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The HippyRaver Ten Suggestments
Yes it is time to say our peace and roll out our own advice, to peacefully trick you into being a Hippyraver cult member, I am sorry that you have no choice, worry not though, your time with us will be the happiest of your life!!
3. Create something fun.
4. Passionize Yo.
6. Cuddle pile.
7. Love everyone.
8. Hug everyone.
9. Kitties are the cutest.
10. Dance like know-one is watching.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
Q. What about the death penalty?
A. It’s just wrong! Illinois recently decided to end it after realizing that over the last decade they had released 12 people that were on death row but innocent, which was as many as the had executed. All other arguments combined for either side cant match up to the fact that as long as the death penalty is around innocent people will get killed in the name of justice. Should we then execute the executors? No, of course not. Execution is wrong- period. You can’t kill people or anything else and then claim to be the righteous one.
Q. In a wrestling match, I believe Jesus would whip you. Do you agree?
A. Guess again.
Q. I rave a lot. If I keep doing ecstasy and acid, will I die?
A. Well everyone and everything dies but why speed things up? Ecstasy is an amphetamine and has a speedy element to it, which does make it dangerous especially in large doses. Acid (LSD) is non-toxic and won’t kill you outright but in large quantities it does tend to make people turn weird and give them psychological problems. If it bothers you, I would say lay off for a while but by all means CONTINUE to rave and dance and keep the vibe alive!
Q. I’m curious, what you will answer to: what’s life sense? Should somebody SEARCH for happiness? How shall I handle myself, if I know there are 2 ways to got, with which certainties is there to decide?
A. These of course are difficult questions you will have
to answer for yourself. I think life is to be lived to the fullest think about what you can do to make things better and act on these things searching for happiness the zen answer of course is to stop searching and things will come you will be enlightened but Buddha knows things aren’t so easy and someone who takes this advice to literally will be dead already so don’t stress about being happy but do things that make you happy Just be yourself do what feels right and you will be ok.
Q. I met this guy at the beginning of this month at a > rave and we flirted a lot, but it was cool because it was very innocent and cute. I saw him the next weekend after having thought about him the entire week at another club. We flirted even more and I asked him if he was my boyfriend, he said, “Ask me by the end of the night and I’ll know,” so obviously I did ask him again and his shinning answer was, “Sure.” He has my phone number, but he is in the Aarmy and my number is long distance for him as well. It has been 2 weeks since I have seen him and I think about him even more than I’d like to admit. I don’t even notice hot guys at clubs anymore. Do you think that I am turning this whole situation into more than it is? Do you think that he is really my boyfriend? Please help.
A. Yes I think you are making to much of it after all what is a boyfriend ? if you mean it is a friend who is a boy then you got one if you mean an all consuming relationship then you are not even close! By all means keep a warm spot in your heart for him but do keep your eyes wide open and remember the moment
Q. Where are there real raves Indiana?
A. I assume you mean the cool little parties that don’t cost $20? In each area of the country there are small cool parties, to get into this “scene” you must sometimes go to mid-size parties or to your local record store, or join your local raver mailing list. In Seattle we have NW raves, I have good success when traveling just posting to the local list and saying hey im from seattle and I want to know about something fresh. Another thing to do is to simply throw such a party with friends. Don’t expect others to do all the work for you. Find a local rave mailing list at hyperreal.org
Q. How can I be relaxed? How can I not get angry frustrated and stressed when the world has so much awfulness to offer?
A. It’s hard (no not my privates you horny readers) to stay calm in the face of adversity actually many people have problems not stressing out even when everything is fine
It would be easy to say just relax, just say no to stress, anger etc
There was a time in my life that I pretty much took this path, sure I would get excited about stuff, but I would just ignore everything after a point, numb myself, then I started taking things on, feeling more emotion, anger etc, to the point of practically having a nervous breakdown.
This is what I learned, first do relax and take deep breaths through your nose many times a day even when you are not stressed. Second remember when you feel
anger that you suffer, feel love understanding, empathy and things are generally better.
Finally if things are wrong in the world do something to change them, just make sure it is positive action, one of my favorite acts of defiance was Julia Butterfly sitting in a tree for two years so that it would not be cut-down.
and last do yoga, meditation, exercise… these things all relieve stress, creative outlets, arts and music also tend to take your mind off stressful things.
Q. My friend (Paul) of 7 years has recently been having oral sex with another of my friend (zoe). Should they carry on or stop it? It has nearly already ruined our friendship. She will not go out with him and just uses him when she is drunk. So should they carry on or not?
A. I’m not sure I have enough information yet to decide. I could perhaps make a more enlightened response if I could see pictures and/or video footage of this activity.
Q. What is up with females?
A. Listen, look, sense, smell, feel and you will know the answer to this question from the female you are questioning.
Q. What’s the meaning of life?
A. Love, amore y mas love