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Old 06-18-12, 10:43 AM   #1
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Pick your era

If you could spend your 60 years, give or take, in any past period in any part of the world, when would you choose? It's a given that you'd be familiar with the language/culture, etc. and not be dropped in in a Star Trek "City On the Edge Of Forever" fashion. A time of war? Or a point when fantastic inventions came about? Or art? The birth of a country?

I would love to have been part of Lewis and Clark's "Corps of Discovery Expedition". Granted I may not have lived to 60, but it would've been an unbelievable journey.
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I would like to see what it was like living as my ancestors did before the rest of you started crawling off the boats and spreading the smallpox & STDs around.
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The summer of 1968...free love and all the drugs you could imagine.
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The summer of 1968...free love and all the drugs you could imagine.
1967 was the Summer of Love.
I was 11.
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The summer of 1968...free love and all the drugs you could imagine.
As opposed to paying for it?

I would like to live in the Caveman era...whenever that was
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As opposed to paying for it?
one way or another, we all do.
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1967 was the Summer of Love.
I was 11.
ok...1967 then. I was 0
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Post WWII America late 40's early 50s as a young adult.
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As male or female? Maybe I should've thrown that into the mix too.
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So true....so true
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As opposed to paying for it?

I would like to live in the Caveman era...whenever that was
hmmm..... hair make good handle.....
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As male or female? Maybe I should've thrown that into the mix too.
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Either London, 1640 to 1700 (I would need to bring enough DEET with me to keep the fleas off and not get the plague, or Paris between 1910 and 1970. Of the two, probably Paris.

If I could live in the future, I'd want it to be a couple centuries after we perfect interstellar travel and are colonizing new worlds. Gosh, that's really what I've always wanted to do.

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Either London, 1640 to 1700 (I would need to bring enough DEET with me to keep the fleas off and not get the plague, or Paris between 1910 and 1970. Of the two, probably Paris.

If I could live in the future, I'd want it to be a couple centuries after we perfect interstellar travel and are colonizing new worlds. Gosh, that's really what I've always wanted to do.
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As opposed to paying for it?

I would like to live in the Caveman era...whenever that was
Even after living with the Amish? Don't you want electricity?
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WWI era. I'd go to war all gung-ho, but faced with the grizzly red dog of battle I would soon become a conscientious objector. While my comrades cheerfully sang "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", I'd be in a dark corner contemplating reality. At some point I'd get holed up with a corpse of the enemy, whom I killed in the heat of the moment but later regretted when I discovered he had a wife and children. While waiting in the trenches for bombardments I'd write anti-war poetry which would only be published after my death. I'd be killed in battle just before the war ended.

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My father was born in 1929. He always said he was born at the right time. His father had a decent job through the Depression. Too young for WWII, in college during Korea. Came to Southern California in the early 50s. Started and raised a family in the 50s and 60s. Retired with a pension.

So many of the things that were expected or normal are extinct or dying out. On one income, with a family of 6, we could afford a camper. I remember taking off on a Friday evening for a weekend in the desert. That's gotten out of reach for many. We weren't rich, just upper middle class.
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I would have liked to be a Roman soldier, maybe during the Punic Wars. What things would I have seen or done? Would I have been a good soldier and maybe become a veteran or a centurion? Would I have been killed? I mean, you read about entire legions marching off into the wilderness to do the will of the republic and vanishing! It wouldn't have been easy and enlistment terms were usually for about 15 to 20 years but that is where I would have liked to be.
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Christ Almighty,just say 1918.
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The next four years should be just "effen" dandy again.
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Call me crazy, but even with all the bad stuff, I still believe our current era is the most amazing time to live in human history.

I kind of like living in an age where a toothache or a flea bite arent fatal.
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I'm surprised that no one has spoken up for the 30 B.C.-30 A.D. time frame.
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