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According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those who were kids in the
70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have survived, because...............
Baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which were
chewed and licked.
Many home laundries were lined with asbestos cement sheeting.
There was no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or
cabinets and it
was fine to play with pots and pans.
When bikes were ridden there were no helmets, just shorts and thongs and
'clackers' on the bike wheels.
Children would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the
was a treat.
Kids drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle - tasted the same.
Dripping sandwiches, bread and butter pudding and soft drink was consumed,
excessive sugar, but most children were never overweight because they were always
Sharing one bottle or can with friends was common, and no one actually died from this.
Hours were spent building billy-carts out of timber scraps and then proceeding
speed down a hill, only to find out brakes had been overlooked. After running into stinging
nettles a few times, problems were soon solved.
Kids would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as they were
it got dark. No one was able to reach them and no one seemed to mind.
They did not have Playstations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No umpteen
on TV, no videotape or D.V.D movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no personal
computers, no Internet chat rooms. To make friends - they just went outside and found them.
Falling out of trees, getting cut and braking bones and teeth, saw no lawsuits.
considered accidents. They learnt not to do the same thing again.
Kids actually "walked" to friend's homes.
Games with sticks and tennis balls were made up, and stuff that moved was
although told it would happen, eyes were never lost and nothing seemed to live internally.
Bikes were ridden in packs and coats worn by only the hood.
The idea of a parent bailing out their offspring if laws were broken was
unheard of. Parents
actually sided with the law. Imagine that!
Freedom, failure, success and responsibility was achieved, and dealt with.
This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers
ever. Given all this, the past 50 years has seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up before lawyers and
government regulated our lives - for our own good of course.