Another email I received:
People over 35 should be dead. According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, thoseof us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or evenmaybe the early 70's probably shouldn't have survived.
Our baby cribs were covered with bright coloredlead-based paint.
We had no childproof lids onmedicine bottles, doors or cabinets, and when we rode ourbikes, we had no helmets.
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.
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 shared one soft drink with four friends, from onebottle, and no one actually died from this.
We would leave home in the morning and play all day,as long as we were back when the street lights came on.
We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.
We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.
We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although wewere told it would happen, we did not put out very many 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, instead of email and chat rooms.
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.
Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.
Tests were notadjusted for any reason.
Our actions were our own.Consequences were expected.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
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.
Makes me want to go outside and play with lawn darts.