I Sometime Think I Was Born In the Wrong Era

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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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    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

    The 60's Maybe??

    Maybe it's because of my dad being from that generation and having all of his great stories and experiences. The 60's sound like they were cool. Students were aware of politics unlike today's apathy. The music was great, The Beatles pushing the envelope with each new song or dare...
    ts92 ts92
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jun 4, 2012

    When people holding the door

    for other people was the norm. When "talking" to someone didn't mean trying to get in their pants. When going on a date didn't mean going to a party and then sleeping together in some strangers bedroom. When please, thank you, yes ma'am, and yes sir were practically required! I...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    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

    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
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

    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

    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
    Aug 8, 2015

    Sometime I feel maybe

    even the wrong planet.
    calliney calliney
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    I feel I should have lived in the 1970s.

    That was 'my decade' and I feel I would have been the happiest then. I would have loved to have been young then and therefore be born in the 50s. That means I would be in my sixties now. The weirdest thing is, I feel like I am sixty-something years old. Not young, certainly not...
    AnnaFromFinland AnnaFromFinland
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    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
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses May 29, 2014

    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

    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

    Only songs of other eras make me feel in love .

    ..Yep, it is me, the hopeless romantic idiot.  PS: I sooooo wanna dance like he is dancing lol*stands in the middle of the dark room and starts dancing*
    MissGaga MissGaga
    22-25, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    I think I was supposed to be born in the

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

    Oh hell I am. My music playlist,

    my fashion, my words, not completely my entire lifestyle but it occupies a lot. I'm definitely an oldie. I stay extremely outdated with the trends (even tho my field of study needed to be updated with everything) and always digs up backwards; on the past. I guess I am living...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 18

    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

    I just can't handle the modern era I thing I

    would have fit in so much more in the pasta medival, celtic or viking I think
    attcia attcia
    13-15, F
    Mar 26

    With this super fast paced life.

    I work 10-12 hours per day. Then I run all over town getting groceries and doing errands. I fit the gym in 2-3 times per week. I walk my dog. Monday to Friday is rush rush rush. I live for my weekends when I clean my house, do laundry, cook, shop, and pay bills. I would love to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 26

    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

    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...
    FabledTacoOfDoom FabledTacoOfDoom
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2014

    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
    46-50, M
    Feb 2, 2014

    I think this all the time,

    because although I love the conveniences we have now, I do love old fashioned things like corsets, carriages for transportation, great fashion from many eras previous to ours, and values as well.
    moondiva moondiva
    36-40, F
    Apr 20

    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
    13 Responses Oct 19, 2013

    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
    4 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    30 Responses Oct 29, 2015
    xkylie xkylie
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 15, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2015
    LebensbornProject LebensbornProject
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    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.
    ThePowerbroker ThePowerbroker
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    Dec 29, 2015

    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

    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
    Sep 18, 2015

    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.
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 26

    Every day I feel so out of placed,

    like this time and place was not meant for me. I can't handle with what's modern and sometimes I get upset with technology. it's a whole level of distraction that we tend to forget the simple things in life. getting back to the main point, I always felt like my past life I was...
    sjasianbaby408 sjasianbaby408
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 26

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jan 8

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    Every time I put on Elvis Presley music,

    I wish I was born in the time he and his other contemporaries were alive and making good music. Today, it's all about having sex or killing cops, which is just awful. I'm just glad I was raised on oldies and good music with good sound.
    kylemunson kylemunson
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    I wish i lived in a time

    where everything wasnt made of cheap plastic and where companies were around to make our lives better and not rob us of all our money. I wish i lived back when saying merry Christmas didnt start ww3 or when cops were praised for their work and not attacked for protecting people...
    Stressed14 Stressed14
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2015
    lil1ontheway lil1ontheway
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2015

    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

    Wish I was born early 1900s.

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

    I feel like I was a young adult in the late 60s

    early 70s. I would've been at woodstock, naked, tripping balls on acid and celebrating free love at its finest. Why can't I go back there. Just live in those 3 days on continuum. It was never about getting high. It was about a higher state of consciousness, level of connection...
    Forsakenbeauty33 Forsakenbeauty33
    22-25, F
    Feb 27
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