do you ever wish that you had been alive 100 years ago?

@cher913 (25899)
Canada
June 15, 2007 7:57am CST
I would have liked to have been...it would have been interesting to live through all the cool new inventions such as the phone, penicillan...stuff that we totally take for granted these days... what do you think?
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@latsmom (824)
15 Jun 07
I think medication wise I am glad to be living in the present, but families seemed to stick together a lot more 100 years ago and realtionships lasted longer. It also seemed that people had more time for face to face encounters, but being mixed raced I don't think I would have been taken upon very kindly to be honest.
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Im sure I would not have done well living that long ago,Its not that im lazy but that sure was a lot of work back than,Maby im just spoiled but I kinda like the appliances and all the gadgets we have today.
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@asmurthy (2464)
• India
15 Jun 07
no i don't want to live in those times where ignorance played a role in life. I want to live at the present age where changes are taking place and I want to float along with present times.
16 Jun 07
Nope. I wouldn't of liked it as my time right now is ideal and I think it would be interesting to live those times but I wouldn't like going back to that point due to how hard it was then but it is somewhat now. Confused myself.. wahaha ~Joey
@AmbiePam (42834)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I would not pick to live 100 years ago, because without air conditioning, well, it just wouldn't be pretty. I'd also rather not go through WWI, WWII,... If we think a lot of soldiers were lost in Operation Freedom, we should look back to the older wars. But I would like to live about 55 years ago, in the fifties where life was just enough to be comfortable, but not jaded enough to be marred.
@kareng (7986)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I would have loved to have lived back then. Although people worked harder and had a harder way of life, it was fulfilling and family oriented. There are too many things in the world today that has comercilized life and living. People had better values and morels. Crime wasn't as bad. And, as you mentioned, it would have been neat to see the new inventions for the first time. I remember listening to my aunts talk about wearing old flour sack dresses to play in. They also did not have TV's growing up. Radios were a really big deal! I think the fashions were neat also. Ladies dressed up and wore dresses for the most part. They took pride in the way they looked. I'm totally with you here! I would have been right at home with a garden for food and doing chores.