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Do you feel like you were born too late in history?

Postby Keshetar » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:15 pm

I am not that good with expressing myself in a long wall of paragraphs but here it goes.

I was born in 1991, which was the last decade of the 20th Century and the last millennium. Sometimes I find it hard to identify with being a 2000s teen. I'd rather been born anytime earlier in history before the time I was really born because I really missed out on some good things. I know that most eras had their own troubles too.

I'm disappointed with the current state of our world governments and the current state of our representative democracy is pretty negative. I always bother my mother with questions and rantings and I get too philosophical sometimes. I don't want the world as we know it to die.

In my lifetime we are also supposed to be the first generation to have it "worse" than our parents, even when we have the advancements our parents didn't, but that doesn't mean much to me. This "technological singularity" and immortality sounds like more dystopia than paradise. If you read Kurzweil, he predicts the singularity to hit in our lifetime at the latest 2045. I wish all this crap could happen after I'm dead, instead. We can't take the bad with the good anymore. There just can't be. For example, I don't think I want to give up learning and working on a craft to earn a good paycheck.

In a short version, I can say that the majority of today's generation's future is very bleak and if I just had a wish at the end of my lifetime, one of them would be to re-live and interact during the time, say when my parents were growing up. Even my parents call it crazy.

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Postby Nervium » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:20 pm

Nope.

I mean, it would have been worse.
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Postby Olthar » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:21 pm

Nope. If anything, I was born too early. I'd have rather been born roughly now-ish, if not later. I'd have liked both greater societal advancement and stronger medical technology when I was a pre-teen. It would have made my life much better. Sure, I enjoy being an OG Pokémon fan and lording that over you kids today, but I would give that up in a heartbeat if I could get the childhood I needed.
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Postby Soselo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:22 pm

Thinking about this critically-

NOPE. Image
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Postby Imperium Sidhicum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:24 pm

I can relate, though for different reasons.

I wish I was born a time when honour, brave heart and a strong sword arm were a man's most valued possessions, when men were still men and women were women, when things were kept more simple and sensible, and when there was still plenty of unknown lands for brave men to discover and conquer.

I suppose the mission of my current incarnation is to learn to see benefits in the twisted present-day ways as well and realize that truth and right can take many forms.
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Postby Zavea » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:25 pm

if the alternative is having been born too early and having to experience a fraction of billions of years as an ocean plankton, i'll deal with this era
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Postby Condunum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:26 pm

Keshetar wrote:I am not that good with expressing myself in a long wall of paragraphs but here it goes.

I was born in 1991, which was the last decade of the 20th Century and the last millennium. Sometimes I find it hard to identify with being a 2000s teen. I'd rather been born anytime earlier in history before the time I was really born because I really missed out on some good things. I know that most eras had their own troubles too.

I'm disappointed with the current state of our world governments and the current state of our representative democracy is pretty negative. I always bother my mother with questions and rantings and I get too philosophical sometimes. I don't want the world as we know it to die.

In my lifetime we are also supposed to be the first generation to have it "worse" than our parents, even when we have the advancements our parents didn't, but that doesn't mean much to me. This "technological singularity" and immortality sounds like more dystopia than paradise. If you read Kurzweil, he predicts the singularity to hit in our lifetime at the latest 2045. I wish all this crap could happen after I'm dead, instead. We can't take the bad with the good anymore. There just can't be. For example, I don't think I want to give up learning and working on a craft to earn a good paycheck.

In a short version, I can say that the majority of today's generation's future is very bleak and if I just had a wish at the end of my lifetime, one of them would be to re-live and interact during the time, say when my parents were growing up. Even my parents call it crazy.

Tell me, when would you have preferred to have been born? Before the internet? Before vaccinations? Before sanitation?

The future of most of every generation is bleak. Most people do not go far in life. That is a fact of life in this world.
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Postby Greater Weselton » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:26 pm

I am fine with when I was born. It would have been nice to appreciate the Padres playing at Qualcomm Stadium though.
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Postby Brillnuck » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:26 pm

Imperium Sidhicum wrote:I can relate, though for different reasons.

