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I Sometime Think I Was Born In the Wrong Era

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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 think I was supposed to be born in the

    medieval times or the renaissance times
    daisyjane17 daisyjane17 18-21, F 32 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Not just sometimes, all the time.

    If I could've been born in the early to mid-1800s, out in the western United States, I would be so happy.
    Elkins91 Elkins91 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'd like to be born in an era

    when fat people are appreciated.
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    The jazz age speaks to my heart.

    The fashion, the music, the art, the literature. oh, my!
    canarybluehart canarybluehart 31-35, F Feb 1

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    My entire life style

    and view on things seem roughly Medieval Era. I don;t like how distant people are now a days. I'm lucky to find several friends who feel the same way so I don't feel as out of place as I did when I was a kid.
    4thGeneration 4thGeneration 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I understand that women didn't have

    as many rights back then, but I think I would've loved growing up in the early 20th century. At least I would've lived knowing that Man Ray, Paul Eluard, Picasso, and Salvador Dali exist in the same era as me (:
    StuckInABlender StuckInABlender 18-21, F 1 Response May 30

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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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    I wish I was born in an era

    where white people stopped getting mad at minorities for standing up for themselves
    queerkitty queerkitty 22-25, T 3 Responses Aug 8

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    Sometimes I don't even feel like I'm 16 I feel

    like I'm older and wiser at times and younger when I'm happy
    crushedteen crushedteen 16-17, F May 30

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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 should have been a hippie.

    there's no doubt in my mind whatsoever.
    callmebecky callmebecky 22-25, F Aug 8

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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 would have loved to grow up in the 70s just

    like my mom. life was a little better back then. they don't do TV shows like they used to.
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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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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    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'm going to sound insane

    so buckle up. I have had the same recurring dream since childhood. I could paint a picture of the scene.... Mountain environment- dirt road winds to the left-- rock/Boulder wall on the left also... At the curve there is a dirt road to the right that goes back a bit into the...
    WanderlustSoul0100 WanderlustSoul0100 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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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...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 3 Responses Aug 7

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    1850 is for me, I love

    that time period
    2b5h 2b5h 18-21, M May 31

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    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M Jul 19

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    Star Trek kinda soured me on the 21st century.

    I was born about 4 centuries too soon.I wanna go to Risa!
    2se7en 2se7en 31-35, M Apr 3

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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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    lil1ontheway lil1ontheway 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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

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    I know there's already a lot of romanticism in

    this group towards time periods with a myriad of issues, but I suppose I'll throw mine on the pile, and maybe it'll sound less crazy when I'm done. I probably should have been born 10,000 years ago, before industrialization destroyed nature, before humans were massively...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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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...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 5 Responses May 29, 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 2 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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 1 Response Feb 3, 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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    xkylie xkylie 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 15

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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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    werewolfkid1987 werewolfkid1987 18-21, M Aug 8

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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 5 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    What happened to the time

    when people killed each other for no reason and legends seemed too true. That's the time I wished I lived in.
    gabriellarosec gabriellarosec 18-21, F 4 Responses May 31

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    This is an odd place to say this I know bc of

    what EP is mostly used for but I just wanna get this out and heck, I kinda wanna know if I'm alone in this... I wish I was in an era of better morals, ethics, values, etc. This current one sucks majorly and it depresses me more each day!! Real life, anywhere I go online, etc...
    FightingForHappiness FightingForHappiness 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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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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    wish I lived in the future

    where black people stop getting murdered and sexists died out. also robots are cool.
    queerkitty queerkitty 22-25, T 2 Responses Aug 8

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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 16 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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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 Aug 8

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    I do somewhat like the era I was born in.

    I don't like this era because no one talks to each other anymore, all anyone does is just text and care about how many likes or followers they have on some social media site. It may seem hypocritical because I'm posting this online lol, but everyone is addicted to their phones...
    Zanezanezane Zanezanezane 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 21

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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 3 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    I sometimes wish I was born in the 1950s,

    though today is pretty decent too.
    GoldXilla GoldXilla 18-21, M Jul 18