good old days

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    The Generational Gap - Were You Born Before 1985?

    A message that will give a reality check to the current PC proponents;

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were children during the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or even the early 80's, probably shouldn't have survived.

    · Our baby cribs and cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paint. We had no
    childproof lids or locks 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 pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

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

    · We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank gallons of milk or soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

    · We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one
    actually died from this.

    · We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps, then we rode them down
    the hill, only to find out we forgot to add 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 did not have Playstations, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no cable TV, DVD movies, cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms. We had real friends! We went outside and found them.

    · We played cricket, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

    · We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits 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 made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out any eyes.

    · We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, 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.

    · 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.

    · The idea of parents bailing us out if we got in trouble in school or broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the school or the law. Imagine that!

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

    · We had freedom, failure, success, and responsibility --- and we learned how to deal with it.

    And you're one of the lucky ones to grow up prior to these regulations - Congratulations!

    Please pass this on to others who were blessed to grow up as "kids" before the lawyers and government regulated our lives "for our own good"

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