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I Sometime Think I Was Born In the Wrong Era

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    My soul tells me that I should be living like

    the native Americans were before their way was destroyed by our way. Nothing that has come since then provides the nourishment that natural communal living would have provided me. The skills I have learned in this modern world do not stand against those needed to sustain oneself...
    Illuminatetheworld Illuminatetheworld 41-45, M 13 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    I would have gotten along well in the

    1880s-1890s or the 1930s and 1940s. But I was really lucky to be a kid in the 80s.
    gsm1974 gsm1974 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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    Good day miss. Tail coats

    and top hats, women with gowns, modest yet elegant. In a time where Chivalry was alive and courting was considered the norm. A time where a man would comit to his love and marry. A time where people would talk to one another and not be glued to electronic devices. A time where...
    Forever786 Forever786 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 8

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    has anyone noticed the amount of sexual jokes

    they're putting onto Disney, Nick, and Cartoon network? I was watching teen titans go and the show is so pointless and there is so much stupidity. I miss the shows like avatar the last airbender and hey Arnold lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 11, 2015

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    i do think this as for myself.

    i have old fashioned values and morals. i believe you fix something before it is trash. i believe that men should act like gentlemen and girls behave like ladies ( by no means do i mean abusive etc) i love the music from the 20s thru the 60s hearing the passion in their voices...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    I have always loved the 20's

    and 30's and people have told me I'm an old soul and I love vintage people have told me that I should have been born in the 20's or 30's
    cmads cmads 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    I love jazz music. Swing is amazing.

    The 1920s and 30s were pretty great too, dressing up in suits and wearing fedoras. Sneaking into speakeasies and listening to some nice jazz just seems so amazing to me. And let's not forget about the cars
    Dalano Dalano 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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    xkylie xkylie 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 15, 2015

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    I absolutely love the 1920s fashion.

    . Pretty much anything from 1900s to 1950s Actually.. Pre The Great Gatsby movie. Even the music was amazing.. People just had more class. If I could go back in time this is certainly the time period I would love to explore.
    Wrecklezz Wrecklezz 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I think I would like to live in the 1800's in

    London England married to a rich powerful man. I love the furniture from back then it looks so beautiful. The ladies dresses are simply breathtaking. I want to wear those gowns and the long gloves and a bonnet. I would love to ride a carriage. I want to go to a girls school and...
    Jenny712 Jenny712 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    I think I belong in the future

    or the renaissance... To be honest, I may have been born on the wrong planet... I am here now, and I will deal, but I am not super happy about it.
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M Dec 29, 2015

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    Everyone acts like a zombie most these days.

    no one is aware of what goes on and most of the people only care about likes on a photo. For myself I still enjoy doing the things I use to do with friends but every time I'm with my friends they're just constantly texting and taking hundreds of pics. pictures are cool but if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 11, 2015

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    I just feel like an Old Soul

    or partly one. I feel different to people around me. I feel a lot more maturer, observant and I feel like I do not belong with the people my age. I love to be on my own, just reading books and listening to music. I love to write also. My imagination is very wide and I can be...
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    Kids today have no kind of freedom whatsoever.

    I feel because of the generation I was born in I am weaker and less prepared for adult life. I don't know how to make decisions for myself! Now a days you aren't allowed to ride your bike without a helmet or off a sidewalk. You aren't allowed to be at the park unsupervised. You...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    I think I was supposed to be born in the 1800's

    (19th century)! I hate the clothes of the modern day and wish i could put on a corset with heavy silk skirts just as they wore then. I find men dressed in tailcoats and vests seriously the hottest thing ever. I love the way it was back then, everything so much much simpler. Yes...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ 4 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    I really think this is true

    for me. I prefer watching movies from the 30s and 40s. I was always ten years behind my peers in my taste in music. I liked it when life was simpler.
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2015

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    yeah this is me lol..

    .. i mean i got a totally old fashioned views on love n relationships, m wise beyond my age. i feel i dont fit in this present crowd altho m tryinggg but still.... i shud have been born in the 20s or 30s
    phoenixangel1802 phoenixangel1802 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2015

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    If I'd been born in any decade

    before I was, I would have lived in the hayday of Rock and Roll. Instead I live in the era of Hip-Hop.
    JackMann JackMann 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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    Or wrong dimension. Or wrong universe Since

    man lets wealth Force earth To look like mars.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Nov 26, 2015

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    Well, I have thought about living in a

    different time and then I start remembering history and remember how much stricter things were. Even when I was in high school in the mid sixties things were a lot tighter than now. Segregation, No jeans, hair cut above your ears and off your shirt collar, top button closed on...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Jan 19

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    LebensbornProject LebensbornProject 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    I often want to go back to the beginning

    Egyptian times. the women there are beautiful but back then it was a certain ora and air about an Egyptian woman. times were different and to be important you had to be royalty but other than that the culture, the look and lives of the ancient Egyptians is what time I would've...
    Clipz4her Clipz4her 26-30, F Sep 15, 2015

