Sandwiched between the Hippie Happenings of The Summer of Love (1967) and Woodstock (1969), the counter-culture of 1968 was very busy NOT being busy. Following the exhortation of dope-king Timothy Leary to "turn on, tune in, and drop out", Hippies dropped out of school and distanced themselves (or sometimes outright abandoned) the "conformist" mainstream of society.
It's within this context that Thor #154 hit the newsstands in the spring of 1968. Although Marvel Comics had come to be known as the "hip" comic book company (having shown some degree of rapport with the youth culture) a definite backlash seemed to be brewing from Marvel toward the counter-culture. Fittingly, that "change-in-the-weather" would come from the god of thunder himself as he came face-to-face with the practiced apathy and irresponsibility of a hippie trio...
After thoroughly establishing his "authority figure" credentials, Thor takes off the kid gloves and really drives the message home with a literal maelstrom of lofty ideals and whirling winds of wisdom... obliterating Leary's do-nothing philosophy with the heroic ideal to engage and persevere!
Read that last word balloon again,
this time with the THUNDERCLAP!