In Spite of it All....Life's Been Good

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    In spite of all there is to bitch about, righteous and otherwise, 21st Century America turned out to be a pretty lucky spot in time and space to be given the gift of sentient life.

    In spite of all there's been to bitch about, righteous and otherwise in history, there has been spots of time that I would certainly consider lucky... If I get to choose a life next go 'round, I want to live in a place like Hawaii, year 1200 or so... sometime well before the conquest.

    If you could pick a when and where and do it over, would you?

    :cool: Hell yeah!​

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XyTpENuoCI]Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good (Studio Version) - YouTube[/ame]

    :eusa_think: If you could give sentient life another go with 'when and where' you live it a random selection, would you? Now that's a whole other question!
     
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    oh hell no. It's just fine here
     
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    I'm pretty pleased with the way things have turned out for me. Life rocks.
     
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    I mean when the last chance to cross something off the ol' bucket list has passed.

    Nobody actually knows what happens when you die. I'm asking, hypothetically, if any of you have fantasized about living your gift at a time and in a place other than here and now, like I have about Hawaii, prior to the conquest of Western 'Civilization'.

    Being born in Iceland 700 years ago would have given one odds of a lucky and happy life, albeit chilly in the winter.

    In contrast, the odds of being born into a happy and lucky life in Europe, circa 1300 AD, would have been very long. Most folks were peasants who foolishly believed the king and his band of well-paid thugs when he claimed them as his property.

    This thread requires imagination. :smoke:
     
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    21st century has barely begun. I think it will be an interesting time to live though. Stupid Chinese curse.
     
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    my only complaint is the lack of hashish and thai stick to smoke
     
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    Some of America's happiest times were mid 20th Century and I would like to repeat some of that without the mistakes I made then.

    But I have always thought I was born a century too soon. I would have loved to be on a wagon train traveling for weeks or months to arrive at a brave new world. I would have loved to have been on the ship taking Bill Cody and his Wild West Show to England. I would have loved staking out a homestead and building a ranch from scratch.

    I would be happy with live horsepower and my own two feet to get me around.

    I would miss modern medicine and my computer though.
     
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    :eusa_eh: Chinese curse?!?

    Tell me more... I am intrigued.​
     
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    *hearts* Life is amazing! *hearts* Sometimes the people suck... :D but then that isn't always the worst thing. We have beer, we have music, we have children growing and we have men to compete for and with... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I probably should have stayed in Korea instead of coming back to the empire in the mid seventies.A couple of my friends stayed and did very well for themselves.

    I suppose going back to '53, and starting over, Australia would have been a good place to be born and relatively easy to be successful.

    If I had to be born today, I'd opt out .
     

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