What is a Conservative Hippie?

Peace Sign by beachblogger42 on Flickr

I was born in ’71, so while I’m not technically of the ‘hippie generation’, I’ve always been a little bit free-spirited and a lot bit alternative.

So where does the conservative come in to the equation…

I’m all for peace and love, but I know that sometimes it takes more than just talk to achieve it.

I don’t agree with war – the loss of life on both sides of a front-line are unnecessary and wasteful.

I believe that all political parties are flawed and I use my vote to get the less-evil politician in to power.

I will speak my mind – and will not water down the truth for the sake of peace.

I believe that the rights of women and children around the world are important – regardless of what country they live in.

I believe that if we all got along – regardless of culture or religion, sexual orientation or race  – the world would be a better place.  But I know that it’s not going to happen.  Instead I’m teaching my children that each and every being on this planet is worthy of being loved.

Yes, animals have rights, but I’m still a carnivore omnivore / meat eater(see comments below for the reason for the edit!)

I care for the planet.   I recycleupcycle and do what I can to protect our planet for the future of our children.

I’m nomadic.  So far Husband & I average 7 years in the one place, and then the call to move on starts yelling out loud.

I love to burn incense.

My favourite scent is patchouli – and I’m not afraid to wear it.

I’m a child of the 80’s when it comes to music – because the ‘modern’ stuff is mostly crap.

I wear clothes that are not conservative by many standards.  No button-down, collared shirts for me.  And I only own one tie-dyed shirt.  My aim is to eventually own a minimal wardrobe of sustainable fabrics.  Comfort is paramount over style.  And yes, I do own mala beads.

I’ve never done drugs (unless you count cigarettes and alcohol).

I like to think I have a non-conformist sort of mind.

I feed my family whole foods – meals created from scratch by my own 2 hands – with ingredients as natural as I can find them.

So am I a Conservative Hippie?
What do you think?
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2 Responses to What is a Conservative Hippie?

  1. Mabel July 20, 2012 at 1:47 AM #

    Sorry love, you’re not a carnivore unless all you eat is meat. Humans are generally omnivores, unless they are vegetarian/vegan. I know…did I really have to waste my time to correct you? Yes. I did because I love your blog and silly things like that perturb me. 🙂

    • Tasha Chawner July 20, 2012 at 5:58 PM #

      Don’t be sorry Mabel, I stand corrected and have amended the post as a result.
      I totally get what you mean though – and got a giggle to boot because I call myself vegetarian (you’ve inspired a whole other blog post here!).
      Plus the fact that you’ve used perturb in your sentence gives you a giant thumbs up with me 🙂
      Tasha xo
      PS A huge thank you for the blog-love as well. You completely made my morning.

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