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Getting old? Read this and smile.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by h.udo, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. h.udo

    h.udo Registered Member

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    I'm 36 and starting to think I'm one of the oldest guys in this community. I started thinking about it and decided to share something to make my generation smile.

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, all of us born in the 60s and 70s should not have survived. Our baby beds were painted with beautiful colors in lead-based paint, which we often licked and bite.
    We did not have childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on cabinets and it was OK to play with pans.
    When we rode our bikes, we didn't wear a helmet. If only one of us had a bike, it was OUR bike.
    The lucky friend with a pool in his house became our best friend during the summer. His pool was our base camp.
    When we were young, we traveled in cars with no seat belts and airbags. Travelling in the front seat was a bonus.
    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted good.
    We organized races with piss running down the hill.
    We ate chips, bread with butter and drank fizzy pop with loads of sugar, but we never gained weight because we were always outside playing.
    We shared bottles and drinking glasses with friends and never died because of it.
    We spent hours building go carts out of scrap and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot to mount brakes. After running into the fence, we learned. Sometimes not. It was more fun.
    We left home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were home before dark. No one could reach us, no one knew where we were and no one cared.
    We had no PlayStation or X-Box. No 400 TV channels, home cinema, cell phones, computers, DVD or Facebook. We had friends and if we wanted to find them, we would go outside and whistle.
    We played cops and robbers, Indians and cowboys, threw stones at each other.
    We fell off of trees, and injured knees and head trauma were common. Broken bones were a perk. It made has look cool.
    If we broke a law, it was unthinkable that our parents would defend us. They were on the side of the law.
    We had fist fights but no lawsuits.
    We knocked on doors of neighbors, rang their bells like crazy and we fled because we were actually afraid of being caught.
    We would walk to a friend's home. Believe it or not, we walked to school, we did not expect our parents to take us.
    We invented games with sticks, stones and any old ball. We had imagination.
    This generation produced some of the best inventors and most resourceful people ever.
    We had freedom, failure, success, responsibility and learn to deal with everything.
    Youngsters now can't imagine life without computers, cell phones and Facebook. They do not believe TV was once black and white, computer screens only had one color, green.

    We had freedom, we learned to deal with everything and it was a great school for life.
    Are you one of us?
    Congratulations! We were fortunate to grow as real kids.

    For all others who are not old enough, I thought you might like to read a bit about us.

    This my friends, is surprisingly frightening... And may put a smile on your face.

    Do you know that our sons and nephews never heard of Duran Duran, think AIDS and CD's have always existed and Michael Jackson has always been white.
    To them John Travolta has always been round and cannot imagine how this fat guy was once a dance god. They cannot imagine life without computers, cell phones or Facebook.

    Want to know if you're getting old? Follow the checklist.
    1. You understand what is written above and smile.
    2. You need to sleep more after a night out.
    3. Your friends are married or are getting married.
    4. You get surprised when you see children playing comfortably with computers.
    5. You shake your head when you see kids with cell phones.
    6. You talk with your friends about the good old days.


    Yes, we are old! But we had one hell of a childhood.
     
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  2. istart

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    Damn I thought you were going to tell us that 36 actually isn't old. It was a good read nonetheless.

    Sent from my GT-I9100M using Tapatalk 2
     
  3. mrsix

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    because people didn't know better.
     
  4. Hogare

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    Yep,It sure did put a smile on my face!
     
  5. Ramsweb

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    The thing about getting old is that everyone is going to go through the same kind of experience, regardless of what generation they are born in.

    Take computer specs for example. When we all get old, we are going to have grand kids who will probably have 256GB of RAM in their computers and we will talk about the good old days where the computers were really slow, with 4GB of RAM. Those grand kids will grow up and laugh at their slow computers when they talk about it to their kids and grand kids.

    Such is life. Don't worry about your age OP. Make the most of your current age and enjoy the plenty of years that are ahead of you.

