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SOMEHOW WE SURVIVED
To the survivors:

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were
kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's probably shouldn't have survived.

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint. We had
no child proof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, and when we
rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.)

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special
treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one
actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it,
but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing. We
would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were
back when the street lights came on. No one was able to reach us all
day. No cell phones. Unthinkable.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode
down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into
the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at
all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound,
personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms. We had
friends! We went outside and found them. We fell out of trees, got cut
and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these
accidents.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and
although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out anyones eyes,
nor did the worms live inside us forever.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or
rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and cheerleaders had tryouts.....and not
everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with
disappointment.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem
solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of
innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how
to deal with it all.

And you're one of them!

 iglesia@su-iglesia.com

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