I Don't Belong In This Era

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    I belong in the era of the French Revolution

    or the Italian Renaissance.
    AlyseJay AlyseJay
    18-21, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    I Belong In 1945

    I always wondered what it would of felt like to be a twenty year old American Soldier who had just come back from Germany.  The pride they must have felt knowing that they saved the world.  Knowing they had fought as one, Knowing they had fought for Greatest Country on...
    dburger dburger
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2010

    Oh to Be Born In the 1950s

    I know, I'd be middle aged now, but man....I wanna rock! I find it so hard to now, modern music and right wing morality hurt my soul. I am also an old school band aide, so I would have been in heaven throughout my late teens and all of my 20s. My ex *sigh* was 13 at...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    I Swear I Was Supposed To Be Born

    In the early 80's. If not then,the early 1880's.I'm serious. The whole train ride, woman becoming writers, psychology being born, many poets, thing, is so me.
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 5, 2011

    Yes and No.

    I actuality, there are modern conveniences I wouldn't want to give up.  Were I to be transported back in time, with the knowledge I have, I would miss air conditioning, and antibiotics, and EP.  Of course, were I back in time without knowledge of these things, they...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

    Back In A Jane Austen Novel

    I am at an age now where I have to choose my future. I am expected to go to university, get a job, have a career and eventually marry but not for many years of course! Problem is all my life all I have ever wanted is a simple life like those in the jane Austen books, where boy...
    Zoebird Zoebird
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 5, 2010

    I belong in the edwardian

    and Victorian era. And in the 1900s not the 21st century...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor
    18-21, F
    Jul 31, 2014

    Me Too

    I don't think I want this era. I would have love it when Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, and Alexander Graham Bell created a telephone. I love the world to have then lots of ideas. Sorry to offend but I think most people now are put down to asylum once someone have an...
    lenanshee lenanshee
    Jul 30, 2011

    I Belong In the 60s

    the hippy 60s.  that is me. protesting the war, dropping acid and crusading for social change
    Tumblindice Tumblindice
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Aug 14, 2007

    I hate this era...I feel like I belong

    either amongst a great ancient civilization like the Roman Empire or far into the future living on another planet, space colony, or space ship.
    XgaiaX XgaiaX
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    Wished To Live Where Life Wasn't That Complicated

    I always wanted to be part of the 90's or 2000's generation... At that time life was so simple and plain, not like our days where people have become so materialistic and mean!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 3, 2013

    Different Time And Place For Me

    See I live the USA and my favorite subject is History, because of all the things you can learn about that happened thousands of years before you were born. Of the many sections of history that I have learned about, the one area I love the most, and want to live in, is the Edo...
    emmies emmies
    22-25, F
    Jan 10, 2011


     Big band Era orchestras of the 30s and 40s ...Artie Shaw and his Orchestra with vocal Helen Forrest...this song "They say" ..reminds me of someone here..*wink* I really enjoy all music ...enjoy collecting these 30 - 40 dance tunes, like to dance sometimes after dinner...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2011

    American 40s..

    At times I feel that I belong in the 40s. The way they dressed, how love was glamorized through comic book and magazines, how cigarettes were not considered harmful, but classy and elegant. The clothes, dresses and hair dues, and the traditional values of marriage :)
    mshumphreys mshumphreys
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2013

    I don't belong in a world

    where such superficial things are taken so deeply. I wish I was a fighter, or an adventurer. This generation has taken the fun out of living. Trying to find your place in a suffocating society where one believes they have many choices but are actually just playing along with the...
    PandaBirdable PandaBirdable
    16-17, F
    Feb 21, 2016

    More Like The Wrong Decade And Country

    Ever since I was a little girl I always had this uncanny obsession with Europe, Britian to be more specific and it got worse as I got older. Not only did this happen but I kept having dreams of me in the early 1800's. At first I thought it was because I enjoyed Pride and...
    Prettywitch12 Prettywitch12
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2009

    I Shouldn't Be Here...

    This 21st century world feels so unnatural to me and its an instinctive,deep feeling I have had for so many years now that I can't seem to shake. I get randomly depressed sometimes because I feel that this isn't where I am supposed to be, it all feels very out of place to me...
    abigaildebramoore abigaildebramoore
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 14, 2011


    If I had my way I would live in the 60s and 70s forever
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 14, 2011

    Give me a vanilla milkshake,

    a poodle skirt, big pink bow for my hair, a boy in a leather jacket and the theme song Grease. 1950's baby!
    PrudeAndPrejudice PrudeAndPrejudice
    18-21, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    1990's. You say iPod,

    I say CD player. You say Nintendo 3DS, I say Game Boy. You say Drake, I say 2Pac. You say Asking Alexandria, I say Nirvana. And Pearl Jam. And Soundgarden. And Candlebox. And Smashing Pumpkins. You say American Dad, I say The Simpsons. And Family Guy. You say Jersey Shore, I say...
    ScrewYouSociety ScrewYouSociety
    18-21, M
    Sep 21, 2014

    20 Years Late...

    I was born in 1985 and grew up in the '90s.  While I had a blast when I could, I never truly fit in.  I look like I stepped out of a bad '80s movie.  Fluffy hair, leather jacket, love for rock and all.  I was teased mercilessly and could never relate to anyone...
    TwilightDreamer TwilightDreamer
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2008


    I wish i had been born in the early 30's and live in the 40s to 50s. That time period just interests me. Mafia era, the style, the old phones, the atmosphere, the cars, the songs, WW2, and everything else just feels better than 2011. That's all.
    rowang1926 rowang1926
    18-21, M
    Jun 24, 2011

