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    If you are 30 or older you'll enjoy this !!!!
    >
    > When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears
    > with their tedious
    > diatribes about how hard things were when they were
    > growing up; what
    > with walking twenty-five miles to school every
    > morning .. uphill
    > BOTH ways . through year 'round blizzards. Carrying
    > their younger
    > siblings on their backs ... to their one-room
    > schoolhouse, where they
    > maintained a Straight-A average, despite their full-
    > time,
    > after-school job at the local textile mill ....
    > where they worked for
    > 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from
    > starving to
    > death!
    >
    > And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,
    > there was no way
    > in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that
    > on kids about
    > how hard I had it
    > and how easy they've got it!
    >
    > But now that...
    >
    > I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help
    > but look around and
    > notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I
    > mean, compared
    > to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I
    > hate to say it but
    > you kids today you don't know how good you've got
    > it! I mean, when I
    > was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted
    > to know
    > something, we had to go to the damn library and look
    > it up ourselves,
    > in the card catalog!!
    >
    > There was no email! We had to actually write
    > somebody a letter ..
    > with a Pen! Then you had to walk all the way across
    > the street and
    > put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week
    > to get there!
    >
    > There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal
    > music, you had to
    > hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it
    > yourself! Or you
    > had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio
    > and the DJ'd
    > usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
    >
    > And talk of about hardship? You couldn't just
    > download porn! You had to
    > steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless
    > dude to buy you a
    > copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your
    > options!
    >
    > We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you
    > were on the phone
    > and somebody else called they got a busy signal,
    > that's it! And we
    > didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the
    > phone rang, you
    > had no idea who it was! It could be your school,
    > your mom, your boss,
    > your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent,
    > you just didn't
    > know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances,
    > mister!
    >
    > We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video
    > games with
    > high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600!
    > With games like
    > "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics
    > sucked ass! Your
    > guy was a little square! You actually had to use
    > your imagination!
    > And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was
    > just one screen
    > forever! And you could never win. The game just kept
    > getting harder
    > and harder and fast er and faster until you died!
    > ... Just like LIFE!
    >
    > When you went to the movie theater there no such
    > thing as stadium
    > seating! All the seats were the same height! If a
    > tall guy or some
    > old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you
    > couldn't see, you
    > were just screwed!
    >
    > Sure, we had cable television, but back then that
    > was only like 15
    > channels and there was no onscreen menu and no
    > remote control! You had
    > to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out
    > what was on! You
    > were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You
    > had to get off your
    > ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel
    > and there was no
    > Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons
    > on Saturday
    > Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to
    > wait ALL WEEK for
    > cartoons, you spoiled little bastards!
    >
    > And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat
    > something up .. we
    > had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire .
    > imagine that!
    > If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid
    > JiffyPop thing and
    > shake it over the stove forever like an idiot.
    > That's exactly what
    > I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too
    > easy. You're
    > spoiled.
    >
    > You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in
    > 1980


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    In all honesty, I would hate to be a kid growing up in these times. I fully enjoyed my life as a kid during the 50's and 60's. Life was very good. Can't say that today. I really feel sorry for them. Very soon, reality will slap them in the face and there's no way they'll be ready. They're gonna have a tough row to hoe.
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