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Old 05-28-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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There's certainly a wide variation of all these "types" and most folks probably contain a little touch of all of them. I'd have to say the hippies would be those I'd go most into the flow with. I remember when hippies were the share the land kinda' people, without a whole lot of money. However, utopias cannot realistically exist on earth and the communes, by and large, ran their course. I wasn't actually a hard-core hippie, but more into the green tea and Thoreau crowd (still am). Interestingly, I hear of a similar resurgence of the old "commune" idea coming around again in the form of tiny home or off-grid communities, etc. Still the same concept of like-minded folks living together. Social patterns tend to repeat themselves. Today, I see more yuppie-hippies than most anything else; yuppie-minded ideas, expendable income, large homes, and owning all the "stuff" - yet, talk of all the conservation, love love. I see less of those attuned to the natural world, and all the problems that ensue from that. All in all, better a hippie, albeit a new-age one, than a city-slicker yuppie, or a redneck
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I wanna be able to pee in my backyard
I wanna let my dog run loose
I wanna be able to shoot my guns
I wanna be able to build a fire
I wanna be able to have all the tools and equipment I want including junk cars and tractors
I wanna build stuff without building permits
I wanna be able to work on my own stuff

I don't wanna worry about how tall the grass is
I don't wanna worry about BBQing at my home
I don't wanna worry about how clean my roof is
I don't wanna worry about what my neighbors "think"

I don't need landscaping
I don't need paved roads
I don't need city water and sewer
I don't need streetlights

I need to live and let live... and some land in between me and my neighbors.

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The only thing with the grass is if you live where its not city, and its dry so your making a fire danger, the county may come in and tell you to cut it short. Or maybe they'll come in an cut it for you with a bill. Health and safety can apply even out of town.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:47 PM
Status: "The nicest curve on a woman's body is her smile" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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The only thing with the grass is if you live where its not city, and its dry so your making a fire danger, the county may come in and tell you to cut it short. Or maybe they'll come in an cut it for you with a bill. Health and safety can apply even out of town.
That's what livestock do.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:55 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I wanna be able to pee in my backyard
I wanna let my dog run loose
I wanna be able to shoot my guns
I wanna be able to build a fire
I wanna be able to have all the tools and equipment I want including junk cars and tractors
I wanna build stuff without building permits
I wanna be able to work on my own stuff

I don't wanna worry about how tall the grass is
I don't wanna worry about BBQing at my home
I don't wanna worry about how clean my roof is
I don't wanna worry about what my neighbors "think"

I don't need landscaping
I don't need paved roads
I don't need city water and sewer
I don't need streetlights

I need to live and let live... and some land in between me and my neighbors.

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That "land in between me and my neighbors" is crucial for any of this to work. Much of this is all well and good if everybody has (and can afford) 100+ acres and about a mile between neighbors. But when someone with this mindset moves into a city or suburb on a 5,000 square foot lot next to a dozen other people on 5,000 square foot lots, it's a wretched nightmare for everyone else around them. I've seen it happen on more than one occassion.

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Old 05-29-2015, 07:33 AM
Status: "The nicest curve on a woman's body is her smile" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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That "land in between me and my neighbors" is crucial for any of this to work. Much of this is all well and good if everybody has (and can afford) 100+ acres and about a mile between neighbors. But when someone with this mindset moves into a city or suburb on a 5,000 square foot lot next to a dozen other people on 5,000 square foot lots, it's a wretched nightmare for everyone else around them. I've seen it happen on more than one occassion.
We call that a barn.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Amongst the AZ Cactus
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Such terms are just marketing labels as if everyone fits into a no gray zone. The only label I care about is living around people who are considerate/decent people. I'll let the marketers and others who enjoy fixed labeling of people assign their no wiggle room definition of people.
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:17 PM
 
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Funny how it is no longer PC to make fun of blonds, Polish, LGBT, African Americans, Native Americans, disabled people, etc, but people still think it's okay to make jokes about "rednecks" and "hillbillys". And I guess fat people and old people are also still fair game, as long as they are white. Hmmmm.

And I've concluded that those attempts at humor say more about the person making the "joke" than the people they are trying to belittle. But that's just me.
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Could have written this myself

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I have to go with "yuppies". I grew up in the projects in Detroit, and made it my life's goal to better myself, therefore, I don't relate to "rednecks." And as a child of the '60's, and I mean a child, I was a teen in the early '70's, I didn't relate to the "hippies". And actually, seeing the '60's footage of the times and people as they were, I don't care for that time period. I did, however, learn about the Women's Movement during that time period and it shaped me during my formative years.
Yuppie for me however tolerant of all. I do like CW music though
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Love this also

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i'd prefer someplace that doesn't categorize people.
+1
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I think this song's lyrics says it all:

"Everyday People"

Sometimes I'm right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I'm in
I am everyday people, yeah, yeah

There is a blue one
Who can't accept the green one
For living with a fat one
Trying to be a skinny one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
We got to live together

I am no better and neither are you
We are the same, whatever we do
You love me, you hate me, you know me and then
You can't figure out the bag I'm in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah

There is a long hair
That doesn't like the short hair
For being such a rich one
That will not help the poor one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
We got to live together

There is a yellow one
That won't accept the black one
That won't accept the red one
That won't accept the white one
Different strokes
For different folks

And so on and so on
And scooby dooby dooby
Oh sha sha
I am everyday people

By Sly and the Family Stone 1969
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