Sunday Musings #189

OK, so you’re 10 years old, you have a laptop, iPod, Facebook and a Blackberry . . Dude when I was ten I only had one thing to play with – it was called “OUTSIDE.”

– Unknown

 

Yeah, Yeah, I know. There will always be the Generation Gap.

Still, I think that my childhood was a lot healthier than today’s kids will have.

 

30 thoughts on “Sunday Musings #189

  1. oldmainer

    Pick up baseball. Fishing. Ice skating on the river. Playing soldier or pirate. Climbing trees. Riding your bike (no helmet), skinned knees, black eyes, pea shooters, marbles, toy cars. Just be home before dark. There was an equality between me and my parents. Neither one of us had a phone.

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  2. Wellness Garden Design

    I totally agree that we had it better, however I bet our parents had it even better than us 😉
    The one thing I’ve noticed about the millennials is that they push for work /life balance… Something I think we denied. We were all about working long hours, at least in a younger age.
    This new shift is definitely something I like. 😊

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Ah I could write an essay here! 😀
      There’s something to be said for either work ethic, I think. Here in SA you still work long hours. A balance is great – if you can find that. 🙂

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha 😀
      What I meant really was that we were much better off in the “old days” without all these electronics and I pity today’s kids rather. 🙂

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      1. pgraysurvival

        Chuckle! I prefer my interpretation.

        As for pitying kids?
        I blame parents for pandering to them, modern society for being over protective with their health and safety nonsense, schools for pushing the digital learning experience, droll box advertising, credit cards, kid level peer pressure, not forgetting Microsoft and mobile phone development!

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      2. scifihammy Post author

        Well that’s kind of why I pity them – because they don’t have “Rules, boundaries, limitations” to quote Caesar Millan! And there is no accountability or consequence.
        I guess I’m just getting old, but at least I raised my kids – and my dogs! – with standards. 😀

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      3. pgraysurvival

        I was trying to think of something profound as a reply to you but have seen too much to think the world can be saved from itself.

        So, to keep things simple, I would just like to say:-

        I have no kids, but I have been gifted with the best wife in the world who made us a home full of love, and a scatty old dog who drives me mad and makes me smile at the same time.

        Is there more to life more important than that?

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        Aw how sad!
        Here in CT there are tons of little playgrounds with swings, slides and wooden climbing frames. I would walk to some and just sit there with LM. 😀

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