24 November, 2017, 12:00 am
A YOUNGSTER asked his grandfather: “Grandpa! How did you people live before with no technology, no aeroplanes, no internet, no computer, no TV, no aircons, no cards, no mobile phones?”
Grandpa replied: “Just like how you people live today â€¦ (may not be all) — no prayer, no compassion, no honour, no respect, no character, no shame, no modesty. We, the people born between 1950-1989 are the blessed ones. Our life is living proof.
“While playing and riding bicycles, we never bothered to wear helmets. After school we played until dusk but never watched (TV) by locking ourselves up in a room. We played only with our real friends, not with NET friends.
“If we ever felt thirsty, we used to drink tap water but never searched for bottled water. We never got ill even after sharing the same juice with four friends. We never put on weight even after eating plates full of rice every day. Nothing happened to our feet even after roaming barefoot. We never used any health supplement to keep ourselves healthy.
“We used to create our own toys and play with them. Our parents were not rich. They just searched for and gave only love, not any worldly material.
“We never had cell phones, DVDs, play station, Xboxes, video games, personal computers, internet, chat, but we had many real friends. We used to visit our friends’ homes uncalled and enjoyed food with them. We never had to call them and ask their permission to visit their home.
“Relatives were near to us so our hearts and souls were happy. We may have been in black and white photos but you can find good colourful memories in those photos.
“We are unique and the most understanding generation, because we are the last generation who listened to their parents and also the first which have to listen to their children.
“We are a limited edition!”