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Show Of Hands February 3rd, 2014 3:33pm

Would you rather have been born 20 years earlier or 20 years later than you were?

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m00lightshadow the moon has returned
02/09/14 11:18 am

I'd say earlier but I liked being born in the 90s it was nice and I like being my age at this time.

02/08/14 1:00 pm

Definitely earlier because then I wouldn't be born until ages

02/06/14 10:06 pm

Earlier. If I were born 20 years later I wouldn't be born until next week. XD

02/06/14 10:07 pm

Then again I'd be almost 40...although I'd have gotten to live adulthood in a world BEFORE people were tethered to their phones/social media so still 20 years earlier.

whatever FL
02/05/14 2:58 pm

At least you know what you'd be getting if you picked 20 years ago; not great, but not exactly horrible either. If you picked 20 years from now, you've got (hella!) more faith in modern man/society than I do.

13yrOldGamer The Awesome
02/05/14 10:46 am

I was born in 2000 . Growing up in the 80s would ROCK

whatever FL
02/05/14 2:55 pm

Bet not! (Take a 1980 Baby's word for it!)

kaygos San Francisco
02/05/14 2:01 am

Growing up in the 80's? Yes please!

kris55 Alabama
02/05/14 12:36 am

29 years later would be a few months from now. If I could keep my current knowledge I wouldn't mind reliving life and focusing on some things earlier....but I'm pretty sure that's getting too far away from the original question.

mcdkm Houston
02/04/14 9:24 pm

I like modern conveniences too much. I don't think I would enjoy the '40s, so later.

02/04/14 8:47 pm

I would NOT want to be a teenager today...earlier.

SirBloble Alabama
02/04/14 6:44 pm

Well... I'm gay so later.

02/04/14 3:48 pm

If I could travel back in time 20 years, I would invest in Apple, Gold, Bitcoin...Life would be rich by the time I reach the present.

ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
02/04/14 1:14 pm

I wouldn't have minded being a teenager in the 80's. Maybe even the 40's, like my parents, but being a teenager in the 70's was awesome except the peer pressure

darthezu Philly
02/04/14 7:34 am

20 years later because anything closer to space travel and robots is what I want.

02/04/14 7:16 am

I hear that I think like in a lot older than I am. LOL. So I guess 20 years earlier.

02/04/14 3:41 am

two decades closer to retirement has a nice ring to it.

burns231 indianapolis
02/04/14 12:46 am

I would go for 40 years earlier if I could. People we just nicer to each other and more respectful. I hate the way things are now and I am fearful of where its heading.

tdaddy diversity
02/03/14 11:32 pm

Later!! I want to be around when nanotechnology is making huge differences in the quality of everyone's life (not just the rich who may be the only ones who can afford the cost when insurance companies are still calling this tech "experimental").

tdaddy diversity
02/03/14 11:36 pm

For example, growing new teeth from stem cells. I fear many oldsters will be told they're too old for the procedure, but I bet 100 years from now people the same age will be accepted for the procedure without question.

beanD California
02/03/14 11:21 pm

I actually really like this time, all things considered. It's scary being a teenager now, but when is it not? And I love the technology stuff that's happening.

Redwallr hyrule
02/03/14 11:03 pm

I am a bit scared for the future and all who said the future.

skeeter91 Oklahoma
02/03/14 10:01 pm

earlier. I was born in 91. I would've loved to experience the 70's & 80's.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
02/03/14 10:09 pm

The 60's were great!
Although it's a little foggy for most of us.

skeeter91 Oklahoma
02/03/14 9:59 pm

ok? it doesn't matter how old u are...

dahawwl Texas
02/03/14 8:36 pm

Earlier and I would have been here for the Great Depression and WW2. I'll say later

tallboy Kilroy was here
02/03/14 8:31 pm

Tough one.. I would much rather 20 years earlier. The music and culture of the 50s and 60s fascinate. However, the possibility of getting drafted and sent to Vietnam would have me thinking twice.

jamlady MN
02/03/14 7:49 pm

definitely earlier. I regularly feel like I was born in the wrong decade already. Most of the people I spend the most time with and prefer to be around are usually 15-25 years older than me already. Even the hubby is significantly older than me.

bnnt Los Angeles
02/03/14 7:12 pm

Neither! I liked growing up in the late 70's into the 80's. So much changing all around.

02/03/14 6:50 pm

Neither. I'm very happy where I am now!

02/03/14 6:50 pm

Earlier. Corrupt politics, outrageous education costs, the widening gap between the rich and the poor, environmental devasation. '67 would have been nice. I could have seen The Ramones!!

DonWichita Kansas
02/03/14 6:37 pm

Neither! 1941 is the perfect year. Missed the depression, too young to feel the WWII hardships. I saw radio, the growth of TV, the wonderful automobile boom, growth of music & its technology, saw the computer begin & grow. A wonderful time to live.

MsRefined1 Illinois
02/03/14 6:22 pm

I would've invested seriously in real estate.

