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#91    Xenojjin

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:28 PM

To me its always seemed like a "the grass is greener on the other side" kind of thing. Ive always felt that I would rather be born in a futuristic scenario, 10,000 years past today, assuming we actually advanced that far and didnt kill ourselves.

But it probobly wouldnt be any better.



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Posted 09 March 2007 - 04:29 AM

Don't worry, your feeling isn't stupid. It's human. Period. We're all humans, we are the same kind of animals that we were 100, or even 1000 years ago. There really is something f'd up about our time period right now.
A) We as humans have never been so fricken weak in our entire lives. 70 years ago, people knew how to fix their own cars! Toasters worked forever, and we didn't have half as much radiation flowing through our brains as we do now (Don't quote me, I'm probably exaggerating)- We can't make our own fire, we can't make our own food, we can't hunt, make our own clothes, can't survive if the power goes out. We're all doomed, lets face is. A world sitting ontop of a dependence like Oil and electricity is very much bound for downfall very very soon.
B)You were told by the television to be a multi-tasking cook, provider, and much much more as a woman. It used to be that a woman could stay home and laze around in her house coat to her hearts desire (I'd personally not mind sitting on my butt all day, as opposed to hauling my ass to work every morning), her husband could go to work, bring home enough money to feed, clothe, and give recreation to the family, and still have $$ left over. The government has taken advantage of the female worker so much now that it is nearly impossible for middle class families to bring in $$ with both parents working! We are definitely living in a screwed up time.
C) Our DNA is composed of so much material that originates from time periods we cannot even begin to comprehend. We are all pre-historic creatures living in a time period foreign to us. No wonder so many people are losing their minds. Homo Sapien Sapien was not born go to school with books, and know what is going on in every country of our globalized culture... Homo Sapien Sapien woman is supposed to (hahahaha) take advantage of her working husband, by 1)Not having to work 2)Having so much more time for much more fun activities like traveling and playing with her kids, and reading, studying, writing books, getting famous...
I will quote my mother now "I'd like to know which F@#$ing woman decided that women should work... she destroyed my opportunity to be productive."
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:20 AM

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 03:58 PM

It's so easy to say and wish to be born in another time and place in the past whether it's Ancient Egypt, Ancient Ireland, the Medieval era, or the Victorian era because of Romanticism fueled by books, Hollywood movies, and pop culture. Have any of you ever stopped to think about how how it would be like to REALLY be a person living in the Middle Ages or the Victorian Era? Sure, most of us don't like this fast-paced world of industry, commercialism, warfare, and terrorism but would you rather be a prostitute or a coal miner during 1800's England?

Let's say you long for the days of the Medieval, where chivalry reigned, where Kings were noble, and the dresses were pretty. Let's look at the other side - the HORRIBLE HISTORY side. Women were worth a bit more than livestock. Sure, there were people that respected these women and quite a few were notable historical figures of their time (but even Joan of Arc was burned at the stake for wearing men's clothes even after all that she did for France) but most peasant women were forced to work, bear children, work some more, and if they were lucky, they weren't condemn as witches. If you were a noble woman, you too, had to bear children as soon as you were married off most likely to people you don't love to tie family allegiances, land, or other things. Not the Middle Ages, but Lucrezia Borgia of the Renassiance was married off three times just for political reasons with her first marriage when she was thirteen. Hardly enough time for her to enjoy life and it's pleasures. Men didn't have it praticulary easy either, but for different reasons. Young nobles and peasants went off to fight in the Crusades for honor and God and came back home with missing limbs and terrors. Talking about medicine, the cures were insane. You can easily die from an ingrown toenail since the local doctor will reccomend you drink gold powder or bathe in water by moonlight. Or you can go to the local midwife or herb woman if she wasn't burned for being a witch first...hardly the beautiful time of silks, knights in shining armor, and peasants singing in the sun as they sow wheat. Sure, I'd love to live in the Middle Ages Hollywood style but in the actual Middle Ages? I'd be frightened to.

And the Victorian Era? Yes, the corsets were pretty, I love the houses, the jewelry, the "gothicism" of mourning, I love the beautiful images that books have given me, but it's not an era I'd want to grow up in. Women were still not respected, few could go to college, and medicine wasn't exactly up to par either. Prostitutes roamed the streets of White Chapel, some dying from syphillis and some who wonder if they'll make it till morning. Many started working in factories, in the coal mines, and life was just plain miserable. I wouldn't praticularly mind being a rich Lady riding a beautiful black horse while in my blood red gown with a lacy steel-boned black corset (drool) but how real is this fantasy if I were to live in England during the Victorian Era?

