Over 35 ?

Spanky témája a 'In English...' fórumban , 2004 November 9.

  1. Spanky

    Spanky Állandó Tag

    Over 35

    People over 35 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 70's 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 seatbelts 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
    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!!!!!

    U n t h i n k a b l e !

    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
    and 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 !!!!!


    People under 35 are WIMPS :D
     
  2. csocsike

    csocsike Vendég

  3. Gabizita

    Gabizita Állandó Tag

    35? .itt kezdodott az elet. addig csak sodrodtam, onnan kezdve magam alakitottam az eletem .
     
  4. jullan

    jullan Állandó Tag

    Spanky,

    Ilyenböl még kérünk !!!!! cool cool cool

    Szerintem ez a legigazabb:

    Szuper. meno meno
     
  5. Ditta

    Ditta Állandó Tag

    meno meno Es ez menyire igaz!!!!!!! Gratulalok Spanky meno meno meno
     
  6. slige

    slige Állandó Tag

    thank you, I needed that today
     
  7. Szamipapi

    Szamipapi Állandó Tag

    Yep, You are Right. I was so called "key-Child" and I had to care for Myself. My Mum prepared The Dishes and I warmed up it. And I am here , safe and sound.. How can it be? :o)
     
  8. wolverine5

    wolverine5 Állandó Tag

    it's amazing so many of us are still aroung
     
  9. tylerdurden23

    tylerdurden23 Új tag

  10. Raktajino

    Raktajino Állandó Tag

    I'll be 57 years old soon. I remember a time when TV was black & white with just a few channels, rotory dial phones, no internet, stores were closed on Sunday, no ATMs, etc etc.
    Now i enjoy all the fantastic technology we have a the present with more to come.
    I'm glad to have known how it was before, and feel lucky to be alive NOW.
    (but i really miss the quiet Sundays when everything was closed, oh well)
     
    phoenyx kedveli ezt.
  11. Raktajino

    Raktajino Állandó Tag

    Something interesting about getting older. You definitly know what you like and what you dislike. Your tastes are more defined. It's easier to make up your mind about something because you see things from a more practical point of view instead of flash.
     

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