Thursday, April 2, 2009

How Did They Survived the 60's, 70's and the 80's?

For the record, this post is not written by me. I don't have a clue nor the friend who emailed me this does. I know its not fair to publish others content without their permission but this is something that i want to share with all my blogger buddies. If any one of you have a clue about the author do let me know.. I would be more than happy to give him the honor he/she deserves for creating such master piece.

Here it goes.. enjoy!

How did one survive growing up in the 70's andthe 80's? We had no seatbelts, no airbags and sitting in the back of a truck was a treat. Our baby prams had the most gorgeous lead based colours. No such thing as tamper proof bottle tops.

Opening kitchen cupboards was a breeze. as safety locks were unheard off. Cycling was like a breath of fresh air. No safety helmets, knee pads or elbow pads, with plenty of cardboards between spokes to make it sound like a motorbike.

When thirsty we only drank tap water, bottled water was still a mystery. We kept busy collecting bits & pieces so we could build all sort of things . and we were fearless on our bikes even when the brakes failed going downhill.

We were showing off how tough we are, by how high we could climb trees & then jumping down..It was great fun..

We could stay out to play for hours, as long as we got back before dark, in time for dinner. We walked to school, or sometimes we even rode our bike. We had no mobile phones, but we always managed to find each other.. How? No one knows. We lost teeth, broke arms & legs, we got cuts and bruises and bloody noses.. nobody complained as we had so much fun, it wasn't anybody's fault, only ours. We ate everything in sight, cakes, bread, chocolate, ice-cream, sweet sugary
drinks, yet, we stayed skinny by fooling around.

And if one of us was lucky to find a 1 litre coca cola bottle we all had a swag from it & guess what? Nobody picked up any germs... We did not have Play Stations, MP3, Nintendo's, I-Pods, Video games, 99 Cable TV channels, DVD's, Home Cinema, Mobile phones, Home Computers,
Laptops, Chat-rooms, Internet, etc ... BUT, we had REAL FRIENDS!!!! We called on friends to come out to play, never rang the doorbell, just went
around the back.

We loved being let loose in the big bad world.without bodyguards. We played with sticks and stones, played cowboys and Indians, doctors and nurses, hide and seek, soccer games, over and over again. When we failed our exams we were given a second chance by simply repeating
the same grade.without visiting psychiatrists, psychologists or counselors.
Such were the days.

We had freedom, success, disappointments and responsibilities. .. Most of all, we learned to respect others.