smile - have a super weekend

@mayka123 (10546)
India
August 14, 2008 4:43am CST
How did we survive in the 70s? When our prams had the most gorgeous lead based colours. There were no such things as tamper proof bottle tops. Opening kitchen cupboards was a breeze as there were no safety locks on the cupboards. Cycling was a breath of fresh air - without safety helmets, knee pads or elbow pads. And with cardboards or baloons between the spokes to make it sound like a motorbike. We broke arms and legs, lost teeth, got cuts and bruises - nobody complained as we had so much fun. And it wasn't anybody's fault, only ours. When thirsty we would only drink tap water - bottled water was still a mystery, We were showing off how tough we were by how high we would climb trees and then jumping down - that was great fun. We could stay out to play for hours as long as we came back home before dark and in time for dinner. We always walked to school. We had no mobiles, but we always managed to find our friends and relatives - how? no one knows. We ate everything in sight - cakes, chocolate, icecream, sweet sugary drinks. Yet we stayed skinny. If any one of us was lucky to get a coco cola bottle all had a sip from it and nobody picked up any germs. We did not have play stations, MP3, I-pods, DX+VD, CD, Home Theatre, Mobile phones, home computer, laptops, chatrooms, internet BUT WE HAD REAL FRIENDS We called on friends to come out to play - never rang the bell but just went through the back door. We loved being let loose in the big bad world - without any security - as we were safe. We played with sticks and stones, played doctor and nurses, hide and seek over and over again - without getting bored. We had freedom, success, disappointments, and responsibilities, We learnt to respect others. This message is to help you forget the stress that surrounds us these days ......and put a smile on your face as we remember what life was really like in the good old days HAVE A SUPER DAY
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11 responses
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
16 Aug 08
Hi Dear Kia Yaad Kerwa diya i wish i could argue with u, but u said every thing right. I was like that too. we were not going to tution we were only having one TV channel at that start from 5 pm to 11 pm. but sure physical games were there and indoor we used to have Carem, Chess, Darught, Monoply, Risk, Scrabbles, Cluedo and many orther, Father used to pla carem with us Well well, thanks for reminding old days. while hostel, we were having one jug and all six of us use that to drink water. thinks like that i think this weekend i will be reminding those good days and read old college magazines take care and have nice weekend ahead of U
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
21 Aug 08
Yes I do remember playing all these games. Our kids nowadays dont have the patience to sit and play these games. Have a nice day and happy posting.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
22 Aug 08
Hi dear yeah u r right now kids only wabnt 3D games and thats pathetic, but still parents dont have time for kids too Take care
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
24 Aug 08
Our parents had all the time for us but it is sad that we can hardly spare much time for our kids.
@nini89 (670)
• India
19 Aug 08
Oh! You re really rocking in mylot. From where did you get this poem did yourself narrted? Anyway you took me to my childhood, where we used to do the same thing. It was a wonderful days of old days. The days we passed were very enjoyable and were happy without having anything like modern. Thanks a lot lot for the rememberance and made me a second that I am child playing.
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
20 Aug 08
Yes I am enjoying myself here on mylot. The old days were just wonderful and I dont think our kids are enjoying themselves as much as we did. Thanks a lot for your response and happy posting.
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
thanks for the very nice post that reminds us again of the good old days... yes, i totally agree with you that during those times, live is much more simpler and we have a closer relationship with one another... nowadays, we are more individualistics and don't care about one another anymore... also, we can't trust people anymore and never feel safe when we go out alone with all the crimes happening out there... how i wish we can go back to those good old days... take care and have a nice day...
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
15 Aug 08
Yes someone please bring back the good old days
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
14 Aug 08
What a breath of fresh air! Great discussion to remind us how "luckly we were" to have survived! I remember those times, walking home from school alone, without feeling threatened, playing with neighborhood kids inside their houses not at all worried that they could be child molesters, getting bit by the neighorbor's dog and NOT suing. When we were thirsty we would go to the nearest water hose and everyone would gulp it down. So many fond memories. Thanks for the recollection!
