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What was the stereotypical person of the 1960s?

What comes to mind when you think of the typical person in the 60s?

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  • 5 months ago

    stereotypical person

    while the common preconception is of certain style the

    most people never conform to a circa stereotypical person

    the long hair dirty dope smoking irresponsible people pretending to save the world while make up the concept

    most people were stereotypical person clean cut well dressed worked hard people

  • 5 months ago

    Exactly the same as today, except different.

  • Kate
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    How long ago do you think this was? I am a 60's kid and remember mini skirts, Mary Quant haircuts and clothes, Beatles, Lyrics we could understand, leaving school and getting my first job, Vietnam war.

  • 5 months ago

    Swingers, hamy gentleman club men to Hippies

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  • Fred
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    5 months ago

    The stereotypical person of the 60s was very clean cut dressing neatly, short hair for males, and followed whatever their government told them. If they were white people likely they did not trust or like black people and shunned them. Many distrusted anyone who was a little different such as blacks, migrants and gays etc.. Many especially men were quite bigoted against minorities as they feared they would destroy the culture and safety of the country. Most were employed and lived comfortably and were much more sociable people than those of today who seem to disassociate themselves from the rest of the community. They would have known most of the people in the street and always acknowledged them if they met. They were generally healthier and ate good meals instead of the processed convenience rubbish many feed their families these days. Most kids would have played sport and been very active and most teenagers would have shunned drugs.

    Society overall seems to be going backwards with people becoming more violent and angry these days. City living is producing a generation of we only care about ourselves people. People are fatter and most are way lazier than past generations. Fewer play sport and prefer to sit around playing with their phones or taking drugs to brighten up their day. People are sicker these days as things like diabetes and allergies were very rare years ago whereas these days every 2nd person has something wrong with them. Our super clean germ free living is killing us as doctors say we are too clean these days as disinfectant manufacturers try and make us believe if we don't flood our homes with their products we will all die, whereas the fact is we overuse these things and are getting sicker. Back in the 1960s kids skinning their knees and cuts and scratches were common as they played and they were healthier for it as their immune systems were kept well practised at killing invading bacteria.

    • John
      Lv 4
      5 months agoReport

      Wow. Fred has it going on! Close cropped hair that's the sixties. Don't forget the cars and drive-ins. Cars everywhere. Automotive. And corporate? Very sterotypical of the close cropped clean shaven paper pusher.

  • 5 months ago

    John Lennon, Beatles...

  • 5 months ago

    Very dependant on where your **** is situated when your consider the answer. Here in England the opinion given would be totally different to the answer giiven if you were in America. A quite impossible question.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      For a start: You need to specify which part of the world. Healthy and prosperous people in Europe or the USA were, and still are, in very different circumstances from many of those in the Third World. "Stereotypical" can scarcely be applied to any sort of person among 3 billion!

  • 5 months ago

    Very vague question to ask. Depends a whole a lot on their nationality, religion, gender etc,.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Pat Boone, Mick Jagger.

    • Mike
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      To show the futility of trying to stereotype a decade.

  • 5 months ago

    Me. I was a college student in the mid-1960s.

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