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Does anybody else feel like they would be so much better suited in an earlier time?
with this i'm talking both general and romantic relationships.

personally, i believe that i am quite old school - a gentleman of sorts; eloquent in speaking and polite in general mannerisms.
i'm not posh or anything (i'm from yorkshire...) but sometimes i just don't feel like modern day sociality suits me too well.
i think that a generation of two ago would have been perfect for me.

nowadays, it is very difficult to meet a girl without going on a night out or to a party - events generally associated with alcohol.
i would rather not meet a potential partner on a night out, simply because i don't feel like the circumstances are suitable to meet a potential partner, so it deters me a little at times.
i just think that in such an age of technology, with us trying to maximise time saved and minimise effort, we have lost just that bit of elegance that we used to have.

but yeah, just me then?
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Does anybody else feel like they would be so much better suited in an earlier time?
with this i'm talking both general and romantic relationships.

personally, i believe that i am quite old school - a gentleman of sorts; eloquent in speaking and polite in general mannerisms.
i'm not posh or anything (i'm from yorkshire...) but sometimes i just don't feel like modern day sociality suits me too well.
i think that a generation of two ago would have been perfect for me.

nowadays, it is very difficult to meet a girl without going on a night out or to a party - events generally associated with alcohol.
i would rather not meet a potential partner on a night out, simply because i don't feel like the circumstances are suitable to meet a potential partner, so it deters me a little at times.
i just think that in such an age of technology, with us trying to maximise time saved and minimise effort, we have lost just that bit of elegance that we used to have.

but yeah, just me then?
Time is a human illusion; if you want to return to a 'golden age' then you must make it yourself. Live the life you want to live.
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Time is a human illusion; if you want to return to a 'golden age' then you must make it yourself. Live the life you want to live.
interesting concept but we as humans are social beings.
if the social convention of this time does not match that which i wish it was, there is little that can be done.

i think that as humans we have become more technologically advanced, but as people we have regressed.
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interesting concept but we as humans are social beings.
if the social convention of this time does not match that which i wish it was, there is little that can be done.

i think that as humans we have become more technologically advanced, but as people we have regressed.
Social convention, or social entropy? The evolution of the collective attitude of most humans is toward laziness and a profound increase in said social entropy; the best we can do is live as who we are, in the faith that we will encounter like-minded people with whom we can get along.
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I have the same problem, speaking mainly in relationship and future life ideals, I would have been more suited to a few decades ago, my boyfriend says its "endearing" , which can be a little condescending at times.

I was lucky to meet him at college, but there are other ways to meet people. sports clubs, fetes, through friends of friends even.

A couple I'm friends with met at the train station, he handed her a note complimenting here and the relationship sparked from there
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Nope. Even though I'm amazed at times at how far alcohol, drugs and casual, meaningless sex permeate our culture, I could never live in a society that condoned racism, homophobia etc. etc.
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I could never live in a society that condoned racism, homophobia etc. etc.
In some ways will still do , though it's improving
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Things haven't changed that much, I wouldn't say. People have always gone on nights out, met other people through socialising, clubbing, alcohol's involved etc. Certainly my parents' generation.. I've seen the photos. Not sure about my grandparents.

I'd say it's less to do with the 'current generation' and more to do with the fact that your interests don't match up with your peers'. Neither do mine, but relationship-wise that's no issue to me as I have a boyfriend.

If you're that bothered, use other methods to meet people. Societies, clubs (of shared interest, not night), work etc.
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Does anybody else feel like they would be so much better suited in an earlier time?
with this i'm talking both general and romantic relationships.

personally, i believe that i am quite old school - a gentleman of sorts; eloquent in speaking and polite in general mannerisms.
i'm not posh or anything (i'm from yorkshire...) but sometimes i just don't feel like modern day sociality suits me too well.
i think that a generation of two ago would have been perfect for me.

nowadays, it is very difficult to meet a girl without going on a night out or to a party - events generally associated with alcohol.
i would rather not meet a potential partner on a night out, simply because i don't feel like the circumstances are suitable to meet a potential partner, so it deters me a little at times.
i just think that in such an age of technology, with us trying to maximise time saved and minimise effort, we have lost just that bit of elegance that we used to have.

but yeah, just me then?
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I definitely feel this, but would never really outright say it; far too reminiscent of teen angst that I like to pretend I've left behind. I just tend to say that I'm "a tragically old soul," and leave it at that.
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Utter insanity.

The likelihood of you dying a violent death would be quite considerable if you lived a few generations ago. Not to mention how racist, sexist, homophobic and prejudiced the world was at the time. So for all your alleged "class" and "elegance", even recent history was the time in which a relatively high percentage of people were prejudiced and hateful, not to mention illiterate by today's standards. Your skewed perception of the past is highly idealized and most likely based on stereotypes of upper middle class and upper class, which comprised a considerably small percentage of humanity, especially in British society. So, unless you were born among pomp and circumstance (which you likely wouldn't be), you would face low wages, relative poverty, threat of nuclear war, civil and social unrest and lack of most daily utilities you hold so dear today, like the very computer you're using to access this forum.

