Friday, February 27, 2015

I Suppose I'm One Of Those Hippies

My husband's co-worker once said that we were "hippish". And after we laughed about it at home, we gave it a little thought and went, "Huh. I suppose we are."

That's not our car. Source.

We don't necessarily look like your typical hippies. The way I see it, "hippies" have long dreadlocks and earthily colored clothes and they're not wearing any shoes. Or then they're the hipster type (from which the word hippie originally comes from) with a black turtle neck, black trousers, a beret and glasses. And then there's the 1960's type wearing psychedelic clothes and doing drugs on the grass.

Not to put on any labels.

No, but we definitely look more like your every day people except maybe that we're a bit shorter than average and, well, I'm almost always wearing a dress. Although I just realized I am actually barefoot in the picture of me in the first post and both my son and I are wearing vintage clothes from the 1950's. Ha.

But I wouldn't go out barefoot in the snow.

However, you know, when I think about it...

We are very nature-oriented people and try to do everything as naturally as possible and that does sound pretty hippish. I'm very specific about what we eat and it's all organic, unprocessed, GMO-free, often gluten-free, and as chemical free as possible - and I make all our meals myself. I even made all of my son's baby food, which is something people tend to roll their eyes about. We're very anti-chemicals all in all - from laundry detergents to cosmetics and from toothpaste to medicine. I have nothing against medicine but I try to avoid needing any and I very much think that some are there just so that the big drug industry can make some more money in addition to the few billion they already have and won't give to the poor in the world. We're also very much against all kind of animal cruelty (fur, ew), and I'm not a big fan of the rest of the clothing industry, either, because of child labor and slavery-like conditions and the overconsumption their low prices - and low quality - creates. I love clothes and dresses and make-up just as much as the next girl but I make sure I know where it comes from (for instance, People Tree) and I want to know that whoever made something I buy has gotten a decent pay for it. Or, quite often these days, I just make things myself, such as clothes, soaps, and even deodorant because I feel uneasy about the aluminium they're always made of (which has been linked to breast cancer in women). My own works great.

I swear by this product.

We're also definitely all about love not war. I take very seriously everything Jesus said about loving your neighbor and turning the other cheek. I'm not perfect in any way but I try. You may also see my husband taking part in pacifistic protests on important matters. I wouldn't say we're particularly active in politics (I wouldn't even have the time right now!) but we have strong opinions on most matters and educate ourselves on everything we hear about by reading books and studies on the matters.

And I'm definitely all about this logo.

And so I decided that since I have so much to say about all kinds of aspects of life, I'm going to dedicate a few separate posts to our hippish ways. The same co-worker of my husband's said that we should dedicate a whole book to our ideas and that sounds fabulous but let's just keep this here for now. I know I've been a rather slow blogger so far but I try not to stress about it and rather write good texts when I have the time to concentrate than just quickly scrabble something when my son's taking a nap.

And I do think this is totally going to work out :)

2 comments:

  1. Ihanaa lukea taas sun blogia ja syvällisiä mietteitä (vaikka tykkäsin kaikista asukuvistakin!) :) Sulla on aina niin mielenkiintoisia juttuja! Älä tosiaan ota stressiä blogista, tämä on sun blogi ja sä kirjoitat sitä silloin kuin ehdit ja haluat :)

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    1. Jee kiva kun jätit kommentin ja kiitos :) Ei oo vielä erityisemmin lukijoita kun en oo kauheesti vielä mainostanut blogia ympäriinsä ja se on oikeastaan kivempi näin niin ei oo niin paineita :) Niin, se muotiblogin pitäminen oli kans hauskaa - ehkä sitä vois pitää kahta blogia samanaikaisesti :D

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