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    I think I was supposed to be born in the

    medieval times or the renaissance times
    daisyjane17 daisyjane17 18-21, F 31 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I wish I lived in the 70s

    or the 20s. Seems like everyone knew how to live back then.
    Grace224 Grace224 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    I am an old fashioned soul,

    living in an ever changing world of standards, demands, expectations and norms, constantly being reminded that I don't fit in. Well, simplicity keeps me alive, some traditional values and beliefs keep me grounded and certain "real world" aspects (from the past) keep me safe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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    Sometime I feel maybe

    even the wrong planet.
    calliney calliney 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    actually i need an advice i am a student of

    graduation in my final year, so it is really important for me to complete it and pass all subjects however there is someone , i really feel for and i have got an opportunity to earn some money by working in a event of 23 days but the problem is in these days , i would have to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 8, 2015

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    This current world is just too backwards

    for me. Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late or too early. Everything that society as a whole does is just completely backwards to me. It doesn't make sense. Nothing is logical, and it's like rationalization is a foreign concept to everyone. This isn't the time period...
    EatMyWaffleTaco EatMyWaffleTaco 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    I feel very connected with the 50s-60s eras,

    especially through music. Its sad that men and women don't have the same charm or class like in the era of the past. Its really hard to find a man who's a true gentleman. I hope to soon one day go "steady" with a guy who will love me for me. Nowadays love became harder and...
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 5 Responses May 29, 2014

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    I'm19 years old and feel like I was born in the

    wrong era...it seems like people over time loose decency. I feel ashamed of what we are becoming, we are seriously embarrassing the human race. I feel we are loosing in touch with nature and everything natural. I feel like crying when I see someone who actually wants to stare at...
    me4lifeX me4lifeX 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    I know that it's kind of ridiculous to think

    that I was born in the wrong time period. I mean, we're put where we are for a reason, right? But I feel as if all this technology is throwing my life off balance! I want to live in a time when life was more simple, when we had duties and we always had something to do. When food...
    thatvegangirl thatvegangirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    lil1ontheway lil1ontheway 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2015

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    Ahoy-hoy!

    I don't know if I was really born in the wrong era, but I do think I would have been more in my element in England in the 1700s..maybe living on a frigate..I think that would have been a good life for me..travelling from port to port..I definitely would still want to have my...
    MrHazeinCherubsGrace MrHazeinCherubsGrace 26-30, M Nov 28, 2011

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    I Wish I Was In The Era....

    I would have belonged so well with the " little house on the prairie" days. I love the dressing the small schools. and the nature was sooo much better back then. I wish I could've been born then but u no. I m not. but I wish I would've been
    yolo1023 yolo1023 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    I like 80s cars, 70-80s music,

    1800s America, and the simple ways of life back then. I have a 1928 tommy gun airsoft gun, a 1982 firebird, and a room decorated with 1980s furniture...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    what is my purpose in this day

    and age......I often wonder why I was born in this time
    Clipz4her Clipz4her 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2015

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    I myself live in a sort of moral,

    old fashioned hold. I have an old soul, and feel as though I should have lived in the 1950's - 1960's. It's a natural value of that culture, fashion, and values.
    RosenFlight RosenFlight 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    I would have loved to have been a teenager in

    the 50's. I would love to have been there for the birth of Rock n' Roll
    Robin10 Robin10 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    Sure its a weird thing to believe.

    With all of the injustice and brutality in the world in earlier times why should I feel that way? Maybe I'm just not at home in this era. I lust for a place in a simpler society with simpler expectations; I want to live the lives of my ancestors. The old Scottish, Norse and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 10, 2015

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    100 years ago in the American south women

    obeyed their husbands. All children were spanked. It was a perfectly acceptable thing to marry and have a child at 16. People minded their own business. All women and girls dressed modestly. Everyone knew their roles in life and stuck to them. Sometimes I wish I was born...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 38 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    That is of past. I thought so

    for a long time but not anymore. These days I love this Era and feel proud and happy of living it. I see and feel the changes and I am trying my best preparing the seeds for the new flower, an era that I may catch and touch with my own hand : that of a fair world with humans...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F Sep 9, 2015

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    I hate rap noise, alcohol (the kind you drink),

    parties, selfies, and TV dramas: pretty much all the same things the vast majority of people in my generation love.
    ThomasSpencer ThomasSpencer 22-25, M 8 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    Wish I was born early 1900s.

    Things made much more scene back then.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 31, 2015

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    I wish I lived in a time

    where artificial selfie taking imbeciles were non-existent. I'm listening to old music from the early 1900s and it would've been neat to live in simpler times without so much social media. I feel like I don't belong here. I hate it when people call me old fashioned for not...
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 3 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    I was born in 1993 but

    for almost a decade I have had a persistant feeling that I should have lived in another time. For me it would be the 70s (to be my age but in that era). I may sound naive and overly nostalgic but I feel I would have been so much happier in that time. Today's culture just leaves...
    AnnaFromFinland AnnaFromFinland 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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