When you first think of a hippie you get an image of a careless human without a final goal in life and truth to be told, it’s bad. But what if you gave it another thought?

A hippie is a person of unconventional appearance and if you could keep your ‘normal’ look but own a hippie soul, you’d create the ultimate match.

Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and many others were people with hippie souls that looked upon all of the negative definitions and shook their heads thinking how sad it must be to no longer have the ability to dream of a world that we were all taught to strive for as children. People with hippie souls embrace life to the fullest without seeing anybody with prejudice.

The secret of having a hippie soul is brought to you in these 5 simple but amazing characteristics that’ll make you love who you are!

You are as free as the wind.

You don’t allow anything to tie you down and you’re the type of the person that doesn’t like following rules of any kind. You create your own rules and you live by them.

You’re perfectly aware of what makes you happy and you don’t let others tell you what to do.

Being able to spread your wings and live like you have nothing to lose gives you the feeling of uniqueness, and your freedom makes you happy. It makes you different from the rest of the world.

You are open-minded.

Isn’t this the best sort of people? You are not judgemental and you let others be as they are around you. The thing with you is that you see every soul as the most divine creation and therefore, you withhold your judgments.

What makes you more unique and liked by people is the fact you always try to see things from other people’s perspectives.

Before you give your opinion, you do everything to try and walk in others’ shoes to see why are they the way they are. You are not scared by human nature. Instead, you’re looking forward to discovering new things in people.

You enjoy the journey of your life.

Woman posing by the flowers

People often say about you that you’re the happiest person they know. You do get sad sometimes, but you don’t let negative thoughts nestle in your head.

It’s because you understand that life is made of Yin and Yang, and you need to have both in order to know you’re living.

Whatever gets into your way, you appreciate it. You try to learn from different life teachers and you truly live life to the fullest.

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You are neither a leader nor a follower.

That’s the thing with you—no matter how hard people wish to put you in the box, it’s impossible. You have your own path and you’re hard to predict.

You don’t blindly follow others’ ideas, you always try to choose from a few different ones and take what’s best to create the perfect idea that’ll guide you through the life.

You believe people should love more and hate less.

It’s kind of your mantra. You believe that people should complain less and appreciate more, talk less and listen more, fear less and hope more.

You hate being around people who point out weaknesses but never magnify others’ strengths.

Happiness is your everyday choice and it’s easily transmitted to people around you. That’s why people love having you around.

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