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Discussion in 'Grasscity Forum Humor' started by al bundy, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. omehow we survived
    Well if you are over thirty five, you get this.

    You lived as a child in the 60s or the 70s.

    Looking back, it's hard to
    believe that we have lived as long as
    we have.................

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

    Our baby cribs were covered
    with bright colored lead-based paint.

    We had no childproof lids on
    medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and
    when we rode our bikes,
    we had no helmets. (Not to mention hitchhiking to town
    as a young kid!)

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
    Horrors!!

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and
    then rode 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 would leave home in the morning and play all day, as
    long as we were back when the street lights came on.


    No one was able to reach us all day.
    No cell phones. Unthinkable.

    We played dodge-ball and sometimes the ball would really hurt. We got cut
    and broke bones and broke teeth and there were no law suits from these
    accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us.
    Remember accidents?

    We had fights and punched each other and
    got black and blue and learned to get over it.

    We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank sugar soda but we were
    never overweight.........we were always outside playing.

    We shared one grape soda with four friends, from one bottle and no
    one died from this?

    We did not have Play Stations, Nintendo 64, X Boxes, video games at all,
    99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cellular
    phones, Personal Computers, Internet chat rooms, ............... we had
    friends. We went outside and found them. We rode bikes or walked to
    friend's home and knocked on the door, or rung the bell or just walked in
    and talked to them. Imagine such a thing. Without asking a parent! By
    ourselves! Out there in the cold cruel world! Without a guardian. How
    did we do it?

    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 inside us forever.

    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't
    had to learn to deal with disappointment.....Some students weren't
    as smart as others so they failed a grade and were held back to
    repeat the same grade.....Horrors. Tests were not adjusted for any
    reason.

    Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. No
    one to hide behind. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a
    law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law, imagine that!

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers
    and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years has 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're one of them. Congratulations!
     

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