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
15 Aug 08
The kids today will never be able to enjoy all this. Thanks a lot for your response and happy posting.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
14 Aug 08
Its really nice. may be i was not born at that time. but its true. now we have become so myuch dependent on artificial things in life. we no longer get happiness in the things that are natural and easy. its really good those simple life was.
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
14 Aug 08
Life was less complicated earlier and we seemed to enjoy everything around us. Even power failures would not make us miserable as we had a lot of trees around to give us breeze.
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
Mayka, that describes my childhood almost perfectly! These days, we are so governed by petty, ridiculous rules! I remember our local park had a high slippery dip (with a patch of hard dirt at the bottom!), and a maypole, from which there were many falls and grazed limbs! None of those poncey rubbery mats sunk into the ground, or pits full of sawdust so we wouldn't get hurt! All kids were covered in scabs and bruises - and nobody suspected a parent had abused them and reported it to DoCS. Kids were also allowed to be disappointed - school reports ranked us from 1-30 in each subject, so you knew where you stood and your parents could see what you needed help with. These days, every child wins a prize and nobody loses. There is no preparation for the big bad world and the fact you are going to have disappointments and be hurt and let down. I love remembering the good old days - and wish I'd been able to bring up my children the same way. Sadly, I could not.
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
14 Aug 08
The good old days ...just tell me from where we can get that back,
@dpk262006 (56110)
• Delhi, India
14 Aug 08
Yes, you have given a very true picture. In the past so many material things, which are now available, were missing, yet we kept enjoying our life. Technology has made our life faster but on the other hand, it has robbed us of many little pleasure of our life. People were more social in olden days, now they are becoming self-centred. Real friends do not have time to interact, therefore, we keep finding on-line friends, for sharing our joys and sorrows. It is becoming a real materialistic world, where emotions are dying down gradually. Thanks for such a nice post, which was written beautifully.
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
14 Aug 08
The street corners or nukkads as they were called have just disappeared now. It was so nice meeting up with friends in street corners once upon a time and a pretty safe place too. Now the nukkads are deserted and kids get scared to walk on the streets in the evenings.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
14 Aug 08
Hi mayka This is so refreshing to read! Life was so less complicated, simple, loved and true. We had hardships, unrealised dreams and heartbreaks as well but we had the strength and simplicity to face it all. We were much simpler and healthier. With so much of hatred, animosity, violence and unhealthy competition we are living on the edge! Mayka, I feel this is not living at all. We are preparing to live all through.. Thanks for sharing this. [i]Have a great weekend. Happy Independence Day.[/i]
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
14 Aug 08
Yes there is too much of hatred and violence around. And in cities it is still more. Happy Independence Day.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Aug 08
you are so right & what good memories u brought to my mind. kids nowadays have to be entertained w/somr kind of expensive games, don't know what it is to get out & make mud pies [i've made a many], catch lightening bugs at night after supper, make clover chains & let cars run through them.we had a big ol' tine & we were safe. we thought nothing about walking up town to the show. it's sad that pople have gotten so darn mean u are afraid to let them out of the house. my sons are grown but now i have the grandchildren to worry about. you have a good weekend.
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
21 Aug 08
The kind of entertainment kids nowadays want is something we would not even think of. And they find our games boring. It has become very dangerous for kids to be out in the streets now. Have a nice day.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
It's funny really when you consider how afraid of everything people have become! Yes there were many things around us in the past that we now know could be harmful; yet we were all blissfully oblivious and lived happily! There is always something new that becomes bad for us or dangerous to us and we seem to have to live our lives constantly in fear of things from mobile phones to eggs! lol.
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
18 Aug 08
Yes the kids nowadays do not enjoy life the way it was in the 70s. I think there are too many restrictions on them.
• Australia
18 Sep 08
I remember doing things like that in the 80's. Much less in the 70's. It's a new world and we adapt. It's just what happens.