January 24, 2022
Hippie (English hippie or hippy; according to one of the etymological versions, it comes from colloquial hip or hep - “understanding, knowing”, according to another - from happy (happy)) - a philosophy and subculture that originally arose in the 1960s in USA. The heyday of the movement came in the late 1960s - early 1970s. Initially, the hippies opposed the puritanical morality of some Protestant churches, and also promoted the desire to return to natural purity through love and pacifism. One of the most famous hippie slogans is “Make love, not war!”, which means “Make love, not war!”. It is generally believed that hippies believe in the following positions: man must be free; one can achieve freedom only by changing the inner structure of the soul; the actions of an internally uninhibited person are determined by the desire to protect their freedom, as the greatest treasure; beauty and freedom are identical to each other and that the realization of both is a purely spiritual problem; all who share the above, form a spiritual community; the spiritual community is the ideal form of community. However, among the hippies there is no clearly formulated creed, which, by virtue of its precise wording, would be a contradiction in definition.