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Discussion in 'Ethics and Morals' started by metis, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    It's been a half-century since the peak of the movement, but looking back what do you think about it? For some people, I know it's had a lasting effect, but for some others it's just a relatively meaningless blip in history. I have my opinions, but I'm interested in what others may think.

    While you're contemplating this, hear's a tune that you might enjoy from that era:
     
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    Hippies were interesting & fun.
     
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    The Rome of the seventies was filled with Communes...and with very disinhibited hippy girls...

     
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  4. metis

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    Thanks for this.

    By chance, is the first part of the video on the Spanish Steps? I spent a couple of hours there one evening but I didn't see enough of the area in the video to tell for sure if that's it.
     
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    That is the stairs of Trinità dei Monti...

    Spsnish steps?
     
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    The "hippie" that most people conjure up from that time is totally not a true representation of the paradigm. You see a squeaky clean, "peace and love" media version but not the real thing. Most "hippies" were dirty. lazy, drugged-out, disenchanted young men and women who were simply looking for a good time. This was the beginning of the sexual revolution, and guys sudden found themselves in a target rich environment. The "hippie" movement died when these 17-23 (c) year olds realized that someone still had to pay the bills. And please don't get me started on communes.
     
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    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Nostalgia. I was only 10 during the "Summer of Love" in 1967, so I really missed out on participating in anything. But I so wanted to be a hippie. I wanted to run off to a commune.
     
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    That post goes so well with your avatar.
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    A little over ten years ago I wrote that I thought it was a failed movement, but I have revised that opinion. I think it was a first try, and for a first try it was pretty good. Some of the main tools of the Hippie movement were removed. Free love became dangerous love due to terrible STD's. Many drugs were outlawed or became prescription only. The movement also became the target of criticism by preachers who perceived it as a threat to their flocks. It was viewed as unspiritual by many people rather than spiritual. Many people stopped believing in it when it failed to take over the population, but it did have some successes.
     
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    In 1967, I was just married and we had our first child in the "oven".

    BTW, studies done on communes showed that children did quite well growing up in that context, which seemed to have shocked some of the researcher's previous hypotheses.
     
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    Good points, imo. And, btw, it was the abuse by some coming in from the outside, plus some problems on the inside, that killed the movement to a large extent.

    Tomorrow, let's talk about this some more based on what you wrote, and I hope @Jainarayan also chimes in on this.
     
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    Been there, done that...got the "Mr. Natural" jean patch...
     
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    Thanks, as I forgot about this.

    Anyhow, what was your opinion of the movement?
     
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    winds if change... good start that did not go too far
     
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    At the time I could only go by what I saw on tv, which may have been whitewashed. But as I got older I met people who were part of the movements and lifestyle. They turned out OK... usually a little more liberal and open in their thinking. So maybe there were some upsides.
     
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    I kept on truck'n.
     
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    Since you have Italian in-laws...they can confirm to you that throughout the 70s-80s Sicily culturally changed in a very very radical way and at an incredible speed...

    Just think I could not understand my grandmother...at sll
     
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