I grew up in a logging town and was selling underground newspapers in my high school cafeteria when I was 17. The only State sponsored rock festival in history occurred nearby in 1970- I spent two weeks there. I was also among the thousands that participated in the peace moratoriums of the early seventies to end the Vietnam war. Hippies got a bad rap for some things, but, there are some self-evident truths that they had right and which still ring true today. I understand what you are saying; it comes from a personal perspective at it's core.