Dropping out means to withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values. It is a term commonly associated with the 60s, with the counterculture and with hippies and communes. Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 10s - 20s - 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 Note: Sometimes the 60s is used as shorthand for the 1960s, the 1860s, or other such decades in various centuries... Jump to: navigation, search In sociology, counterculture is a term used to describe a cultural group whose values and norms are at odds with those of the social mainstream, a cultural equivalent of a political opposition. ... Hippies (singular hippie or sometimes hippy) were members of the 1960s counterculture movement who adopted a communal or nomadic lifestyle, renounced corporate nationalism and the Vietnam War, embraced aspects of Buddhism, Hinduism, and/or Native American religious culture, and were otherwise at odds with traditional middle class Western values. ... A commune or comune is a system of social and economic organization which involves the common ownership of resources and/or shared obligations. ...
The rates of droppingout among young men was 12.2% in 2004-2005, compared with 7.2% for young women.
This was not because more men were droppingout in fact, there has been a decrease in the number of male drop-outs but rather because the decrease in the rate of droppingout has been larger for young women.
In contrast, teenage pregnancy plays a larger role in the decision to dropout of high school for young women.
DropOut meant self-reliance, a discovery of one's singularity, a commitment to mobility, choice, and change.
Turn on, tune in, dropout is also the title of a book (ISBN 1-57951-009-4) of essays by Timothy Leary, covering topics ranging from religion, education and politics to Aldous Huxley, neurology and psychedelic drugs.
A common misunderstanding of the phrase, by people not familiar with the context in which it was first said, is that 'turn on, tune in, dropout' refers to 'turn on the radio/television, tune it in, and dropout of your job/society/school', i.e.
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