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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.




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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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    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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    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.
    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?

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



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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?

    The '40s because I'd have been working in my 30s on the 50s and I'm a big fan of sexually harassing the women at work and drinking scotch while on the job all day.



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

    I may be going back further than intended but the early 19th century would have been great. The unknown of everything western North America was pretty neat. Being part of Lewis and Clark's adventure west. With nearly every inch of the world now mapped out there isn't the opportunity for that kind of discovery. It's hard to imagine having literally no idea of what's around the next corner. Undiscovered animals, plants, people. Who knows though. I'd probably hate it by day two. I get poison ivy from a camping weekend now and don't want to go outdoors for a week.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nothingman View Post
    I may be going back further than intended but the early 19th century would have been great. The unknown of everything western North America was pretty neat. Being part of Lewis and Clark's adventure west. With nearly every inch of the world now mapped out there isn't the opportunity for that kind of discovery. It's hard to imagine having literally no idea of what's around the next corner. Undiscovered animals, plants, people. Who knows though. I'd probably hate it by day two. I get poison ivy from a camping weekend now and don't want to go outdoors for a week.
    That would be very cool, but it would probably end like this:




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

    Born in '76. With the things we know and technology we have, I don't think I'd want to be born any further back, but not knowing what the future holds, I'd hate to say any later. So, kind of a boring answer, I guess, but I really did think about it.



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

    ignoring the whole fact that it would be not fun to be a woman during these times, but I have always wanted to experience the Regency period in England, Scotland when they still had clan stuff, the antebellum South (provided I could be a rich white person), pioneer times (especially to see my own ancestors begin their farm) and the Plains/Western US post-Civil War.


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