Kids nowadays will just never understand.
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Such delightful photos! They brought a fun smile. I still play outside, even at my age. They are missing so much of life.
Life is sure different now. When I drive through neighborhoods I don’t see children playing outside. It is sad.
Kids seem to live such sterile lives these days. Do any of them ever play in the woods or just cycles around town? I doubt it!
me too! kids these days don’t get that much out! They play computer games!
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Memories Anyone? 😀
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Some of these look dangerous but so was life back then
So perfect! I was born in 1944, so I have done what I see in a couple of these photos myself. TY
i was born in 1989 but in a poor country and the games we were playing when i was i kid we’ve made them ourselves (rollers, drums, bows, toys and many more). We were always outside in nature, on trees, playing football in the rain, in the MUD! Happy times!!!
Happy times, indeed. I feel sorry for kids today!
It doesn’t take much to make kids happy. We adults could learn from them.
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These photos are amazing! They remind me of my own kid. Kids know how to have fun. They simply use their imaginations. Their ability to enjoy life does not hinge upon technology. Sure, they may enjoy tech when it’s presented to them ( my kid sure does), but only because it’s there. If it wasn’t there, they’d be fine.
I’ve been thinking a lot about technology lately. I’m not anti- tech by any means. I love my computer; I love my internet. I love electronic music; digital art. There are some fascinating things going on in tech. I don’t begrudge anyone enjoying the things that it has to offer….
HOWEVER. We’re not allowed to just *enjoy* it, are we? We’re FORCED to buy new shit we don’t need, just to ensure that we can keep doing basic things.Things that are already MORE than convenient for us. If Tech was focused on making our lives easier, they’d ease up a bit. They’d focus on implementing stuff that actually helps us and our planet. But it’s clearly not like that is it? Corporations say : ” We’ve invented this thing. Buy it, or we’ll make your life complicated. We’ll make your current way of life obsolete so that the simplest of tasks becomes impossible for you until you relent and BUY OUR PRODUCT.” Corporations couldn’t give a fuck about our convenience. They care primarily about making money. In this way, it’s hard for me to see technology as little more than a capitalist tool. And that sux, because there are obviously some brilliant individuals with great imaginations working on technological advancements. I want to be able to enjoy them. But I want to do so on MY terms, NOT the terms of some greedy, shortsighted, opportunistic corporation.
Pardon the rant. But these photos are testament to the fact that we’ve lost the plot. Happiness is much simpler than we think. We want convenience….but what could be more convenient than growing our own food; working for ourselves in fields that maximise the potential of our natural talents? Who is preventing us from exploring these options? I wonder….
well said my friend!!!
Ha. ha. I was one of those kids, so I understand perfectly. 😀 — Suzanne
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A time when children could be children.
Kids still play outside where I live – this place is in a bit of a time warp!
What a wonderful collection of pictures! Thanks for compiling and sharing.
Thanks for the memories of an unfettered childhood.
I’m a 50’s baby, but I still grew up playing outside, climbing trees, swinging from the monkey bars, imagining a world I couldn’t see. But there was an innocence back then that we seem to have lost. Things that were unthinkable are now commonplace somewhere in the world, brought home to us in glorious technicolour by our TVs or computers. I guess that’s the price we pay for progress in other areas.
Wonderful photos, Alk3r. Thank you. 🙂
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It is true that kids had good, healthy fun in the past. When I grew up we could ride our bikes to the park and roller skate on the street. These are things my own children cannot do. It is not all because of technology though, it is also due to a loss of freedom due to high volumes’ of traffic and higher levels of criminal activity and threats.
What wonderful photos! A lot of these images I expect are of kids improvising play areas after the Second World War destroyed so much. How resourceful kids can be! are modern kids equally resourceful?
What wonderful photos. Now parents would be charged with endangerment for letting their children do some of this.
A picture is worth a thousand words. This post speaks volumes!
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The best learning takes place outdoors, where children have to figure things out on their own. No parents or teachers to guide them. This is critical, divergent thinking. That is what astronauts need. So do artists and writers, musicians and scientists, doctors and teachers. Thinking outside of the box, using your hands, and having fun are the skills children need to learn and succeed. All those elements come alive in the greatest classroom of all — the outdoors.
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The old days had such charm! Perhaps our time will have its charms when seen from its future?
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This one is for the Baby Boomers. Great post. It will take you back to the good old days. Loved it.
Thank you for sharing such great photos and memories for me. I lived that era and feel lucky to have been a part of it. I have saved some of the above photos, I hope you don’t mind. If so please let me know and I will discard them.
Wow, I loved these photographs thanks for sharing them. 🌹
Wonderful photos showing the simple times of play and imagination. It’s still there today in our children only they’re more serious and don’t have the same freedoms we had. I found you by way of a re-blog of your post by Patricia Salamone at “The Writers Desk”. Thank you for sharing these with us. I shared on my social media. 🙂
Thank you! Enjoy! ☺
But — the germs! No safety helmets! No proper supervision! These pictures show children gleefully exploring and the world around them on their own terms.
These are adorable! Thanks for the lol. 🙂
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Yeah, even when I was younger, I used to play outside.
Fabulous shots! I could even relate to some of them… 🙂
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It’s possible to have fun without electronics. These photos will lighten your day and make you smile. 🙂
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Oh, I enjoyed this so. I was a kid in the 1950s in a small town that still had hitching posts for horses and some unpaved streets. In many ways it was a 19th century childhood.
Your photos really hit the mark.