Right country / Right Era

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    Feb 19, 2014 11:58 AM GMT
    Do you feel right in the era you are in and the country you where born or am i crazy to feel for a odd reason i was born in the wrong era?

    Name your country and era if so...

    Me i think America for some reason erm... anytime before the 70s sounds good to me
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    Feb 19, 2014 12:18 PM GMT
    Cotswolds 1875.
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    Feb 19, 2014 8:05 PM GMT
    New York, 1922.
    I'm a flapper at heart.

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    Feb 19, 2014 8:07 PM GMT
    Sharkira saidNew York, 1922.
    I'm a flapper at heart.

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    Feb 19, 2014 8:22 PM GMT


    Bill and I live in Canada. We feel this, very much so....


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    Feb 19, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    Even as a boy I had an affinity for more ancient times. Egypt, Greece, Rome. Not sure I would have liked the brutality and I definitely would hate to live in a world without ice cream… but there is something about being surrounded by buildings, art, utensils that were ALL hand made. We can't even imagine such, the overwhelming silence (by our standards) that pervaded it, a world where the earth was the center of the known universe ruled over by gods like this:

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    Feb 19, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
    MikeW saidEven as a boy I had an affinity for more ancient times. Egypt, Greece, Rome. Not sure I would have liked the brutality and I definitely would hate to live in a world without ice cream… but there is something about being surrounded by buildings, art, utensils that were ALL hand made. We can't even imagine such, the overwhelming silence (by our standards) that pervaded it, a world where the earth was the center of the known universe ruled over by gods like this:

    Laocoon_Pio-Clementino_Inv1059-1064-1067
    I like alot!
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    Feb 19, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
    Dennis89 saidMe i think America for some reason erm... anytime before the 70s sounds good to me


    i2ci2i saidLate 60s Cali wannabe summer of lover

    As one who lived through it, I can honestly say there's never been anything quite like those years (aprox 1964-1972) since. Actually what is going on now-a-days, the rate of technological and 'social networking' change, has a bit of that 'breath taking' quality. It still pales by comparison. But then so much was happening on so many different fronts (art, politics, society, technology, consciousness expansions, and etc.) that for a few years there it was truly a 'rush'. The main difference was this feeling in the air that things COULD change radically and for the better. By comparison, everyone now is negative, cynical and jaded. We felt hope and camaraderie -- at least for awhile.

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    Feb 19, 2014 9:28 PM GMT
    MikeW said
    Dennis89 saidMe i think America for some reason erm... anytime before the 70s sounds good to me


    i2ci2i saidLate 60s Cali wannabe summer of lover

    As one who lived through it, I can honestly say there's never been anything quite like those years (aprox 1964-1972) since. Actually what is going on now-a-days, the rate of technological and 'social networking' change, has a bit of that 'breath taking' quality. It still pales by comparison. But then so much was happening on so many different fronts (art, politics, society, technology, consciousness expansions, and etc.) that for a few years there it was truly a 'rush'. The main difference was this feeling in the air that things COULD change radically and for the better. By comparison, everyone now is negative, cynical and jaded. We felt hope and camaraderie -- at least for awhile.

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    Feb 19, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
    Dennis89 said
    MikeW saidEven as a boy I had an affinity for more ancient times. Egypt, Greece, Rome. Not sure I would have liked the brutality and I definitely would hate to live in a world without ice cream… but there is something about being surrounded by buildings, art, utensils that were ALL hand made. We can't even imagine such, the overwhelming silence (by our standards) that pervaded it, a world where the earth was the center of the known universe ruled over by gods like this:

    < img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Laocoon_Pio-Clementino_Inv1059-1064-1067.jpg" width="650">
    I like alot!

    Laocoön and His Sons is a stunning work of Roman art from the late classical period. I selected it because it is so awesome but then realized it isn't actually a representation of a 'god' such as Apollo:

    Belvedere_Apollo_Pio-Clementino_Inv1015.
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    Feb 19, 2014 9:43 PM GMT
    MikeW--

    I'd extend your timeline up to the dawn of the Reagan Era. New York in the 1970s was a party that will not happen again but am I ever glad I got there in time for it.
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    Feb 19, 2014 9:44 PM GMT
    when i went on holiday to Venice and went into the Correr museum and saw alot of artifacts relating to those times i could really get a sense of how it would be to live in those times and how non electronic it was
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    Feb 19, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    Dennis89 saidwhen i went on holiday to Venice and went into the Correr museum and saw alot of artifacts relating to those times i could really get a sense of how it would be to live in those times and how non electronic it was

    You don't have to go back to Plato and Cicero for that. When I was a kid, the only electronics were the television (still kind of clunky, at least the first color sets) and radio, which were mostly transistor radios that only picked up AM stations.
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    Feb 19, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
    the only thing we are short of these days is a electric sponge ???
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    Feb 19, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
    Sharkira saidMikeW--

    I'd extend your timeline up to the dawn of the Reagan Era. New York in the 1970s was a party that will not happen again but am I ever glad I got there in time for it.

