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Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

Postby chuck_roxas45 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:12 pm

if I wanted to go back in time, it would be for the music.

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Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:16 am

Jim I must say you come up with some great threads :) I'm not too very much older than you are. I was born in 1953 and I can vividly remember The Beatles coming to the USA via the Ed Sullivan Show in 1963. I was a 15 year old kid when the USA supposedly sent a man to the moon :rolleyes: still not sure of that one :rolleyes: I remember a lot of events that happened in that era that had lasting memories.

The 1970s were my favorite era by far. From 1970 to the early 80s I went to see so many great Rock Concerts we had here in Kansas City, MO USA. We had great groups like Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, David Bowie ( the original Ziggy Stardust band), Led Zeppelin just to name a few and about 40 other great bands that did Kansas City on their tours that I was privileged to see while growing up.

I was so privileged to have gotten to experience some of the best parts of American life during the time slot from the late 60s all the way to the mid 80s. That was before we entered into this Dystopian hell we are currently caught up in. I keep thinking I'm caught up in a bad episode of the Twilight Zone and I'm desperately hoping I'll wake up from this bad dream I'm in at this time. But I sure got to enjoy some great times in life before America went down into the "abyss". I'm sure hoping for better days ahead.

If I could go back to the 70s I would be content. Even though we didn't have cell phones or the internet back then there were other great features of that era which made it a time that I long for.

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Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

Postby James Y » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:16 pm

The Mastiff wrote:
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That wild west thing was repugnant but that was how things were. No worse than European middle ages though. I was recently watching an old western where one guy was talking about putting his shirt on an ants nest to get rid of the lice. We are lucky. I've never seen a real live lice in person. :)

But I'd go if I had control of when I could return and what I could carry. I still want to see a live Mammoth, Sabertooth, giant sloth and a few more things.

I would love to see some live prehistoric animals, too. Prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and mammals) and old steam trains used to be among my biggest passions before I got into martial arts. But, personally, I don’t think I’d want to see them up close, or in their environment. I’m betting that earth’s environment was much different in those times, and there were probably tons of horrid, biting insects of all sizes.

Jim

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Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

Postby James Y » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:27 pm

JD Spydo wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:16 am
Jim I must say you come up with some great threads :) I'm not too very much older than you are. I was born in 1953 and I can vividly remember The Beatles coming to the USA via the Ed Sullivan Show in 1963. I was a 15 year old kid when the USA supposedly sent a man to the moon :rolleyes: still not sure of that one :rolleyes: I remember a lot of events that happened in that era that had lasting memories.

The 1970s were my favorite era by far. From 1970 to the early 80s I went to see so many great Rock Concerts we had here in Kansas City, MO USA. We had great groups like Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, David Bowie ( the original Ziggy Stardust band), Led Zeppelin just to name a few and about 40 other great bands that did Kansas City on their tours that I was privileged to see while growing up.

I was so privileged to have gotten to experience some of the best parts of American life during the time slot from the late 60s all the way to the mid 80s. That was before we entered into this Dystopian hell we are currently caught up in. I keep thinking I'm caught up in a bad episode of the Twilight Zone and I'm desperately hoping I'll wake up from this bad dream I'm in at this time. But I sure got to enjoy some great times in life before America went down into the "abyss". I'm sure hoping for better days ahead.

If I could go back to the 70s I would be content. Even though we didn't have cell phones or the internet back then there were other great features of that era which made it a time that I long for.

Joe,

You won’t get any argument from me about the music of the 1970s. IMO, the ‘70s was the greatest and most versatile decade of popular music. And I had a lot of good times growing up in the ‘70s (and, as a little kid, in the ‘60s).

However, I do remember some tough times in the ‘70s as well. I started having some issues with what I now know are OCD (from about age 7), and depression (from my mid-teens), but I hadn’t even known what they were, much less ever discussed them with anybody. How could I have? Back then, those were things nobody really talked about. I only came to realize what they were sometime in the ‘90s. I’ve overcome one (depression), and the other (OCD) is mild.

For me personally, in spite of it being a great decade for me, I myself wouldn’t go back. I want my good memories of that time period to remain just that; memories. If I went back, I’d probably do something to screw it all up. :p

Jim

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Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

Postby The Mastiff » Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:00 am

You won’t get any argument from me about the music of the 1970s. IMO, the ‘70s was the greatest and most versatile decade of popular music. And I had a lot of good times growing up in the ‘70s (and, as a little kid, in the ‘60s).

