Something alarmed me the other day. It was a half day from school absolutely gorgeous outside about 12:45 in the afternoon.
Yet no one was outside!
As a kid of the 90s I remember always coming home from school and running
outside to the nearby park, swinging on swings, running around,
playing tag with my next door neighbor, playing hide
and seek, cops and robbers, you name it!
Everyday after school was filled with fun games outside and exercising… nowadays
kids are so lazy. Now when my mom asks me to go walk the dogs I complain and say “do i have too?” while playing with my iphone.
Technology is a dangerous thing. I remember being a kid and only ever being outside except for at night when you had to come
home for dinner… (this was a rule in my family) I seldom ever watched tv due to the fact that nothing came on until at night,
which were all Disney movies and the only time they really had good cartoons was on Saturday morning before breakfast.
You had to wait all week to see the cartoons. Other than that us kids were outside every second we had a chance to be.
Around the time I entered the 4th grade my parents brought home our first computer! I WAS MESMORIZED, I HAD NEVER SEEN
ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE. MY EYES BECAME GLUED TO THAT LITTLE SCREEN! It was very unlikely back then for a family to
have a computer, it was like when TVs first came out….. I instantly became glued to the computer. The fact of the matter is when kids get
home the go right on the computer, play video games, or go on their phones. Technology is improving our society yes but it is also
destroying it as well. If it had been that same half day in the 90s you would have barely had room at the playground but instead
the other day no one was around.. it was a total and utter ghost town!!!!!! It’s amazing to think of how much stuff has changed even from
when I was a kid. Kids are super lazy and I admit I am too. Who really wants to hang out at the park anymore? LAME!
The fact of the matter is we are becoming less active and more lazy as time goes on.. It’s sad to think kids of future generations
won’t ever know what it feels like to come home after school and instantly go outside \.
I miss those old days… Everything seemed less complicated back then. I remember when my favorite thing in the world
were my overalls and rolling down hills. Those were the days<3