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DOES ANYONE ELSE LONG FOR THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

melissa75 Avatar
8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Reading a few threads on here I got to thinking about what it was like when I was a teenager, (I am now 32), and how life had changed. In my youth I didn't know what drugs were, what a paedophile was, I hardly knew anything about sex.
My worries were how I could get Morten Harket from A-ha to fall in ove with me, or whether my spot would be gone before I went back to school on Monday!
It just seems so sad the state of the world now, there doesn't seem to be any innocence left. Young kids are taking drugs, getting pregnant, and can't wait to grow up. My idea of heaven as a young teen was watching Columbo on a Saturday night while eating a nice dinner!
I think that is why as an adult now I am always listening to 80s music, A-ha, Five star, Deacon Blue etc, and watching old programmes, Columbo, Miss Marple, Some Mother's Do Av Em. I know they are naff but they put a smile on my face. Don't get me wrong I like loads of recent hard-hitting tv dramas and listen to DMX but it doesn't put me in a cheery mood, whereas if I am in a supermarket and hear an old 80s song I feel better.
What does everyone else think?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
lol @ the listen to DMX.

but I agree with you! I know have to make sure girls are 18+ before i try to sleep with them :|
#2
harvie316
lol @ the listen to DMX.

but I agree with you!


It was the first artist I thought of. I think it makes you worry when you have kids, mine are two boys 6 and 4, I just want them to have the youth that I had!
banned#3
I think that when you were the age that you are reminiscing about, someone your current age was doing the same thing. Is innocence not simply naivety? You could have been an exception, surely everyone was not the same? Or there could have been an exception, which may now be the rule? There still are exceptions today. Are you influenced by stronger media presence today?
#4
Well most of it seems the same as when I was teenager. Maybe it depends on what part of country you living in etc and then you notice whats changed,but everything seems pretty much same.
#5
I agree, I am an ancient 41 and have never smoked weed and would never do any drugs. I was scared of teachers at school as they were in charge, I used to play football in the local park, nowadays I barely see lads playing footie, they just hang around street corners acting hard and mouthing off at anyone walking past, life has nosedived and I feel sorry for the kids
#6
I'm 31 and I didn't like the eighties at all .... I got told about sex by a friend when I was 7. My parents had a party and one of the left-overs tried to get me to touch him in a rather personal place (I didn't cos I knew it was wrong), My mum had it tough, couldn't work due to disability and we scraped by with very little money, the clothes i wore were second hand and very dated .. so i got picked on for it by snobby kids. The areas we lived were atrocious to say the least ... oh yes and margaret thatcher was in power!
Prefered the nineties myself! :)
#7
I used to play in the street with all my mates, British Bulldog, Kerby, Postmans Knock, tick, off ground tick (personal favourite).
I knew about drugs, pervs, sex but only through what my friends told me - therefore I was very un-informed and thought you could get pregnant from french kissing (well I was only 12 at the time).
I too think back to my chldhood with happy memories, we were skint but happy.
#8
Sheriff Waffles
I'm 31 and I didn't like the eighties at all .... I got told about sex by a friend when I was 7. My parents had a party and one of the left-overs tried to get me to touch him in a rather personal place (I didn't cos I knew it was wrong), My mum had it tough, couldn't work due to disability and we scraped by with very little money, the clothes i wore were second hand and very dated .. so i got picked on for it by snobby kids. The areas we lived were atrocious to say the least ... oh yes and margaret thatcher was in power!
Prefered the nineties myself! :)


Bloody hell! I feel for you mate
#9
Sheriff Waffles
I'm 31 and I didn't like the eighties at all .... I got told about sex by a friend when I was 7. My parents had a party and one of the left-overs tried to get me to touch him in a rather personal place (I didn't cos I knew it was wrong), My mum had it tough, couldn't work due to disability and we scraped by with very little money, the clothes i wore were second hand and very dated .. so i got picked on for it by snobby kids. The areas we lived were atrocious to say the least ... oh yes and margaret thatcher was in power!
Prefered the nineties myself! :)


My other half grew up in a very rough area, and his family really struggled with money, so his experiences of his childhood were very different to mine. Maybe I am looking through rose tinted specks!
#10
Thanks, but I'm over it.
They are just distant memories blowing in the wind...
But I do remeber one good thing and that was the endless freedom you have as a child... I would play out nearly every day in all weather till the sun went down ... even if no one else was playing!!!
#11
melissa75
My other half grew up in a very rough area, and his family really struggled with money, so his experiences of his childhood were very different to mine. Maybe I am looking through rose tinted specks!


