Added by on 2013-04-28

1. Your birth was presided over by a doula and soundtracked by chanting.

Your birth was presided over by a doula and soundtracked by chanting.

You’ve heard your birth story a lot.

2. Your name is Autumn, Dawn, Dharma, Flower, Harmony, Heather, Rainbow, River, Season, Shanti, Shakti, Sky, Star, Summer, Sunshine, or Willow.

Your name is Autumn, Dawn, Dharma, Flower, Harmony, Heather, Rainbow, River, Season, Shanti, Shakti, Sky, Star, Summer, Sunshine, or Willow.

Bonus points if you have an adjective+noun combination, like Divine Peace, Sunny Day or Astral Plane.

3. You wore cloth diapers.

You wore cloth diapers.

This was not a pretty thing.

4. Your parents gave a lot of positive affirmations and hugs.

29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies

Which tended to freak out your friends.

29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies

5. As did your family’s environmentally conscious flushing policy.

As did your family's environmentally conscious flushing policy.

6. And lax attitude towards nudity.

And lax attitude towards nudity.

At some point, you realized you probably shouldn’t tell so many stories about that nudist summer camp your family goes to.

7. Your parents taught you to question everything.

29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies

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8. They refused to let you participate in class celebrations of the holiday they called “Indigenous People’s Day”

They refused to let you participate in class celebrations of the holiday they called "Indigenous People's Day"

9. You never had any idea what any of your classmates were talking about because you didn’t have television.

You never had any idea what any of your classmates were talking about because you didn't have television.

(Or if you had a television, you only had PBS.)

10. You had no choice but to wear hand-me-down and handmade clothing, often tie-dyed.

You had no choice but to wear hand-me-down and handmade clothing, often tie-dyed.

11. You weren’t allowed to alter your body’s natural hair and eau.

You weren't allowed to alter your body's natural hair and eau.

12. You obviously weren’t allowed to have processed foods or soda.

29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies

You shouldn’t get this reference nor understand why Kel so loves orange soda.

Except for homemade root beer. With real root.

Except for homemade root beer. With real root.

13. When you got sweets, they were made out of carob.

When you got sweets, they were made out of carob.

14. You celebrated the Equinoxes and Solstices.

You celebrated the Equinoxes and Solstices.

15. While The Goddess, Mother Earth, and Buddha were generally big deals…

While The Goddess, Mother Earth, and Buddha were generally big deals...

(and popular decorating motifs)

16. God = Jerry Garcia

God = Jerry Garcia

(Also a popular decorating motif.)

17. This was your favorite of your parents’ records.

This was your favorite of your parents' records.

Also The Point.

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18. Your parents still danced like they did at Woodstock.

29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies

19. You know who Tim Leary is.

29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies

20. And Buckminster Fuller.

And Buckminster Fuller.

You may have even had a geodesic dome in your back yard. Or a yurt.

21. This was on your coffee table.

This was on your coffee table.

22. When your friends came over, they asked, “What’s that smell?” This was that smell.

When your friends came over, they asked, "What's that smell?" This was that smell.

23. Or this.

Or this.

Okay, or this.

Okay, or this.

24. Your parents probably smoked more weed than you did while you were in high school.

29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies

And theirs was better.

29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies

25. They’ve gardened organically and raised chickens and composted for decades. They washed out plastic bags before “green” was a thing.

They've gardened organically and raised chickens and composted for decades. They washed out plastic bags before "green" was a thing .

26. On the rare occasion that your family ate out, they brought along yogurt tubs to take home leftovers.

On the rare occasion that your family ate out, they brought along yogurt tubs to take home leftovers.

Definitely not embarrassing.

Now they use that reusable cling wrap that looks like a shower cap / female condom.

Now they use that reusable cling wrap that looks like a shower cap / female condom.

(Your mom definitely told you about female condoms.)

27. Sometimes you dreamed of rebelling…

Sometimes you dreamed of rebelling...

by becoming as normal as possible.

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28. But ultimately you’ve realized you are too much like them.

But ultimately you've realized you are too much like them.

Unable to throw anything away, incensed by apathy, stoked about your co-op…

29. You are always grateful that your parents taught you to love yourself for who you are…

You are always grateful that your parents taught you to love yourself for who you are...

and to be the change you want to see in the world.

and to be the change you want to see in the world.

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