[–] TrollingForBasss 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

When you take away the possibility that someone can get hurt, you take away negative reinforcement. When there are no consequences for their actions, people turn into amoral idiots.

[–] Ex-Redditor [S] 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

it's called personal responsibility. when was the last time you saw/heard someone say 'it's my own damn fault?

[–] Zongongo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Wastin' away again in margaritaville" has that line. Never heard someone actually say it spontaneously, though.

[–] crustyjuggler 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Lol. Have you ever been flicked off by someone that was driving like an ass hat? That's always great.

[–] prairie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

And when you take away the possibility of getting hurt, you also take away the positive reinforcement of challenging yourself and succeeding.

[–] Karl_Rove 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

When you take away the possibility that someone can get hurt, you take away negative reinforcement. When there are no consequences for their actions, people turn into amoral idiots.

Best explanation yet for the alt-right idiots.

[–] karmatic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

In elementary school, I decided to jump out at the apex of a swing on the swingset. The swings were on blacktop.

Only made that mistake once.

[–] Gorillion 1 points 20 points (+21|-1) ago 

(((Hair Trigger Lawsuits))) is what stopped this.

[–] Alopix 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The schools and parks around me have jungle gyms and such. Granted it's ~8 feet high instead of 16, it's over wood chips rather than packed dirt or cement, and there's hard plastic bumpers on some of the dodgier corners. But they've also got cool features like rope bridges and hamster tubes and shit which makes up for some of the height. I don't think I was left wanting for anything as a kid with playground equipment. Been a while since then but they haven't torn it down so I assume kids still use it

[–] NeoGoat 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

In the 70s, my jungle gyms were over packed dirt. Some other equipment had grass growing around it. You would not feel like you were left wanting, but you should admit to yourself, you were coddled.

[–] prairie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Nowadays kids have to climb tall trees to make up for the neutered playground equipment.

[–] recon_johnny 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

No kid is fat. Why is that?

[–] bredlo 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago  (edited ago)

sugar wasn't in everything yet, companies hadn't had 100 years to nickle and dime nutritional value in foods, to have food back then you either had to be rich enough to pay someone to make it, or have yourself or a family member make it, so fats couldn't just wake up and grab their XXXL bag of potato chips paid for by the state or go slurp down 2L or corn syrup pop that their body can't even utilize 1% of

[–] buggermeharder 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

1900 is decades before The New Deal. I don't know if there was any kind of welfare or food assistance outside of private charities.

[–] szopjal_lovat 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

every kid falls of once in a while, thins suffer a sprained ankle, fats shatter their spine and die

[–] Fagtardicus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

as nature intended

[–] joshafool 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

[–] freespeechwarrior 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This can't be accurate. Nothing is on fire.

Love that kid on the left, falling to his doom as the shutter snaps shut!

[–] Le_Bucheron 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

He's on a swing...

[–] freespeechwarrior 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

My monitor must suck. Probably the same reason those captcha things are so hard too.

[–] Commie_Meta 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The last time I saw this meme, someone said that kid was swinging on a trapeze with very thin cables.

[–] Sellyoulight 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I can picture one of today’s safety inspectors seeing equipment like that, gasping for air, clutching at his chest and then dying of a massive cardiac arrest.

[–] Thrus2 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

and others of us would look at it look around and wonder if we could get away with playing on it as adults. Given how they built stuff back then I doubt it would notice our weight.

[–] NeoGoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You can't coddle away Darwin. When too many cells become weak, the body dies. When too many men become weak, the civilization dies.

[–] HotAirFactory 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The one that kills me is the FryingSlide. You know the one where if you slide down it at 2pm in shorts you cook the back of your legs

I actually cooked an egg on a slide one time....took about 2 hours(12 noon to 2pm) to bake thru to done though

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