    P.S - Sorry - I see that you were just reminiscing the good old times that you had. That always makes for a great conversation with friends your age. By the way, there are people on this forum who are a lot older than you are :)
     
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  6. HoNeYBiRD

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    Everyone will getting old and die..

    But with meditation or astral meditation.. I don't afraid to get old and die.. :)
     
  8. keinehabe

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    getting 30+ isn't so bad like I tough will be :) anyway I`m still considering myself young enough to go for all crazy stuffs what other peoples still dreaming :)

    Thing is ... we come from other generation , we didn't had what kids from this days have and we are proud of it . I don't see nothing bad with evolution of the society , well only bad part it's kids this days aren't getting enough '' outside time / playing time outside '' like we got ... but in rest I think they have a better life like we had , and I can bet their generation will bring our accomplishments far away from what we can do . Think about this like experience , our parents and our grandparents started to work and be productive on the era when automobiles for example just started to get a kick forward ... look now at what cars we drive :) ... think about what and where our young generations will bring computers / artificial intelligence ...
     
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    I'm not as optimistic of the younger generation. My wife and I had to practically call the Police on a 13 year old neighbor that wouldn't just let us BBQ on our porch without threats and "what are you going to do about it" when we asked her to just leave us alone and quit tossing her ball on our porch. Her parents were sitting on their porch (15 feet away) just laughing until I picked up the cell to call the Police. It was all I could do to keep from just walking out there and snatching her by her hair and dragging her to her parents.

    I see declining respect for authority by today's youth and without respect I don't believe they'll amount to much of anything. I hope I'm wrong but I seen nothing but smart-ass youths disrespecting all authority (Police, teachers, parents) and feeling entitled to everything without performing work. They take little to no pride in the jobs they do. I have two nieces that demand payment just to clean their rooms. 25-35 year old nephews and nieces still living with Mom and Dad. Unless it's to attend a party or chase drugs they have no ambition to even get up in the morning.

    In my day you feared all adults - even those you didn't know. Discipline was handed out in school, home and work. Now discipline is practically missing and I believe Society reflects this. I have little optimism for future generations. They don't know the value of discipline, hard work, pride or respect. Look at their addiction to texting and FB. My God, I see these kids that are obssessed with text messages. No discipline. All looking for acceptance and fulfillment from outside sources instead of earning that shit themselves.

    JMHO
     
  10. OldSalt

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    Yea... you're old at 36... lmao

    As I approach 50 (only a couple of years away) I chuckled at the original post and was saddened by some of the others about the younger generations. I see the same things and find it hard to be optimistic for their future attitudes. I raised 2 girls with my first marriage and am now raising 2 younger boys. At times I want to snap them in 2 when they show utter disrespect my Wife, me or other adults - but it's ok, I find their currency.

    Last week my oldest step-son said something extremely nasty on this school bus (his brother is still with his father). We didn't hear about it until the bus driver told my wife the next day.

    I told him that I was upset for 3 reasons:
    1) He said what he said... but honestly, this was the smallest reason for my anger and disappointment in him. If he had said it to his friend when noone was around, we never would have known and although I think it's something he shouldn't be saying at his age, if no adult hears it and his friend dind't say anything, then there's no one to get upset about it.
    2) He said it LOUDLY on a crowded bus. (He said it loudly enough for serveral students AND the bus driver to say something to the school). - Can we say STUPID???
    3) He came home that day and went though the evening after knowing he was getting a 'referral' and never said anything to us. This is the biggest issue for me. We've told him before, if something like this happens, he needs to 'man-up' and tell us. Not wait for the school to let us know.

    The bus driver told my wife that morning so I made sure to leave work a little early and get home a little before he did. When he got there, on his desk was a mousepad - no mouse, no monitor and no computer next to it. I had removed it and put it in the upstairs closet. You could say he was a little surprised. I insisted on him telling me the story of exactly what happened - although I'm quite sure it shifted more of the blame to others that should have been his. He was literally sobbing, but more out of mourning for the loss of his computer in my opinion.

