Born in the Wrong Decade

  • hello brooklyn

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    Do you think you were born in the wrong decade? Or maybe even the wrong century?

    Which part of time would you have thrived in, and why?
    July 18th, 2009 at 01:27pm
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    This thread sounds quite fun.
    If I had to choose a certain era, I would pick Tudor England, because it's oh-so-fascinating. Oh yes.
    I would just loved to have lived in that time, what with all the conspiracies and their court ways; I think I'd have flourished there tbh. Love it.
    July 18th, 2009 at 02:08pm
  • fool's paradise

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    Yes, I was.

    I'd fit in 1890, 1950, 1960, 1970, and 1980.
    July 18th, 2009 at 05:30pm
  • Born on the Cob

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    1900-1920's. Yes... It would be worth living through the Great Depression, polio, and both World Wars if I could've been born then! -swoons-

    Or maybe even 1930-1940...
    July 18th, 2009 at 11:42pm
  • pepper potts.

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    William.H.Bonney:
    This thread sounds quite fun.
    If I had to choose a certain era, I would pick Tudor England, because it's oh-so-fascinating. Oh yes.
    I would just loved to have lived in that time, what with all the conspiracies and their court ways; I think I'd have flourished there tbh. Love it.
    Oh yes, The Tudor era is my favorite.

    I was born in 1990, but I'd probably want to be born in the mid 80's.
    July 18th, 2009 at 11:45pm
  • peachy.

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    I definitely think I was born in the wrong era. I would have thrived in the late 60's and the 70's. I would fit right in I think.
    July 19th, 2009 at 12:04am
  • scream queen.

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    Yes, I was.

    I'd fit in 1890, 1950, 1960, 1970, and 1980.
    Same here. Yes
    July 19th, 2009 at 07:43am
  • kafka.

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    I like living in the present, I have the oportunity to learn to read and write, I don't have to marry somebody I don't love or work in the fields, there are no serious global pandemics, no world wars and it seems unlikely that we'll self-destruct in the next 60-70 years. There's nothing wrong with the 2000s, tbh, people have an overly romantic perception of history- living in the 1700 didn't automatically mean that you're royalty any more than living in the 1980 meant that you lived in a wealthy socially secure Western country.
    July 19th, 2009 at 03:04pm
  • Trash Hologram.

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    I don't like the present. Really I don't think I belong here. I should have been born in the early 1520's, in time for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn or the early 1650's, in time for Charles II and the last plague epidemic and the Great Fire. Or sometime around the French Revolution would be nice. :cute:
    July 19th, 2009 at 09:36pm
  • Catherine Jane

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    I would have liked to maybe have been around as a teenager in the Americas during the 50's. I like the music, and when watching movies like 'Stand By Me', I think living a life like that would be so cool, just the atmosphere of that life. I talked to my grandma and granddad who grew up around that time, and they said they loved life back then, and that they were glad they grew up then rather than now.
    July 19th, 2009 at 11:25pm
  • Matt Smith

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    kafka.:
    I like living in the present, I have the oportunity to learn to read and write, I don't have to marry somebody I don't love or work in the fields, there are no serious global pandemics, no world wars and it seems unlikely that we'll self-destruct in the next 60-70 years. There's nothing wrong with the 2000s, tbh, people have an overly romantic perception of history- living in the 1700 didn't automatically mean that you're royalty any more than living in the 1980 meant that you lived in a wealthy socially secure Western country.
    Yeah, but I don't think a lot of people seriously think living in 1666 would be all that fabulous. It's just harmless fantasy really. I think it would be cool to live during the reign of Queen Victoria, but I'm under no illusions as to the fact that I would probably die of cholera and wouldn't be able to go to university or any of those nice things I have today. Still, I'd love to be able to see England at the height of the industrial revolution or something like that.

    The self-destruction comment also strikes me as slightly odd given that the invention of nuclear weapons makes that more likely today, not less likely. That was never even an option 100 years ago, now it's actually a possibility.

    If people have an overly romantic perception of history then in all probability, in 50 or 100 years, people will be looking back at 2009 as some sort of halcyon age and ironically enough, there will probably be someone saying exactly the same thing as you are now, going 'I don't see what is wrong with 2109, everything is good now, look at the squallor and filth those people lived in, we're so much better off now'. Then a positive perception of 2009 will look overly romantic, so it's all relative, pretty much.
    July 20th, 2009 at 04:19pm
  • hello brooklyn

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    Bloodraine:
    If people have an overly romantic perception of history then in all probability, in 50 or 100 years, people will be looking back at 2009 as some sort of halcyon age and ironically enough, there will probably be someone saying exactly the same thing as you are now, going 'I don't see what is wrong with 2109, everything is good now, look at the squallor and filth those people lived in, we're so much better off now'. Then a positive perception of 2009 will look overly romantic, so it's all relative, pretty much.
    Exactly.
    July 20th, 2009 at 05:44pm
  • England's Dreaming

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    Either in the 1960's (my mother's era) or in the 1930's in Chicago.
    July 20th, 2009 at 09:17pm
  • bullets are hailing.

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    I'd want to be born in the 1980's. It seemed like a fun decade when people were wild, there were bright colors, and dancing was everything. Nowadays, people don't really like to dance anymore because they're self-conscious of what other people think. I would have loved the eighties. Big hair, big fashion, big music. It sounds pretty fun and from what I've heard from my parents, that was a great decade.
    July 22nd, 2009 at 09:09am
  • Sunshine...

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    Sure was!

    I totally think i'd fit into Tudor england. It was such a interesting time. And i love the fashions then. I would love to be involved in court in those times.
    July 23rd, 2009 at 01:54am
  • pezzie

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    I would wanna be born in 1968.
    Then I would be 12 when the 80's started, and would remember pretty good.
    And yeah, I've had this planned out for a while :XD
    July 23rd, 2009 at 08:39am
  • The Great Defector.

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    I honestly don't think I was born in the wrong decade.
    I'd probably die without technology, so imagine how fucked I'd be with all those incurable diseases throughout the centuries. Oh God.
    July 23rd, 2009 at 05:53pm
  • Siriano;

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    I would like to see the roaring 20s and the 50s, but as far as actually living, I would've loved to love during the seventies and eighties. :tehe: I want to be able to hitchhike to Florida dammit!
    Plus the music. :twitch:
    If I was a teenager in the 80s, I would totally rock the Cyndi Lauper hair.
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    Don't get me wrong, I love you guys and technology, I'd just trade it all.

    :shifty

    I was joking with my friend the other day that I should go back to, like, the 40s or something crazy and invent emo. 8)
    July 25th, 2009 at 05:26am
  • lydiajudith

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    I'd like to live in the 1700's or the 1800's.
    July 25th, 2009 at 07:26pm
  • pretty monsters

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    I would like to have been born in the 1980s because I have a ton of friends that are 3-7 years older than me and I'm always the youngest one in the bunch. Plus, I just can't wait to be considered an adult.
    July 25th, 2009 at 07:40pm