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I Sometime Think I Was Born In the Wrong Era

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    I certainly would have preferred being born in

    the mid-late 1960s so I could've experienced what was and remains to be one of the few decent eras in these past centuries, the early underground-cracking culture.
    Cydramech Cydramech 26-30, M Jun 4

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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 4 Responses Jun 5

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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 3 Responses Aug 31

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    About A Half Century Ago

    I really don't seem to understand people or society. I think that I was supposed to have been born in an era when things were much simpler and people understood respect. The lack of manors and respect that seems to be inherent today truly upsets me.I don't really believe in the...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    Half of the time i think i act too old

    for my age, but not in the bad way like i think i was born in the wrong generation as weird as it sounds.. does anyone else feel this way?
    phoebe098 phoebe098 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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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 4 Responses Sep 3

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    I Prefer Oldies Better Than Mainstream

    if i'm gonna speak of old music first of all you people must know my age, i'm a 16 year old dude, who loves music of the 60s, 70s, and especially the 80s. why 60s because most of the relaxing songs are there and especially psychedelic rock (i'm not a hippie but i have necklace...
    HulCAWmania HulCAWmania 18-21, M Apr 12, 2012

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    I was born in 1961, which is ironic,

    since the world I would have preferred to live in pretty much started to collapse almost as soon as I was I born. That is definitely something I intend to ask God about if I ever get the chance.
    newman1833 newman1833 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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 16-17, F 17 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Why couldn't I have been born in the 18-1900s

    when all you had to do was wink to get a boyfriend
    rachelle1972 rachelle1972 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I clearly belong in the middle ages

    as a bounty hunter. As a man though, obviously. In fact, I find being a woman in most time periods rather a displeasing notion.
    miazaki123 miazaki123 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Would Go Back If I Could....

    I like the family values of days gone past, when people got married and stayed married and kids respected their elders. Life had a slower pace back then too and there seemed to be less stress. Now everyone is obsessed with money or materialistic things. The ideal time to be...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 2 Responses May 5, 2008

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    Swords, martial arts,

    traditional Asian clothing styles... is me. I appreciate the advance in medicine and advance in medical technology of this era though compared to way back then. . _ .
    UnbearablePainx UnbearablePainx 18-21 May 1

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    I so long to live have lived in the

    60's/70's/80's and and been a dumb teenager with a summer romance, I adore 'My Mad Fat Diary' I wish I had a group if friends like that. But everyone is a *****, or hates me, I am lonely in this world, I can't wait to grow up and travel it. I am 14. And long for this so bad.
    pickleshaw pickleshaw 13-15 Feb 18

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    BellyBoo5 BellyBoo5 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    You Can Only Be So Different Till...

    I Think That People Now A Days Especially Teenagers Are Too Deluded And Immature Obviously This Isn't Something New I'm Just Saying The Youth Is Just So Wrong I Don't Know Where Americas Youth Went Wrong Kids Now A Days Drink More Then There Fathers And Curse More Then There...
    ILeo ILeo 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    I'm not sure if I belong to this time,

    my little cousin said that I was an old soul and I sometimes feel that I am. Maybe I've been reincarnated many times before. I think about this often
    tah34 tah34 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I think its a common shy-person's fallacy

    that in another era, one would be more accepted and come across as less awkward. That's probably not the case, but I still think I'm made for a social world based upon letter writing. The 1870's are my favorite decade. I have some of the appropriate skills--embroidery, dancing...
    CycaHHa CycaHHa 31-35, F Jan 27

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    Yes, I was definitely born in the wrong era!

    Maybe I stayed for longer than 9 month in my mum's womb? Not sure! Seems like I stayed there for years! I should have been delivered way earlier than this, in the 60's or something!  I could have been a cool chick, with a nice haircut, listening to this amazing music.We...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I like peanut butter

    and jelly sandwiches.
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M Aug 3

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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...
    XxTinyBearxX XxTinyBearxX 18-21, F 7 Responses May 29

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    I fell like my dad lived the life i was

    supposed to have but at least he had a great childhood
    Benefix Benefix 13-15, M Jul 21

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    I wish I had been alive in the 70s

    and 80s because I love the style and the music and just the way everyone acted!!
    NonexistantSoul NonexistantSoul 16-17, F Mar 23

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    My interests in pop culture are a mix of 50s

    and 80s but I believe I have an old fashioned approach to communication and how I experience events. I don't reject my generation but I find that I don't place the same intense value on technology and how it puts a barrier in communication with people and how the beauty of...
    hedgehogx hedgehogx 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Or Maybe the Wrong Universe

    Sometimes I feel like I'm in the wrong universe altogether. I have these crazy thoughts of things that are impossible for other people to imagine. I want to think of the world as a place where everyone is peaceful, there is no ignorance, there is beauty in everything. Where total...
    Dereknl Dereknl 18-21, M 3 Responses May 20, 2008

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    Even when a schoolboy,

    I was told by classmates that I was born at the wrong time! The 70s were great if they weren't your initial frame of reference, but it really was confusing to see men with long hair and be told it was important to keep your own short and neat. It's very accurate to describe that...
    MrTomlinson MrTomlinson 41-45, M Feb 2

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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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    A Pinup Kind Of Night.

