Born in the wrong time period?

 Anonymous (@)8 years, 4 months ago

I guess i’m not the only one who often thinks they were born in the wrong time period.

I’m only 20, but I just really don’t like “the present” that much. No idea why though lol.

I really feel drawn towards the eras of the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. No idea why, but they are my favourite eras for music, car design, technological progression etc. I wonder what causes this does anyone else have thoughts on the matter?

May 17, 2013 at 7:09 am
Helena (8) (@dream7er) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@rjnicko,
Do you believe in reincarnation? I know how that sounds, I didn’t use to either, but I’ve been reading a lot about it lately and the more you look into it the more plausible it seems. I read a book about children who remembered fragments of past lives and had knowledge the simply couldn’t have gotten anywhere else, it was really impressive. Maybe you should look into that a little, if you feel drawn towards a certain period of time, maybe it’s because you lived there in a previous life. That sort of knowledge can also help us understand problems we have in our present life a lot better so maybe it would help. There are also a lot of specialists, professionals, even scientists, not shady fortune-tellers, who might be able to help you in the matter.
If this all sounds too crazy, I apologize. Hope it helps anyway :)

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@rjnicko, If you think you are born in the wrong time period, you are probably not satisfied with your life as it is right now.

I think instead of asking yourself whether you are born in the wrong time period or not, you should find ways to improve the quality of your life as it is right now.

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averagejoe (37) (@gimmesomesalt) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@rjnicko, I’ve had the same feeling at times, like I didn’t understand modern society enough to enjoy it. Personally, I had a particular burning inside me when I’d read about the Romantic era in late 1800’s, those people made sense to me. This was when I was still a naive teenager, and I dreamed of living in this time period.
However, I agree with @filipek Whether or not you feel you belong to a different time period, the truth is that it’s happened already, time marches ever forward. There’s no sense in holding on to the way of the past, it will only make life in this moment more unhappy for you. Instead, pick out the things that mean the most to you about that time period and try to keep them alive in this era. Maybe you’ll be happier.
For example, when you have some money, buy a 40s or 50s model classic car and fix it up, make it a project. It reconnects you to the era, connects you to the now, and would probably bring some happiness your way.
I don’t know, I simply can’t stay stuck in the past when its hopeless to change, and when there are so many ripe opportunities to improve the present.

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Anonymous (1) (@) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@filipek, the fact is though at present I am very satisfied with my life. I’m doing well in my Criminology Degree, I finish that next year, I’ll most likely be able to pursuit a career as a fraud investigator or something along those lines, life couldn’t be better for me in all honesty lol.

I’m not stuck in the past per-say, after all, I do believe in “Life’s what you make it” and “never look back” but the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s just seem fascinating times to me for whatever reason LOL. The 1970’s is by far the one which stands out the most to me though.

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Mr. Arbiter (86) (@snaysler) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

I can say for myself that I feel rather drawn to the early/mid 1900’s. Always had a liking of fedoras and the apparel they wore, and the way life was with their culture. I also feel strangely drawn to that particular state of technological progress. I recently determined that my last incarnated life on earth was as a soldier who died in, I believe, the second world war. It was a violent death, and an unfulfilled life, but I suspect that before this life I lived a better one earlier in the 20th century.

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Purple Aura (35) (@lina88) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

I’m familiar with feeling out of place, or ‘time’, as well, believing this is hardly the ideal setting which would help me become the best person I can be. I think that regardless of whether or not you’re momentarily satisfied with the direction your life is going in, you’ll always feel like it’d be better to live during this time period or that, simply because you’re convinced that the grass was, or would be, greener some’time’ else. We instinctively think the past is better than it was, and just because of the great things that happened, great music that was made or great people that lived in the 40’s to 70’s, this doesn’t mean that people THEN thought they were living in the perfect time period either. Some eras were definitely more peaceful or exciting than others but there’s no way of knowing whether or not people were content, and by extension whether or not YOU’D be content actually living in them. History and stories can only tell us so much. The fact that you’re thinking about this doesn’t mean you’re avoiding the reality of your living here and now by the way; it’s worth wondering about.

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Anonymous (328) (@) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

Have you seen Midnight in Paris?

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Andrea (21) (@yourefunny) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

This is as modern as we’ve ever been. The 90s were totally futuristic to the 80s, and the 20s were incredibly modern relative to the 1800’s. People in their time tend to think that the present society is always at it’s least morally straight. Right now, we are living in the “good old days” of the future (if that makes sense) so make the best of it, because we can only go forward.

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TheRealTruth (1) (@TheRealTruth) 5 years, 11 months ago ago

I wish i could’ve been born at a much earlier time since it was so much Easier meeting a good woman to settle down with just like the good old fashioned women we once had that made it very easy. And today it is very difficult finding a good woman to settle down with since the women of today were Nothing like the good old fashioned women were. Most women of the 50’s and 60’s made a much better wife too.

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