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I Don't Belong In This Era

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    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

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    Peace and Love

    I personally think  I was meant to be born with the hippies =D I'm a hippie ,but minus the drug use.  I love the music of the sixties and mid seventies , im a vegetarian and I believe we should stick it to the man .  I'm a laid back person who believes life should...
    Amara Amara 18-21, F Sep 20, 2007

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    Fantasy

    I am an independent and educated woman working to enter the medical field, but I have fantasies about living in the past and having a much more traditional gender role... I would love to have lived during the Victorian or Edwardian eras, with the corsets and all the garments and...
    jess907 jess907 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    Simplicity

    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

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    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 41-45 May 31, 2009

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    Reincarnation

    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...
    knb53 knb53 46-50, M Sep 2, 2010

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    All

     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

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    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

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    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 16-17 Jul 30, 2011

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    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

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    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 31-35 2 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2011

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    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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    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

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    To Be Fair...

    I don't know what era I belong in. I have a feeling people would annoy me no matter where or when I lived.
    grayhalo grayhalo 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Endless Possibilities

    I should either have been born theoretically in the 60's so I could have had a blast in the 80's or quite possibly in the 18th or 19th centuries: a time when honor was everything. A time when someone's word was their bond and rather blow people's heads off to settle disputes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 3, 2009

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    Can't Say When

    I don't know where I belong, but it's not here. I feel out of place in this time. Maybe forward, maybe backward. Sometimes I feel I've lived this life before.
    simchick simchick 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 Nov 17, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 41-45 Jan 30, 2008

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    Too Soon

    I was born too soon.  I wish I were born much later.  At least 1000 years from now.I think humans will be living in space & such, if they don't kill themselves before then.I feel out of place in this era.  It's all too old =( 
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    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 21-25, F Aug 13, 2007

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    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

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    Hippie

    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

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    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 13-15 3 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    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

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    I think I belong in the future.

    The future where I can take a ship into space and get away from society and explore the universe.
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Belong

    If I had my way I would live in the 60s and 70s forever
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2011

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    Probably a Lot of People Say This...

     I was born in the mid-80s, just in time to hear that Kurt Cobain killed himself, rap is becoming mainstream, and Green Day is cool (yay...). I feel I should've been born in 1958.  Cuz I'd be alive when King Crimson releases their first album, David Bowie is going...
    SamSullivan03 SamSullivan03 22-25, M Jan 29, 2009

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    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 13-15, F Aug 30, 2013

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    1940

    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

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    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 6 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    I really don't. Not in social media, not in real life. ANYWHERE. I'm always the odd one out. Everyone on this app is positive, happy chipmunks and whatever and I'm just this sad...
    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    And I’ve got nothing to say I can’t believe I didn’t fall right down on my face (I was confused) Looking everywhere only to find That it’s not the way I had imagined it...
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    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M a week ago

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    lillyclaire lillyclaire 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 30

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    I feel like I can't relate to my peers or societies expectations of whom am suppose to be and how to act. Usually I let it drift away but I've found myself thinking about it more...
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just wish things were better. I can't help anyone not even myself. Crazy how life can be, and you can't do anything but just ride it out.
    carlgj carlgj 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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