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
02/03/14 5:42 pm

I wouldn't have been born yet so earlier

form Winter Springs, FL
02/03/14 5:13 pm

Definitely later. I'd probably be dead by now otherwise.

CountryHeart beachwood
02/03/14 5:11 pm

I'm actually really surprised with the results. I thought America was a tech. kind of country, but I guess not.

Amplifiedsoul Arizona
02/03/14 5:11 pm

Earlier. Being a teen in the 70's would be better than a teen this decade.

cuarch Atlanta
02/03/14 4:53 pm

Would have been awesome to be a teen in the '80s

02/03/14 4:46 pm

Later. Want to be around when Jesus comes.

ThisScottPerson asks...
02/03/14 6:37 pm

You'd still be a sperm in your dad-or maybe your mom by this point if you were to be born in 2015. Please, why would you want to fucking deal with that shit? naked.

Marquand635 Florida
02/03/14 4:31 pm

I say earlier because people were more family oriented ,kids had respect for adults and people were more considerate of one another, it only took one person working to support a family ,businesses where closed on Sunday's and God wasn't a curse word.

ThisScottPerson asks...
02/03/14 6:32 pm

But... I wouldn't even be allowed to be half naked, let alone naked, in public if it was the 1950s.

hvp828 Carolina girl
02/03/14 3:31 pm

Definitely later, as I would have gone into sportscasting. Hardly any women in that area when I attended college. By the time women started gaining more attention in that area, I was way too old.

catpillow Florida West Coast
02/03/14 3:22 pm

Given only those choices, I'd say later because I enjoy new technology so much. However, I really enjoyed the sixties and would hate to have missed them.

ThisScottPerson asks...
02/03/14 6:35 pm

60s= naked, socially conservative hippies, laying in your field, destroying your strontium supply to make drugs. Please tell me how 1964>2014.

centexken Republic of Texas
02/03/14 3:20 pm

Later. I'm going to miss out on some cool tech unless the world goes mad max first.

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
02/03/14 2:58 pm

Earlier when I had a better chance of making it with a high school diploma compared to now where you just might make it with a bachelors degree.

02/03/14 2:51 pm

I'm a curious person, and the future seems exciting. Born twenty years later, I could possibly live to 2100! Imagine how different the world will be then.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
02/03/14 2:30 pm

I said earlier, because I would have liked to have seen the birth of Rock'n Roll, but then I realized I would have been too young to appreciate it, so I'm not so sure anymore.

ThisScottPerson asks...
02/03/14 6:38 pm

Just like anyone, during the birth of rock n roll, rock n roll was naked. Chew on that for a minute.

metropolitan Georgia
02/03/14 2:03 pm

I doubt many black people over 30 would voluntarily go back in time.

ThisScottPerson asks...
02/03/14 6:40 pm

Ooh... I'm such a rebel, I just did! I was born in 2034 and in my time period to which I will never return, it is 2060. This is my naked, 26 year old futurebody.

metropolitan Georgia
02/03/14 6:48 pm

I would comment but I don't actually understand what you said.

ThisScottPerson asks...
02/03/14 6:56 pm

Bottom line you get flying cars. And you lose your clothes every time you step in a time machine, so don't. I was planning a short, inconsequential trip to visit my parents as teenagers and now a paradox occurs and time unravels. Think, McFly!

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/03/14 1:52 pm

The future seems brighter.

ThisScottPerson asks...
02/03/14 1:20 pm

Maybe public nudity will be acceptable in 2034. Future, obviously.

nickyreads You Are Loved
02/03/14 1:33 pm

what is it with you and being naked? are you a part of some cult?

ThisScottPerson asks...
02/03/14 1:43 pm

Not really a cult, more of a movement. The Public Nudity Movement will finally take off in 2014, that's our goal. It may all seem silly now but we are an organization as serious as any.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
02/03/14 2:49 pm

But 20 years ago, you could get your crazy on at the office. Now, it's harassment.

nickyreads You Are Loved
02/03/14 6:17 pm

I'm pretty sure you can get arrested for that anyway. why the heck is that even a movement?

EarlyBird Portland
02/03/14 6:19 pm

Nick- you're giving him the attention he wants. There is no movement. He's a troll. Ignore him.

nickyreads You Are Loved
02/03/14 6:23 pm

thanks earlybird

ThisScottPerson asks...
02/03/14 6:43 pm

Excuse me, early? A troll? Do I look like a small monster living under a city bridge, and a clothed one at that? One word answer: NO!

izak81 Indiana
02/03/14 1:16 pm

I wish I could have been around for when 90s music was actually made because that's all I listen to and I never can see any of them on tour

pcox104 Florida
02/03/14 1:31 pm

True.. Music now is so produced that it doesn't even display the artist's talents. I didn't even know Kendrick Lamar could rap until I saw him on SNL last weekend. He has that stupid "wake up, drank. Sit down, drank," song.