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Old 10-20-2012, 06:48 PM   #31
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hey! I've got two college degrees and a steady job. if I wanna watch mindless TV, so what?
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I absolutely am glad I was born in my generation. I'm 56 and I well remember polio and measles. My own mother nearly died after appendectomy because there was no antibiotic a available. Back when war meant tens of thousands of young men slaughtered yearly. Women couldn't become firemen, cops or constuction workers. And God help if you were "colored" or gay.

No, I like today's healthcare, job opportunities, and tolerance. It's not perfect but its a heckuva lot better than its been I any other generation
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #32
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I'm definitely glad I'm alive now and not in the past.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:52 AM   #33
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Being born about a decade earlier than I was would have suited me nicely, I think. I'm finding the pace of technological change right now to be rather exhausting, and it would be a lot less stressful if I were a lot closer to retirement than I am. Besides, I'm the youngest in my family and I know that my older siblings had a lot more fun than I did in the prime of their lives: I would have preferred to live my 20's in the 70's -- before the age of AIDS.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:07 AM   #34
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I would keep the same time, but I wish I had been born in the South. The unemployment, the crime and the weather was, and still is, so awful where I grew up.

I moved down here 28 years ago, and I love everything about it. I feel like I belong here in every way.

I'll never forget, when I was about 7 or 8, we got new neighbors from Florida and everyone gossiped about them and couldn't understand why they hated living there so much. Even at that young age, having never traveled farther South than Cleveland, it was like I just knew, knew how they felt and what they were missing.

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Old 10-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #35
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If I had been born much earlier then I might not have married my dh or if we had gotten married we probably would have been discriminated against. My dh is Indian and grew up in Nigeria. We met at college in TX.

I studied history including religious history in college. Even though I'd love to travel in the TARDIS to different events I studied and researched I wouldn't want to live any earlier.
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