Video: This Is What Playgrounds Looked Like Before ‘Helicopter Parents’ And ‘Bubble Wrap’

Hey Millenials: This is the epic childhood you missed out on!

Maybe if Millenials had more ‘unstructured play’ like this, we wouldn’t see so many whiny brats melting down in College, taking Professors hostage, breaking windows and demanding ‘safe spaces’.

When we were kids, even the playground wasn’t a safe space.

It’s where we learned to ‘rub some dirt on it’.

To ‘suck it up, buttercup’.

Where a double-dog-dare would help you overcome your fears.

Our ‘playtime’ did what it is supposed to do. It helped us grow up.

What is playtime doing today?

If the headlines are telling us anything, it’s infantilizing a generation.

Maybe there’s a cultural cost of letting injury lawyers dictate what our playgrounds look like.

One that’s fundamentally worse than the occasional bloody nose or skinned knee.

Isn’t it time we push back and make childhood epic again?

Here’s a shirt for real men (and women, too):

Why be average? It’s so overrated.

Everyone does that.

You need to Do Epic Sh-t.

If you don’t think so, add some more meat to your diet and read this while you wait for your steak to grill:

Effeminization Of The American Male

by Doug Giles

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