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#46    Genocyde

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:51 PM

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Alright, this is probably going to sound kinda stupid, but I very stronly feel like I was born in the wrong time period. Like I should have been born in a time like the late 1800's or early 1900's. I just don't feel like I belong in 2006. My friends all say that it's stupid to want to be born back then, because all women could do was cook and clean and all that junk, but I really don't mind living a simple life like that. Is it possible that people can be born in the wrong time period? Anybody else feel like this?

i feel like this all the time, I feel i should have been born in ancient Egypt, i dont care if they had no technology or medicine or anything like that, i feel a very strong connection with ancient egypt, and i wish i could have at least seen it. sad.gif

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:51 PM

double post......

Edited by Satans Adherent, 04 January 2007 - 10:52 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 04:56 AM

Are we born into the wrong time periods or do we just desire to be?

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 03:58 PM

I have always felt that i should have been born in the baroque period. I would love it. :0) I don't feel i belong in this 2007 crazy world.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:04 PM

Longing for the past is called medievalism. It might have a more scientific name but it means that you don't want to walk along with the future. You are content with the way things are. Hard core medievalismists desire to live in the past. Such personalities rarely buy new books. They buy old ones. They hardely ever watch new movies. They only watch old ones. You will never see them in a mall buying new clothes either. I am actualy one of these people. But im the kind who gets comfortable in the present which lasts for a few years and then i finally change my ways a little to adjust to the way things are now if you know what i mean.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:35 PM

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Longing for the past is called medievalism. It might have a more scientific name but it means that you don't want to walk along with the future. You are content with the way things are. Hard core medievalismists desire to live in the past. Such personalities rarely buy new books. They buy old ones. They hardely ever watch new movies. They only watch old ones. You will never see them in a mall buying new clothes either. I am actualy one of these people. But im the kind who gets comfortable in the present which lasts for a few years and then i finally change my ways a little to adjust to the way things are now if you know what i mean.

That's pretty much me, 'cept for the whole buying new clothes part. It's good to know I'm not alone with this feeling. I probably get it from my mom constantly screaming "technology will be the end of us!" coupled with all the depressing things you hear about on the news, about how it's the end of the world and we're getting taken over by 20 countries who are gonna kill most of us and keep the rest of us as slaves. Like I said I just really feel such a strong connection with Victorian era England. I guess it's probably because I'm a more laid back person who likes a simple life. I would never like to live in a place like a big city with a high stress fast paced lifestyle. I just like to keep things simple. I guess you could say I like to kick it old school. I'm just strange like that.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:51 PM

I think that it all depends on your station in life in your given time frame... Victorian life would be great if you were one of the priveledged few that only had to worry about entertaining and keeping control of the house staff, it would be an entirely different matter if you worked in a coal mine for pennies a day, lived in a hovel without running water and rarely bathed. Right now you have access to most of lifes good things and in the grand scheme are priveledged. Imagine being in India as the lower caste who make mud bricks 14 hours a day 7 days a week for pennies and are always on the edge of starving. Times change, but the spectrum of poverty to priveledge always remains...

Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 07:52 PM

I'd have fit right in in pre-history especially living near the edge of civilization
and having a foot on each side.  My strenghts would have been far more important
and my weaknesses insignificant.  

There's great change about to broadside the species.  Perhaps I can be useful yet.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 07:56 PM

Actually we are very lucky to live in a time like this. But I also do feel the same way as you sometimes.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 06:00 AM

sometimes i feel like i was born way to late. i wish i lived in Feudal Japan. My reasons are because there was so much more emphasis on being honorable, and i don't mean for this to some off weird but i like the spiritual beliefs of that era as well. the physical aspects also attract me to that specific time period because war in that time period was a personal matter. if you were a soldier you had to be close enough to smell their sweat in comparison with today guns. the ways that battles were fought were different as well. i would rather live in that time than have to walk down the street with some of these kids who dress like "Gangsters"(no not gangstas you grammatical butchers) and think that its cool to carry a gun, or rob some one. no honor is left in todays society except for a very few people, and it makes me a little depressed sometimes.

Edited by undersquiggle, 11 February 2007 - 06:01 AM.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 06:33 AM

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i would rather live in that time than have to walk down the street with some of these kids who dress like "Gangsters"(no not gangstas you grammatical butchers) and think that its cool to carry a gun, or rob some one. no honor is left in todays society except for a very few people, and it makes me a little depressed sometimes.


I couldn't agree with you more. I can't stand when people talk with that yo, yo, yo dis is ma hood bullcrap. They act like it's cool to be unintelligent and talk like a foul-mouthed 4 year old. One of my teachers made a comment that the average teenager today has a vocabulary of about 10 words and 5 of them curses. Which scarily enough is somewhat true. You just don't know how bad it ticks me off seeing the way todays culture embraces stupidity. Seriously, this country just keeps getting dumber and dumber. We just keep lowering education standards further and further to accomodate unintelligent people. I remember watching George Carlin perform one night and he said "The way our education system is going all you'll need to get into college is a f***ing pencil!" Sadly, he speaks the truth.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:20 PM

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I couldn't agree with you more. I can't stand when people talk with that yo, yo, yo dis is ma hood bullcrap. They act like it's cool to be unintelligent and talk like a foul-mouthed 4 year old. One of my teachers made a comment that the average teenager today has a vocabulary of about 10 words and 5 of them curses. Which scarily enough is somewhat true. You just don't know how bad it ticks me off seeing the way todays culture embraces stupidity. Seriously, this country just keeps getting dumber and dumber. We just keep lowering education standards further and further to accomodate unintelligent people. I remember watching George Carlin perform one night and he said "The way our education system is going all you'll need to get into college is a f***ing pencil!" Sadly, he speaks the truth.


Getting  a handle on our educational system needs to be a very high priority.

We need to stop teaching things as fact that are mere supposition and this
especially applies to the rantings of the "father of psychology".  We need to
instill personal responsibility.  Subjects need to be taught not as discreet
fields of learning but part of a greater whole.  Specialization should complete-
ly give over to generalization before about 10th grade and very few children
should be encouraged to specialize.  Every student should take every class  
but they can be split into two levels to accomodate the needs of different
students in higher grades.  

Large schools should abandon the whole "grade concept".  It makes no sense
to split an education into 12 separate grades when you have 100 teachers.  
With the current system everyone is passed on no matter how poorly they do.
With learning broken down into smaller units it would no be traumatic to hold
a student back to repeat the 3 week long grade 56.  If kids know they have to
learn the material, they'll try harder and it will help learn responsibility.  

Machine intelligence is going to change the human race. It will help to prepare.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:23 PM

i totally agree. i had a problem in my architectural classes as well as most of my science classes. i would do all my work, then get bored with it because i knew most of what he was already teaching. i wanted to be in a higher class in both areas (physics, and architectural drafting) but they wouldn't let me even take the needed tests to prove that i knew it. they really need to change that.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:49 AM

I feel like I should have been born a little earlier to experience the early to mid 90s as a teenager or adult.


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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:25 AM

I should have bin born in the future...can't be a space pirate in this day and age. ::sigh::

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