Born in the wrong time?

Ever feel like you were born in the wrong time? My wife says I’ve been a cranky old man for the entire time she’s known me. We met at 20, so my crankiness must have started early.

I ask because every time I see anything from the 40s through the 60s, I flat out love it. I love the design of the era. Everything just seems like it was simpler then. Each time I see something from those decades, I instantly want to go back and live it. Which is really funny for me to say because I’m so plugged in to technology today to do what I do. However, at the core of everything I do is a creativity that can adapt to any level of technology. I think I could have been equally creative with the tools available in 1959.

Maybe it’s because I was born and spent my first 11 years in West Texas. Everything there feels like it’s about two decades behind the times. God help them, that means they are just discovering parachute pants in my home town.

Either way, I feel like I belong somewhere in between the 40s and 60s. It just feels right some how.

So if you could choose any time to be live in, when would it be and why?



  1. adultboy says

    I love the 60’s too and wish I had lived during that decade; it just seems like such a colourful era and the whole ‘free love’ idea is cool 🙂

    However, we can look back at any era, see the good points of that time and disregard any of the problems associated such that the time looks as though it were perfect, without fault.

  2. Michael says

    I know I was born in the wrong time, I hate technology, I still refuse to have a cell phone, I hate computers I rarely use mine and only have it because it was a gift and have to use one on my job.
    I hate the movies and music they have today, and before you call me old I am only 32. My spirit lefts anytime I see an old black and white movie with like Bing Crosby and Fred Astair, I feel like I have seen them along time ago. I love the music from the 40’s to early 50’s I buy every cd I can and only buy old movies on DVD.
    I love the way men dressed in the 40’s and 50’s never left the house without a shirt and tie and hat, that is the way I pretty much dress every day. My soul just does not feel at home in this time period.

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