I Was Born In the Wrong Decade

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    I am a 90's baby but I have always had this

    strange feeling like I should have been born in the 20's. Then again, I believe I should have been born in the 60's. I'm not going to use the word hippie (which is a seriously bad stereotype). I love nature and the idea of nationwide peace. I love the feeling of freedom. I know...
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    2 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    There is something profoundly soulless about

    the time we live in. Oftentimes I find myself seeking out the last untainted remains of nature, and only there do I get a sense of the ancient, wilful spirit of this world as it once was. Healing my soul in a way money, and what it provides, never can. This is no time for the...
    SusannaValentine SusannaValentine
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2015

    I wish I was born in the 40s

    or 50s because I loved how the women dressed. Men were also dressed impressively and had manners unlike today.My biggest style icon is Audrey Hepburn. I loved her in Sabrina,Roman holiday,Breakfast at Tiffany's,Paris when it sizzles,My fair lady etc.I wish I could go back in...
    Susana1985 Susana1985
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2014

    I should of been born in 1920,

    then I could defend the U.S.A. in WWII
    doubletimeit doubletimeit
    22-25, M
    Jan 20, 2015

    I'd love to be raised in the 50's.

    If not that, then I'd also love to be raised in 1880's. I know that last one sounds weird, but I just find that decade interesting. I love the thought of wagons dragged by horses, no technology, and the begging get of a new era. Crazy, huh?
    LiveLife02 LiveLife02
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    I honestly belong in the 1920s

    inlovewithcoco inlovewithcoco
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    Literally though could someone please tell me

    what the **** a thottie is? There is a new word every week... I can't keep up with this new fangle lingo y'all kids got...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2014
    iamme1992 iamme1992
    22-25, F
    Jul 30, 2015

    with all the troubles/issues of Today,

    I have always wanted to go back and experience the "We Can Do It" attitude and the romanticism of WWII or the "Space Fever" of the 1960's
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy
    36-40, M
    Jul 2, 2014

    Did it always used to be common

    for teens to have sex, smoke marijuana? I have also heard that a lot of boys don't have basic manners anymore. Well I feel like I should have been born in like the 50s or something. When men wore nice suits (I love suits) and opened car doors for their wives. I know it wasn't...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    I wish I could've been born back

    before north America was settled by Europeans. I would have for in very well with the native American tribes. especially one of the plains tribes
    shadewolf7 shadewolf7
    22-25, M
    Oct 31, 2015

    Wrong decade? I'm pretty tech savvy

    but I'm thinking I was born in the wrong century!
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    3 Responses Feb 12, 2015
    keke8714127 keke8714127
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

    Everyone says 90s is the best

    and 2000s kids suck ...they are so rude and I can't help it if I was born in the 2000s
    rachelmu22 rachelmu22
    16-17, F
    Jun 14, 2014

    No I wasn't born yesterday I was born the year

    3057 AD of course. I never buy that Unknown Zero-Metatron!!! O NO & WHAT IF I TOLD YA THAT WE ALL HAD A COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS??? allcopyrights@unknownzerometatron69 which is my mark
    Egolikeme69 Egolikeme69
    46-50, M
    Nov 10, 2015

    I was born in 1988. I have very little in

    common with most people my age. I gravitate more towards older people. I enjoy their conversations.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    I'm so sorry. I'd like to apologize to everyone

    else on behalf of my generation. We are idiots. What's worse, we think we know everything even though we are idiots. We are loud. We are disrespectful. We have music like that 2 Chainz and Nikki Minaj and all that other garbage. We complain a lot. We rebel. I do not understand...
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    2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

    I feel more like a 70s

    or 80s guy, I absolutely love rock and metal music and today's pop culture annoys me immensely (I hate the "words" selfie and bae).
    brettrocks96 brettrocks96
    18-21, M
    Sep 1, 2014

    I know in my heart I was meant to have lived

    through the 60s. Woodstock, war protests, free love, mind expansion. Take me there.
    rachh4321 rachh4321
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2014

    I Was Definitely Born In The Wrong Decade,

    I Was Born In 1969.Although,I Enjoyed The Later 70's. I Watch A lot Of Turner Classic Movies and Strangely Feel Like I Should've Been Born In The 1930's/40's. A Time When Things Seem So Much Simpler and Before All Of This Modern Technology Bullcrap. People Actually,Related To...
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    Being born in 91', I tell my mom she had me too

    late. That I should have been born in 1970 so I could have been the wild child that snuck into concerts in the 80s. I love what people consider "classic rock"
    Beccalei12 Beccalei12
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2014
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    1 Response May 23, 2015

    My choice would have been to be one of the Lost

    Generation in Paris in the 1920's among the Giants like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Ezra Pound.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    I wish I was born during the early 50's.

    though it would have been a hard time for African Americans it would have been joyous to hit the 70's around 20 years old. I'm so into the music and there styles, I think I would've been a hippy or a dedicated black panther. just depending on which coast I lived on. I would be a...
    TryingToBeABetterMe TryingToBeABetterMe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    More like the wrong century.

