If Over 40 years Read This

05May
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Good Humour = Good Mental Health!

People over 40 should be dead. If you are Over 40 years Read This:

Here’s why .

According to today’s regulators and bureaucrats, those of us
who were kids in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, or even maybe
the early 70’s probably shouldn’t have survived.

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based
paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, … and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets.
(Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.)

As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. 

Horrors!

We ate cakes, bread and butter, and drank cold drinks with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.
After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back
when the street lights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day!.
NO CELL PHONES!!!!!

U
nthinkable!

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on DSTV, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cellphones,personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

We had friends!

We went outside and found them.

We played Red Rover, and sometimes, the tackles would really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no
lawsuits from these accidents.
They were accidents.

No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we
were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

Rugby, soccer and cricket had trials and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment!

Some students weren’t as smart as others, so they failed a standard and were
held back to repeat at the same standard.
Horrors!
Tests were not adjusted for any reason.
Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law
was unheard of.

They actually sided with the law.

Imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new
ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility,
and we learned how to deal with it all.

And you’re one of them!

Congratulations!

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