Question: What were some hippie philosophies?

Though they were mocked by many as tree huggers, hippies culture led to the philosophy of taking care of the Earth through recycling, organic food, vegetarianism and forest preservation. They had a positive philosophy of loving your neighbor. A sense of optimism and hope prevailed.

What were hippies influenced by?

Its origins may be traced to European social movements in the 19th and early 20th century such as Bohemians, the influence of Eastern religion and spirituality. It is directly influenced and inspired by the Beat Generation, and American involvement in the Vietnam War.

What are hippie traits?

They were known for their long hair, colourful clothes and love of life and freedom. Hippies are also known as flower children, free spirits, indigo children and bohemians. Whilst listening to Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, hippies promoted freedom, peace and love above everything.

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