I too lived in arough area with little money but everyone around me were the same so it didn't matter. I had hand me down clothes and no pocket money but I didn't know any different.
I was glad of it because it made me thankful of the life I have now :)
#12
I'm 33 so would have been into the same things as you were, the 80's were great...and morten harket...i still feel a shudder watching old aha vids on the tv. I used to play in the street too. we used to play conkers, british bull dog, your not alowed them anymore as they are 'not safe'
#13
Not sure that there ever were any 'good old days' but there was childhood!!
Seem like most people's memories of growing up are not all that diffferent (except for S.Waffles:friends:) no matter what decade they actually grew up in.
#14
chesso
Not sure that there ever were any 'good old days' but there was childhood!!
Seem like most people's memories of growing up are not all that diffferent (except for S.Waffles:friends:) no matter what decade they actually grew up in.


I think that is the point.... we had a childhood, kids today have to grow up before they should, due to the media influence and peer pressure.
#15
sophie***
I think that is the point.... we had a childhood, kids today have to grow up before they should, due to the media influence and peer pressure.


Totally agree,and it's very sad indeed.
#16
i grew up ok..... i think. lol
#17
Know exactly what you mean by this thread call me an old git...im 22 and im probably in the tiny'est of minories...i shunned drugs and drink sociably , but dont go out to get "hammered" (though i do go out and drink very little and go funny because im not used to it) and im in a position where end of this year i should be able to afford a house with my partner.

People all around tell me about there endless partners, endless drunken states and expense on drugs and i just feel its very very sad, and often people call me "sad" because i dont want to be another 21st century clone. I try not to associate myself with any of these people but find, i know very few people if i dont....so what do ya do heh? let an immoral prat be your friend just so you aint some loner.......

Its sad though because i feel i cant go out to see a band/live music or have a dance without the soul aim of the venue....to get people as destroyed/**** faced as possible endless drink promotions and shots etc it seems people have no morals anymore its just $$$$$$$$$$$ which makes me absolutly sick.

In my opinion society is like it is today because nobody has a backbone...leaders dont say no to issues they have close to heart..if it makes money then so be it....this follows on through society...police....computer games with endless violence, little kids murdering people. its the fact that people dont say right thats it i aint taking this ****. the fact that if someone breaks in u dont beat the **** out of them for trying to rob you, or u dont smack the unruly kid, Punishment does not exist.....people released constantly from jail, crimes unpunished, and you can emigrate anywhere ya like its not just in the Uk, its everywhere.

Someone needs to start stamping on this political correctness because its doing more damage to society than global warming ever do. a joke.....
:x
#18
don;t worry 'hawkio' i am 23, don't become another clone - at least you can think for yourself :)
#19
harvie316
lol @ the listen to DMX.

but I agree with you! I know have to make sure girls are 18+ before i try to sleep with them :|


Ah come thats more of a guideline than rule :thumbsup:
#20
Every generation harks back to the 'good old days'.

We have an amazing propensity to just remember the good times in the past and forget the not so good,which often means the past seems better than the present.
My parents also considered me older than my years at times,when I was a child,as I am sure their parents did etc etc.

i find myself coming out with the same old cliches that my parents did when I was younger,something I vowed i would never do!Must mean I am now a grown up;-)

What we do have nowadays,which,imo,skew our perceptions,is a constant bombardment of information,news overload.News happended on our tv screens for 2 1/2 hourly episodes a day....we now have many channels having to fill 24 hours worth of it,so we hear about much moreof what is happening in the world around us.Let us also consider the fact that these channels are in competition,so are in the habit of sensationalising the information they feed us to keep their share of the public viewing.

What is really different now,or seems to be,is the climate of fear that some allow themselves to live in and that is sad.........crime existed when we were kids as well,paedophiles existed,murders happened,robberies took place etc etc,we had the 'don't accept lifts off strangers' talks at school as well.........but maybe because our parents were not inundated with all that happens on every corner of the planet,they allowed us to go run errands to the shops and play in the park without worrying too much..................unless you got home late......then you got a good telling off,sometimes a smack!(better not do that now:whistling:)

Keep perspective folks:)
#21
Good conduct should come from the top of our society, what hope have we got with the freeloaders that rule us, as an example to our young people.
#22
muckypup
Every generation harks back to the 'good old days'.

