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First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

 

They took aspirin, ate bread with beef dripping, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

 

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs and toys were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints that we sucked all day.

 

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.

 

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

 

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

 

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......

 

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

 

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

 

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were OK.

 

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learnt to solve the problem.

 

We did not have play stations, nintendo, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, cellphones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

 

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

 

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

 

We were given cap guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

 

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door, rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

 

The local football team had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

 

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

 

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 ALL!

 

And YOU are one of them!

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS! :clap:

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AND we can all cook proper food.

We were not brought up on Pizza's and curry's.

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And we are not adverse to walking.. anywhere. Unlike our junior counterparts who drive to the corner shop. :rolleyes:

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But by today's rules and regs., how the bloody hell did we survive??!!

Less do- gooders. :thumbsup:

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I think every meal in our house was fried in some way, exept Sunday of course , you only had a bowl of fruit in the house if someone was ill, or you were posh:)

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:hihi:
They took aspirin, ate bread with beef dripping
i feel sick....

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:hihi:

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

 

They took aspirin, ate bread with beef dripping, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

 

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs and toys were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints that we sucked all day.

 

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.

 

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

 

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

 

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......

 

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

 

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

 

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were OK.

 

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learnt to solve the problem.

 

We did not have play stations, nintendo, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, cellphones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

 

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

 

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

 

We were given cap guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

 

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door, rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

 

The local football team had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

 

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

 

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 ALL!

 

And YOU are one of them!

 

CONGRATULATIONS! :clap:

Bravo! Bravo! Well Done! You made it, Bravo! {stood in front of PC giving you all a round of applause for your outstanding achievement!} how the bloody hell did you lot survive??:hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

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I was born 1941 and agree with practically all that's been said in the above posts.

 

The problem is most people born after 1970 simply don't believe us! The fact is a large number of people born less than 35 years ago have never lived in a civilised society and can't, therefore, imagine what it's like. They believe every single thing the government tells them, particularly the scare stories. This makes their over-controlled, nanny-ish lives a bit more exciting, if only by proxy.

 

If you're wrapped in a cocoon for too long it makes you very reluctant to venture outside . 'Big Brother' and 2 weeks in Spain with other like-minded Brits is as dramatic as it gets for millions in our 'Cool Britannia'.

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