Modern day hippies are a bit different from the hippies in the 60's and 70's. There are a few signs that may surprise you, even though you don't feel hippie like.
Some modern day hippies still oppose political and social orthodoxy, but peace, love and personal freedom is still the main ideology of hippies. In many ways, hippie is the new trendy.
So just enjoy those hippie accessories you just bought, while reading a few things that make you a bit trendier than those in the past.
1.) YOU DO NOT HARM ANIMALS
Harming animals is a BIG NO with hippies. Like human life, animal life is equally important.
Adorable, aren't the?
2.) YOU STOP AND HELP
Like before, caring for animals is top priority of hippies. If you have ever stopped a car to help an animal across the street, you showed compassion to another being. Now that is the hippie way.
3.) YOU DO OR DID YOGA
Yoga is all about mentality and spirit, refreshing the mind and restoring energy. While burning calories you also try to find your inner peace and love. Now that is hippie.
4.) YOU LOVE NATURE
Walking in the rain, where you feel joy and happiness and can't tell if you are wet or not means you got some hippie in you. Taking care of nature is a human responsibility, but today modern day hippies do not question why, they feel and they do.
Don't just get wet, feel the rain...
5.) YOU LIKE VINTAGE
Whether it is accessories, clothing or even furniture, modern day hippies enjoy using something again and again, often than buying something new. They hate the idea of things going to waste.
6.) YOU PREFER ORGANIC FOOD
Many of you already knew this will come up. Hippies are animal lovers and they are deeply connected with nature, so it is obvious that modern day hippies buy organic products, including food.
Mmmm... I want some!
7.) YOU ARE OR HAVE THOUGHT TO BECOME VEGETARIAN
If you are a vegetarian or even vegan or thought to become one, chances are, you have some hippie blood in you. The basic principal for hippies is that they care for animals and their health. Not every person can adept to vegetarian lifestyle, but just giving it a thought is enough to call yourself hippie.
8.) YOU ADOPTED A PET
Loving and caring for animals is a hippie need, that is why pet adoption has become more than just hippie. You feel compassion with our furry friends. Giving a home and love is something every being needs. Animals make us happy.
9.) YOU COMPOST YOU OWN
Having your own mini garden, where you compost and grow your own product is something a modern day hippie does. No matter if you live in a home, farm or even in a condo you can simply compost your own garden.
10.) YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER
Less ego, more soul. It takes courage to volunteer. Giving back to the world and to those in need is the hippie way. Sometimes you don't get acknowledged, but your value is not determined by others. Well done by giving something back.
So the question is... Are you a modern day hippie?
These are just 10 signs you are a modern day hippie. What other modern day hippie signs do you know?
Be the change you wish to see in the world.