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Old Aug 31, 2012, 02:00 PM
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I think that the reason that there is less interest in building is that youth don't build anything anymore... in the 70's, when I was 14, we built everything, all our fun stuff. Tree Forts, Push Carts, Boomerangs, Control Line Models, Skateboards, Waterskis, One Man Hydroplanes (Sea Fleas) "MiniMost" Boats. Skate Sails, Kites. We would run model airplane engines without the plane just for kicks.

I rarely see kids in the neighbourhood build anything, couldn't pick up a hammer... I think that our current culture has not helped with kids, even thinking that they can. Most kids think that they can't. How was it that we thought the we could and did build stuff. I guess it's just a sign of the times that technology has robbed kids of their understanding that "They Can" and we are not helping.

Get your youth off the digital gadjet and hand them a hammer and make everything look like a nail...


Bruce Feaver
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