I’ve always felt like i belong in the 60’s and 70’s. Like legitimately feel like that’s where my soul belongs, and feel like I’m in the wrong time. Then it makes me sad knowing that I’ll never live in the time I feel like I’m meant for. But then I also wonder if perhaps I may live in those times in a next life? Does anyone else have these feelings?
I get that, especially about the 70s. But I also think there is a future time, probably after I’m gone, that I might fit into even better, like you said, in a future lifetime We’re in a weird tech-focused time right now and sometimes it feels 2-dimensional
“We’re in a weird tech-focused time right now and sometimes it feels 2-dimensional” I never thought of it like that. This is so true and kinda sad at the same time… so much focus on tech that we forget to go outside and smell the flowers.
Funny that you say this @eclecticadventure, because I walk a ways in to work every morning, and there is a bed of flowers that I always stop to smell every morning. And every time I do that I think “at least I stopped to smell the flowers once today”, even if the rest of the way if hectic!
Not so much feel I belong in a different time but would love to experience different era’s. Something about the 1920’s draws me in such as women actually gave a shit about what they looked like and brushed their hair as opposed to constantly looking like they just got out of bed (which can be nice if you actually did just get out of bed). The fashion, music and level of sophistication of the 1920’s also draws me to that time period :)
@michaelrossi, I totally agree. Technology has morphed us more than we know or are see willing to recognize. I would love to go back to a time where people had no choice to interact face to face, or where everyone didn’t have phones pinned to their sides. Like when you go on a date, you’re actually on a date and not on your phone, and cab have an intellectual conversation. But I suppose everything is as it should be, so maybe we are just learning a good lesson for our next life In this one. I sometimes wonder if there is a way to meditate my consciousness into those times? Maybe that’s getting to deep, but all I know is I have such a strong longing for those times, there’s gotta be something behind it.
@eclecticadventure, I also agree! I would love love love to experience those times as well! Also the swing dancing era.
How could you be sure that whatever popular media that’s been regurgitated gives you a perfect idea of what it was like in any point in the past? You choose the image that you try to fit with your ideals.
I agree with this as well. I also believe everything is in the eye of the beholder, and perhaps someone in the future may feel the same way about our era as I do about the past. Just another reminder to me that the only time we truly have is now. Literally
There was this guy in my class, somewhat of an older country man who raises horses, and he was going on one day about how he felt as if he was born into the wrong time as well, though as if he should’ve been born 30 years earlier than when he actually was. As he continued, it started to make me wonder a little – what if some people actually are born into the wrong times? This is just a thought, but, and this is for those who believe in reincarnation and the soul, what if a soul surveyed and chose a specific period to incarnate into, but the incarnation process took a bit longer than expected, and they poofed into a time a couple decades forward, yknow? Hardwired for another time or developmental period, but existing in this era and feeling out of place? Would kinda suck :(
But yea, I myself will feel this sometimes too. For the most part though, I’ll experience moments of synchronicity and deja vu, hinting that I’m right where I need to be per say.
Ever seen the show “Firefly”? I think I would fit in best during that era. A mix of the Wild West, Robin Hood, The New World, and Star Wars. I would fly around in my spaceship with an awesome crew, going on crazy adventures. Always on the run from Big Brother and sinister bad guys…. I really just want a spaceship…
I’ve actually always felt that I was born in the right time but for a purpose. Like if there is something very important that I have to do, kind of like Neo in the movie ‘The Matrix’.
i have a strong connection to the french revolution and napoleonic era, i had a lesson about it a few weeks back and they wont get out of my head, its bugging me every minute of the day. I feel like i belong in that time period, and i hate the modern world… and im only 14
I always thought for years that I didn’t fit in in this time. I have a strange feeling that I belonged in the 40’s and 50’s era. I’m 24 years old, love old black and white films, old music & I am very old fashioned when it comes to dating and romance. I have never had any social media accounts and was never interested in setting it up either. All I use the internet for is looking up old movies and older actors/actresses haha
Maybe (assuming reincarnation exists) we are all people from a past life, confused because we know we don’t belong here (: Anyways, all this is really interesting to me. I wouldn’t change the way I am. Even my own parents tell me I need to get with the times xD