NoTe to Friends..

United States
April 4, 2007 11:56am CST
I've been reluctant to begin discussions as I have such a SERIOUS bent. I don't think of my mylot friends as being obligated to respond to, or even read my discussions! My serious bent, isn't because I love harsh reality, I just consider truth as being very important, you could say it's my passion. And I can't help but think there are some truths society could face.. One being that children are not safe.. and we shouldn't just shrug it off and say, they never were.. I grew up in the 60's and we could ride our bikes all over the county if we wanted.. and play in the city streets, even alleys (maybe not at night!) Well you see, there I go... Feel free to respond to my societal rave.. or my mylot note.. Or again! Feel free not to comment at all.. I am, however, hoping all my threads are not dead serious.. :))-the best to all friends..
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I would personally rather see one serious discussion opposed to 20 of the stupid thoughtless, whining discussions. I do understand what you mean, many here don't want to 'be serious' but I for one would like to see some serious discussions on important topics and be able to discuse them as a means of either supporting and encouraging or possibly even finding a solution.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Why don't you feel as though your mylot friends should read your discussions? I feel the reason I picked the list of friends I have is because they post topics of interest to me. I feel obligated to respond to their discussions of interest. theres my tirade on this. Hee hee hee. I feel as a friend here I should respond/comment on friends discussions and responses. Thats what a friend does, help others out. Thanks for this discussion by the way. HAPPY POSTINGS FTROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Singapore
4 Apr 07
Did you stick your head into a flowerpot or something? You need to sleep more so that you can dream of more symbols. I don't even know what you are really asking in this discussion ROFL. :P Oh I am so sorry, my friend. I hit my head against the toothpick just now, and I can't differentiate my left from my west. I know I am already cranky but this is no excuse. Give me a minus for this response or something. There is something seriously wrong with me today. I am losing control of my mind. Careful about responding to this response though, as I would much regret if you catch the virus from me.
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• United States
4 Apr 07
Ah-choo!
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• Singapore
5 Apr 07
You sneezed? God bless you! :P
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• Philippines
4 Apr 07
So your note to us is that children are not safe this days? Well, things are fast changing now and some of us are start to forget the morals we have. One reason why some children get into a bad trauma with adults and another reason why some children become deliquent. Am I find your topic right?
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• United States
4 Apr 07
Yes, unfortunately there were about three topics.. -- maybe it was a senior moment..
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@User10 (82)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I whole heartedly agree. I grew up in the 70's and I have to say that things were different. Times have sadly changed and the world that we now live in is a dangerous one.
• United States
5 Apr 07
It is so sad but true about children safety. I grew up in the '70's, and I wasn't allowed to go off the block, mainly because my mom didn't want me hit by traffic. I have 2 children, and I get nervous just letting them play out in the front yard. I've seen too many times in the news about little girls and boys being lured right out of their front yard. We finally got enough money to put up a big privacy fence for our backyard. At least there, I know they are safe.
@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Yes your right,our children aint safe anymore.This is a cold cruel world we live in.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Apr 07
heck we even played in the alleys they were good short cuts from ones house to someoneelses miles away even at night we were safe
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• Australia
5 Apr 07
Please, please, PLEASE post some serious discussions!!! I am sure there are a number of myLotters who would give three rousing cheers to find some more serious discussions among the myriad of "empty" and meaningless discussions (if they can be called discussions!) I have come across a number of your responses and have appreciated them, so P-L-E-A-S-E do post some discussions. I agree with you about the child safety issue. I cannot hold up my young years as an example to anyone, but if I lived today as I lived then, I think I would be in serious trouble. I had no discipline as a child and did pretty much as I pleased. I would rise very early and ride my bike around or go swimming before school, and do the same after school. I spent as little time as possible in the house, and the time I did spend there was spent in my room with the door shut. (My second step father abused me for 11 years) As soon as I was old enough to drive, I spent the whole weekend driving. I would drive for 8-9 hours to the capital, turn round and drive home again. I was a man hater so I wasn't interested in a social life. If I was tired I'd pull into a rest area beside the road and sometimes sleep on the picnic table if I was on my motor bike, or sleep in my car if I was driving. I was always safe. I was never wrongly approached by anyone. That would NOT be a safe idea these days! If I tried that today, I think my body would be found somewhere.
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@AmbiePam (50260)
• United States
5 Apr 07
With all the jokes told on this site, maybe your seriousness will balance it out. I'm all for anything interesting and relevant and your discussions fit that bill just fine. : )
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
5 Apr 07
LOL -- I know what you mean. I just tend to post whatever I like, and if people respond, great! If not, that's ok too -- at least I'm speaking what I know is true. If you like to write about serious things (like the safety of children in today's society) I say GO FOR IT!!! You might just post a discussion that someone else was too afraid to start.
• United States
5 Apr 07
I can remember growing up. We didn't have cell phones to keep in touch with everyone every second of the day. We were allowed to play outside until the streetlights came on and then we could play as long as it was in our yard. Our parents didn't worry about us disappearing because someone has took us. We were safe. Today if I don't know where my grandchild is, I am out looking because even in my small town, it isn't safe to leave a child for very long. There goes my raving on your discussion.
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
5 Apr 07
flowerchilde, when it comes to children, you can never ever be too serious. Years ago we use to go and steal fruit from our neighbors, if caught it could only get us a good hiding. Today if you pull a stunt like that, you will get yourself killed! (In my country for sure) Nowadays the enemy came even closer, not a day goes by, that you don't hear that a child was molested, raped, or grossly beaten. And that from friends and family that was suppose to love and care for that child!! We live in a world where issues about children can never taken up lightly!! So you bomb away my friend!
@pengqing (218)
• China
5 Apr 07
Expression ah,friends!What is their idea say so,why care about other people's views,right?