What did you miss out when you were young?

United States
November 29, 2007 2:17pm CST
Is there something you missed out doing when you were younger? Are there times when you find that kids these days are more fortunate than you were? Please share your thoughts.
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@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
29 Nov 07
When I was a kid growing up my parents were very over protective of me, especially my mother. I wasn't allowed to leave my yard. The neighborhood kids came to play in my yard because I had a swing and a big yard. But as we got older the other kids were allowed to roam the neighborhood and make new friend and I didn't have a lot of friends. I also never went trick or treating because my parents thought something bad might happen walking around the neighborhood. I didn't live in a rough neighborhood but I guess my parents were scared someone would do something to me.
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@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I can honestly say that there is nothing I feel I missed out on as a child. Especially when I compare my home life to other people I know, I really had it good. I had two parents that lived at home and loved me. My brother and I didn't have all the toys and money in the world, but we had the things that mattered. Anything that was school related that we wanted my parents made their best effort for us to have. If we wanted to play a sport we were allowed, and my parents would try to get the equipment we needed for that. They would also come to games and practices, which made us feel that what we did was important. We were given chores to do and allowances to handle. So we learned about time and money management. My parents were always there for us to talk to and took an interest in our lives and the things that were important to us. I don't feel that kids now days are more fortunate than I was. In fact, I feel sorry for most. Parents don't seem to be as involved in the children's lives as they once were. Most kids now live in households where either their mother or father don't live due to divorce. Kids are given electronics and all sorts of "toys", yet they don't have physical contact or the benefit of face to face interaction. I, personally, wish life would go back to a slower paced time where there is more emphasis on family and relationships.