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post #21 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 01:22 PM
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The BIG difference I see today is that kids are just not safe any more. I grew up on a large lake (and have now moved back). When I was 10 years old, I'd wake up on a Saturday morning before anyone else got up. I'd fix my breakfast and head out on the lake fishing. My mother had a large train bell she would ring if she wanted me or lunch was ready. She didn't have to worry about some damn perv getting ahold of me. Hell, we never even locked our doors back then. Today, kids do have a lot more to deal with and too many get spoiled rotten (mainly parent's fault, in my opinion). I feel the "old times" were the "good old times" in many ways.

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i was going to write an essay on how harder it is for kids today.

instead, i'll just add that parents determine how hard it is for kids.

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If you are 30 or older you may enjoy this



When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious

diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what

with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning ... uphill BOTH

ways .. yadda, yadda, yadda



And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way

in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how

hard I had it and how easy they've got it! But now that... I'm over the

ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the

youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my

childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!



And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've

got it!



I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to

know something, w e had to go to the damn library and look it up

ourselves, in the card catalog!!



There was no email! ! We had to actually write somebody a letter ...

with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put

it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!



There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to

hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!



Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the

DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!



We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone

and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!



And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang,

you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your

boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just

didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!



We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with

high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like

"Space Invaders" and "asteroids"! Your guy was a little square! You

actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels

or screens; it was just one screen forever!



And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder

and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!



When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium

seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old

broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just

screwed!



Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15

channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had

to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!



You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get of f

your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no

Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning.

Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you

spoiled little rat-bastards!



And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up. We

had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire ... imagine that! If we

wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it

over the stove forever like an idiot.



That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too

easy. You're spoiled.



You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!



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Consider all of the good things that you experienced that kids now-a-days will never have the pleasure of. its a double edged sword my friend. i wouldnt trade my childhood for all the gold at ft knox.

i feel bad that kids are missing out on the things that made growing up, actually growing up.
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Consider all of the good things that you experienced that kids now-a-days will never have the pleasure of. its a double edged sword my friend. i wouldnt trade my childhood for all the gold at ft knox.

i feel bad that kids are missing out on the things that made growing up, actually growing up.
troof! all the 2600 hz squaks in the world aint gonna get me any free phone calls. but i still had fun
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My daughter doesn't even open up all her Christmas presents on Christmas. It's no big deal to her. I asked her about it and you know what this 6 year old said, "DADDY, YOU GET ME STUFF ALL YEAR" She's spoiled and she gets everything she wants. I'm glad I can do that for her, but in a sick way, I'm a little jealous that I couldn't get stuff everytime I saw a TV commercial. I want to do stuff for her and I'll offer her something and she'll say, "Nope, I don't need anything Daddy" She's a good girl and I love her to death.
Yeap, kids got it easier now a days. She doesn't even know what hand me downs are. She only knows name brand stuff that she quickly grows out of.
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Consider all of the good things that you experienced that kids now-a-days will never have the pleasure of. its a double edged sword my friend. i wouldnt trade my childhood for all the gold at ft knox.

i feel bad that kids are missing out on the things that made growing up, actually growing up.
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the outdoors, and the way we socialize now has a huge impact on what many percive as whats wrong with today
the ability to mingle has been lost, thats what i think ppl are missing in their life, its too easy to stay in touch with old friends, you dont have to mingle with the ppl directly around you to make new friends and go out and enjoy your surroundings.

also there is a lost connection between todays youth and the outdoors, they arent allowed to go out , its too dangerous, they cant play in the creek, they might have fun

there is a great thread on here so aptly named the vagification of america... going to pull it up, we got enough new ppl to make it worth it...



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the outdoors, and the way we socialize now has a huge impact on what many percive as whats wrong with today
the ability to mingle has been lost, thats what i think ppl are missing in their life, its too easy to stay in touch with old friends, you dont have to mingle with the ppl directly around you to make new friends and go out and enjoy your surroundings.

also there is a lost connection between todays youth and the outdoors, they arent allowed to go out , its too dangerous, they cant play in the creek, they might have fun

there is a great thread on here so aptly named the vagification of america... going to pull it up, we got enough new ppl to make it worth it...
**** I don't even remember that one... course I missed alot when I was in the desert
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its an old thread



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its an old thread
Yeah I found it... it was closed before I joined

awesome thread... at least until Hooters on two wheels got in there... and Gman closed it...
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I just got this as an email a couple of weeks ago. I'm 25 and for the most part remember everything in there growing up. Then again, I was in a small town!
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Don't be makin me out to be the bad guy...
oh you weren't... Hooters chick was... damn broads!
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You were just the last guy to swing the big stick
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I'm 25 and can remember alot of that stuff. Nowadays you can't let your kids walk to school without fear of some chester snatching your kids up. You can't legally spank your kids. When I was a kid if I werent doing chores I was outside riding my bike or doing some time of activity. How many kids do you see on bikes anymore? Hell for that matter how many kids do you see playing outside in general? Even tho I am not 30+ I still had the uhf turn dial tv with rabbit ears, walk to school, weekend only cartoons, tapes, CHORES, IMAGINATION, tree forts and so on. Those day's are over unfortunatly god bless the new generation.
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Heck im only 21 and I agree with most of the stuff. I was raised on a farm away from all the luxurys... 5 miles from town, you know how I went to go hang out with my friends... Rode my damn bike!!! Now my younger brother and sister were spoiled cuz as soon as I got my license I had to take them everywhere or else I would get punished. Ahh the good ol days... I went back to my High school and it scares me now... All I gota say is my generation has job security for quite awhile!!! lol!!!
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I'm 25 and can remember alot of that stuff. Nowadays you can't let your kids walk to school without fear of some chester snatching your kids up. You can't legally spank your kids. When I was a kid if I werent doing chores I was outside riding my bike or doing some time of activity. How many kids do you see on bikes anymore? Hell for that matter how many kids do you see playing outside in general? Even tho I am not 30+ I still had the uhf turn dial tv with rabbit ears, walk to school, weekend only cartoons, tapes, CHORES, IMAGINATION, tree forts and so on. Those day's are over unfortunatly god bless the new generation.
Dude, you just described most of my childhood. We was po folk for a while living on an almond orchard!!! We've been up and down financially, and I know whats important in life and whats not because I have definitely been without more than once. I just wish kids would get off their WII or PS3 and build a fort or make a toy that kills things. Geesh, do something productive.
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