How familiar does this photo look to you? If you could take your 60’s or 70’s self and insert it in the middle of this group, most likely that image – the young you – would fit right in. It would say “hippy”: long hair or big curly hair, midi dress or bell-bottom jeans, peasant top or t-shirt, boots, Birkenstocks, or bare feet. Was that you? Are we still hippies at heart?
The younger generation might think so, especially if we announce that we’ve now decided to find a roommate, or several roommates, to live with. Back to the commune style life? Of course, we know that we Boomers are diverse in backgrounds and outlooks. Even so, it’s interesting to get a perspective on the Boomer roommate trend from someone who did, in fact, live that commune lifestyle. Read about it in Alexander Zaitchik’s article featured on ViewZone.