They were right… well sort of

Posted: February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
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The hippies of course. That is who the title of this blog post is referring to. A subculture group that was started arguably in North America at the beginning of the 1960’s when Ken Kesey and his merry pranksters traveled in a really cool looking school bus across the United States. All the while listening to the Grateful Dead and tripping on Acid. Did you know that, LSD was not made illegal in the United States until October 6 1966. I have never tried the psychedelic myself. I am not a fan of self medicating but Steve Jobs was quoted in the lengthy book titled Steve Jobs, when asked about acid…

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“Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.”

Let me be clear I am in no way encouraging or saying anyone should take LSD. Do not take LSD there are far to many dangers associated with this drug. There is a reason it was made illegal, but always remember there are two sides to a coin.

So what did the hippies get right? Well peace love the whole two sides to a coin all correct alright. They  had some wonderful values that they applied but, (and there is always a but isn’t there?) they got some things wrong some big things wrong. I think it is put best in an article written by a child of Hippie parents.  Being a parent is a blessing and a responsibility. A child should feel safe and secure in the home you provide for him or her. This was not done in the case of the writer of the article the link directs you to.

When you get the chance you should read the article. The article points out that someone has to be a responsible adult for a family or any system for that matter to work. Responsibility is where the hippies dropped the ball. Many of the communal living situations fell into disarray for many reasons chief among them being unpaid bills.

My dad has mentioned on multiple occasions how life is about balance. The hippies were a little out of balance. Aren’t we all at times? We can let ourselves get over and under worked. We can party to hard and not pay bills or only pay bills and never party. This is not good this will get us into trouble. A healthy balance has to be employed especially for adults in charge of families. Now you have to keep the balance not just for you but for the family. You can do it though. Others have and are so reach out to them and see what works. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, breath and relax, and take some advice from the doctor

“Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how.”

peace

john3c

 

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