I saw a news story today that was talking about how our parents were cared for as infants vs. how infants are cared for today. Such as drop down cribs and how you canít use those anymore. Thatís all well and good but it pointed out how when our parents were kids they took risks. They road their bikes without helmets they climbed trees and broke their arms and now you donít see that.
Iíve seen kids that have climbed trees broken their arms and ran to tell their parents but they werenít crying they just knew ďOh broken arm, that needs to be fixed.Ē However once the parent sees the kid with a broken arm they go hysteric like their child is close to death. I've been told that you can't even play tag now in schools because they are afraid that a kid is going to get hurt and the parent is going to sue the school. Interesting to see how our parents had all the fun of sex, drugs and violence and we can't unless you have smart parents.
My parents let me drink at 17 because they knew that I wouldn't take advantage of it and that I would find my limits and stick to them.
It was never drilled into my head "Don't have sex until you get married because that's what God wants." It was how much money it takes to raise a child from what I've read it's roughly $200,000 from birth to 18 yrs old; but I think it may be more and I didnít want to have that much responsibility at an age weíre Iím still discovering who I am.
I was bullied a lot in school and my father always said
"If someone tries messing with you ignore it. If that doesn't work tell a teacher. If that doesn't work punch the fucker in the face and see if he fucks with you anymore. As long as I don't hear that you aren't starting fights and just defending yourself I don't care if you fight."
Another point is violent video games. My mom has never been a big fan of them and has always tried to stress that she has no problem with me playing them but to spread out how often you play them; Don't spend 8 hours on GTA IV killing hookers.
It's times like this I am reminded about what George Carlin said. George Carlin -Child Worship