    ..excuse the steel carriages in the backdrop
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    Aug 9, 2014

    Something about the Victorian era.

    .. I absolutely love the look of the clothing, the advertising, the mannerisms, the chivalry and all the trappings of horses and carriages, etc. ... but I also feel like I should be living in the 1950's... family values, clean living, respectability, solid morals. All hard to...
    Likewise2 Likewise2
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    It would have been cool to be a globe trotting

    Brit during the late Victorian era.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 7, 2015

    I can't say I'm not grateful to be born into

    the 21st century (okay, I was born in 1999, so I have a half year of 20th cent. cred), but I'd love to have been born in the mid-60s to early 70s. I'm a big fan of 80s movies, and it's pop music is the most tolerable, so being a teen in the 80s would be great. If only I could...
    decorus decorus
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 27, 2014
    leebersnowy leebersnowy
    31-35, F
    Apr 27, 2014

    I wish to be born in 1950.

    You could smoke everywhere, cigarettes were strong and cheap. I am a very heavy cigarette smoker and really get tired of the increase of smoking bans in the last decade. I am glad that I still can smoke in my office. But at conferences or if visiting a customer it is not...
    tierm95 tierm95
    41-45, M
    Oct 31, 2015

    sometimes i think i belong in the roaring 20's.

    other times in the 50's with the rockabilly style.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    I would have liked to have lived in New England

    during the height of the great whale voyages. I've dreamed of sailing on a whaler.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 18, 2015

    Dammit I wished I was born in the 20th Century.

    And I could have been watching Deadpool legally this year =3 Those who are wondering "lol no you're definitely legal", I'm 15 going-on 16.... If you're gonna ask why I put 18~21, might as well spend some time reading my foreword :D It won't take long.
    iiTetraLoh iiTetraLoh
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    I really shouldn't have been a 90's kid,

    I really should've been a teenage durning the 80's. I love their fashion and music and I am a little obsessed with the 80's...I often come on my campus dressed like I'm from the 80's. Lol
    summertimesadness16 summertimesadness16
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2014

    I think I was born in the wrong decade.

    .. I listen to everything my parents listened to. I never listen to modern radio. My favorite band is Queen and Guns n' Roses. My vinyl collection is larger than my parents. I wear the things my parents would have and the kids at school don't understand my references. I found...
    guitarist101 guitarist101
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    sometimes I think I was born in the wrong epoch,

    my mindset is very mature for my age
    lookinginsidemymind lookinginsidemymind
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    I was born in 1999 but i would have loved to

    have been born in the 70's, then been a teenager through the 80's.
    abbiecinnamon abbiecinnamon
    1 Response Jul 30, 2015

    The 2010s is probably the worst decade,

    because there's too much political problems. Anybody agree?
    LibertyCityPD LibertyCityPD
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2016

    Should've been a '70s

    or '80s baby. Kinda makes you wonder if the kids being born today are going to envy us?
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander
    18-21, F
    Sep 1, 2015


    I should have been born in in the 50's but NO. I was born in the 90's which equates me to growing up with a wicked, perverse generation.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

    If you are having sex

    and you are not married....it's not called dating, it's called fornication!!!
    joyevaa joyevaa
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    Sometimes I think I'm from a totally different

    planet. I don't feel like I fit in this world at all. Perhaps that is what I am searching for. Fellow travellers lost in space.
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    2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    I have a lot of common fashion

    and music interest from the sixties.
    passionflower24 passionflower24
    26-30, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    the most elegant thing I've ever seen is the

    ladies fashions from the late 30's through the 40's. bias cut satin gowns, fur, angora sweaters,cuban heel stockings, maribou feathered heels and bright red lipstick. the cars, the art deco. I dream of it.
    ramvan ramvan
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015
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