People over 35 should be dead. Here's why--- Our baby cribs were covered with bright lead-based paint. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles. And when we rode our bikes we had no helmets.(not to mention the risk we took hitchiking) We rodes in cars with no seat belts or airbags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck, on a warm day, was a special treat. We drank from the garden hose. We ate cupcakes, bread & butter & soda pop, but were never overweight because we were always outside playing. We shared one soft drink, with four friends, from one bottle & no one actually died from this. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps & then rode them 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 & play all day as long as we were back when the street lights came on. We didn't have video games, no 99 channels on cable, surround sound. We had friends. We went outside & found them. We played dodge ball & sometimes the ball really hurt. We fell out of trees, got cut & broke bones & teeth & there were no lawsuits from these accidents . No one was to blame but us. We had fights & pushed each other & got black & blue & learned to get over it. We made up games with sticks and tennis balls & altho' we were told it would happen,we didn't put out very many eyes. Little League had tryouts & not everyone made the team. Those who didn't learned to deal with disappointment. Some students weren't as smart as others, so they were held back to repeat the same grade. 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 the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers & inventors ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovations & new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success & responsibility & we learned how to deal with it. And you're one of them-----Congratulations!