We have an amazing propensity to just remember the good times in the past and forget the not so good,which often means the past seems better than the present.
My parents also considered me older than my years at times,when I was a child,as I am sure their parents did etc etc.

i find myself coming out with the same old cliches that my parents did when I was younger,something I vowed i would never do!Must mean I am now a grown up;-)

What we do have nowadays,which,imo,skew our perceptions,is a constant bombardment of information,news overload.News happended on our tv screens for 2 1/2 hourly episodes a day....we now have many channels having to fill 24 hours worth of it,so we hear about much moreof what is happening in the world around us.Let us also consider the fact that these channels are in competition,so are in the habit of sensationalising the information they feed us to keep their share of the public viewing.

What is really different now,or seems to be,is the climate of fear that some allow themselves to live in and that is sad.........crime existed when we were kids as well,paedophiles existed,murders happened,robberies took place etc etc,we had the 'don't accept lifts off strangers' talks at school as well.........but maybe because our parents were not inundated with all that happens on every corner of the planet,they allowed us to go run errands to the shops and play in the park without worrying too much..................unless you got home late......then you got a good telling off,sometimes a smack!(better not do that now:whistling:)

Keep perspective folks:)


A true voice of reason :thumbsup:

For too long now we have allowed ourselves to be led by the media. I fear there is no way back from that, too much money involved.
#23
No :-d
#24
raleigh grifter bike
supa scuda skateboard
diana sp50 air pistol
catch the girls, kiss the girls
making petrol bombs for toxteth rio.......... :roll:
#25
owlass;1887909

making petrol bombs for toxteth rio.......... :roll:

so it was you then!
#26
The real problem with the world now, is political correctness. Some of it is good, but some of it makes our world rediculous.

Parents can't smack their children when they are naughty, meaning kids have no real detterent from what is wrong. You just have to look at all of the kids commiting murders at the moment to see this one. I am 22, and if I was naughty, I got a smack around the back of the legs, didn't do me any harm.

Due to the airy fairy people getting smacking banned, we are ending up with a bunch of little thugs, no one tells kids no anymore, everyone is too scared to say no to kids, for fear that they will turn on them. Asbo's are a medal of honour, prison and youth detention centres are a holiday camp.
#27
New Labour came to power, and were so desperate to keep power, they would bend to every pressure group imaginable.
Et voila, we have the world now.

There's too many idiots in the country, trying to make everythign nice and fluffy by banning this and banning that, when the real world isnt like that.
They have given in to every pressure group (apart from the War) since they took power, no matter how idiotic it was.
The money-grabbing media backing most of the campaigns up, and dumbing down the rest of the population to the level of the "ban it and the problem goes away" brigade.

As for the rest.
Kids get arrested, the parents foot the bill for all repairs etc plus a fine.
The kid does community service doing the repairs, any repeats and Army-Style brat camps set up for kids that get arrested / expelled from school.
Mandatory straight to camp rule for physical violence (not for school fights, too petty) .

Junkies should no longer get extra benefits for being on rehab programmes.
They can get normal benefits and be glad of that. Why get rewarded for being a leech on society?
Methadone comes hand-in-hand with contraceptives.
I'm not paying for you AND the next generation of junkies as well.

Life means life.
Prisons go spartan.
No gadgets, communal TV only, which only gets the news once a day. Mandatory training/ education for going back into society. No distractions and they might actually learn something to better the society that they damage.

Probably got plenty more, thats just off the top of my head atm.
#28
I loved the mid-late 80s and early 90s, especially the Madchester Music, seen, and was fully aware of sex, drugs and pervs, In fact I remember cycling through the park hurling abuse at the blokes hiding in the bushes next to the playground!!!

I partied hard, and dabbled in most of the illegal substances, yet never robbed, killed , hurt anyone, or lost a job, I laughed my arris off and had a great time.
I my circle of friends, it was alcohol that was shunned as the unacceptable drug, we all have gone on to successful professional careers, and some of us still hook up at bank holiday weekends, where we are still the Chemical generation :whistling:
#29
This is just something every generation goes through. Everyone longs for the good old days when everything was so much better. There's something about the past that makes everyone look at it through rose tinted specs.

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