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29 Signs You Were Raised By Hippies

Your friends think you're liberal? If only they knew how liberal a home you're from.

1. Your birth was presided over by a doula and soundtracked by chanting.

2. Your name is Autumn, Dawn, Dharma, Flower, Harmony, Heather, Rainbow, River, Season, Shanti, Shakti, Sky, Star, Summer, Sunshine, or Willow.

3. You wore cloth diapers.

4. Your parents gave a lot of positive affirmations and hugs.

Which tended to freak out your friends.

5. As did your family's environmentally conscious flushing policy.

6. And lax attitude toward nudity.

7. Your parents taught you to question everything.

8. They refused to let you participate in class celebrations of the holiday they called "Indigenous People's Day."

9. You never had any idea what any of your classmates were talking about because you didn't have television.

10. You had no choice but to wear hand-me-down and handmade clothing, often tie-dyed.

11. You weren't allowed to alter your body's natural hair and eau.

12. You obviously weren't allowed to have processed foods or soda.

Except for homemade root beer. With real root.

13. When you got sweets, they were made out of carob.

14. You celebrated the Equinoxes and Solstices.

15. While The Goddess, Mother Earth, and Buddha were generally big deals...

16. God = Jerry Garcia

17. This was your favorite of your parents' records.

18. Your parents still danced like they did at Woodstock.

19. You know who Tim Leary is.

20. And Buckminster Fuller.

21. This was on your coffee table.

22. When your friends came over, they asked, "What's that smell?" This was that smell.

23. Or this.

OK, or this.

24. Your parents probably smoked more weed than you did while you were in high school.

And theirs was better.

25. They've gardened organically and raised chickens and composted for decades. They washed out plastic bags before "green" was a thing.

26. On the rare occasion that your family ate out, they brought along yogurt tubs to take home leftovers.

Now they use that reusable cling wrap that looks like a shower cap/female condom.

27. Sometimes you dreamed of rebelling...

28. But ultimately you've realized you are too much like them.

29. You are always grateful that your parents taught you to love yourself for who you are...

and to be the change you want to see in the world.