I like to sit back and imagine how it'd be like to live in the Middle Ages of my dreams, or to be a painter during the Renassiance. Or as a beautiful Egyptian queen ruling over her people with an equally handsome Pharaoh. But when I start seeing the reality of how it was like to actually live back then, I'm glad I was born now (I was borned in the mid 80's, enjoyed the 90's with passion, and find the 2000's interesting)...I don't exactly wish to be born in the future since I have dystopia-phobia and I can see some nut job trying to create a perfect yet incredibly messed up world in the future.

Edited by it's me!, 10 March 2007 - 04:00 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:48 AM

I definitely feel like that. I would have like to have been born anywhere in the range of 1000-1700 AD I think... When there was still a lot of mystery left in the world and still a lot of unknown and unpopulated places. I guess it's just the call of adventure that would appeal to me, back when the world was still ripe with mystery. Maybe if I actually were born then, it would be different than I thought, although it's just an interesting notion.



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Posted 25 September 2010 - 06:33 PM

people describe me as an old person from long ago and i think i should of been born in the 19th century as a rich gentleman.


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 06:40 PM

I dare say there are many that were not only born in  the wrong time periodd but on  the wrong planet, wrong dimension, or frankly should never have been born. See, GOD does have a sense of humor. :tsu:  :tsu:  :tsu:


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 06:42 PM

View Postlost forever, on 25 September 2010 - 06:33 PM, said:

people describe me as an old person from long ago and i think i should of been born in the 19th century as a rich gentleman.

Welcome to UM.
Ill just point out though, that youre bringing back a thread from 3 years ago.

the truth is out there....

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 06:53 PM

Fox, you gotta  know buddy, I feel for you. I gotta tell you you were born way to late, you needed to be working for the Bureau in the late 1920s through 1946. That would be the best time for a man of your talets.


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:51 PM

My mom says I act like a hippie  :blink: ... but I think I'd prefer to have been a young adult in the 70s instead.


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 11:37 PM

Jesus said that John the Baptist was Ezekiel....  It is also said.... that Emperor Qin ordered his Pyramid, opened in 2012 because he wanted to be alive again when the occurred. Here in the United States people every year reenact the civil war it is nit difficult to see this something one can cherish as in history there is much to look away from and in all probability such conditions will be a part of the future.

Longing for another time be it between 10,000 years ago and 10,000 years into the future?



When it comes to the scales we are currently discussing in relation to reality if one lived one life time prior to this? One could have lived trillions upon trillions of others potentially....

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Edited by Virtual Particle, 25 September 2010 - 11:42 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:40 AM

Though this thread was from three years ago, I feel like bringing it back for a bit longer. I agree with the host of this thread that there are many people who are born in a time period they don't connect with yet they seem so scarce when you walk out into the streets.

I, myself, feel like I was suppose to be born in a different dimension that has advanced further than this one. I may not feel like I should have been born in a different time period but at times I feel like I should have been born in the future or in the past when people were more serious. As for the dimension thing, I feel that all the time.

I feel as if I'm sitting around idling when I should be somewhere else where others need me. I feel as if in this dimension, I don't belong, I belong in a different one. As for the time period. That varies from day to day or maybe month to month.

I'm a very serious person,yet today's society, no one's that serious. However back then, let's say the 1900s or the 1800s, people were more serious about life and were very excited to get jobs and start their own life. I just don't fit in with this time period.

Sometimes I would feel as if I would just faint in the sidewalk or wherever I am and fall through some kind of time/dimension slip and end up in the appropriate time period.

No longer is the fall shallow, it has grown deeper and deeper into oblivion.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:34 AM

I wish i was in my teens in the 80's so i could invent this swagg nowadays

but i wouldnt mind experiencing the 1800 hundreds but i dont think i can handle not having cool cars and sports

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:58 AM

View PostJoke_Master_Mandy, on 12 December 2006 - 05:59 PM, said:

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 that I should have been born at around 1935.

I sing and I want to pursue singing, but my style and voice is incredibly old fashioned and I worry no-one will like it. Or maybe it's just because so-called "singers" today have flat computerized "voices" and I sing with a deep real one, they'd be jealous.

EDIT: I say 1935 because there was a failed attempt to reincarnate me in 1935, but I was stillborn and missed out on that life.

Edited by Sir_Quack_The_Wack, 07 January 2011 - 02:59 AM.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:08 AM

View PostWolf MacCanine, on 12 December 2006 - 07:41 PM, said:

I feel like I belong back in the early Mediaeval period.


much of the past, medieval period especially, is highly romanticized in modern culture. Reality is it was a terribly dirty, grimy, diseased ridden, suppressed and dangerous time that i doubt anyone nowadays would really want to live in.





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