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Born in the 60s, I was unimpressed with the "Free Love" movement since everything already seemed free to us prepubescents.

kutee · T
surely if you were born then, you were too young
katydidnt · 61-69, F
@samueltyler2 Too much of a nerd. I ran with the shy crowd. Test tubes and geometry proofs.
samueltyler2 · 80-89, M
@katydidnt Did you end up in a scientific career?
katydidnt · 61-69, F
@samueltyler2 Kitchen chemistry.
techkb52 · 70-79, M
Born in the 50's, was raised in a strict house and had no idea what the "Free Love" movement was about. College in the early 70's and it hadn't quite hit there yet.
katydidnt · 61-69, F
@techkb52 Hippies and flower children--that was the 60s to the under-10 me, though much of the impression comes from watching news clips and documentaries. You say the Free Love era hadn't swept into your 70s territory yet. It sets me wondering how stretched-out that post-beatnik era was, as it melted across the country past its Haight-Ashbury and Woodstock beginnings (if those were indeed the "beginnings.") Myself, I came of age in the 70s and felt the newness of it long after its Use-By date, yet I staked a timid claim on being a charter member. Bell-bottoms and tie-dyes still brought "look-me-over-twice" occurrences, but by then for only unflattering reasons.
1970 was the effective last year of the sixties. It kicks off in England about sixty eight.

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