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For those born between 1920-1979

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posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 02:50 AM
Born in 1972.

After reading that article, I feel so nostalgic about my Childhood.

Those were the times we used to ACTUALLY PLAY!

I remember playing Cops n Robbers, Pirates, making Mounds of bed sheets ...hell..we used to play outside..

Now my seven year old son is more interested in the PS2/PS3/PSP/XBox than actual Physical play.

The first video game i ever played was PONG!! I had my atari console with catridge games.

Well, i have not done well my child hood i could climb a tree fast like a monkey. Now a days, lifting a leg to climb a ladder is strenuous and i fear sometimes my weight will break the ladder.

These days, the only physdical activity my son does is imitate WWE moves with his friends which eventually ends up in hurts, so i out an end to it.
He stays for hours gaming, that also i put an end to it.

I try to be like my father, he was sensible and beat the # out of me when i did catastrophical damages like break the windshield of our car while playing.

Bring back spanking our kids, teach them a lesson, put them out into the playgrounds...

posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 06:30 AM
I was born in 1970 and this thread brought a smile to my face. I was a tomboy as a kid and would spend all day out with my "boy" friends playing cricket, climbing trees, riding bikes and all that.
It's true to say that we used to be out all day long, our mothers never worried about us even though we never had cell phones.
Sometimes i am ashamed of the way we treat our kids now. I am guilty of being paranoid myself. Especially with my daughter. They do still play though, together, without the aid of the games console. I'm glad of that, that they still possess imagination.

But it's true to say, things were very different back then. I remember being 13 and going to a party at my older sisters house. I walked back home at 1am and asked my mother if i could stay the night over there. She said yes and i walked back.
Right or wrong, i would not dream of allowing my daughter to wander the streets at 1am.

Times have changed, we have changed, the media has changed.

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