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January 10, 2018

Hippie Life: Looking Back on American Youth's Lifestyle in the 1970s

In the 1960s and '70s, there was a major backlash against the creative and sexual repression of the 1940s and '50s. Young people across the U.S. embraced what was called the hippie movement, which aimed to break conformity, promote peace, and spread social consciousness.

The word 'hippie' is well known, but being a hippie encompasses a lot more than what you look like or the bands you listen to. It requires a complete change in perspective and a greater propensity for understanding and love.

These found photos show what American youth's lifestyle looked like from the 1970s.

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