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I Sometime Think I Was Born In the Wrong Era

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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 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 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 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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    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 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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    Wish I was born early 1900s.

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

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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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    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, 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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    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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    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 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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 17

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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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    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 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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    lailabunni lailabunni 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    1850 is for me, I love

    that time period
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M May 31

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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.
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 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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    xkylie xkylie 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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 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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    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, 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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    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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    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 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...
    CrookedCxnt CrookedCxnt 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 13, 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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    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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    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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    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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    SofaKing9000 SofaKing9000 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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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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    lil1ontheway lil1ontheway 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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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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    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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    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 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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