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Vegan Hippies: Debunking the Deceptive Myth

There’s a lot of talk about vegan hippies on the internet. And many people think that all vegans are hippies. I was one of those people before I went vegan. I thought that vegans are people with long hair who spend their days traveling in their vans, dancing, smoking, and doing nothing. A bunch of stereotypes! That’s why I think it’s important to clear this up. So, is this true? Who are vegan hippies? Let’s debunk the myth and find out.

Who are vegan hippies?

Vegan hippies are people who live a vegan lifestyle and identify as hippies. The hippie movement began in the 1960s to promote peace, love, and compassion which resonates with vegans too. Vegan hippies believe in living harmoniously with all beings and taking care of the planet.

Who are hippies?

Hippies were a youth movement that arose in the late 1960s. They were opposed to the Vietnam War and advocated for peace and love. Hippies believed in free love and often engaged in sexual activity outside of marriage. Some also used mind-altering drugs such as LSD to achieve a higher state of consciousness.

Today, hippies are often associated with the counterculture movement. They continue to advocate for peace and love, as well as environmentalism and social justice. Many hippies still practice free love and use drugs to enhance their spiritual experiences. Some people view hippies as dirty and lazy, but they are some of the most compassionate and caring people you will ever meet.

Why are so many hippies vegan?

Hippies tend to be vegan for a variety of reasons. 

  • Many hippies are committed to living as peacefully as possible, and they believe that eating animals is cruel and unnecessary. 
  • They also see factory farming as an environmental disaster, and they want to do their part to reduce the suffering of animals. 
  • Additionally, many hippies believe that a vegan diet is healthier for both humans and the planet. 
  • Hippies are also drawn to veganism for spiritual reasons. For example, some believe that eating a plant-based diet helps them to connect with all living beings. 
  • Others believe that consuming animal products causes negative karma. 

Even though veganism is similarly deviant to the status quo as the hippy movement, not all hippies are vegan. Some are, but many aren’t and still eat meat and dairy.

Why is being vegan deviant?

Many people believe that being vegan is deviant behavior. They see it as a diet that goes against the status quo, so to speak. After all, most of us are raised on meat and dairy products. So why would someone choose to abstain from these foods?

There are three main reasons why veganism is considered a deviant lifestyle. 

  1. For one, vegans don’t consume animal products, which goes against the grain of what most people consider to be normal. 
  2. Additionally, vegans often advocate for animal rights, which can make them seem like radicals to those who aren’t familiar with the issue. 
  3. Finally, the vegan lifestyle can be seen as deviant because it is so different from the mainstream way of life.

While all these factors contribute to the perception of vegans as deviants, I believe that the most important reason is that veganism challenges the status quo. In a world where animal agriculture is the norm, vegans stand out as dissenters. And in a society that values conformity above all else, that makes vegans deviant.

Veganism challenges the way things are typically done, and that can be a good thing. Deviance isn’t always bad – sometimes, it’s necessary to effect change.

See also: Vegan for the Animals? Here are 5 EASY Ways to Help Them

Key takeaways

So, who are vegan hippies? It’s people who are vegan and call themselves hippies. Yet, all vegans are not hippies and all hippies are not vegans.

The stereotype comes from the fact that many people who adopt veganism do so for ethical reasons, which often aligns with the values of the hippie movement.

There’s nothing wrong with being a vegan hippie and don’t let the stereotypes keep you from trying out a compassionate, healthy diet that benefits animals, our planet, and your health.

Whatever the reason someone decides to go vegan, there’s no denying that veganism is on the rise. More and more people are choosing to abstain from meat and dairy products. And as veganism becomes more mainstream, even more people will likely make the switch.



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Hi, I’m Petra and for most of my life, I was an omnivore. A vegan couple made me curious about veganism, so I did some research. What I found out about the animals, our planet, and the health benefits of a vegan diet made me go vegan overnight. It’s been 5 years now and it’s been one of the best decisions of my life.

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