Just for fun, here's sort of a flashback for us 90s kids (probably not applicable outside the US—or maybe?)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/33-ways-you-know-you-were-a-...

I figure since so many of us grew up Christians, these might be amusing to remember. To be honest, I didn't get in quite this deep myself, with all the Christian-alternative fads and the terrible music, but I do seem to recall having the #3 Teen Study Bible with that wacky Saved-By-The-Bell color scheme. And #14 kills me. You'll know it when you read it. I can hear it in my head right now, a bible study teacher praying just like that.

This all boils down to a way of insulating kids from the broader culture. Isn't it nice to have grown out of all this crap and have real, genuine relationships and enjoy real, genuine music and books without the guilt?

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Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 2, 2013 at 3:48am

Funny story.  While volunteering at a camp for kids with visual impairments, one young girl started hyping some $1/day program to help kids in Africa.  I told her that was wonderful.  She asked me to make a pledge.  I respectfully declined.  She asked me why.  I said I felt I was doing my part already.  She asked what I could be doing that was more important than giving $1/day to a needy African child.  I told her I had taken a week away from my business to watch over her and her friends, and spend $400 renting a sea-doo to take them all out for a blast on the lake the day before.  Conversation over.

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