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Old 04-02-2015, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Hippies.

I definitely prefer a NON-consumerism lifestyle. Rednecks shop at wal-marts, and yuppies shop everywhere else. I prefer a life that going to a store isn't one of my main priorities of my free time.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:31 AM
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Hippies.

I definitely prefer a NON-consumerism lifestyle. Rednecks shop at wal-marts, and yuppies shop everywhere else. I prefer a life that going to a store isn't one of my main priorities of my free time.
And I understand how you've come to that assessment. Myself, I can respect the non-consumerism of hippies. It's hard work to do that.

I am the type of person who sort of depends on buying things. For me, it isn't about a lifestyle, so much as it is things that I like. I prefer to buy what reflects things I like, things that reflect quality.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Oh, and "P.C." too (well, I think we all know which "stereotype" that one falls under…lol)!

BTW, how's that whole "vegan" thang working out for 'ya these days?!


"Why was I always cranky and irritable when I was vegan?"
Reactionary much, just 'cuz I asked for some definitions?

I am not a vegan, lol. I'm not into PC, I'm a Mac person.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I was taught in journalism school a strict code in news reporting never to stereotype individuals or kinds of people. It's so easy to say "the homeless" or "gays" or "the poor" or "hippies" or whatever. This obliterates individual uniqueness and is dehumanizing.

Speaking of vegan...Bob and Hazel come to mind. Two of the finest people I ever met (a couple in their 70s when we were in our 30s) lived in a trailer park in rural Missouri and drove a truck and had a rifle and an aggressive dog (and all the rest of what some would call redneck). Guess what? They were vegan. Someone had talked him into the diet for his advancing diabetes, which he was able to reverse. We had great times at country dances with them. We were teachers at the University there, but no we were not yups (or hips)!

That said, there are "enclaves" of certain kinds of people and it's not "bad" to want to avoid some; it just helps to have an open mind. I would rent first in a place I was unsure of.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Default rednecks, yuppies or hippies…?

Geez, besides those 3 "categories", sounds like I should have added "preachers" (among others)!
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:37 AM
 
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Well, the "y" stands for "young."

Another term perhaps?
grumpies. (grown up mature people.)
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:23 AM
 
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grumpies. (grown up mature people.)
Love it! Is it original with you or did you read or hear that somewhere?

Well, my husband certainly qualifies as a grumpie (although he is just grumpy sometimes and just to other people, mostly bad drivers), but I would prefer the name "grampie" for myself!
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Geez, besides those 3 "categories", sounds like I should have added "preachers" (among others)!
Go for it! Expand your views.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:08 AM
 
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Love it! Is it original with you or did you read or hear that somewhere?

Well, my husband certainly qualifies as a grumpie (although he is just grumpy sometimes and just to other people, mostly bad drivers), but I would prefer the name "grampie" for myself!
Heard it somewhere.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Go for it! Expand your views.
Well, no need now, when some folks have already done such a great job of defining pedantic "preacher" types by example!
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