> Toledo Riot Wrote:
> Man I hate the phrase, "kids these days" kids these days know what
> they've be taught, so if they arent "hands on" or into motors, well
> thats what they were taught by their parents
yeah its funny, i don't know what it was like growing up in the 60's or 70s but by the late 80's/90's you had dateline and all this shit on tv and a bunch of fuckers running around suing everyone for everything from lawn darts to bbq grills, exactly the same way you see guys like Ken bitching about electric scooters or whatever else.
My parents were not at all like that, my dad let me use power tools and tear apart shit in the driveway but i was definitely the 'weird kid' in the neighborhood in that regard. Its funny because the exact same attitude of people that say you should crack down on this thing that annoys me or that thing that annoys me are the reason that motorsports, motorcycling, dirtbikes, mopeds, even cars are so unpopular with the current crop of teenagers. All these parents watching dumb shit like 'dateline' and saying 'oh wow these escooters/vaping/hoverboards, etc... are super dangerous we cant let our kids touch them' kill the fun and kill the freedom of being a kid.
I dont even remotely understand the concept of bitchy neighbors hating on your freedom be it riding electric scooters, leaving your kids unattended, riding a minibike, pretty much anything you do that doesn't fuck up someone else's day. I'm sure its been going on since the beginning of neighbors but it seems like the last 50 years or so in america the laws have been co-opted to favor bitchy neighbors vs. righteous rad dudes getting buck.