The hippy generation started many good things, brotherly and sisterly love, equal rights for people of color, women's liberation, environmental awareness, alternative energies, anti-war belief, organic foods, and enjoying themselves. Many former generations did not like them, in fact "Punch the Hippy" was a sport.
But in the end they made the world evolve, become more conscious of the fact that we are on this earth to love one another. The stigma of using marijuana is now becoming more excepted in states that are legalizing it. Our music opened more minds across the world and is still influencing the next generation.
Loving Mother earth and Father sky, loving each of God's children, how can that be bad?