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Thought for the day- The new world? LOL

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by cazzam35, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. cazzam35

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    Subject: For those of us who survived the 40's, 50's and 60's.

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing and didn't get tested for diabetes.

    After that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
    Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.

    We ate cupcakes, bread and butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!


    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.


    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no internet or internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents!

    We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live in us forever.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

    Little league had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

    The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.


    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all!

    And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS! Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.

    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors,
    doesn't it?!

    Mod Note (AJ): Thread moved to The Lounge as it fits better here
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    interesting reading, cazzam - really makes you think ....very true !!!
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Actually, I was born in 1954 and I grew up exactly like that. No little league tho. When a bunch of us wanted to play baseball, we just brought our balls and bats and gloves into the street in our neighborhood and played. When a car came, the first person who saw it yelled "car" and we'd get out of the road until it passed. Then we resumed our positions and kept playing.

    Thanks for the post. Brought back some nice memories.
     
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  4. nugget
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    I'd have to agree with you there Trip, just like that. Except with us it wasn't baseball but cricket.[​IMG]
     
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  5. SimonV

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    I was always making go-carts with my dad, we would go to the scrap yard to look for old prams for the weels than build it together and paint it and name it too. Hours of fun.
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    yup ive fallen out of many a tree
    spilt corrosive liquid on my leg (and a nearby tree, causing it to be forever brown in patches where the liquid landed, looked amusing)

    cant say i did much of that baseball/cricket lark, but did cycle/run alot, sting ball was always good :D


    the problem is people today, they WILL sue for everything, they DO want something for nothing, and that forces legislation, governments and companies need to cover there arses from these few greedy ****s unfortunatly, this causes alot of hassle and change for the rest of us

    you cant for instance hit kids anymore over here, which is why half the kids i see these days have bugger all diciple, and walk all over there parents, a good kick up the back side never caused me any permanent damage, and im better for it im sure
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Second that, Dude - although I reckon I speak for us both in saying that we are talking "reasonable discipline" and not battering hell out of them with implements, etc. The difference and the dividing line is very important !!!
     
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  8. AJ

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    Will agree there m8, but it never did me or mine any harm.
     
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