If You Were Born In The 60s, 70s, or 80s, You Have to Watch This

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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 07:58 AM
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I remember everything in this video growing up. Most people didn't lock their doors. Police and citizens were friends. Politicians still lied. This generation is truly the greatest. We had the best upbringing with the freedoms to explore any idealisms. Now, civilized society says this is not acceptable and I give them a 1 finger salute for it.
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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:12 AM
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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:12 AM
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* & F
Loved this!!! 1965 Yes we made it.

Gets you wishing for a much simpler & free time.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:15 AM
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Great video, thank you for sharing.


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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:31 AM
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It is so hard for my kids to relate to us growing up without video games, cell phones and computers. Kids in the neighborhood got together every day after school and played till we got called for dinner. Sometimes we got hurt and sometimes we got beat up and sometimes we deserved it, lol.

It was a great time to grow up. Now I can't talk to teenagers unless I break it down into 6 second sound bytes or a 'snap chat'. They think reading is something old people do. /sigh




posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:37 AM
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I am lamenting the loss of our dangerous past, many of us learned to respect things that could hurt us or others by making small mistakes which helped us avoid the big mistakes.

I am fairly sure that there are some folks out there who see this video and shake with rage at the smug entitlement that we Americans have about our beloved and memorable recent history. Recognizing no benefits to free and open society, they will only "remember" slavery, racism, sexism, meat eating and many formerly tolerated indications of testosterone.

They grew up around individuals who did what they wanted with no regard for what some people thought that they should do. This angered them then and it infuriates them now, now the world and its laissez faire attitude will submit to authority and be punished for every wet willy, noogie and wedgie ever executed.

They may even be considering becoming a police officer or a social worker.

Well, the experiment is under way and we have some preliminary results on the fundamental transformation.
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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:40 AM
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Great video!

I was born in the late 1970s, and I remember that the playground at my school was on blacktop. The metal jungle gym, horse-swings with screws sticking out, and even swing sets were all on blacktop. No rounded edges, no padding... we fell, we got scraped up, we got over it. My childhood was spent covered in bruises, often with proud stories to go with each one.

In the community where I currently live, I am sad to see they are tearing down a wonderful (and older) wood playground in favor of installing brightly colored, plastic, round, hurt-proof, equipment.

I'm not saying I want my kids to get hurt, per se... but, really, it is part of growing up. We can't raise our kids in a padded world. Are they going to come crying to me when they get a splinter for the first time at age 30??

And don't get me started on the whole "everyone gets a trophy" thing. I couldn't possibly roll my eyes any further into the back of my head with that one...

Anyway, great video... thanks for sharing!


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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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Oh yeah, I was born in the late '50s and the things we did back then would have made my mother s%*t herself if she only knew. My grandfather used to let us do the most wonderful things... like riding down the road sitting on the tailgate of his old station wagon and dragging our feet on the road. Ah, the memories... and sledding down the path into the woods behind his house after he would pour water down the entire length of it and pack it down really good making the most perfect slippery, icey trail that we would just fly down. If you ran into a tree you were pretty much screwed, but we lived through it.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:03 AM
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Thanks for sharing this great video.
We grew up tough, feared our parents, no one committed suicide over a comment online and you could make a decent living off a high school diploma.

It must be pretty lame to be young now.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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I miss building forts, and making snowmen. We used to have EPIC snowball fights, and our snow forts...were the best. I miss exploring the woods around my old house, walking the train tracks...hell I even miss the fights.

Everyone is screaming "lets unite!" from their smart phones and computers. I miss the 90's the most, there was an electricity in the air.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:12 AM
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Stupid double posts, this would have never happend in the 80's
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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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Actually, that video is pretty tame, yet nice. I'm a 70's girl. My sister and I have just recently started telling my mom about how we received the scars we have.
She accused us of trying to give her a heart attack.


Tomboys all the way!!!!
Growing up in the country was amazing, even though I hated it as a teenager. So glad I live in the country now.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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Omg,I wanna build a fort again... I wanna be a kid again. Nobody warned me adult life would be like this . *Pouts ... So do we get a prize for surviving all that "cough" dangerous stuff?



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:26 AM
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That's what kids and grandkids are for. Letting you act like a child again, without getting locked up!



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:28 AM
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Yes,the kids do that for sure. But my grandbabies live 2000 miles away.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:29 AM
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1960 baby! Had a box full of plastic army men. Flipped baseball cards, played stickball, box ball and hide and seek. Used a baseball card in the spokes to make a bike sound like a motorcycle. Of course the bike had to be a Schwinn Stingray with a banana seat. Didn't have a helmet and jumped off everything we could find. Made tire swings in the woods and built forts that only us kids knew about. Had a paper route to earn money to buy comic books and candy. Foraged through the swamps to catch snakes and turtles and brought them home to make terrariums. Climbed trees 50 feet tall to see who could get the highest. Had a mitt and a hardball and played whip-it - throwing the ball to each other as hard as we could muster. We used our imagination to make our own fun.

Where the nanny state came from? I'll never know or understand. I guess it was profitable for some people and others it made them feel in control.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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I think we get wisdom, to pass down to our kids. To let them know there is more to life than video games, and you can build things with your hands. That working for something is better than just having it handed to you.

I dont have any kids yet, but those are some of the things I will pass on.



posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:32 AM
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I think we get wisdom, to pass down to our kids. To let them know there is more to life than video games, and you can build things with your hands. That working for something is better than just having it handed to you.

I dont have any kids yet, but those are some of the things I will pass on.


You know what else? I was just thinking about how parents these days are turning their kids into p#ssies. Now when there is a game or event, EVERYONE gets a trophy. That to me is BS. That tells the kids that lost that everyone wins when that isnt true. The reason why we had losers is so the losers tried harder to BECOME winners.

Now they teach that if you lose it ok, you are just perfect the way you are. I agree with that half way, but on the other hand they dont try harder to be better. That really pisses me off. They should get recognition, but not a trophy if they didnt win. If they want that trophy, they have to TRY HARDER. Thats how it was with me anyway.
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posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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That's what kids and grandkids are for. Letting you act like a child again, without getting locked up!


Yup. When My niece came along, it changed my life. I could go out and throw rocks, explore the woods, make up stories about twisted tree stumps, fly kites, stay out in the rain and splash in puddles. Do that with your adult friends and you're an immature moron; but with a 7 year old you're cool. I'll take being cool over being an adult any day!






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