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What makes a hippie?

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Party Thread : Music - A Virtual Woodstock

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Hippies versus Yippies

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Comment by Jeff on July 1, 2009 at 11:12pm
Oh, wait, you said 'dance!' My eyes maybe aren't what they used to be. Well, you certainly could, IF I knew how to dance!
Comment by Jeff on July 1, 2009 at 10:59pm
Sydni, the next decade is yours, free of charge.

Kid, I have been arrested 4 times for possession of very small amounts of marijuana. As a magazine publisher I was able to afford legal representation and never spent more than a few hours in jail although the 4th time I did pay thousands in fines, perform 360 hours of community service and spend 4 years on probation trying to avoid getting caught with dirty UAs.

The sad part of the story is that I watched as many poor Black and Hispanic people arrested for the same thing were sentenced to years in the state prison because they weren't white and didn't have resources. This all took place in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona where the policy is zero tolerance. Had I been arrested a few miles west in California I would have received a ticket. The laws in this country are arcane, abstruse, enigmatic and just plain unfair.
Comment by Jeff on July 1, 2009 at 6:21pm
Hey, I derived a great deal of pleasure from publishing a magazine. I interacted with readers and writers, interviewed interesting celebrities and had a product I was proud of.

BUT, that work product didn't produce anything that was ultimately worthwhile from my own perspective although I'm certain others would disagree with that statement. I am seeking happiness 100% of the time. Publishing a magazine is a business and an effort that produces happiness sometimes but not all of the time.

Everyone has quite different perspectives. I simply wish that there was no war, no banks, no starvation, no suffering, no sickness and no government deciding what is good or not good in terms of lifestyle. The intrusion of government is perhaps the greatest conundrum and I certainly don't have ANY answers to the questions surrounding life. All I can do is what makes me happy and that is surely my sole motivating force. Happiness 100% of the time is the only goal worth having.

I am happy 100% of the time now and it seems that producing zero work product for society has caused that to happen.
Comment by Trance Gemini on July 1, 2009 at 6:00pm
You have an interesting perspective Jeff and if it's what makes you happy and you can do it then all I can say is, "do your own thing" ;-).

Personally I get a great deal of pleasure from working and doing my particular job.

I'd do it whether I was paid or not.

I'm a software developer and I guess, in a way, it's a creative pursuit, but not one that others might find creative.
Comment by Jeff on July 1, 2009 at 5:48pm
Because there seems to be some interest in communication here, at least between a very few of us, I feel compelled to say something if only to say something.


The world has changed dramatically since I was a 15-20 year old child. At that time I honestly believed, based on the dynamics of life in the late 60s and early 70s, that I would spend my life on a commune trading carrots for pot and beans for rice. Of course for most of my life I lived much like my parents striving to achieve the American dream.

It wasn't until I reached 50 that I realized we all live in a false paradigm. Human beings weren't designed to pursue a 5 day 40-50 hour work week and obtain what I'll refer to as stuff, although that's precisely what I did.

However, at 50 my desires and my realities changed once again and I sold my business which was publishing a well known magazine and retired to Mexico. I sold almost all of my 'stuff.' I sat on the beach, ate fresh veggies and fish and smoked pot. How wonderful!

Human beings it seems were designed to create, to dance and sing, to listen to and create music, art and sculpture. We have a need for intellectual stimulation that the paradigm we believe in fulfills barely. Although I don't have an income there's nothing I need.

This web site and this group in particular with its music video postings from days past reminded me of what it is in life that I value the most. Nothing most people value. My greatest enjoyment doesn't come from work product produced. It comes from sitting with my girlfriend, listening to music, dancing, singing, drawing and smoking marijuana. If that all sounds terribly self-indulgent, it is.

As it's meant to be.

Comment by Taylor Tyler on July 1, 2009 at 1:17pm
Comment by Taylor Tyler on July 1, 2009 at 12:48pm
wow i am really happy to see so many of you are enjoying this group!
Comment by Trance Gemini on July 1, 2009 at 8:02am
And Thanks for yours. They brought back many pleasant memories.

How about this one :-)

Comment by Trance Gemini on July 1, 2009 at 6:52am
Comment by Jeff on July 1, 2009 at 5:45am
Here it is, one of my favorite protest songs!


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