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it isn't 100% but is pretty darn close. I found this on IMDB looking at the discussion for the movie TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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 morning...Uphill...barefoot, Both ways....yadda, yadda, yadda....

 

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 my 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 forty, 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! and no spell check! 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.

 

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

 

There were no MP3's, Napsters, iTune, or ipods! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#% it all up! there were no CD Players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

 

And talk of 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! It was either that or the lingerie section of the JC Penny catalog 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!

 

There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You Actually had to be out of touch with your "friends" OH MY GOSH!!!! Think of the horror... not being intouch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! you kids have no idea how annoying you are.

 

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had Atari 2600! with games like "Space Invaders" and "asteroids" and the graphics sucked ***! 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 faster and faster until you died! Just Like LIFE!

 

When you went to a movie theater there was no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy ore some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

 

You had to use a little called the TV Guide to find out what was on TV! 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!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh,no what is the world coming to?!?!

 

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 rat 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 to pop popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy POP thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot.

 

And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside.. you were doing chores!

 

And car seats-Oh, please! mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. And if you were lucky you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!

 

See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids have got it too damn easy! You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1987 or any time before!"

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That's pretty much dead on...I really like this one...

 

"Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe! "

 

If you got smacked by an adult it was always assumed that you deserved it...end of story... :lol:

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While most of this is true, but I have maintained for years that the generation gap is so much smaller.

When I was in my late teens, I would never have considered hanging out with a 40 year old. Going to the pub with a 40 year old. Going to a gig with a 40 year old. etc etc etc

But teens today see no problem doing this as the generation gap has shrunk. We listen to the same or similar music. We play the same computer games. We watch the same tv shows and movies etc.

When we were in our late teens, most adults hated everything that was new, we dont.

While most here hate modern dance music etc, there are just as many people our age who are happy listening to it.

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