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I Sometime Think I Was Born In the Wrong Era

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    eternallight351 eternallight351 31-35, F May 1

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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 2 Responses Aug 24

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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

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    I would love to see the smiths perform.

    I also would love to see the punk movement - the sex pistols and the clash!
    Britts1997 Britts1997 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10

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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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    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 2 Responses Nov 15

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    You were given thins life

    because you were strong enofe to live it.
    bunny98 bunny98 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 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

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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 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 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...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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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    I like peanut butter

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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Nov 11

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    BellyBoo5 BellyBoo5 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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 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

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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

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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 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 8 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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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    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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    Lol the 70s and 80s sounded awesome

    so much partying. And mushrooms and hallucinogens were popular back then
    bluebell45 bluebell45 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 11

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 belong in the 1920s

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

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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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    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, T 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    jaycampos5423 jaycampos5423 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 18

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    I feel like I should have been born in the 50s

    and 60s! I would love to have been an actor back in that time! Alongside Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, etc. true talent and class!
    LilBoyBluu LilBoyBluu 22-25, M Oct 18

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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 3 Responses Jan 10

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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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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 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

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