I remember family car trips with 3 kids laying around the giant back end of our giant station wagon playing Chinese checkers and mad libs. I don’t even know if that car had seat belts. My dad occasionally had some kind of hard liquor to pass the time and my mother rode shotgun, read the map and smoked like a chimney. For breakfast I might eat Frosted Flakes with spoonfuls of sugar added on top. For lunch a grilled cheese sandwich made with town talk white bread and velveta. For a bedtime snack vanilla ice cream with maple syrup on top and a glass of Coca Cola.
Then my parents divorced when I was 8 and the real negligence started.
It’s a chest beating meme, look how tough I am,I survived the attempts of our society to poison me and general stupidity. Well, I did too.. but that doesn’t make it better. Knowing what you have learned would you intentionally eat lead paint chips? That said, depending on where you are in the country hose water is fine
Sometimes, some of these so-called taking away of liberties has more to do than just with your safety; bike helmets: sure, let you take your chances without one, but make sure your survivors don't try to sue the other party when you might have survived with a helmet on.
yes I had totally mad parents my mother was manic my father depressed from his war experiences - and abusive - I survived to laugh and live and love for myself - left home at fifteen never looked back. I might have a brother still alive somewhere, but he got off too.
Yes, I guess I am a survivor. But every time I look at the news or read the paper, oh dear, people suffer. I'm probably just somewhere in the middle for problems. How things go seem to be in the lap of the gods, so to speak. Best to be grateful things aren't so much worse.
When I was a small kid there were no seat belts or turn signals. Bike helmets were unheard of. However, I probably owe my life today to a bike helmet. That is either good or bad, depending on who you talk to.
Is there something wrong with wooden spoons? We use them all the time.