10 Differences Between A Child Who Grew Up In The 70s Compared To Today

  • metta

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    Feb 09, 2015 11:24 PM GMT
    10 Differences Between A Child Who Grew Up In The 70s Compared To Today


    Read more at http://www.the-open-mind.com/10-differences-between-a-child-who-grew-up-in-the-70s-compared-to-today/
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    Feb 09, 2015 11:33 PM GMT
    Yada

    yada

    Yada

    Blah

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    --and Gasoline contained lead, cars had no seat belts, everyone smoked...
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    Feb 10, 2015 12:13 AM GMT
    I recall the 1972? razor blades-in-Halloween-apples scare. It wasn't all roses.
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    Feb 14, 2015 10:02 PM GMT
    Yep, fear, fear of the homosexual too, now who's fault is that?
    hmmm, (religious, right wing and republican?) icon_rolleyes.gif



    Why are dudes so afraid to shower or be naked in the locker room?
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=133342773


    "Male gym showers, the ultimate liar of leering, googly-eyed, cawk loving phaggots.
    A place I shall never again venture as long as I live."

    Location: North Carolina, United States Age: 27


    "Because I am a grow-er and my cock is like fukkin 3 inches flaccid, so i don't want to get laughed out of the locker room by a show-er or urban youth who is like 6-7 inches flaccid."

    "That's why."


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    Is it normal for men to walk around naked in the locker room?

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    guys that are a little too comfy naked in the locker room!

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    Why are old people so AGGRESSIVELY NAKED in the locker room?

    By blananana4 in forum Misc.

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    people that walk around naked in the locker room at the gym

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    Is it normal for men to walk around naked in the locker room?

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    Feb 15, 2015 10:50 PM GMT
    When I was a boy attending primary school (i.e. aged below 11 years), Mum used to send me alone and unsupervised to a nearby grocery to buy any items needed.
    Roller skating up and down the street was one of my favourite pastimes, along with walking a couple of miles to the nearest park, again alone and unsupervised.
    And this was not from a home out in the country, but in a residential area (Pimlico) in Central London.

    All this was in the early 1960's.
  • SuntoryTime

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    Feb 15, 2015 11:53 PM GMT
    Finally! We kids born after the 70's have waited so long for another article letting us know how fucked up we are! But this time, I've really learned.

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! MY LIFE IS FOREVER CHANGED ALL OVER AGAIN!
  • whytehot

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    Feb 15, 2015 11:57 PM GMT
    This thread will inevitably become a bitchfest about the lack of free shows at locker rooms these days rolleyes.gif
  • SuntoryTime

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    Feb 16, 2015 12:08 AM GMT
    In all seriousness, this is one of the biggest reasons why I'm extremely hesitant about considering older men. There's obviously a very big difference between the young and older.
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    Feb 16, 2015 12:12 AM GMT
    I disagree with most of this. And I was born in 1949, grew up in the 1950s and early 60s. When adult oversight and concern about many of these issues was even more laissez-faire than the 1970s, some of these threats not yet even recognized. But they did exist, whether recognized or not. Our contemporary world did not invent them.

    Sure I did lots of stuff unsupervised, but the world when & where I lived was much safer than it is today in many US places. My parents could let me go out and play all day long, not coming home until suppertime.

    But vaccinations? We had them, the biggest breakthrough being against polio, which we thought a blessing. I certainly didn't want to spend my life in an iron lung, or walk with leg braces, as I'd seen on 1950s TV. For which we had the March of Dimes drives, for kids who had contracted polio.

    We only wished we could have been vaccinated against measles & chicken pox, too, and all the other nasty things we routinely caught (and I didn't miss getting a one of them, sick & miserable for at least a week each time).

    But then I was almost killed in a bicycle accident at 12, because we didn't have bike helmets for kids back then. Resulting in serious head trauma, that subsequently combined with others I had throughout my adult life being the most likely candidates for the epilepsy I have today. Gee, make kids wear bike helmets? How wimpy and overly protective!

    Or how about kids' car seats with seat belts? You didn't see those in the 1970s. Can we do without them, too? When I was a kid a parent was considered responsible if they made their child ride in the back seat, as mine did. Where presumably we would bounce around harmlessly in a crash. Yeah, right... icon_rolleyes.gif

    So I judge this article as mostly Right Wing BS, from the anti-vaccination, anti-governmental regulation crowd.
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    Feb 16, 2015 1:36 AM GMT
    The author is clearly an idiot. Besides being ignorant of history and science, he blithely contradicts himself, over and over. I actually his rants had more of a left-wing flavor. Out where the lunatic fringes come together I suppose.

    BTW.. "back seat?" Hell, we rattled around in the backs of pick-ups and flatbed trucks. And yes, I knew a couple of kids who died that way. But jeez. My nieces aren't even allowed to ride their bicycles to their friends houses. Or even one mile to my house (e.g. to feed my dogs when I'm gone). They have to be driven every where.
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    Feb 16, 2015 2:26 AM GMT
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    BTW.. "back seat?" Hell, we rattled around in the backs of pick-ups and flatbed trucks. And yes, I knew a couple of kids who died that way. But jeez. My nieces aren't even allowed to ride their bicycles to their friends houses. Or even one mile to my house (e.g. to feed my dogs when I'm gone). They have to be driven every where.

    I don't know if it's the dangers from traffic on those roads, or kidnappers of young girls. We read about both in the news every day.

    In my day all I would say was: "Mom, I gonna go out on my bike." "OK, be back by supper."

    All of 12 years old, I's ride out 20 miles into the country, and 20 miles back. On a tanky old single-speed Murrary, similar to a Schwinn. A year later, when I got my first 10-speed derailleur bike for my 13th birthday, I'd make that over 60 miles round trip in a single day.

    I was a tough little critter. But my parents never knew. I didn't tell them, they didn't ask. That was how it was back then.

    But not today. These are not pioneer days, nor the 1950s, nor the 1970s. Times change. Plus you learn new stuff you didn't know before.

    Which is why I find this article outdated conservative BS. That would get kids killed if we followed these things today. Today is not yesterday, and if you don't understand that, well... you have defined yourself as a US Conservative.