The anti-establish movement was the main contribution to the formation of the hippie movement of the 1960’s. The word “hippie” comes from the word “hip” meaning tuned in or aware of the culture. Most hippies came from white-middle class families and ranged from age 15 to 25 years old (Zablocki 1). People growing up in the 1950’s became a hippie because they didn’t feel like they fit in with their future duties of having an office job or being a house wife (Pendergast 1). Another name for hippies was “flower children” because they would give people flowers to communicate their gentleness and love (Zablocki 1).