One of my fellow participants at the 14th Lopez Jaena Workshop sent this email to our thread at Yahoo (I’m not sure if the thread is still active) sometime ago. The email showed how the children of the 50′s, 60′s, 70′s or even early 80′s survive childhood. I wonder how the children of today’s generation fare compared with my generation (I belong to the 70s era, by the way). Enjoy reading! 🙂
1. When we were growing up we never wore seatbelts in the car, cars didn’t have airbags…
2. Riding on the back of a pick up truck was an adventure that we still remember!
3. Our cribs were painted with bright colors (paint which was full of lead)
4. We didn’t have childproof medicine bottles, nor did our parents ever childproof our house
5. When we rode our bikes we never wore a helmet.
6. We would drink water from the faucet or from a hose in the backyard (not bottled water).
7. We didn’t have cell phones, so our parents were never able to reach us (awesome).
8. We would get scrapes, bruises, brake bones, lose teeth, but we would never sue for these accidents.
9. We would eat cake, bread and butter, drink sugary drinks, and we weren’t overweight because we were always outside playing
10. Four of us would share a drink, we would all drink from the same bottle and that wasn’t gross nor would anyone get sick.
11. We didn’t have Playstations, nintendo ds games, X boxes, video games, cable TV with over 100 channels, VCR’s , surround sound, cellular phones, computers, online chatrooms, instead we would have tons of FRIENDS.
12. Some of us weren’t as bright as others but when one would get left back that was no big deal. They would not get taken to a psychologist, nor did they ever suffer from dyslexia, hyperactivity, ADHD, ADD, etc, they would simply repeat the grade until they passed.
13. We had freedom, mishaps, successes, responsibilities, and we would learn to deal with them. The question is…How did we survive? and above all, to become the GREAT people that we are today? Are you from one of these generations
If you are, then share this message to others from your same generation or to others who are younger so that they can see how we survived
They will probably say that we were very boring, but I believe that were we VERY HAPPY CHILDREN! 🙂