Monday, September 18, 2006
Friends and I are always reminiscing about playing outside when we were children and what a shame it is that kids nowadays don't seem to be allowed out on their own. We'd be out in the morning, return for lunch and out again until dinner. We used to get up to all sorts, from snooping (quite harmlessly) in neighbours gardens to playing allsorts of imaginary games, on our own two feet, on bikes, roller-skates or skateboards. So I heard a scary conspiracy theory on the radio this morning, that the belief that it's not safe for children to play outside has been created in order to sell more toys/consumer goods, which they'll need to keep them entertained whilst they're stuck inside.
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