than other stereotypes that cause direct harm rather than vague annoyance. Like a few other members have said, peaceful pot smoking “hippies” are less alarming than violent drunks.
Hippies are communist puppets that have programmed themselves to such an extent that they no longer notice the bigger Picture.
Wake the f***k up! 8^)
Your consciousness won’t advance except if you realize the true nature of our reality, which is creative emptiness and not peace and love. Go and hug a grizzly bear.
“It is here and now that our destiny is played out until the last second. And this final second is as important as the rest of a lifetime. That is why you must be yourself until the last moment. It is by deciding, truly willing one’s destiny, that one conquers nothingness. And there is no escape from this requirement, because we only have this life, in which it is our duty to be fully ourselves — or to be nothing.” – Dominique Venner
@terminaltorpor, That is debatable sir. One could say that “peace and love” are in fact our true reality since as human organisms, we thrive under loving conditions as opposed to whither away and implode from misery. I agree that creative emptiness is reality too(great/succinct description btw) but everything seems to run more smoothly in peaceful and loving conditions, so it seems to be our natural state.