Those of us that can remember the days as kids when we used our imagination to have fun....
When reading Mad magazines at a sleep over was a good time.
Playing ball all day at the park until it got dark.
Going on long bike rides with your pals exploring the neighborhoods.
Getting up early to watch Bugs Bunny on Saturday mornings.
When the only family car was a station wagon.
Playing with your army men and match box cars in your back yard.
Building a tree house with your buds.
When Toss-Across, Etch a sketch and Light Brights were popular.
Collecting Topps baseball cards and Wacky Packages...and trading with friends.
These are some things I remember as a kid.
I have 2 children now, a girl and a boy, ages 12 and 9. I see how attached to technology they are and how all kids are these days. I see how they dont have the friendships I had as a kid....its sad.
Its sad that our children cant rome the neighborhoods and play outside all day on their summer breaks for fear of some nutcase snatching them up.
It seems to me that we are slowly loosing our freedom.....freedom to be a child....freedom to enjoy life as an adult because the cost of living is so high....freedom to express ourselves as individuals. We are prisoners to our work, mortgages, and monthly bills.
How will it be in another 40 years?....I hate to think about it, especially since I can remember the simpler days. Is our future to become automatons? to become attached to a matrix so to speak? to become assimilated?
To be part of a collective...a hive?
I reject this reality and want to go back to the 60s!
Maybe it wouldnt be such a bad thing to see it all go up in smoke so we could start over.
When thinking of the future, I cant get the movie Blade Runner out of my mind. Over populated city cesspools filled with strange peoples and strange indigenous language dialects, rain, darkness and pollution.