Hippies were also known as flower children.
They used A LOT of drugs to shape many of their ideas. Hippies and/or flower children admired Timothy Leary, a psychologist who preached salvation through drugs. Usually they were not involved in politics, however they were eco-friendly and vegetarian. Because most of them were pretty young/middle aged they were not well understood.
The keynote of their life was love, They wanted no harm and also they broke away from tradition and did not follow in their parents footsteps they did what they wanted. As one may see hippies and flower children were very calm but interesting people.