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What Is A Modern Hippy?

I think it’s anyone with a clever mind and a fierce heart, a conscious consumer, in many ways, who designs their life from a place of natural human integrity.

What Is Conscious Consumerism?

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I want to promote conscious consumerism and other hippy practices like spiritual self-development, green living and handmade crafts.

I am sure you probably already know what conscious consumerism is. It’s the conscious decision to only deal with, and consume things that benefit ourselves and everyone else, whether it’s food or thoughts.

Hippies like natural things, kindness and authenticity. I think conscious consumerism is by far the most honest, positive and productive form of political and social activism.

Look How Conscious Consumerism Has Grown

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You can see the rise of conscious consumerism everywhere. It’s continued to rise where other markets have failed. The very fact that there’s an economic and environmental crisis means people have turned to recycling, upcycling and buying preloved, growing their own food and building their own homes. We can’t ignore each other’s needs anymore, the economic crisis has grown our hearts. 

Hippies Are Almost Normal! 

Every supermarket has wholefoods, organic, gluten free, Fair trade, vegetarian and vegan foods; Recycling isn’t an annoying hippy thing now, it’s government endorsed worldwide; Natural health and holistic therapies are now accepted and promoted by the medical establishments and there are solar panels on ordinary people’s houses everywhere. Most people are a bit more of a hippy now, whether they like it or not, even if it’s because they go to a yoga class, use lavender oil or do their recycling.

What Is the Difference Between ‘Hippiness’ and ‘Happiness?’

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Every life contains pain and struggle, and the purpose, or the goal of every life is happiness.

But we understand that everything we do affects everything else. Even in biological ways, no one and nothing is separate from anyone, or anything else. 

Hippies, or conscious people, want happiness for everyone, and they realize that they have to develop themselves through their own experiences, and put their life to use, by making some kind of practical contribution to other people and the world while they are alive. 

Love Fixes Everything                                  

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Conscious consumerism and conscious capitalism is the only thing that will save the economic and environmental crises everywhere.

Conscious consumerism will solve everything, and it is already working. After love and thoughts, money is the most powerful thing on earth. If more and more of us keep putting our love and thoughts in the right place – on the money – it will be okay, and as it becomes more and more normal, and accessible, it will be much easier for everyone to do.

Until now, we have led each other to believe there was only two ways of being – for yourself (selfish) – we don’t care about what happens to anyone but ourselves, or for others (kind) – we get what we want for ourselves in our own lives and then either through guilt or genuine kindness, voluntarily ‘give’ to others who need it, but love has no extremes and everything we do affects everything else that happens. 

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We know there there is no separation, and no difference, between loving ourselves and the rest of the world. We have both, by empowering each other and supporting positive, ethical businesses, who offer healthy, positive, beneficial things that we, and the earth and the economy, all need. Sorry to be cheesy but all you need is love and love is all you need!

What’s This chick Doing Here? What’s The Point Of Her Existence?

I am building this business based around the commissions I receive from the products I promote whenever you click through the links and buy products. 

What makes this different is that it’s not just about my musings and opinions. It is focused on real tangible solutions to different problems. I am not just suggesting ideas from one area, like natural health, handmade or green living or self-development, but from all different conscious consumer areas. They are all things that I think are cool and inspiring and can help other people and the environment and help me to get money and make a positive difference.

Activism

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Conscious consumerism, putting our money where our mouth is, and environmental conservation, are the two most effective, and really, the only two sincere forms of environmental and social activism. Complaining or doing nothing makes no difference.

Helping people with their mental health and overcoming personal problems, even helping and supporting people to start their own business or make more money from it, is a very positive form of social activism. There’s all kinds of ways we can help ourselves and other people at the same time.

Check out some of my related posts below. Love and Peace!

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