Positive influence of Hippies on Canadian society in the 1960s.
Natasha Kelbas, Ms. Van Hatten
December 17th 2009
Hippies are the real activists of freedom who love each other in a positive way. The word hippies generally invoke sterotypes that involves drugs, sex and bare feet. Though it is true that many hippies did practice these sterotypes, they were people who fought for rights and freedom without violence. They gave up the traditional morals and values to promote new values that were about freedom of experssion and loving each other. After getting the attention, they expressed their needs, hopes and wants in a piercing yet nonviolent way. The hippies made great, positive changes to the Canadian society through their
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Flowy maxi dresses and loose hair was back in style which is a positive aspect for Canadian culture because of the rearranging of the rich history.  Women wore very earthy things. Such as loose fitted jeans, vests, beads and flowers.  Colourful or psychedelic coloured and patterned clothing was in as the seventies came around.  Teenagers of today still wear clothing that is similar to those worn by hippies. It is evident that Canadians are inspired by their past which teaches the future generations about the good impact caused by the hippies movement of the 60s. As hippies introduced drugs, more carefree sex and a homeless way of life, they also introduced peaceful resolution, second wave of feminism and new fashion ideas. The positive impact was greater because traces of the hippies still live on. As time goes on, the values that they stood behind are remembered as inspirational memories on peaceful resolutions. They were the counterculture the stood out and made individuals to express their love for peace for all humans without violence. It is important to see that young people want positive change back in the 60s and now. The hippie movement did not die out but merely merged into modern day society provocating peaceful life and caring for others around us.
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