OVER 30...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by MeNow, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. MeNow

    MeNow New Member

    OVER 30...

    People over 30 should be dead. Here's why.

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were
    kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early probably
    shouldn't have survived.

    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 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 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 ou r 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 did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound,
    personal cell phones, personal computers , or Internet chat rooms .

    We had friends! We went outside and found
    them. We played dodge ball, 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
    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.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home 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.

    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 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, 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're one of them! Congratulations!

    Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids,
    before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good !!!!!

    I have not seen it on the board but......
    Menow
  2. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Love Anne
  3. russiankids3

    russiankids3 New Member

    I'm sending this to a few friends--they'll love it just like I did. My husband and I were just talking about kids today-never see them out playing dodgeball, soccer, etc. They are always "bored". Our two teenagers beg us for cellphones, but the answer is always no. When you ask why they want it they usually answer that cellphones are cool and all their friends have one.

    Can't imagine how we older people will fare in the long run with this kind of society we now live in.

    Interesting!!

    Sue