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When Did The World Change?

February 12, 2016 — Zane Thomas

When I was 5 years old I walked by myself a dozen blocks to school and back every day. The next year I took a city bus half way across Pasadena every day, again by myself every day.

That was normal then, 1955-56. What changed? When did it become not ok for kids to walk to school? I have a neighbor who drives her 7 year-old daughter to school and back, every day. Yes, I guess they should at least both walk, but still, wtf?

Tags: early-life