So what is ultimate about the 60s?
Growing up in the 60’s as a kid who was overweight was not as tough as it is today. I loved the fact that I could walk around school or even with my friends, and I wouldn’t be made fun of. I had tried on so many occasions to lose weight but it just never seemed to work with me.
So, when I decided that I was just going to let me be the way I was, I never got a hard time from everybody. Even the school bully seemed to have second thoughts about ever thinking of bullying me because he thought that I would probably beat him up. Of course, I would run as fast as I could, which is funny because I would not run twenty steps without actually having to sit down to catch a breath.
Back then, we didn’t have no such thing as weight loss surgery, and I was proud of who I was. There was no need for something like that because, at that time, that was not a problem. Life was simple, and I would go out and get ice cream from the ice cream truck that would make rounds from time to time.
I also loved the fact that I had good friends, and they were true to me and would stick up for me when anyone tried to talk me down or anything like that. We would go out and play a little softball even though I was never good at it. Almost all the time I would be picked last but I never really cared because knew it was because I was not good at the game and not because I was a fat kid.
I cruised through most of my childhood just being myself, and I can’t say that it was awful because I enjoyed every minute of it. We would play a lot outside and get to interact with other kids a lot which was fantastic. I remember going for bike rides far off from home and never having to worry about a thing. They were times when I never had to worry about a diet plan because I knew that I wasn’t fat but just big. I loved the sense that my friends were always there, and they still are to this day even though they are in different cities; we still keep in touch.
Now, the difference with these days is that there is a lot of staying indoors and playing video games. Back in my days, those things were unheard of, and this gave us time to go out and play actual sports on the actual field unlike kids of nowadays. There is a lot of name calling nowadays, and I am sure that I would never have it easy if I grew up in this era.
I would be ridiculed and made fun of to the point that I don’t think I would want to go to public places like school. It is a cruel world that it has become, and no one cares about the feelings of the other and people get easily offended. I remember whenever my mother put food in front of us, no matter what it was, we would eat it.
I miss the old days when I could talk to my neighbor freely, and we would become actual real friends. Everyone’s just too hostile now and suspicious of everyone which is not good. I remember some guy telling me at the supermarket that I need to get Weight Watchers because, at this rate, I might blow up. Of course, it hurt my feelings, but I took control of myself and never spoke a word back at the guy.
Growing up back then only had one disadvantage but I can’t say that it was the same thing for everyone. This is because my mother died of breast cancer when I was about ten years of age which was in 65. It was a tough time for me, and I didn’t think hat I would make it through, but because I had great friends, I made it out okay. Life now is a bit easy for the kids, but I still wish that I went back to the 60’s and just stayed there because this present is just not the life for me at all.
In all honesty, I do think everybody wants to live the 60’s again, or even for the first time, at least once. Below are a few posts with some awesome stories associated with the 60’s.