Looks Like We Made It!

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posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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I was sent this video this morning and thought about all of you guys! It's hard to believe most of us have survived such treacherous times as childhood without the benefits of all the technology available to the children of today.

Congratulations folks! We have done the impossible! Rocky Balboa has nothing on us!

Looks Like We Made It!

Don't know why video isn't embedding, so please click the link. Sorry!

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posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Here ya go!




posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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You could also argue that those kids grew up into adults that have created the problems youth face today.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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Hurray! And thank you Seeker!

Don't know what was up with the embed. It's not my first rodeo and I tried it a few times. C'est la vie!



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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Aaaaw! Poor youths of today! They act like there weren't people messing up the world before we came along as well. There is no "special" group of young people that have it SOOOO much worse. Each generation of youth has their own problems left by the ones who came before them.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:41 AM
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Where are the lawn darts????? I loved them!

Funny timing this. I just found a videotape of my grandmothers home movies of my dad and uncles. No wrapping on Christmas presents. Showing off hunting kills. Kids staying with other family members while they had to be out of state for a few months. Large family gatherings for birthdays. Seemed like happy times.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Just thought a little music may help. Hope you don't mind.
I love this song.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by OwenGP185
You could also argue that those kids grew up into adults that have created the problems youth face today.


Yep and we had to deal with the problems our parents created.
Anyone remember nuclear bomb drills in the cold war ?
That was scary stuff a lot of us just assumed we would die in a nuclear holocaust, guess what we did ?
We made the most of the time we thought we had.
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posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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I like it too, just don't tell anyone! Sssshhh...



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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Yeah sure! But you also lived in a small world. You only met people within your community, or the odd person on a holiday. You also knew nothing of the outside world, unless you liked watching the news as a kid (although American youth nowadays still seem to think America is the only continent in existance).

We get to have 2 lives, not just one, we also get to meet and interact with people from all over the world DAILY, if we choose to! We're also not #ed if we end up in a bad situation, because of cellphones basically being standard nowadays. We also have internet porn.

I'm sure there's more to add.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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I can SO relate to that (English version would be just the same)

Actually I don't know how the youth today survive at all. They learn nothing from growing up.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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Such may be true of most people but not all- you are generalizing. Growing up my parents had friends from around the globe due to my dad's work. We had visitors from all over- Scotland, India, Brazil, even one friend from Iran (pre-hostage situation)whom we learned much from. We also not only traveled our country (USA) extensively but also traveled all over Canada and Mexico. And our parents required my sister and I to watch the world news as well as the local news every night.

I love the internet (much more convenient than the library or "snail mail") but could do without internet porn- I guess that's just a matter of personal taste as I don't begrudge those who choose to indulge. I absolutely HATE my mobile phone and conveniently leave it at home as much as possible.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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Yeah sure! But you also lived in a small world. You only met people within your community, or the odd person on a holiday.


And you consider that a problem? It is not if you are unaware of people outside your community, and anyway that community loss is what is aflicting the world today.


You also knew nothing of the outside world, unless you liked watching the news as a kid (although American youth nowadays still seem to think America is the only continent in existance).


Watch? We had no TV. It was only just coming in in the 1950s/60s. I was 12 before I saw a TV for the first time. We had radio and wow, surprise surprise, we knew how to read. Newspapers were always in the house or the local library.


We get to have 2 lives, not just one, we also get to meet and interact with people from all over the world DAILY, if we choose to!


And for the most part people are the worse for it. Look at all the angst caused by the Internet and unscrupulous reporting. So would that be the real life - mundane and boring, and the Internet life where you are a spy, or a scientists, or whatever in your on-line persona?


We're also not #ed if we end up in a bad situation, because of cellphones basically being standard nowadays.


At least I managed to find one point with which to agree.

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We also have internet porn.


Mm, yes. Nuff said!



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Mines hidden in an old black sabbath cover
Oh bugger now they all know



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by ZikhaN
Yeah sure! But you also lived in a small world. You only met people within your community, or the odd person on a holiday. You also knew nothing of the outside world, unless you liked watching the news as a kid (although American youth nowadays still seem to think America is the only continent in existance).

We get to have 2 lives, not just one, we also get to meet and interact with people from all over the world DAILY, if we choose to! We're also not #ed if we end up in a bad situation, because of cellphones basically being standard nowadays. We also have internet porn.

