How did we ever live through it??

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    Looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we
    have. As children we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
    Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special
    treat.
    Our baby cribs were painted with bright colored lead based paint. We
    often chewed on the crib, ingesting the paint. We had no childproof lids
    on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes we
    had no helmets. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
    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 when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day.
    We played dodgeball and sometimes the ball would really hurt. We ate
    cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank sugar soda, but we were never over
    weight; we were always outside playing.
    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who
    didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.
    Some students weren't as smart as others or didn't work hard so they
    failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. That
    generation produced some of the greatest risk-takers and problem solvers.
    We had the freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
    how to deal with it all.
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    hell with the new millenium, you dont have to worry about being smart enough or good enough to make a team. you can sue your way on it!
     
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    They forgot one thing... back then we had discipline. What Mom or Dad said was the final word... not merely a suggestion for the child to decide if they wanted to follow it.
     
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    hell its not even a suggestion now days. and thats if they even bother to hear it.
     

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