I may have experienced my teen years during The Sixties but this particular “free to be” revolution didn’t even come close to being on my radar.
However, many young people embraced this hippie, “why not” revolution in am effort to “find themselves” and/or express themselves without barriers.
Good times! Really good times! Really, really, really good times!
Coffee houses and folk singers were ubiquitous. Like Starbucks, they were on every corner.
And, hippies emerged – young people, who wanted to live their lives free from responsibility or constrictions. “Going against the grain” garnered new meaning with the emergence of the hippie culture.
Add drugs and rock n’ roll in to the mix and you have a pretty chaotic lifestyle.
However, I don’t want to spoil it for you – CNN has built their final episode in this wonderful documentary around this culture and will tell it better than I ever will.
The Emmy-nominated series, The Sixties, airs on Thursday, August 14th at 9:00 PM on CNN.
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