People over 30 should be dead ?
According to todayís regulators and bureaucrats,those of us who were kids in the 40ís, 50ís, 60ís, or even maybe the early 70ís probably shouldnít have survived.
Our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paint. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, ...and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets and we double dinked. (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 ute on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors! We ate cakes, bread and butter, and drank cool drink with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing. We shared one cool 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 before it got dark. No one was able to reach us all day. No cell phones. Unthinkable!
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, videotape movies, surround sound, mobile phones, computers, or Internet chat rooms. We had friends! We went outside and found them.
We played outside and rarely never wore shoes or hats or sunscreen. We played brandy, 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 learnt to get over it. We made up games with sticks and tennis balls. We rode bikes or walked to a friendís house and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.
The cricket team had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didnít had to learn to deal with disappointment. Some students werenít 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 if youíre over 30, youíre one of them!
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. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors?
Are people under 30 WIMPS or just a product of our over regulated society?
Stolen from God knows where