Thread: Freedom Lost
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      01-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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I feel sorriest for the youngsters who have to grow up in this brave new world. The government cocoon is tightening up, so warm, so comfortable, so well insulated against harsh realities. I am sorry that they won't have the wide range of opportunities that I did. Nor will they get the chance to get their asses well and truly kicked, as I did. Everything good I have came as a result of overcoming something, of fighting through, of persevering, of coming so damn close to a bad end....and all without a net. In ten or twenty years it'll be so comfortable to fail that, well, there won't be a reason not to. I wish that our leaders would understand that great achievement comes not from a position of safety and comfort but in the sweaty and dangerous world of risk and reward.