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The counter culture movement of the 1960s was a cultural revolution that changed the once conservative American mind into an extreme, liberal mind that now supported radical ideas such as protests, dropping out of school, drugs, sex, and new kinds of artistic gestures that introduced these new ideas to their audiences.
The counter culture movement was developed by people who had an anti-establishment attitude, wanted to widen social boundaries, and fought to challenge the authority that currently existed in the United States (Anderson 129). These people, most commonly known as hippies, preached love and sought bliss (McWilliams 65). The old ideas of religion, philosophy, competition, materialism, and education were out the window, for new and more simple ideas such as peace, love, altruism, and honesty were the central concerns of the hippies. No longer believing in the ideas of the Christian church, the hippies became more interested and familiar with the study of astrology. Their philosophy on life was to live freely and in harmony in nature, without the ordinary materials and concerns most people had for they believed that society was much too conformed. Competition was not found inside a hippie because they did not believe in
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