Those Were the Days of Our Lives This Generation Will Never Know The True Freedom — and Neglect — of Being an ’80s Kid.

“The hardest thing to convey to the children in my life about my childhood is the concept of unadulterated freedom. As people who have been scheduled and monitored down to the second for most of their lives, they truly cannot conceive of life outside of the panopticon of their own experience. When I was a child, a successful day was one where I saw my mother for two hours total, split evenly before and after she went to work.”

 

Source: The Cut
Published: Jul 14, 2021
Length: 6 minutes (1,700 words)
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