HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31754 posts, RR: 55 Posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1472 times:
An Interesting Scene occurs at Bom around this time.When poor kids holding Small tin cans with openings for coins go around the streets requesting folks to contribute to their 31st Dec Party.
I asked a few kids what they would do with the cash collected & They said they would pool it together with the rest of their friends,pick up some snacks,burn an effigy of the old man they cart around & place a board on it which said Goodbye 2007,welcome 2008.
They seemed very happy with the idea,& to them it was the best thing that would be happening.So I added to their kitty & went along.
Its amazing how kids can be happy with so little.
Thought I'd share this.
Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
These must be Indian kids.
In America, kids dress in all black with white face paint and whine to there parents that they want the newest video game. If their parents don't but the video game the kids light the neighbors cat on fire and shoot up the school.
American kids are never happy with what they have.
Sudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4135 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1403 times:
Quoting SBBRTech (Reply 2): Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
American kids are never happy with what they have
I think you can extend that to include the rest of the continent's middle and upper classes kids...they are never ever satisfied.
How about the rest of the world!? Kids today, mine included, are very spoiled and materialistic.
Not that I have lost the upper hand on this, but looking back to when I was a child, it is just not the same anymore. Everything is about Xbox, PS3 etc.
I love games like these myself, but I so not let it run my life, or my kids for that matter.