The life of a hippie

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The hippies wanted a world based on peace, love, and happiness. They revolted against society, and abandoned traditional traditional customs, lifestyles, and society to form their own.

Many times they lived together in small groups called communes, where they worked together and shared posessions. Sexual relations with members of these groups flowed freely, whenever there was a mutual attraction. They believed they should "go with the flow" rather than be uptight about sex like past generations were. Drugs were also very common with hippies, especially such drugs as LSD, marijuana, and hashish.

They strongly opposed the American involvement in the Vietnam War and wanted there to be peace. Because of this hippies also became known as flower children because they often would hand out flowers to promote ideas of peace and love.

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peace bus

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Along with their beliefs and lifestyles came many slogans and symbols. These slogans were to help other people become aware of their purpose. Here are just a few of the most popular ones.

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