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  • Before 1920 (Specify when)

    11 29.73%
  • 1920 through 1939 (Specify when)

    4 10.81%
  • 1940's

    1 2.70%
  • 1950's

    6 16.22%
  • 1960's

    2 5.41%
  • 1970's

    2 5.41%
  • 1980's

    3 8.11%
  • 1990's

    3 8.11%
  • The present decade

    10 27.03%
  • In the future (Specify when)

    14 37.84%
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I see my post was completely ignored.
    Seriously, try living an entire year without heating, air conditioning, computers (no DP), refrigerators, television....

    I think it'll trump everything good that can be derived from the past.
    When I was about 10-12yrs old I used to daydream about living off the land in the wilderness. I took my paper route money and bought many books on survival, edible plants, and nature in general. I read these books cover to cover many times thinking when I get old enough I was heading off into the wild blue yonder....

    Then I hit puberty and....
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I see my post was completely ignored.
    Seriously, try living an entire year without heating, air conditioning, computers (no DP), refrigerators, television....

    I think it'll trump everything good that can be derived from the past.


    I very doubt it. Some of this stuff has its positives, particularly today but in the past they managed to get by and often have a jolly good time, perhaps more so than today in many ways. I think the fact we need TV and Computers to entertain ourselves and refrigerators to store our food, which is now shipped in often for hundreds of miles, is not necessarily the greatest of achievements.

    It is like quite a few of our technological advances. We have cars to travel to work, to see our friends and family and on holiday, but we know live in a world where we have to travel long distances to work, where our friends and family are dispersed over wide areas and where we can no longer see new and interesting things by just travelling 50 miles or so.

    I'm not saying technology is bad, far from it, but don't buy into all the hype and cliche.
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I was in high school...late '70s, early '80s. Simpler time. Seemed like there were fewer worries, but that may just have been the carefreeness of youth.
    Ditto that.


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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post


    I very doubt it. Some of this stuff has its positives, particularly today but in the past they managed to get by and often have a jolly good time, perhaps more so than today in many ways. I think the fact we need TV and Computers to entertain ourselves and refrigerators to store our food, which is now shipped in often for hundreds of miles, is not necessarily the greatest of achievements.
    In terms of having more time to feel at peace today is far worse than the old days. Today there is a constant bombardment of mind pollution and a constant bombardment of decision making, and technical chores. Seems to me there was a lot more time in the day of feeling complete and content in the past.
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Why what are you planning....er....I mean promising?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Why not? Tell me your secrets!
    Simply, situations time being doesn't bode for well and getting worse .
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post


    Man I hate cliched views of history.

    Things go up and down. There were bad things in the past and good things, some worse than now at different periods and some better.
    You're right, there were some good things and some bad things about the past...but mostly bad.

    I fail to see how anyone could think that the overall quality of life - worldwide or in most individual countries - was better in the past (unless we're talking about the immediate past) than it is today.

    Throughout most of human history, most people had backbreaking work, short lifespans, a lack of communication with the outside world, more wars, and much less egalitarian societies than we have today. Even as recently as the 1990s, the overall quality of life was noticeably worse than it is today. And certainly if we're talking about the 1970s or even earlier.
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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Many people do not know what life is like without air conditioning/heating

    Future, of course. We already know about the past, and my curiosity compels me.
    To know how is the future is ok .. but to live in the future, you might be taking a risk with that, because you'll never know how its like ..
    As long as you know about almost all the past eras, you can easily choose the best time to live in .

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Shaheen View Post
    Simply, situations time being doesn't bode for well and getting worse .
    Unfortunately true..

    Today there are more possibilities of things going catastrophically bad than ever before in human history.

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    I've got a question here ..
    If we went to either Future or past, will you prefere to have the same way of thinking of either future or past people, or remain the same way you think time being ?

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    Re: In What Time Period Would You Like to Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Unfortunately true..

    Today there are more possibilities of things going catastrophically bad than ever before in human history.
    Agreed .

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