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ahhhh The Old Times
06-12-2012, 09:24 AM #1
TheDuke Member
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I feel bad for the kids of todays generation. Remember growing up when going outside was a rite of passage. I remember the only time I came home was to eat dinner... Or when my parents forced me to do homework, only to go out the back door because I knew I could copy off of someone the next day. I see a whole new generation of kids who are locked inside their bedrooms playing realistic video games that prep you for war.. or social media addictions-Facebook!!! These kids are so engulfed in their own thoughts and miserys they don't for once just go outside and enjoy life.

I remember hoping fences, skinning knees, doorbell ditching, toiletpapering houses only to clean it up the next day.

Baseball on the streets, backyard bbq's.... Sleeping on trampolines, building rope swings only to fall right off ha!

I remember when there were no cellphones, no internet, nothing just your word! Remember when you called up all your friends and had your meeting spot, whether it be the park, backwoods, railroad!!!

Everyone was to meet in 15 minutes, be there or be square! If you weren't there in 15 minutes, well, we were leaving without you! No cell phones or texts to find your exact location. We were off the grid, and we were enjoying our youth!

Remember Lemonade stands and the neighborhood drunk who always had a stack of pornos! One way or another a few sheets out of that mag would get stashed in the neighborhood, or in our local treefort! Remember going to the candy store and getting a hanful of candy for 50 cents!

I sit back and wonder how ƒükkêd up these kids really are today! So many choices, so much ƒükking pressure... I remember when the internet first came out, 56 k. All of us boys in the neighborhood would sit and check out nudie pics online. That was when it took an hour to load one picture..."Ahhhhhh man!!! I think I see a boob!" Nowadays all kids have to do is turn on their computer and they have pop ups even of those most disturbing sexual acts!!! Or ads saying their penis is too small, or girls are sluts or their boobs arent big enough! Innocence is lost, and they are in complete control of mass media and corporations. I met a kid the other day about 7 years old in our neighborhood, his father had asked him to clean out the gutters.. The kid had no idea what gutters were.... his father then asked him to weed.. the kid pulled to specs and complained of his wrist hurting! Then proceeded to get on his smart phone and check his facebook. His father yelled, "Get off that god damn phone, now!" The kid challeneged him and threatened to call child protection services... You know if we pulled that shït back in the day we would get thrown all the way across the street or belted down the block!

I just remember what it felt like to be young and look at the stars all night! Cook some s'mores, or rent a scary movie on vhs! Play boardgames all night.... Truth or dare, Ghost in the graveyard!

I fear for these kids and I fear for the future.. I miss those innocent times.... Something is seriously off about these new kids... not to mention they are getting smaller!

Remember when guys drinking.gif

I hardly see icecream men anymore, shït, we used to chase old joe down and beg him for broken popsicles... he always hooked it up!

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06-12-2012, 09:51 AM #2
Accidental Stoner Member
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Getting smaller..?

Not around here they're not.
Au contraire.

Other than that, I agree with just about every word you wrote.

(But I do also meet young folks who seem to have their eyes on
the ball in an entirely different fashion than my generation did.
Not sure the loss of innocence you speak of is a 100% bad thing...)
06-12-2012, 10:00 AM #3
TheDuke Member
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(06-12-2012, 09:51 AM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Getting smaller..?

Not around here they're not.
Au contraire.

Other than that, I agree with just about every word you wrote.

(But I do also meet young folks who seem to have their eyes on
the ball in an entirely different fashion than my generation did.
Not sure the loss of innocence you speak of is a 100% bad thing...)


interesting point
06-12-2012, 10:05 AM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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rofl.gif I don't remember any of that.
06-12-2012, 10:08 AM #5
TheDuke Member
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(06-12-2012, 10:05 AM)Shadow Wrote:  rofl.gif I don't remember any of that.


I salute you pilgrim cheers.gif
06-12-2012, 10:30 AM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Great post Duke! I see you got an avatar! hi5.gif A big part of me sees things in identical fashion, grew up in the Midwest in similar conditions. However in many ways today's kids are a bit more worldly and knowledgeable than we were.
All we got was TV, school and some religious BS indoctrination. The internet has changed that equation on so many levels. It seems like it's a positive thing, on the other hand life is not a spectators sport, it's hands on thing.
I see a a lot less kids out having fun and socializing in person, instead it's all facebook and xbox. While they are okay for some, facebook really has no appeal for me, mainly because I don't like much anything. chuckle.gif

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06-12-2012, 10:34 AM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(06-12-2012, 10:30 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  However in many ways today's kids are a bit more overindulged than we were.


fixed that for ya chuckle.gif
06-12-2012, 10:48 AM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif You certainly did.

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06-12-2012, 11:43 AM #9
misterbumps Member
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good post. I remember building treehouses at the age of eight. That taught me how to build and now I don't need some pre made bullshit piece of furniture from China when I can make my own.

Some kids in the middle of London don't even know what meat is from what animal.

I'm having a Crash the system day today! CRASH IT CRASH IT!!!

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
06-12-2012, 12:46 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh yes, childhood memories. Knees full of bandaids, playing softball in the middle of the street with all the neighborhood kids, hopping around in the woods making up games that lasted for days. Thankfully my kids also spent a lot of time playing in the woods with sticks and stones. chuckle.gif

İmage
06-12-2012, 12:49 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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That about sums it up. chuckle.gif

wonder.gif
06-12-2012, 12:56 PM #12
misterbumps Member
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that is so true

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
06-12-2012, 01:17 PM #13
Athenagoddess Member
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Great post Duke. I am from UK. We used to go scrumping, which was sneaking into someones garden to take fruit from their fruit trees to eat, and not get caught. lmao.gif
06-12-2012, 01:19 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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Yup. chuckle.gif We did that a couple of years ago and made a lovely apple pie. lmao.gif
06-12-2012, 01:24 PM #15
Jed Member
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All that old time fun where
we sat around and did nothin'
is just about gone. chuckle.gif
But it gave me a chance to
sharpen my whittling skills.



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