joi, 13 iunie 2013

Make love , not war

The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s . 'Make love,not war' was their slogan . Hippies were all about peace , love , acceptance , finding new meaning of life .
About their fashion , they wore brightly colored clothes , both men and women . Jeans , sandals , long skirts , head scarves , headbands . They usually purchased their clother from flea markets and second-hand shops .
This post is not meant to be a history lesson , I chose to study their culture because I find it very interesting and I think it's one of the most important movements in history . Beside that , it's a lifestyle . I chose to live with their principles and I think that the world would be a better place if people would live like that .
We keep saying we want peace but we do nothing about it . Like Gandhi said , ' be the change you want to see in the world ' . Nowadays , people think that one can't change the world ,but look at them . They were very few at the beggining and then , over the night , it was a worldwide movement against the Cold War .
I don't think it's fair that after everything they did for us , for freedom , we just let others tell us how to live our life .
If there's something I've learned so far , it's that if you want something , you have to go out and work for it . Nobody's going to do it for you .
'Imagine there's no Heaven ,
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today .
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life is peace
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one '
(John Lennon)
I couldn't help myself , this describes people nowadays


4 comentarii:

  1. finally :D nice post, although i did not expect a history lesson. and nice quote/lyrics even if the idea of "world peace" is thought to be overrated by a lot of people, it's nice to think about a world where everyone is happy, and why not Hippie :)). (alina)

  2. haha! now i know... i honestly don't know what hippie means, all i know is that on fashion, it's somewhat like the one you're wearing in the head and some colorful outfits going on...

    1. well , like I said , it was a youth movement . you should watch Forest Gump (the movie) to understand it better . the movie is all about the 60s in America .. the Vietnamesse war , hippies , it's a great movie :)