In the end, what do you think the best era was to grow up in ???

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    I wish I was born in early 1950s ....I would have loved to have captured that early 60s car scene and the music that went along with it :love:


    You ? :confused
     
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  2. RhytmEarl

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    My era. I was (cue The Police) Born In The 50s.
     
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    I was born in 1952. Great time to grow up! Simpler times.
    Well...there was that Viet Nam thing that had me sweating a little. But I had a high lottery number.
     
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    yeah, late 50s for me .... a few years makes a difference! :waiting
     
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    I think mine (b 1951) was good for a lot of reasons. But I didn't grow up in anyone else's time so how can I really say?

    I could list the reasons I think mine was good, but then it would seem like an argument. I can already sense through my keyboard the anger that is building in some members here.
     
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    I was born in 1952 and growing up farming, I had a better skill set at age 12 than most current 25 or 30 year olds depending on how bad they have been infected with hipster disease.
    By the time I was 12, I could fabricate and weld, do parts exchanges and service on vehicles and heavy farm equipment, I could drive a dozer, combine, setup and operate all kinds of implements on tractors. I had helped pull a calf, done all kinds of farm animal vet stuff.
    Hell it is illegal now to even teach a kid half the stuff I HAD to know back then. By the time I was 14 I was working summers not tied up with harvest & field work, for an oilfield roustabout company. And when I turned 16 I was working on a workover & completion rig.

    Every time I see young people, sitting around in places like Portland or Denver, not enough skills to do anything other than play with a cell phone or make bongs, I wonder how well they would have fared working hay season for my grandpa. They would have thought him worse than Godzilla
     
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  7. derekd

    derekd Supporting Member

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    Give me the high middle ages.

    People didn't get so hung up on Hawaiian shirts, tan pants, ballet flats and dryer sheets.

    Sometimes, ignorance can be bliss. :wave
     
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    It's fun to fantasize growing up in a different era or culture.
    Being born in '66, I only know the 70's and 80's as my formative decades.
    I would have dug experiencing the birth of Rock & roll.
     
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    What happened? How did you wind up here?
     
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    Spending retirement dollars wisely in Colorado lets me have time and money to play guitar as much as I want to on nice gear. Now, I think I will go roll a legal spliff and make a run over to the hot springs this evening after dinner.
     
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    40's but only if you were white . :dunno Roaring 80's was nice I made more money then than I can make now doing the same job .
     
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    Wish I had been born right before WWII. After the war is when everything got exciting - hot rodding, electric guitars, TV & radio... Technology was exploding, and I would love to have been part of it.
     
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    Can I just say I want to be like you when I grow up?

     
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    Not me. Sounds like he's had a rough life! :)
     
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    Wish I was born yesterday. The future is going to be awesome.
     
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    I am pissed I grew up as early as I did.

    Online dating...I was well into my 30s when this was really popping...a took advantage of its opportunities, but Id have taken more advantage in my 20s.

    Social media...I'm way too dissocial to take advantage of it.

    All the cybernetics we will have soon...man..born too soon.
     
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    I'm thinking every era has it's pro and cons, even black spots. I'm an avid video gamer and was born in 1982. I got to witness one of coolest times for that. But I also got to witness 9/11 at 19 years old. Things made a huge change for the worse after that.

    1950s, you got to deal with Vietnam and the semblance of free love.
    1960s, when you got to drive, new cars were getting fairly lame.

    So on and so on.
     
  19. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    This is my thought, as well.
     
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    Agreed. I'm a child of the 70s and things for a kid were pretty good. But I suppose you can say that for other eras, depending on what you focus on.

    Peace,
     
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