I'm sure there's more to add.


We used to have to deal with bad situations ourselves and not call mummy or our mates for help.

My dad was in the RAF so we travelled plenty and met loads of people.

Our relationships were real, not online personas where 13 year old Mary was a 45 year old hairy arsed builder called Bubba.

Porn ? We used to find it under bushes AND have the fun of looking for it.

Sure the internet is fun how else would we ever get to have this discussion, but, there is a real life out there to be had the internet won't help you if I become your foreman and get p*ssed off with you texting more than working
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posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 01:52 PM
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YEP! Being born in 1854 we had to walk up to the TV to change the channel, only 7 channels to choose from. we played Army threw rocks and cherry bombs in the other guys fox holes.
Hiked and camped in the Trumbull Valley to fish and plink with our .22's.
The Fire horns tested at 6:00 pm every day...time to go home for supper....go back out to play...street lights came on time to go home!
Survived the Cuban Missile crises under the desk 5 times a day while our parents talked of doom,and at that time sonic booms day and night!



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by ZikhaN
Yeah sure! But you also lived in a small world. You only met people within your community, or the odd person on a holiday. You also knew nothing of the outside world, unless you liked watching the news as a kid (although American youth nowadays still seem to think America is the only continent in existance).

We get to have 2 lives, not just one, we also get to meet and interact with people from all over the world DAILY, if we choose to! We're also not #ed if we end up in a bad situation, because of cellphones basically being standard nowadays. We also have internet porn.

I'm sure there's more to add.


Back then we had pen-pals, listed in magazines. You could have a pen pal from anywhere in the world. You got all excited waiting for the mail to come.

As for cell phones, if we were in trouble, you could go to anyones house and use their phone without them being suspicious of you. If it was something they could help you with themselves they would be happy to.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by nighthawk1954
YEP! Being born in 1854 we had to walk up to the TV to change the channel, only 7 channels to choose from. we played Army threw rocks and cherry bombs in the other guys fox holes.
Hiked and camped in the Trumbull Valley to fish and plink with our .22's.
The Fire horns tested at 6:00 pm every day...time to go home for supper....go back out to play...street lights came on time to go home!
Survived the Cuban Missile crises under the desk 5 times a day while our parents talked of doom,and at that time sonic booms day and night!


Ladies and gents I present our first time traveller , 1854 (or he/she types as bad as I do )

Man it was fun. Now I'm not allowed to staple the apprentice to the bench and set fire to his boots, if he refuses to make the tea. Where's the fun gone ? Where's the character building gone. How are these kids gonna reply to authority if they don't get the basics ?
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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 07:25 AM
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Yeah but you were like one in a thousand maybe. What about people who didn't have a dad who traveled the world? I had a similar childhood as you. My dad's an economer, so I got to live in countries all over South and Central America. But I'm still realistic about what our future technology has brought us in terms of opportunities etc. Obviously there's negative aspects of technology, but there are always negative aspects of everything in life.

People who didn't have the opportunity to travel to different countries had no idea what the outside world was like. Which in my oppinion gotta suck. Well obviously since you don't know there's an outside world, you're obviously not aware of how much your life sucks :p

I was born 90 btw, there was pretty limited technology at that point too. Nothing like nowadays atleast.

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Oh sure, good luck dealing with a psychopathic and apathetic serial killer trying to break down a door you're locked behind. In a case like that, having a cellphone conviniently placed in your pocket will potentially save your ass.

For a slightly more probable cause though. What if you've fallen into a cravace in a mountain? What if you're rock-climbing and get your arm stuck under a one ton rock? etc etc? I'm pretty sure you'll want to have a phone in your pocket at that point.


Originally posted by cody599

Our relationships were real, not online personas where 13 year old Mary was a 45 year old hairy arsed builder called Bubba.


I'm not sure what you mean by this part. I never mentioned any relationships :p

You'd be surprised how many of the females in games actually are females nowadays, and many are actually pretty hot. Sure the majority are probably not, but still.

And what I meant with 2 lives is that we get to have an online game life + real life. best of both worlds


Edit: And to be fair, I broke my wrist snowboarding this february. So I'm equally fuked now in the 21st century, as you guys were in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Just sayin' :p
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 09:25 AM
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I love this song...


Ahh the good old days...

when tv.was just tv...


radio was just radio...


and comedy was funny...





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