Hey, I am a young hippie. I am not old until I am 96 and I am 50 years away from being old.
ROFL You are really funny. Are you a comedy writer? You could be! No offense to Hippies, I'm kinda of hippy in some really obscure way I think.. . . it's important to be ready with quick rejoinders.
-- If they find out that you are shareholder of IBM stock and point out that IBM punch-card machines were used to tabulate prisoners at Buchenwald, calmly remind them that Joe Kennedy was one of the biggest supporters of Adolf Hitler.
-- If they talk about how everything should be free, ask them how much they are selling their patchouli-oil infused bong cozies for at the Bob Marley fest. Shouldn't those be free too, dude? Sneer at them as the capitalist swine they resemble.
-- If they talk about free love, point out that the time when that meant anything has long since passed for them, and that yes, they basically can't give it away at this point.
-- If they question you about your personal helicopter, ask them about the Maserati in their garage. Just having a dream-catcher hanging from the rear-view does not make it a tribal statement of adherence to the principles of the new age. . . dude . . .
-- If they say that all of their friends are American Indians and that they use the Symbionese Liberation Army for day care, tell them that you thought those "Amerind" people looked kinda like they were Italians or something since they were all called "Tony" and "Maria", and that Patty Hearst was a poser and probably would make a better babysitter than a bankrobber.
Sorry, just how I feel.
Actually, this was inspired by a real-life encounter with a therapist who is definitely a hippie in his own mind, even though he now has an office in a high-rise in Denver and drives a new Audi. He thought he had me pegged as a corporate toady (which is true only in a "can't beat 'em so join 'em" way) and we kinda had it out.ROFL You are really funny. Are you a comedy writer? You could be! No offense to Hippies, I'm kinda of hippy in some really obscure way I think.