: This is US!!!


People over 30 should be dead.   Here's why ...................

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were

kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early    probably
shouldn't have survived.

Our baby cribs  were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

We had no childproof 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 seatbelts 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 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 one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

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 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 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 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.
They were accidents. No one was to blame but us.

Remember 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 we were 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

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.    

Horrors!

Tests were not adjusted 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. Imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, 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!  Congratulations!     
 
Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids,    
before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good !!!!!    

People under 30 are WIMPS