This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: known they became more commercial and superficial, as tourists flocked to the areas to view the hippies and other residents. The thing I admire most about the counterculture is that it seems to be a community of individuals; there was a great emphasis on being a part of a community, however there was little pressure to conform to anyones beliefs as long as you respected that the group was about. I would have loved to have joined in on the counterculture of the 60s, however Im not sure that I would have been able to make such a dramatic leap from the ordered, conservative upbringing I would have experienced to the free-wheeling, individualistic attitude of the counterculture. Today, even without the cookie-cutter life of the 50s, I still think its pretty tough to drop out and join the counterculture because the expectations of society to grow up, get a job, have a family, ect. are so strong....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course HIST 095 taught by Professor J.moore during the Summer '09 term at Vermont.
- Summer '09