They preferred to be called the "beautiful people". However the media played up "hippy" as the catch-all phrase to describe the masses of young people growing their hair long, listening to rock music, doing drugs, practising free love, going to various gatherings and concerts, demonstrating and rejecting the popular culture of the early 60's. Hippies were the adults of the baby boom post-World War II. They wanted to test and enjoy the limits of life adopting a motto of - “Being alive should be Ecstasy”. They were also associated with participation in peace movements, including peace marches such as the USA marches on Washington and civil rights marches, and anti-Vietnam war demonstrations including the 1968 Democratic Convention.
The hippie lifestyle was mainly based around peace but had many other values including music, meditation, drugs, love and harmony. The counterculture movement is defined as the culture of young people who rejected the dominant values and behavior of normal society. The cou... ... middle of paper ... ...lture included the widely popular peace sign, events, slangs and songs. The peace sign signified the movement’s key values "peace and love." Also the so called theme song of the hippies, "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan, expressed the hippie’s involvement in politics and the oppositions against the Vietnam War and government.
This generation was the first to open up free love, they had lots of sexual attitudes and hang-ups (Sex, Love, and Hippies). Flower child, bohemian, free spirit, or hippie, they did not change their generation positively. Hippies changed the youth of their generation ferociously, they taught horrific habits and lifestyles. Adolescence were impacted strongly, specifically because most of the hippies were made up of them. Hippies taught the use of drugs, laziness, and free love.
Another good example of a group combatting the increase in commercial hip-hop was The Boot Camp Clik, consisting of Buckshot, Helter Skelter, Cocoa Brovaz, OGC, Illa Noyz and The Representativz. The Clik’s slogan throughout the duration of their 1997 release Album for the People was: “Commercial rap get the gun clap”. A descendent of the early backpacker days, Buckshot has always been opposed to mainstream artists who sacrfice artistic integrity in the lure for more money. The underground hip-hop scene has e... ... middle of paper ... ... ability to rock a crowd with sheer lyricism, explaining why you are doper than the other man, and having a Dj who could support you with dope beats were essentials in old school hip-hop and still are in the underground scene. Underground hip-hop is filled with groups such as The Pharcyde, The Roots, Jigmastas, and Jurassic 5 who use live instruments to not only enhance their lyrical talents, but also to give audiences a great show.
Hippies- known for their love of drugs and sex, they often misguided the common folk of their intentions. In their minds, what they were doing was guilelessly standing up for themselves and what they considered was theirs; what they believed in. They believed in their rights, and they wanted to do what they pleased; not to conform to the requirements of living in the average society of the time. They wanted to create a culture where spiritual awareness was highly regarded (sometimes through psychedelic drugs), where everything was given freely, where everyone (even strangers) were thought of as one's brother, where everyone valued peace, and where rights were given freely to everyone. (Express Thyself.
“Old hippies don't die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again.”(Stolley 238) Counterculture by definition is a culture, especially of young people, with values or lifestyles in opposition to those of the established culture. Counterculture way of life in the 1960s featured the ideas of, peace, love, music, drug use, freedom of sexuality, and much more, these ideas were mostly associated with the hippies. Hippies were mostly rebellious young people who wanted a change in there life style. Hippies experimented with many new ideas for the sixties. The Hippie-movement started in San Francisco in the 1960’s.
The people involved in this movement had various ways of showing their displeasure of the ongoing war in Vietnam. Protests, love-ins, music, and anti-war marches are just a few of the ways these hippies displayed their views. According to 123helpme.com, Doctor Timothy Leary was one of the first prominent leaders in this hippie philosophy. He had a philosophy of life that people enjoyed very much to hear and learn about. He promoted gender equality, living life freely, and living like a God.
They have found a new way to practice religion, they do it in the from of rap contests freestyle frenzies and “hip” sermons. This can be a very positive and productive situation considering that it is actually attracting many teens. Yet with terms used like and slogans like “I WOULD DIE TONIGHT FOR MY BELIEFS” and starting sermon off with “yo, God Bless, brother” I find it kind of disrespectful and offensive. Another popular belief among the groups is the way you come looking and dressed to a gathering. Dirty hair and ratty clothes aren’t frowned upon “you don’t have to comb your hair and put on a suit, God will accept you for that.” That may be the case but have they ever heard of respect.
And they both got a same book as well as same content in them and both of them loved nature lot At the same time Both Emerson and Thoreau had different views about the government system, and both were mostly same in opinion and both wanted a change in the condition of their government and to improve. In Thoreau's Civil Disobedience he almost encourages people to act against the government, until conditions change. Thoreau, also believed that the government shouldn't be getting into everything, and that it should just let people be in its place of interfere. Emerson's opinions on government was very much passive then Thoreau's who, like said before seemed to want people to stand against the government, he believed that there is so much that the government should be able to do because they shouldn't control people over their lives, but at the same time they shouldn't be powerless eithe... ... middle of paper ... ...ner fruits cannot be plucked by them". It shows that people they don't work for them self but instead they work for those people who controls their life and make their life harder for the benefits of others.
Therefore, a lot of Freud’s points support nature and nurture. Perfect examples of this are his Psych... ... middle of paper ... ...ared to accept this and flow with it, then sorrow and joy cannot touch you”(24) “ The best thing to do is leave it all to fate, even if this is not easy to do”(32). In reading Chuang Tzu I had felt that the things he said did not need any explanations. At the same time his view on life have deep meanings to me. His view on nature was incredible and reasonable but at the same time I feel that through the right influential nurture mankind can develop the right spiritual and psychological mind to understand why nature alone should work.