    He'll get it back someday - not sure if I'll stick to 3 weeks or whether I'll let him have it before Diablo III comes out on May 15th.

    One way or the other - I'm pretty sure he'll think twice before swearing loudly like that on the bus again.

    Have a gread day all... ;)

    *Edit* I do have to say that I think the generations will come around eventually... look at the 'flower children' of the 60s... now they're working in the big businesses rather than talking 'peace, love and drugs'... lol
     
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  11. cataratas

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    I remember when alta vista was the search engine of choice and then I picked up a copy of Computer Active magazine-probably only about the 5th edition ever of the magazine, and they were raving about this new search engine called google.

    I think some people here would like to see a new search engine right now! Haha!
     
  12. DarthM

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    Great post OP! 36 is NOT old... They say that "life begins at 40".

    I'm 22 at the moment, and I feel like I'm an 'inbetweener' generation between those born in the 70s and after the 90s. Here is something I found online that I can relate to, similar in style to your post:

    Thank god I was (just about - 1989!) born in the 80s :)
     
  13. unknownn

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    shows you are under 30 and dont understood what he wrote.


    About todays youth its a fact they are getting dumber, undisciplinated ,more like gangsters etc.

    Why is it so ?Because the western elite wants dumb citizen as its easier to control them.I know each youth thinks he knows how the world is running but thats bullshit.I can say myself i went to one of the most high ranked universities in the world and learned mostly lies and fakes which only supported the current system (MBA) .
    It started in the US that people got the stupid TV shows and talk program 24/7 that they got sport 24/7 and movies with doctrins 24/7 which completly changed their thinking and behavior.As i was in the age of 23 in US and saw the Jerry Springer show i really was shocked how stupid people could be.They acted like zombies.Todays youth get teached by movies that being a gangster is being a hero and being cool and loved by the woman.He needs to be hard ,driving a cool car even on loan.The secret methods how to get a woman etc etc its also radiciolous.I think something like that only sells in USA.But what is getting worse is the fact that exectly the same procedure is happening right at the moment in europe.People are bashed with stupid comedy shows,fake real life shows etc and getting dumber too.
    I know each older group always said that their youth wasnt so bad but right at the moment the youth is really horrible if you check their logical thinking.

    I really do not want to piss anybody on his leg but this are facts people cant deny.It started with the US (i even remember the time as all europeans laughed how stupid americans are as they dont even know countries on the world) but its the same in europe now.No real education anymore.Just got talent,super star,xfactor etc.

    I remember i and my whole class hated our teachers as we had old and very konservativ teachers who even didnt owned a TV and the math teacher telling us thats lucifers window.We always laughed about it but today as somebody older who is observing a lot what is going on i can tell i'm watching max 15 mins per week TV and in these 15 mins i already see a lot of fake doctrins.

    Ok i guess i'm getting offtopic


    Hurray to the old times where we went out of home at 8 am playin soccer and come home at 8 pm for the good night movie ;)
     
  14. DarthM

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    I agree unknownn that youth today are indeed getting worse compared to previous generations. But I think what Ramsweb was getting at is that the older generations always think that the younger generations are worse, and this thought process continues continues throughout the ages. The following quote was attributed to Socrates over 2 millennia ago:
    It's just as applicable today as it was all those years ago.
     
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    I can't wait to tell my grandchildren I'm pretty much as old as the internet.
     
  16. unknownn

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    Its repeating all the time.If you study the real history you know why .Its the generation cycle which is being under control to some families
     
  17. subster

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    Thanks for that, turning 32 in a few month but don't feel like it and that is great. One thing is awefull: you get farer and farer away from the girls with the flawless bodies.
     
  18. BlackxHat

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    Im 28 and dont wanna get any older.