A Different World...
When I was a kid, I recall my parents mad at my older sister because she didn't act like them when they were kids. Same old story everytime. We always tend to look at yesterday as a golden age. As usual, that is both right and wrong
When we were kids we lived under the constant fear of an nuclear war, waking up to the sounds of sirens and knowing that we would be doomed.
When we were kids almost the only movies for kids were Disney's, where everybody was an orphan or suffered a horrible death, I always wondered how many traumas were caused from watching the scene of Bambi's mother dying incinerated in a wood's fire. At least many of today's movies have nothing like that (Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, for example)
When we were kids there were no computers, no internet. We spent the day under the sun playing with our friends using a roll of socks as a ball and playing soccer. With OUR friends. Not with those strange people, probably oriental, or black, or who knows what, of which we know nothing about.
Today they have computers, they have the world at their fingertips. They can actually meet online and know people from all over the world, and discover that we are not that different in what matters, nevermind the differences in culture or skin colour. How much have you discovered about the rest of the world since you joined this Forum?
This doesn't mean in any way that Mike´s post or Russ post are wrong. I just want to give a view on the bright side of nowadays
It is the undying hope that tomorrow will be better, all things considered, that keeps me moving on. I don't like to think that dyas of old were better, even though I miss many things and I have not adapted myself to many new things.
Always the fool