American kids are getting lazy




 
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Boots
 
September 22nd, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: American kids are getting lazy


I just got back from my 25 km morning bike ride (I may be American but Europeans know how to make good bike components). My ride takes me by a high school. I started to notice that there were more than a few kids well with in walking distance of the school. I think there were about 10 kids on my route within a 2km (1.25 miles) radius of the school. Now it doesn't take more than 20 minutes to walk 2 km. I am sure by the time those kids wait for the bus, they could be walking on school grounds. It's just one more sign that more kids are getting lazy.
September 22nd, 2004  
sunb!
 
 

Topic: Well...


Perhaps the parents can pull my old man's trick "Whops late for work again kid, can't drive you, come on, off you go, can't be late, see ya...."

September 22nd, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Yes, I think that there are more than a few kids that are just becoming lazy. It is something that seems to be a cool thing now. I take my 3 boys (9, 6, 5) to school every mornin, 2 go in at one door and one has to go 30 - 45 feet to another door and he wants me to drive him. HELL NO! I make him walk it every mornin, it isn't that he is inactive, he does tons of sports and excells at them, it is he is lazy and doesnt want to walk it. He has no explanation for it.
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Boots
September 22nd, 2004  
GUNNER
 
Not just Americans but Canadian kids as well, i'm making sure my kid gets plenty of activity, there is no way i'm raising a fat lazy kid that sits in front of the t.v./nintendo eating chips and drinking soda, i never grew up that way and i'm going to work hard at making sure my kid gets plenty of outdoor activity

GUNNER
September 22nd, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Ninetendo, Xbox, etc. etc. etc.. It's not all their fault if parents and I am one would turn off the games and T.V. and send little johnny and Jane out to play once in a while.
My 15 year old walks the .5 miles to school every day unless it's a monsoon like storm and it hasn't hurt her.
September 22nd, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
Kids are lazy for one reason and one reason only; its cuz we can. The rational: why work hard when you dont have to?
September 22nd, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
lazy??lazy?? you are being to kind to most of them, they are FAT, no i am not going to say it any other way, they are fat, i see it everyday, and i myself use to be fat until i stop taking the bus, now i ride my bike to school 3 miles there and 3 miles back(going home takes a little longer because it is all uphill and very steeply uphill and for some reason the wind is always pushing against me on my way home).

I also do around 200 crunches a day, i checked my scale today and it seems that in one week i managed to drop another 8 pounds just because i cut my food intake in half and stopped ordering THE DAMNED PIZZAS, PUT DOWN CONTROLLER KIDS AND RUN YOUR ASS OFF, IF YOUR NOT MOTIVATED ENOUGH DO WHAT I DO ON WEEKENDS, HAVE YOUR FRIEND GET ON YOUR BIKE AND RIDE BEHIND YOU HITTING YOU IN THE BACK WITH A BAT EVERYTIME YOU SLOW DOWN.
September 22nd, 2004  
Focus Fate
 
I aint fat but I feel bad reading this cause I just stuffed my face with fastfood and got a stomach ache LMAO

I think its something else tho. I live pretty close to school. But I don't walk. It's too long of a walk, meaning I'd have to get up earlier. Lots of teens need their sleep, so they take the bus.
September 22nd, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
sleep?sleep? what is this sleep you mortals speak of? I don't sleep i PT, I will have plenty of time to sleep when i'm dead
September 22nd, 2004  
Delta210
 
I agree kids are lazy today. I see it all the time. My Jr high and high schools were 2.5 and 2 miles from home, respectively, and our district didn't have buses so you either got a ride from a parent, or more often walked, in all weather. It was great conditioning, because by the time I got to boot camp I was used to walking long distances, which made the PT easier.