However, I do remember some tough times in the ‘70s as well. I started having some issues with what I now know are OCD (from about age 7), and depression (from my mid-teens), but I hadn’t even known what they were, much less ever discussed them with anybody. How could I have? Back then, those were things nobody really talked about. I only came to realize what they were sometime in the ‘90s. I’ve overcome one (depression), and the other (OCD) is mild.

For me personally, in spite of it being a great decade for me, I myself wouldn’t go back. I want my good memories of that time period to remain just that; memories. If I went back, I’d probably do something to screw it all up.
There were great times and lousy ones as well. Real bullies that beat kids savagely with no thought from teachers, bus drivers etc. Not just internet bullies. No real idea of what kids were ingesting for drugs. I remember a mint flake sprayed with embalming fluid sold to kids to smoke. Some real horrid stuff going on. Police were like a bad gang ripping off kids stealing whatever was there on traffic stops which were constant and aggressive

On the other hand I went across the country and back stopping to work where I wanted when I wanted. There were no license plate readers, facial recognition nor real worry . It was very possible to just disappear and start over. The maximum freedom and still space to move ( around a hundred million less people in the country). You could just talk to people without having to worry about things called microaggressions , less hostility and much better race relations where I was. There was no real Marxist revolution going on unlike now seeking to stir up people and tear the people into little tribes easily manipulated. That part is missed. Some good music but a lot of lousy stuff too. :) We have much more of that ages music available now than the areas I was in back then. I lived in an area in the late seventies where it was too remote for TV and very few radio stations. I don't think I ever saw an air conditioner on a regular car or house then. Yeah, some good, some bad.

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Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

Postby James Y » Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:26 am

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Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:00 am
You won’t get any argument from me about the music of the 1970s. IMO, the ‘70s was the greatest and most versatile decade of popular music. And I had a lot of good times growing up in the ‘70s (and, as a little kid, in the ‘60s).

However, I do remember some tough times in the ‘70s as well. I started having some issues with what I now know are OCD (from about age 7), and depression (from my mid-teens), but I hadn’t even known what they were, much less ever discussed them with anybody. How could I have? Back then, those were things nobody really talked about. I only came to realize what they were sometime in the ‘90s. I’ve overcome one (depression), and the other (OCD) is mild.

For me personally, in spite of it being a great decade for me, I myself wouldn’t go back. I want my good memories of that time period to remain just that; memories. If I went back, I’d probably do something to screw it all up.
There were great times and lousy ones as well. Real bullies that beat kids savagely with no thought from teachers, bus drivers etc. Not just internet bullies. No real idea of what kids were ingesting for drugs. I remember a mint flake sprayed with embalming fluid sold to kids to smoke. Some real horrid stuff going on. Police were like a bad gang ripping off kids stealing whatever was there on traffic stops which were constant and aggressive

On the other hand I went across the country and back stopping to work where I wanted when I wanted. There were no license plate readers, facial recognition nor real worry . It was very possible to just disappear and start over. The maximum freedom and still space to move ( around a hundred million less people in the country). You could just talk to people without having to worry about things called microaggressions , less hostility and much better race relations where I was. There was no real Marxist revolution going on unlike now seeking to stir up people and tear the people into little tribes easily manipulated. That part is missed. Some good music but a lot of lousy stuff too. :) We have much more of that ages music available now than the areas I was in back then. I lived in an area in the late seventies where it was too remote for TV and very few radio stations. I don't think I ever saw an air conditioner on a regular car or house then. Yeah, some good, some bad.

Joe,

I had a few bullies, but surprisingly, not as many as some other guys did. The worst was one in grade school, an older kid who bullied me from grades 1 through 4. I never fought him, but learned to be super elusive and impossible for him to catch. That was my main reason for taking up martial arts. I never did get to fight him, though, since he moved away when 5th grade started and I was ready. Some other kid ended up paying the price. :)

In junior high, a kid named Jason Scheff, who was a year older, used to call me names. Then one day he came up and apologized to me for some reason. I didn't trust his apology at the time and thought he was setting me up, but he never called me names ever again. He later became the lead singer of the rock band Chicago in the '80s.

The '70s was a different world from today. It's easy for people nowadays to forget how many THINGS we have at our fingertips today. The vast majority of people living today who weren't alive back then would not be able to handle life in the '70s, unless they're used to living off the grid.

Jim

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Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

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Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

Postby James Y » Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:36 pm

Life in Medievel Castles.

https://youtu.be/z56d4f1uT3k

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