I'm an assimilated hippie. My active hippie days ended when I married a very old fashioned traditional girl. (love will do you in every time) My thoughts and aims never changed but I had to go mainstream in order to support a family, grasp at the American dream and buy a house. I went totally corporate and hated every minute of it. When I finally let go of "what was expected of me", I finally started to really live and was able to pursue what was important to ME, which was to enjoy my life, raise my kids and have a career that I was in total control over.
The hippie movement may be long over but there are still those of us that still believe and practice the philosophies. No, I don't have long hair, a fu manchu and I don't sit around barefoot and play my guitar singing protest songs. I practice kindness, generosity, love of my fellow man, sharing and most of all, respect for others.