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I was born in the wrong century

I put this under the personal category though I suppose it's not really all that "personal." I couldn't think of a better category to put it in though, so here it sits.

There are days when I feel as if I was born in the wrong century. There's just this missing piece, that's the only way I know how to truly describe it. It's like a missing piece of a puzzle. I am content, somewhat, of where I am in life. I just do not agree with a lot of the ideals of today. I read about things in history and I just fall in love with it. Not so much styles and fads, but quality of life, and the standards of life back whenever.

I am sure I am half mad. I can't quite pinpoint a certain time period I feel I'd be better suited to. In reality, I do love my technology. There is just so much more that is out there, in that grand vastness that is the past. I feel as if it was possible to time-travel, I would find the time period I am much comfortable in and live it.

I think I'd have to track down family though. I wouldn't tell them who I was of course, they'd think me mad surely! Plus there's the whole time continue thing.

Am I crazy? or have you felt this way too?

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Alexandoy wrote on March 26, 2015, 8:45 AM

I also feel I was born in the wrong time but not century. Maybe I was born too early by 10 years.

crowntower wrote on March 26, 2015, 9:50 AM

Lol! Maybe because the old days was calmer and better than the polluted time of this world. I guess we were fascinated by the calmer years of what the television shown us back on those years... that's why we love to go back... hehehehe... but I guess for me whatever time we were born that is the best thing that happened to us... it is more on loving what you got, than always finding things that is not simply for us. NO matter what time we were born if we learn to value what we have... we will feel that we are the most bless people in the whole wide world. Lol! God bless.

LeaPea2417 wrote on March 26, 2015, 12:46 PM

I think I was born at the right time because if I had been born earlier by 10 or more years or in an earlier century, I would have died in early childhood. I had meningitis in the first grade, spent time in the hospital at age 12 after being hit by a car and nearly losing my left leg. Those two instances would have killed me in a previous decade or century. Then as an adult, my two child births surely would have killed me if I had lived in a previous century. So, I know I was born at the right time. It is a miracle I have made it to age 50 and mid life.

SebastianOnciu wrote on March 26, 2015, 1:34 PM

Sometimes I wish I could live for a while in another perid, such as the Renaissance, but the best thing I can imagine would be to travel back and forth in time and experience a bit of each period. However, I guess I would always return to the present time and enjoy its confort and technological progress.

luisga814 wrote on March 26, 2015, 9:29 PM

Every time I read about living in another century, I was dreaming, what I am in that era? Am I a prince or a king or a beggar?

MelissaE wrote on March 29, 2015, 8:07 AM

Yes, I would love to travel to another time. I think I might like to visit many different periods.

Paulie wrote on December 25, 2015, 1:09 AM

As a white man, I also feel I was born in the wrong century. Perhaps if I had been born in 1844 instead of 1944, I might have been a Jesuit missionary or a member of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough riders.