Domingo, 3 de Setembro de 2006

Meditação: para onde corre este mundo?

Não me tem apetecido escrever nada e pensar também pouco. Hoje, porém, não resisto a transcrever o mail que mão amiga me enviou e que aqui deixo para que o comente quem o quiser e o saiba fazer:

"How old are you Does this ring a bell? - How old is Grandpa? - Stay with this -- the answer is at the end -- it will blow you away. One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events. The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general. The Grandpa replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before: ' television, ' penicillin, ' polio shots, ' frozen foods, ' Xerox, ' contact lenses, ' Frisbees and ' the pill. There was no such thing as: ' radar, ' credit cards, ' laser beams or ' ball-point pens. Man had not invented: ' pantyhose, ' air conditioners, ' dishwashers, ' clothes dryers, ' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and ' man hadn't yet walked on the moon. Your Grandmother and I got married first-and then lived together. Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25, I called every man older than I, 'Sir'- and after I turned 25, I still called policemen, firemen and every man with a title, "Sir.' We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy. Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense. We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions. Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege. We thought fast food was what people ate during "Lent." Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins. Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started. Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends---not purchasing condominiums. We never heard of satellite radios, FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings, ugh. We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios. And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey. If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk. The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam. Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of. We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Coca-Cola & Pepsi Cola were all a nickel. And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards. You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600 but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon. In my day: ' "grass" was mowed, ' "coke" was a cold soft drink, ' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and ' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby. ' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office, ' " chip" meant a piece of wood, ' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and ' "software" wasn't even a word. And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... and how old do you think I am? I bet you have this old man in mind...you are in for a shock! Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time. Please Scroll Down ... ... ... ... ... This man would be only 58 years old!""

publicado por Júlio Moreno às 20:25
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De contoselendas a 7 de Setembro de 2006 às 23:22
o blog anda muito parado.só o optimismo pode vencer a adversidade da "velocidade louca" deste mundo em que vivemos. Temos de ser a referencia para os jovens, sendo Optimistas. Um Abraço.


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