have lived as long as we have..
As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags.
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 go-karts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.
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. No mobile phones. Unthinkable.
We got cut and broke bones, and there were no lawsuits. They were accidents. No one was to blame, but us. Remember accidents?
We had fights and got black and blue and learnt to get over it.
We ate cupcakes, bread and butter and drank fizzy drinks, but we were never overweight..we were always outside playing.
Not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment..Some pupils weren't as smart as others so they failed an exam. Horrors.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
We did not have Playstations, video games, cable, DVDs, mobile phones, PCs, Internet chatrooms.. we had friends. We went outside and found them. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or just walked in and talked to them.