I wish I was born a time when honour, brave heart and a strong sword arm were a man's most valued possessions, when men were still men and women were women, when things were kept more simple and sensible, and when there was still plenty of unknown lands for brave men to discover and conquer.

I suppose the mission of my current incarnation is to learn to see benefits in the twisted present-day ways as well and realize that truth and right can take many forms.

I agree. However, I like today's technology.

I feel like I'm born too late, and too early.
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Postby Olthar » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:27 pm

Imperium Sidhicum wrote:I wish I was born a time when honour, brave heart and a strong sword arm were a man's most valued possessions, when men were still men and women were women, when things were kept more simple and sensible, and when there was still plenty of unknown lands for brave men to discover and conquer.

Sooo, you wish you were born in a fantasy novel?
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Postby Lancaster of Wessex » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:29 pm

I relate. I feel I should have been born in the early 1960s or 1970s perhaps. I've always been an "old soul," even as a child.
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Postby Scepez » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:29 pm

Probably.
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Postby Nervium » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:29 pm

Olthar wrote:
Imperium Sidhicum wrote:I wish I was born a time when honour, brave heart and a strong sword arm were a man's most valued possessions, when men were still men and women were women, when things were kept more simple and sensible, and when there was still plenty of unknown lands for brave men to discover and conquer.

Sooo, you wish you were born in a fantasy novel?


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Postby Condunum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:29 pm

Soselo wrote:Thinking about this critically-

NOPE. (Image)

Slavery today is worse (and more plentiful) than it was during the zenith of the atlantic triangle. Slavery is far from an old problem.
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Postby Saiwania » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:30 pm

I'd like to live in the past but have knowledge of the future, that way I can become very very rich by knowing exactly what to invest in.

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Postby Greater Weselton » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:30 pm

Condunum wrote:
Soselo wrote:Thinking about this critically-

NOPE. (Image)

Slavery today is worse (and more plentiful) than it was during the zenith of the atlantic triangle. Slavery is far from an old problem.

Slavery barely exists today.
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Postby Lancaster of Wessex » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:31 pm

Greater Weselton wrote:
Condunum wrote:Slavery today is worse (and more plentiful) than it was during the zenith of the atlantic triangle. Slavery is far from an old problem.

Slavery barely exists today.


Slavery is still rife in many places, it's just off the radar, largely. But it exists.

Source: http://www.globalslaveryindex.org/findings/#how-big-is-the-problem
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Postby Scepez » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:32 pm

Greater Weselton wrote:
Condunum wrote:Slavery today is worse (and more plentiful) than it was during the zenith of the atlantic triangle. Slavery is far from an old problem.

Slavery barely exists today.


Haha, nope.
I heard slavery in India is a pretty big issue.
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Postby The Orson Empire » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:32 pm

No, I don't. I would rather be alive now than at any other point in the past, as life back then was horrible.
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Postby Soselo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:32 pm

Condunum wrote:
Soselo wrote:Thinking about this critically-

NOPE. (Image)

Slavery today is worse than it was during the zenith of the atlantic triangle

Oh? Do tell.
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Postby Condunum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:32 pm

Greater Weselton wrote:
Condunum wrote:Slavery today is worse (and more plentiful) than it was during the zenith of the atlantic triangle. Slavery is far from an old problem.

Slavery barely exists today.

Between 21 million and 30 million slaves worldwide is not barely existing.
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Postby Empire of Narnia » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:33 pm

Completely disregarding things like technology and healthcare I would want to have lived in the Victorian era, 1950's or 1980's.

That's just judging by culture and fashion though. Technology always moves forward so the modern era has more fun things to do.

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Postby Arumdaum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:33 pm

nah

if anything, too early
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Postby Lancaster of Wessex » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:34 pm

Empire of Narnia wrote:Completely disregarding things like technology and healthcare I would want to have lived in the Victorian era, 1950's or 1980's.

That's just judging by culture and fashion though. Technology always moves forward so the modern era has more fun things to do.


*laugh* The 1980s were fine for technology and healthcare largely, thank you very much.

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Postby Liberatin » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:34 pm

No, I am fine with the time I was born. These times are far more interesting.
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