had this thought provoking email today

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  1. lisa burrell

    lisa burrell
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    >> FW: TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and
    >>70's !!
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    >>TO ALL THE KIDS
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    >>WHO SURVIVED the
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    >>1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!
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    >>First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank
    >>while they were pregnant.
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    >>They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and
    >>didn't get tested for diabetes.
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    >>Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in cots
    >>covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.
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    >>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.
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    >>As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats,
    >>booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
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    >>Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special
    >>treat.
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    >>We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
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    >>We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and
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    >>NO ONE actually died from this.
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    >>We ate cream buns, white bread and real butter and drank pop made
    >>with sugar, but we weren't overweight because .
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    >>WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!
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    >>We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we
    >>were back when the streetlights came on.
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    >>No one was able to reach us all day.
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    >>And we were O.K.
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    >>We would spend hours building our go-karts 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 learned to solve the problem.
    >>
    >>We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games
    >>at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no
    >>surround-sound or CD's, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no
    >>Internet or chat rooms..........
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    >>WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
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    >>We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were
    >>no
    >>lawsuits from these accidents.
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    >>We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not
    >>live in us forever.
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    >>We were given airguns for our 10th birthdays,
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    >>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
    >>or rang
    >>the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!
    >>
    >>The school had trials for the footy 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.
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    >>They actually sided with the law!
    >>
    >>These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers,
    >>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
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    >>DEAL WITH IT ALL!
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    >>If YOU are one of them . CONGRATULATIONS!
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    >>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 so much of
    >>our lives
    >>
    >>for our own good.
    >>
    >>And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know
    >>how brave (and lucky) their parents were.
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    >>Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, dFw
    >>TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVE.ems oesn't it?!
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  2. PoochJD

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    Hi Lisa,

    A goodie, but an oldie, I'm afraid! :)


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  3. GBDG1

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    Well all the ones who died from the 'harmless' things obviously won't be reading it will they...
     
  4. jackal

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    :D My mother takes great delight in telling me of her days as a research lab scientist - with scant knowledge of harmful effects of chemicals they were using - No wonder that I glow in the dark:D
     

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