    I Belong In The 70s

    I should have been a hippie. I love to think of the ways I could try to change the world back then. I would love to go on sit ins and I'm passionate about my beliefs. Plus, I mean hippies were stoners...lol
    OzarksUSA OzarksUSA
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2010


    It feels as if I have been reborn over and over again, as though my soul belongs in another time and place. I belong in a simpler time, doing simple things with simpler goals and morals. When I was young my dreams were of hard, tough satisfying work and white robed riders astride...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 2, 2010


    Well, I'm here now so I guess it's no use complaining about this time period.  But I really do feel out of place here.  I long for a simpler time.  Life is really complicated today.  If you think about it, modern life is all about paperwork.  You have to...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2007

    Ahh To Be Old Now.

    It would be cool to be born in 1946. World war two has ended, I would have been around 16-19 to see the Beatles and Bob Dylan live. I would have been in my early twenties in the seventies. I could go on protests. It would have been amazing. OK, I would have had to live through...
    Mollytish Mollytish
    3 Responses Jan 3, 2011

    What Year Is It...?

    I know, 2013. But when I am sitting near the fire taking in the stars and moonshine, I really feel like I am in a timewarp. Or just time traveling from the ordinary to the good times that used to be considered so...ordinary. I smell the smoke from the fire, I stoke the flames...
    emjode emjode
    51-55, F
    Mar 8, 2013

    I have often thought how amazing it would be to

    time travel. I would visit the late 1800's, 1930's, early 1960's, and 1970's. Is that weird lol?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2014

    Not In This One...

    I don't belong in this era... Nor in any other one.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2009

    100 to 150 Years Ago

    Ever since I was a child, I have wanted to live off the land, ride horses everywhere, and go on trial rides and cattle drives, even though my family had not ever owned a horse. I often wondered what made me want to do that when I had no idea what it would have been like. As I got...
    SeekerOfTruthwife SeekerOfTruthwife
    May 31, 2009

    Would Be a Dream Come True

    If I could go back to when women stayed at home and took care of the family and the house I would.  It was much simpler then.  Don't get me wrong I don't mind working I would just rather stay home and take care of things here.  That is what is wrong with the world...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2007

    World War II

    I have always believed that I belong in the time of the war, when patriotism was considered vital and Britain was Great Britain. When we had morals and true unity and sodility with our neibourghs. The times when so many people were hurt that unity was inevitable and vital. A time...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 17, 2007

    I Dont Belong In This Era

    gosh i also feel like this too.like i dnt belong in this era.i love old movies and i wish i was boorn i n the 30's,40's or 50's.love was love and it was real.and life was jus so pure
    starly starly
    22-25, F
    Aug 13, 2007
    WouldyeKindly WouldyeKindly
    16-17, T
    Sep 19, 2014

    Like Anime..

    I think I should be in Japan, not so modern though. Every anime I love, I want to be there with the characters in a yukata going to shrines and such...
    ninako3 ninako3
    18-21, F
    Aug 30, 2013


    I was born in the era of free love and flower power .I dont belong in this era as I feel I am an aging hippie and dont agree with the politics of the day .I wish I could go back to the kinder era when people had consideration for others and respect for our fellow human beings...
    beastman111 beastman111
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2011

    More Like The Wrong Decade And Country

    Ever since I was a little girl I always had this uncanny obsession with Europe, Britian to be more specific and it got worse as I got older. Not only did this happen but I kept having dreams of me in the early 1800's. At first I thought it was because I enjoyed Pride and...
    Prettywitch12 Prettywitch12
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2009

    Seems All Wrong.......

    I understand that God knows what he is doing.  That said, I still think there are times that would have been much nicer to live in.  I guess I would have to swap some comfort and some medical wonders to go back, but I still think I would.  Back to where both my...
    CanYouTellMeWhy CanYouTellMeWhy
    Jan 30, 2008

    Before Urban Sprawl And Desforestation

    While there is a lot of convenience living in the now, too many practices in modern society just aren't for me.. I see through these systems as I'm sure many of you do.  Who is to say any of it is real?  Currency, our tedious jobs, it's all man-made and on a massive...
    wtfwolf wtfwolf
    18-21, M
    Jan 12, 2010

    I Do Not Belong Here

    For some reason I know my " real " home is somewhere in France. I think of France often.i feel sad I m here and not there. I don't understand why..... Is crazy I know. I think I lived in France looong ago
    crgal crgal
    46-50, F
    May 31, 2013

    Thirty Years Too Late.

    I was born (this time) in 1980, but I figured out by the time I was in grade school that "I should have been born in 1950." My logic at the time was that I would have looked cute as a kid in 50's fashion, I loved the music of the sixties, I would have danced the 70s...
    silvermoon silvermoon
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2007

    The Simple Life With Moral Value Vs. the Overly Complicated Life With No Moral Value

    These days Love is made to be worthless and passe`, while scandals, and lies, are glamorous.. The idea of family is so broken and jaded, communication within it is third rate at best.. I'm not saying i want to live in the dark ages, where women had no rights, and any non...
    Vox Vox
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2007

    Climb Up Your Ladder

    Climbing up the ladder beneath their ground And their heads peeping into their feet They sound thinking about a building to found And go down there against the heat Now, they climb down, yet unknown Anonymous to every piece of soil Unwilling to let everything be shown To their...
    3omdomri 3omdomri
    26-30, M
    Jun 28, 2012
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