I feel like a "poser" or something every time I say "I'm a hippie". Older generations think I'm just trying to mimic Woodstock, Younger people think I'm trying to be cooler than I am. I feel a great respect for my fellow humans and the earth, and want to devote my life to serving others, and living a non-violent lifestyle in the same way Gandhi, Jesus, Muhammad, MLK and others taught. I tend to dress like a hippie, long skirts natural fibers (or whatever I find at the local thrift store), etc. But mostly that's because I like to be naked, and long skirts and dresses are freer than pants when I have to leave my apartment.
My friends who stay at the local homeless shelter sometimes call me "flower girl" because I pick the dandelions and black-eyed susans that grow nearby. I like that term a lot, and feel it is more fitting.
Typically though, I think of myself as a human being.
updated by @rae: 07/22/15 06:35:05AM