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Why Your 20s Are The Best Time To Become A Hippie
Your twenties are a tumultuous time in your life. You’re trying to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life. You’re trying to find your place in the world and you’re also just trying to make it day to day. You’re having the time of your life while simultaneously worrying about how you’re going to pay your rent. You’re trying to figure out who you are, so why not become a hippie?
You’re At Your Most Idealistic
Your twenties are when you are at your most idealistic. You haven’t been an adult long enough for the weight of the world to crush all of the rebellion and optimism out of you. When I was in my early twenties I loved getting involved in environmental causes, and I did what I could to make sure that I was informed on various issues. Most people are very liberal when they’re in their twenties, people tend to become more and more conservative as they age. Not me though. I seem to be getting more and more liberal. Go out and join an anti-war movement! Volunteer for the Green Party! Put that idealism to good use!
You’re Probably Broke
In addition to being the most idealistic time in your life, your twenties are also the time in your life where you are the most broke. You might be in college and are only working part time, or not working at all. Many of us are working minimum wage jobs because the economy sucks and it doesn’t really seem to be getting better for us millennials. Luckily, the hippie lifestyle is one that doesn’t require money. Being a hippie is about being one with the world, not about owning possessions. The millennial generation is already the most hippie generation since the original hippies of the sixties. I’ve read so many articles about millennials destroying the diamond industry, the paper napkin industry, and apparently we’re also killing golf. As far as generations go, we are the least materialistic. What’s more hippie than that?
This Is The Decade To Experiment
Your twenties are the perfect time to experiment. You’re getting your first real taste of adulthood and some of you are out on your own for the first time. Even if you’re still living with your parents, you’re an adult and your parents become more like roommates. You’re going to want to experience everything. You’re going to want to travel. You’re probably going to be going to parties and you’ll be offered the opportunity to try drugs. You’ll also be trying to figure out the person that you’re going to be for the rest of your life. Many hippies that I know figured out that they were hippies in their twenties.
Your twenties are one of the most exciting and scary times in your life. You finally get to be out on your own and do all those things that you’ve been wanting to do since you were a kid. You’re figuring out where you belong and you want life to be beautiful, so go make it so!