    Yeah, 1980 was def the end of it all, Sharky, especially once the plague hit. icon_sad.gif

    For me, though, a lot of the 'spark' had gone especially by the mid 70s. i2 mentioned Manson et al but there was so much else like The Weather Underground, and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, that (IMO intentionally) fucked up the progress 'the left' had been making. Essentially the rest of the country began to perceive the counter-culture as domestic terrorists, a genuine threat to Constitutional government. It is near this time the word "liberal" became sullied in the US vernacular:

    "Freaks are Revolutionaries, and Revolutionaries are Freaks."



    "Mom, Dad?… I'm with a combat unit that's armed with automatic weapons…"



    "Death to the fascist insect that prays upon the life of the people!!"

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    Feb 19, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
    Right country, wrong era. I think I'm from Ancient times for obvious reasons icon_wink.gif

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    Feb 20, 2014 12:01 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said1) Los Angeles in the 1920s/1930s

    As soon as the guy walked into my office I knew he was Trouble. Short blond hair, a jawline you could cut your steak on, and legs that went all the way down to the floor. He parked his spectcular ass on my desk, stuck a cigarette in his mouth, and purred, "You got a light, flatfoot?"
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    Feb 20, 2014 12:03 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    As one who lived through it, I can honestly say there's never been anything quite like those years (aprox 1964-1972) since. Actually what is going on now-a-days, the rate of technological and 'social networking' change, has a bit of that 'breath taking' quality. It still pales by comparison. But then so much was happening on so many different fronts (art, politics, society, technology, consciousness expansions, and etc.) that for a few years there it was truly a 'rush'. The main difference was this feeling in the air that things COULD change radically and for the better. By comparison, everyone now is negative, cynical and jaded. We felt hope and camaraderie -- at least for awhile.

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    We're within about a year in age of each other, me the younger. All my teen years were spent in the 1960s.

    Like you, I saw such turmoil and social upheaval that younger guys today can't even comprehend. I wonder that we all don't suffer from PTSD who lived through that. A President assassinated, later his Senator brother, as well as MLK and other leaders, police dogs set on peaceful civil rights protestors and water cannons, plus the Vietnam War raging, riots in our cites, the images of whole neighborhoods burning...

    You could probably add to that list. And all against the backdrop of a new druggy psychedelic hippie culture. No, younger guys today who weren't even born yet can't even imagine what it was, can they?
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    Feb 20, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
    TheWhiteMan saidAs a gay black atheist male I don't feel as if any decade currently known to man would be better for me than the one I am currently in.


    +100

    But maybe the Harlem Renaissance?
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    Feb 20, 2014 1:12 AM GMT
    hellass saidRight country, wrong era. I think I'm from Ancient times for obvious reasons icon_wink.gif

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    YES! icon_smile.gif When men were men and boys were boys and together they were like Woah! icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 20, 2014 1:14 AM GMT
    very confidant I cant change anything so i am quite happy now. The mid - late 90's were better.

    I like most Americans dont travel much so cant relate to the second question.


    the 60's generation was an odd lot as they matured into a god fearing republican quagmire.
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    Feb 20, 2014 1:51 AM GMT
    Mid-late '40s U.S.A.
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    Feb 20, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    Sharkira saidNew York, 1922.
    I'm a flapper at heart.

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    If we're talking about flatulence then yes, I'm a flapper

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    Feb 20, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    MikeW said
    Dennis89 saidMe i think America for some reason erm... anytime before the 70s sounds good to me


    i2ci2i saidLate 60s Cali wannabe summer of lover

    As one who lived through it, I can honestly say there's never been anything quite like those years (aprox 1964-1972) since. Actually what is going on now-a-days, the rate of technological and 'social networking' change, has a bit of that 'breath taking' quality. It still pales by comparison. But then so much was happening on so many different fronts (art, politics, society, technology, consciousness expansions, and etc.) that for a few years there it was truly a 'rush'. The main difference was this feeling in the air that things COULD change radically and for the better. By comparison, everyone now is negative, cynical and jaded. We felt hope and camaraderie -- at least for awhile.

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    We had help back then

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_leary

    Give credit where credit is due

    Even a right winger (and a Woodstock veteran) like me thinks those were wondrous days starting in 64 with probably in 1964 Eric Burdon and the Byrds up to the early 70s.