It would be common to describe someone else as a hippie, that designation signaling approval. At the time & in my milieu, I really didn’t know very many people my age who weren’t hippies and those were sort of an incomprehensible marvel, which tells you a bit about how narrow, ignorant and arrogant a lot of the whole subculture uwas. This is more than the question asked but just to show there was a definite self-conscious hippie sensibility.
Otherwise a hippy could be described as one who is hip, i.e. aware of the common unity of the Children of the Earth and seeks an easeful, happy life ‘doing his own thing’ in peace, without interference from grey-minded outside authorities. My home life was normal, and I had no reason to mutiny everything my parents taught, except that was what everyone else was doing. The first thing I did after I got myself kicked out of Business School was get me a hippie boyfriend.
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