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I Sometime Think I Was Born In the Wrong Era

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    God and me (Nothing but the truth) Every time

    I find evidence, I end up doubting if its true evidence. But theres always someone telling me its true, I was made this was. I think its God. Let me exlain. See, my whole life, theres always been someone in my head, when I was a child, my mom and family never showed me the...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M Jan 22

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    I think I belong to 1920's-1960's era.

    Things I love exactly comes from that era. I'm The Beatlemania, I read classics, I love Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. I wear things which are not on the trend now but it is the trend on that era. I mean I'm not that weird to wear those all time, I also wear normal things...
    fikydiamond fikydiamond 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    Wish I was born early 1900s.

    Things made much more scene back then.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 31

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    lil1ontheway lil1ontheway 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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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...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 6 Responses May 29, 2014

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    The jazz age speaks to my heart.

    The fashion, the music, the art, the literature. oh, my!
    canarybluehart canarybluehart 26-30, F Feb 1

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    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

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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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    think I would have been better of

    as a viking raiding and burning England. ..
    Njord85 Njord85 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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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, 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 7 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    I feel like I have an old soul

    and have lived many lives. I don't want to be a trader to my generation but I've always felt I didn't belong. when I was 14 in '95 (wow seems like a lifetime ago) all my friends were listening to Britney Spears and the whole pop scene (I did love Backstreet Boys) I was listening...
    greeneyedgypsy greeneyedgypsy 31-35, F Feb 1

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

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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 16-17, M 3 Responses May 20, 2008

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    I think I was supposed to be born in the

    medieval times or the renaissance times
    daisyjane17 daisyjane17 16-17, F 33 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I wish I was born later.

    In a world free of systemic inequality and also I wanna be a cyborg.
    quidnuncular quidnuncular 13-15, F Feb 23

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    I should've been born in the times of

    Hippies✌️ people just aren't down for world peace no more.
    undeadsuperhero undeadsuperhero 13-15, F Feb 1

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    So many people say they wish they were born in

    the past, but I wish that I was born in the future, like 2350 future, when space travel is the norm, and the closest star from our solar system doesn't take 70 light years to get to, the fact that I might never get to leave this planet because our technology hasn't progressed...
    thetimekeeper92 thetimekeeper92 22-25, T 4 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I would have liked to grow up in the 80-90s.

    Those decades are my favorite. My favorite movies and games are from back then. And it seems so much better back then. Nowadays we spend so much time on the internet, and need Wi-Fi to be alive (almost). To many electronics also.
    heybro1 heybro1 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    thatmegan thatmegan 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Lovethebump Lovethebump 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 15

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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, 2014

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    I wish we could go back to the days

    where women got courted and letters where communication. or when Greek gods and demi gods existed :)
    RacialRainbow RacialRainbow 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    Wish i was born in a time

    where no white (european-eurasia)people were in america . Would love to live like a savage and live in the wild . Seems so adventorous it suits me lol... Mexica (aztec) period would have been cool too !..
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M Jan 1

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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 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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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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    I was born in the 1800s

    as the daughter of a noble man
    DollPaintedIvy DollPaintedIvy 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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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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    You were given thins life

    because you were strong enofe to live it.
    bunny98 bunny98 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    I sometimes feel like I should've grown up in

    colonial America or somewhere in the 18th century
    brokenglassceiling brokenglassceiling 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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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 22-25 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    im just sad that my daughter doesnt get to grow

    up in my era. things were so much better then.
    amadio1 amadio1 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 16

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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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    People have become profoundly

    and disturbingly disconnected. Dogs and smart phones have replaced community Dating hook up sites and sexually destructive immoral floozie behavior has replaced love The standard of marriage and family is completely gone. Finding a spouse has become virtually impossible for...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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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    I belong in the 1920s

    or 1950s without the racism
    paigedecker33 paigedecker33 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    sometimes, i feel almost sad

    that we've progressed as much as we did... makes it harder to be a forerunner of dramatic change
    ryleechristine ryleechristine 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    xkylie xkylie 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 15

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    jaycampos5423 jaycampos5423 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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