sâmbătă, 7 noiembrie 2009

Born in the 40's - 70's?

Am primit de la un prieten un mail care circula pe net:

“Subject: Born in the 40's - 70's?


First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.
Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, 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.
Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC, Subway or Nandos.
Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks 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 O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY, no video/dvd films, no mobile phones, 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.
Only girls had pierced ears!
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time...
We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!
RUGBY and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT
Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and bully's always ruled the playground at school.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla'
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.”

Good point…...

2 comentarii:

dana spunea...

la inceput mi-a placut, pe parcurs a devenit cam exgaerat si agresiv, dar o sa ma refer la partea de inceput, oricum. desi mi-am amintit -cu placere- ca.. (si) eu am mancat frunze de prin copaci si am cazut din copaci si am suflat cornete de hartie prin tevi pline de cine stie ce microbi si am fost de negasit ore intregi cat ma jucam pe afara si bla bla bla... mi-am dat seama ca totusi noi suntem, intr-adevar, cei care au supravietuit.
au fost, cu siguranta, si copii care s-au imbolnavit si / sau au murit pt ca au baut din aceeasi sticla cu cineva care avea vreo boala, copii care au murit cazand din vreun copac, copii care au disparut fara urma si poate n-ar fi disparut dc existau telefoane, copii care s-au nascut cu niste probleme pt ca mamele au fumat sau consumat alcool, copii care au murit pt ca nu li s-au facut analize sau pt ca au fost intoxicati cu cine stie ce substanta ..
si dc toate chestiile astea pe care avocatii si guvernul si evolutia le=au impus ingradesc toate copilariile .. si dc inainte copilariile nu erau ingradite de nimic atat doar ca.. unii nu le aveau.. cred ca e destul de greu de decis cum e mai bine

mosu spunea...

eiii…. in primul rand bine ai venit pe blogulluimosu dana!
apoi… ai perfecta dreptate; nu se poate spune cum e mai bine; evolutia societatii schimba totul de fiecare data ca si cum ai da foile unei carti; acelasi format, aceleasi litere dar altfel aranjate; indiferent de generatie suntem insa nostalgici dupa anii copilariei….. si mi-a placut partea asta….; si desi ai dreptate ca acum copiii sunt mai protejati, eu cred ca se ucide cate ceva din copilarie, se inregimenteaza….; dar cum spuneam, fiecare generatie cu particularitatile ei pe scara evolutiei; in 2050 cei de 30-40 de ani vor spune ca ei au avut o copilarie fericita si cei nascuti in 2030-2040 sunt niste roboti chinuiti…….
si mai e ceva important pentru perioada asta de acum, vizibil dupa parerea mea in mai multe domenii: suntem teribil de ipocriti! ca societate vorbesc; uite si cu copiii, gasim tot felul de chestii ciudate ca sa-i protejam care le ingradesc copilaria dar ii indopam cu E-uri si tot felul de junkfood, le-am luat iarba si aerul curat, le-am luat cartile si le-am dat PC-uri, nu-i mai scoatem la plimbare in parc ci la mall…….. ; in fine…..
te mai astept!