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Wouldn't it be better to live in an older era?

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    Appy1990posted 4 years ago

    Quite given to luxuries of today, yet I would prefer the company of finer wine and perhaps finer men...lol XOXO..Keeping the jokes at bay I do strongly believe the age old era, a golden one was probably one filled with strong-minded individuals, higher morales, and non corrupt governments. Presently all we think about are ways to procure self satisfaction. I mean how many Mother Teresas can we count today. Yet to list the number of Osama bin ladens and his likes we would fall short of space in here. I would love to live in an era where Shakespearean romance was heavenly bliss to read quite in contrast to the porn available online now!!! Or maybe be awestruck as monalisa smiles. The only recognizable art I get to see nowadays is PhotoShopped!! hmm
    I would love to live in a corner of a castle as a poet than in an apartment in the polluted centre of the city! I have no clue if any of you have considered this or agree with me. All the same here are my feelings on virtual paper smile

    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So you think that there really was such a time filled with strong-minded individuals and non-corrupt governments?  My dear, if only there was such a time and place.  Not that people of good character didn't exist in the past, but probably no more or less so than they do in modern times.  I'm sure you can find something other than porn to read that is just as good as Shakespear, which by the way if you have ever read Shakespear, you would know that many of his characters are less than noble. And if you brush up on your history, real history, not historical fantasy, you will find it filled with Osama bin Ladens.

      At least in modern times we have running water, flush toilets, and antibiotics. smile

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    Have you actually read any Shakespeare? It is full of innuendo and bawdy references. There has never been a time in the history of the world when there haven't been corrupt governments and evil people.

    Each era has its pluses and minuses. The middle ages were a very smelly time, there was a time in England when you couldn't be Catholic or a Protestant without being killed because of it etc.

    That castle would be drafty and mouse-ridden... and most people couldn't read or write

  3. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 4 years ago

    Try visiting villages with no internet, no transport, no friendly people, highly religious folks, no newspaper, farm taxes, slavery and then start to live among people who knock skeptical questions with cheap sarcasm and ......then come back and start this type of thread.

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    Appy1990posted 4 years ago

    Lol...you reckon it is any better now? Government's as corrupt as it formerly was... There are areas foul smelly and absolutely not in conditions worth living in... Plus the crime rates according to surveys have immensely increased in the last two decades! Plus finer people I did say...politeness and mannerisms have been replaced of course by words that the generation finds amazingly cool....smile

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      Home Girlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So you want this:
      - dirty unboiled water from a well, drafty damp rat/bugs infested dark dwellings for yourself and your children. Cholera/savages/plague are raging around all the time. People are killing each other for a song. Everybody is walking around with some kind of a weapon using it without  hesitation right and left, no birth control and you are lucky if 2-3 of your ten children survived. Lifespan in average 35-45 years, at 40 you are and old man/woman... No electricity/ no libraries,no social protection for all. If you are sick and cannot work - you are dead.  You have to make your own clothing, to cook from scratch everything, no refrigeration... Should I go on?
      Quite a miserable short life full of hardship and danger. sad  No way! Nothing romantic at all!

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    Appy1990posted 4 years ago

    Was classy nonetheless smile...was finer...the English impeccable...as for the antibiotics...necessity has always been the mother of invention...clearly you rule out the fact that I'm not against development...would be kinda stupid being a dentist to think against development.. wink a modern castle with all amenities and yet with the whiff of poetry in the air might sound gay to you.. yet totally sets my mind at peace... And ladens yes...I do not recall hearing about the world trade centre getting attacked upon earlier in history...

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      Home Girlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Appy, sorry,you are wrong! They did it every day in history! They would flattten the towns, killing everybody and Peter Pan! Just read the real history not romantic novels. It's as cruel as it could be. Just different weapons,but no mercy.

    2. Greek One profile image80
      Greek Oneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That wasn't a 'whiff of poetry'...

      it was the smell of rats running wild in the streets

    3. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Appy, I get what you're saying, I really do, but the life you are talking about, if it existed at all, would have been lead only by a privileged few, at best kings, queens, and nobles.  What you crave is Camelot, and there is nothing wrong with that.  You're a dentist are you?  LOL, I'm so glad I've NEVER had any cavities and I love my sonic toothbrush. lol

  6. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 4 years ago

    Keep your black plague, poor sanitation and child factory workers, and give me..




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      Home Girlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And this


      I find much more romantic!

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    Greek Oneposted 4 years ago


    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol