Hippie by definition is: “a person of unconventional appearance, typically having long hair and wearing beads, associated with a subculture involving a rejection of conventional values and the taking of hallucinogenic drugs.” (Google.com)
Living in California, it seems a bit weird to consider something I see all of the time historic. But hey, it had to start somewhere right? Unlike in the past a “hippie” now and days is someone who is a liberal, and holistic. They probably don’t work for the “man” or they use more natural products and care more about being natural. They practiced “free love”, and that is something we still see (i.e. Pacific Beach on Taco Tuesdays). Hippies do a lot of things that we do today. Used hallucinogenic drugs, you can go to Coachella this weekend and see hundreds of people using drugs like this to get into the moment with the music. They had very liberal political views, this is something that has NEVER left California, and luckily a lot of states are following. All-in-all, hippies were awesome and they left a HUGE impact on the California culture that we still see today.