Re: The 1970s were a long hair friendly decade

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Posted by Long Hair In Albany (other posts) on December 22, 2016 at 16:55:30 Previous Next

In Reply to: The 1970s were a long hair friendly decade posted by Josh on December 22, 2016 at 14:23:12:

: I can't imagine what it might have been like to go to school during the 1960s and being suspended and told to visit the barber shop before returning to school.

It was great fun. I started growing my hair long in 1964, kept at it even with lots of complaints from school. The more the school complained the more I was absolutely determined to not only keep my long hair long but to continue letting it grow.

I loved bucking the system and going against the wishes of the establishment.

: I think the 1960s are vastly OVERRATED while the 1970s, a more freedom oriented decade are vastly UNDERRATED.

There wasn't much difference from the 60s to the 70s.
I graduated high school in 1973. Still got complaints from school up until graduation. Then went to college and got no
complaints at all from school. But then there were complaints from a number of employers. But then those complaints were great because I got some better jobs at the school the work/study program.

It wasn't until the age of 45 that the complaints really stopped.

I would also mention that in the 1970s we had Nixon as president and he ran on a law and order platform, we had the anti war protests, and there was still lots of intolerance for long hair on guys.

Sadly much of that intolerance still exists today although it has improved to a certain extent.

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