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    "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Some people think this is a stupid question but whatever. Which era/year were you born in and which do you wish you lived in?


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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    I was born in 1985, and am just fine with the era I grew up in. I suppose being a young adult in the 70's would have been more fun in some aspects.


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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    1970, and I suppose I'll stick with this era, as in most other eras I'd be dead by now.



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    I am a Millennial, born between 1991-1996 (Near the end).

    I wish I was born in the "Silent Generation" or between 1925 and 1942 to be exact (more specifically late 30s).

    I wish I attended High School in the mid 50s. I think it would just have been so much better. I could go necking with my girlfriend. Go to the Soda Fountain, Sop Hop, high school football games.

    I would've seen the rise of great technology but would have been to old to really care about them. Sometimes I feel like Millennials get too caught up in the "I NEED INFORMATION NOW" type of thing with their cellphones and facebook and twitter. It was just much simpler times back then.

    Plus the "Silent Generation" didn't have to fight in any major wars and just seemed to be in the right place at the right time. They didn't have to worry about any real major health issues except for cancer but they were/are so old that it just wouldn't matter to me.


    "Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don't learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning 'bit' always switched on."

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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I am a Millennial, born between 1991-1996 (Near the end).

    I wish I was born in the "Silent Generation" or between 1925 and 1942 to be exact (more specifically late 30s).

    I wish I attended High School in the mid 50s. I think it would just have been so much better. I could go necking with my girlfriend. Go to the Soda Fountain, Sop Hop, high school football games.

    I would've seen the rise of great technology but would have been to old to really care about them. Sometimes I feel like Millennials get too caught up in the "I NEED INFORMATION NOW" type of thing with their cellphones and facebook and twitter. It was just much simpler times back then.

    Plus the "Silent Generation" didn't have to fight in any major wars and just seemed to be in the right place at the right time. They didn't have to worry about any real major health issues except for cancer but they were/are so old that it just wouldn't matter to me.
    There's a good chance that they did, as they could catch WWII, Korea or Vietnam.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    There's a good chance that they did, as they could catch WWII, Korea or Vietnam.
    My Grandparents and their siblings were all too young for WWII and Korea, and too old for 'Nam. They were born between 1930-1940 though.


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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    There's a good chance that they did, as they could catch WWII, Korea or Vietnam.
    They would see them but they wouldn't be a part of them. Big difference.


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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    They would see them but they wouldn't be a part of them. Big difference.
    I suppose if you narrow down the era to the middle. Anyone born in 1925-26 could have gotten in on WWII late, and possibly Korea for them, or people born up until 1930-33. 1940-42 could have gotten in on Vietnam easily. Anyway... not worth a debate, just pointing that out. It's actually fairly difficult to be born into a generation that doesn't go to war.



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    They would see them but they wouldn't be a part of them. Big difference.
    My father was born in 24 and he and his older brother were both in WWII. His younger brother (8 years younger) served in Korea. Plenty of young men born in the late 20s saw action in WWII. They were the "replacements".



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    ...
    I wish I attended High School in the mid 50s. I think it would just have been so much better. I could go necking with my girlfriend. Go to the Soda Fountain, Sop Hop, high school football games.

    ...

    Plus the "Silent Generation" didn't have to fight in any major wars and just seemed to be in the right place at the right time...
    I had a similar answer (http://cyclonefanatic.com/forum/show...t=#post3578407) for Angie's Friday OT "If you could be 20 years old in any decade in the past 100 years, which would would it be and why?"



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I am a Millennial, born between 1991-1996 (Near the end).

    I wish I was born in the "Silent Generation" or between 1925 and 1942 to be exact (more specifically late 30s).

    I wish I attended High School in the mid 50s. I think it would just have been so much better. I could go necking with my girlfriend. Go to the Soda Fountain, Sop Hop, high school football games.

    I would've seen the rise of great technology but would have been to old to really care about them. Sometimes I feel like Millennials get too caught up in the "I NEED INFORMATION NOW" type of thing with their cellphones and facebook and twitter. It was just much simpler times back then.

    Plus the "Silent Generation" didn't have to fight in any major wars and just seemed to be in the right place at the right time. They didn't have to worry about any real major health issues except for cancer but they were/are so old that it just wouldn't matter to me.
    My Grandpa was born in 1925 and went to WWII in 1943, so not exactly the right place at the right time.

    Aside from that, I think being my parents age would be have been fun. Going to high school in the late 60's, early 70's. Sounds like the 70's was a fun time to in your 20's.



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadCy View Post
    My Grandpa was born in 1925 and went to WWII in 1943, so not exactly the right place at the right time.

    Aside from that, I think being my parents age would be have been fun. Going to high school in the late 60's, early 70's. Sounds like the 70's was a fun time to in your 20's.
    It was. :).



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    It has been said by others but I'm pretty happy with the era I have lived through. I've had ups & downs, but all in all it has been fun. Playing outdoors, unsupervised, after dark...and no one worried about it. Rode our bikes everywhere. We only had 3 channels on TV, the phones were stationary and rotary dial, no nintendo, no computers, and yet we managed to survive. :) We spent a lot more time outdoors, using our imaginations, and less time "plugged in". Aaaaaand...great music, much of which has stood the test of time.

    However, I would love to be able to "visit" and experience different eras, primarily starting a hundred or more years back. I hate to say it, but if I was interacting with the era, I don't really think I would want to be a woman. I value my independence too much...and that was a trait highly frowned upon throughout most of history. :)



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Child of the 80's. Would have loved to be college aged in the 20's


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    Some time in the future, where we have cool stuff.



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