Also, I can't resist but to point how your alleged "eloquence" translates into a very poor, crude post with numerous grammatical errors and misspellings.
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Utter insanity.

The likelihood of you dying a violent death would be quite considerable if you lived a few generations ago. Not to mention how racist, sexist, homophobic and prejudiced the world was at the time. So for all your alleged "class" and "elegance", even recent history was the time in which a relatively high percentage of people were prejudiced and hateful, not to mention illiterate by today's standards. Your skewed perception of the past is highly idealized and most likely based on stereotypes of upper middle class and upper class, which comprised a considerably small percentage of humanity, especially in British society. So, unless you were born among pomp and circumstance (which you likely wouldn't be), you would face low wages, relative poverty, threat of nuclear war, civil and social unrest and lack of most daily utilities you hold so dear today, like the very computer you're using to access this forum.

Also, I can't resist but to point how your alleged "eloquence" translates into a very poor, crude post with numerous grammatical errors and misspellings.
I bet you're fun at parties...
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Does anybody else feel like they would be so much better suited in an earlier time?

but yeah, just me then?
No, you're not I love the idea of living in a different era, even though like someone said there was racism and sexism (then again there still is now obviously not as bad though) its always easy to idealise what it would have been like and the prejudices and other major faults are automatically forgotten- like they say the grass is always greener on the other side. I think for me what's so appealing about it is that that there was a dignity, and more of an appreciation of life I suppose. You always here of stories or watch films and falling in love then appears so much more romantic, you almost become guilty of focusing on what it was like to what you could do now.
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Probably a 17th century court, have quite strong country ethos, no racism or anything, not really religious but more so than the radical atheism today (I respect the church as a sort of communal function), kind of spiritual more than anything (but not in a superstitious sense), idk perhaps consider myself a courtier gentleman with an appreciation of old architecture, handwriting and horses, of which have been displaced.
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Probably a 17th century court, have quite strong country ethos, no racism or anything, not really religious but more so than the radical atheism today (I respect the church as a sort of communal function), kind of spiritual more than anything (but not in a superstitious sense), idk perhaps consider myself a couriter gentleman with an appreciation of old architecture, handwriting and horses, of which have been displaced.
I don't mean to sound rude, but could you elaborate on the 'no racism' bit?
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I don't mean to sound rude, but could you elaborate on the 'no racism' bit?
Racism as in hatred of minorites is quite common in late centuries, 18th, 19th, 20th especially etc, but is not actually that common in previous generations, partly due to the inexperience of other cultures, but hostilities were more religious in nature because of the family relationships between European nobles in general. That's not to say the Irish were not disliked for example, but that they were disliked more for being Catholic, and largely by the landed gentry and ignorant rather than the courts. I was just clarifying that
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Racism as in hatred of minorites is quite common in late centuries, 18th, 19th, 20th especially etc, but is not actually that common in previous generations, partly due to the inexperience of other cultures, but hostilities were more religious in nature because of the family relationships between European nobles in general. That's not to say the Irish were not disliked for example, but that they were disliked more for being Catholic, and largely by the landed gentry and ignorant rather than the courts. I was just clarifying that
Ignoring the rampant slavery? Point conceded on the religious front, though.
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Does anybody else feel like they would be so much better suited in an earlier time?
with this i'm talking both general and romantic relationships.

personally, i believe that i am quite old school - a gentleman of sorts; eloquent in speaking and polite in general mannerisms.
i'm not posh or anything (i'm from yorkshire...) but sometimes i just don't feel like modern day sociality suits me too well.
i think that a generation of two ago would have been perfect for me.

nowadays, it is very difficult to meet a girl without going on a night out or to a party - events generally associated with alcohol.
i would rather not meet a potential partner on a night out, simply because i don't feel like the circumstances are suitable to meet a potential partner, so it deters me a little at times.
i just think that in such an age of technology, with us trying to maximise time saved and minimise effort, we have lost just that bit of elegance that we used to have.

but yeah, just me then?
That's me That's exactly me. I hate the modern world, but I also love technology. Being born in the 1800s would have been awesome for me.
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Ignoring the rampant slavery? Point conceded on the religious front, though.
I might be wrong but early slavery was based on considerations of citizenship and property rather than racial hatred, with almost all civilisations, including Africans themselves participating in exchange of labour, however I don't think it's until the mid 18th century that theories of racial inferiority are actually put forward.
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I might be wrong but early slavery was based on considerations of citizenship and property rather than racial hatred, with almost all civilisations, including Africans themselves participating in exchange of labour, however I don't think it's until the mid 18th century that theories of racial inferiority are actually put forward.
Are we classifying racism as only racial hatred though? Surely it counts as oppression, and if we're using Othello as a case study then we can see that there is some form of perceived inferiority of race? I'm no expert though, so please prove me wrong if I am!
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