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    rman's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    People over 35 should be dead.
    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

    We had no childproof lids
    on medicine bottles, doors
    or cabinets, ... and when we
    rode our bikes, we had no
    (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.


    We ate cupcakes, bread and
    butter, and drank soda pop
    with sugar in it, but we were
    never overweight because
    we were always outside

    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.


    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

    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.


    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

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

    And you're one of them!


    People under 30 are WIMPS !

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    Murlyn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2003
    Mount Vernon, WA
    MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2
    Well bummer, Im under 30, but even though that's the way I grew up, I guess that's what happens when you live up in the mountains and didnt have electricity until you were 10, let alone a phone! Then of course parents not wanting a TV that actually got channels, thus removing that problem.. so I guess I probably didnt grow up as a typical kid of that time

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    rman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    The funny thing is I did everything stated.

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