    I haven't been in this group lately, but since I am going totally pinup for tonight (Paul's coming home from a road trip.), I thought I would revisit it. I really SHOULD have lived in the 40's and 50's! Charlotte
    charlottesbed charlottesbed 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    Oh, I was definitely.

    I know it. I think I belong in the 30's or 40's. Maybe Renaissance.
    jlynnaz jlynnaz 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I most certainly was alive

    and an adult female in the Victorian era. Long gowns and corsets feel like home to me. Proper manners and elegantly spoken words feel nostalgic to me. The other day I put on a floor length skirt. The rustling sound it made when I walked made my heart sing. To lift my dress as...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Notice how people always feel this way?

    No one is ever satisfied with what they have
    Mrladyfingers Mrladyfingers 16-17, M 3 Responses May 1

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    I should have been born in the 1950s,

    therefore I coulda rocked out when all the music I love today was new. I'm really drawn to the 1970s, I love the fashions, hair dos-male and female, the music and the cars. It's a shame I had to miss out.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Aug 1

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    I was born in the 90's

    when really i should have been born 1967 so i would have been 13 when the 80's so my teens yrs would have been the 80's then i would have been early 20's for grunge era. the only saving grace about my teen yrs in the 00's i found Nine inch nails, Black label society, Tool and A...
    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M Apr 19

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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

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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...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    I definitely find modern life difficult to cope

    with - the rat race mentality is just not really something that I can relate to even though I'm obviously living in it every day. I find myself drawn to the Tudor era or a more medieval era...I think that these are eras I would love to live in. Every era has its drawbacks but...
    VintagePearls VintagePearls 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Bushido

    I've always wanted to live the way of the sword. Personally I don't fear death and welcome it. I do not believe in god but I strongly believe in honor. A samurais lifestyle is very appealing to me. Its a honorable way to live and they are the epitome of fearless. I wish I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    oneperson93 oneperson93 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    My personality, the music I listen to,

    the way I talk to and treat other people is so drastically different from my fellow millenials. I just hate it when I see some kid my age disrespecting their parents, teachers, or even strangers. It's ridiculous! What would your mother say to you young man/woman?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21

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    Being gay in today's time is

    so much more accepted than it was when I was a kid growing up back then being labeled a homosexual could very easily get you killed. Society now is more accepting of gays as a whole. I wish I could have come out as gay when I realized I was, when I was about 11.
    Bendmeoverandome Bendmeoverandome 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I belong to the 40's-50's!

    !! ❤ jazz, fancy clothes, decent people, less pollution... I could go on and on...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    The Roaring 20's

    Sometimes i think it would be awesome to have lived in the early 1900's... Especially the 20's. I love the whole flapper era... All the women seemed so beautiful, with the really dark red lipstick and short short hair. I love looking at pictures of people from those times... It...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    eternallight351 eternallight351 26-30, F May 1

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    I love everything that is old.

    The old cars. 1967 impalas. The way women wore more lipstick than eye liner. The way they wore vintage on the daily. I feel so lost for being so young. I can barely understand the technology today, nor do I really have a craving to learn about it. I just feel like I'm in the...
    MiMiMaNiAc MiMiMaNiAc 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I Should Have Been Born In The 70's

    Honestly, I feel as though I am a generation behind. I don't understand current pop culture, nor do I care to. I'm 24, and my favorite band is Pink Floyd. I love 80's music. I dress in the same outfit day in and day out: jeans, a tank top, and a leather jacket, ala 80's. I keep...
    flipgirl6886 flipgirl6886 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    I absolutly belong in the 20s.

    I would be a flapper with a feather in my hair. That's where I belong.
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    I feel like I should be in the 19th century,

    wearing corsets and dresses. I'd love to attend balls, wearing ball gowns and dancing. Honestly, I don't mind having a lesser role in the society/family, as long as I'm with a significant other. And despite having less woman rights during the period of time, I think there are...
    paislin paislin 13-15, F Apr 9

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    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Another AMAZING song .

    .. Why couldn't I be born in that time, be in love and listen tothese great songs? 
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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