I come from a very 'spiritual' family. I am always forced to eat organic and there are hemp made products everywhere 😂 I have 4 salt lamps in my room 'to balance my energy' and am not unfamiliar to sage smudging. I needed to go to the store the other day and my mom said I was becoming a 'consumer drone.' Anything that comes out of their mouths sounds like something a stoner would say. I am forced to go to many homeopathic doctors, use aroma therapy, and get acupuncture done every once in awhile.
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The two things actually have nothing to do with each other. I wonder how "Hippie" became a synonym for "believer in astrology homeopathy and other nonsense". My view on the Hippies (the real ones) is a very good one. Both my parents are members of the 68-generation (summer of love). They are socio-critical intellectuals who protested against the Vietnam war and for the legalization of pot. Just like them, I am politically left, socio-critical, a strong opponent of the military-industrial complex, an opponent of materialism and I don't like the consumer culture we live in. I love nature and I care for our planet. However, this has nothing to do with all this spiritual rubbish. I don't have any salt-lamps and I don't believe in homeopathy and the like.
However, I wonder why you hate the fact that your parents make you eat organic food. You should be very grateful about that. It's MUCH healthier for your body. Or do you really wanna eat all those pesticides and antibiotics? I find your attitude in this point especially strange since you live in the US. The American food industry is absolutely disgusting. They put so much garbage into the products you eat. Maybe you should watch some good documentaries about this and you'll change your mind. And it's also a question of responsibility and empathy. I'm not one of those pet-obsessive people but I do think animals have some basic rights. In the US, animals such as cows or pigs or chicken have no rights whatsoever. The conditions under which these animals are kept before they get slaughtered are deeply unethical. In Switzerland, we have almost exclusively organic food and I'm very glad about that. Hippie or not, I MUCH rather eat a steak when I know that the cow grew up on a local farm and had a happy life running around outside on the fields and meadows instead of eating a steak of a cow that was kept in a 2 square-yard box, fed with all kinds of disgusting rubbish, injected some medicine to not collapse under its own weight and living a life of pain and misery. And if you're a bit into food, you will realize that organic food is not just better for the environment and much more ethical for the animals but it also tastes much better. This is no spiritual crap. Scientists were able to prove that meat from animals who lived happy lives tastes better than meat of animals who experienced a lot of fear, stress and pain during their life.1
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