Four decades have passed since the Summer of Love, where American society came face to face with a counterculture revolution whose effects are still felt today. I was all of seven in those days, and my idea of a revolution was having a different cereal in the morning or not getting to watch my favorite cartoon. That is the way it is for most kids growing up.Â Their â€œrevolutionsâ€ are pretty much personal, fairly subjective and nowhere near as dramatic as what happened in San Francisco that summer long ago. History tells us that our society changed permanently that summer. Hindsight and common sense reminds us that not all of that change was good.