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Why is it that the past almost always seems so much better than the present/future? Sometimes I hate being in the generation I'm in. Was it really good or is it just romanticism it? Does life in general just suck?

Imagine being an explorer, a pirate during the golden age, or a knights templar, or even someone like in my dads generation who got to grow up with some of the best bands of all time. It all just seems so much better than what we have now.

This age has nothing but governments spying on their own people with technology, the constant threat of terrorism, and an all time high for sensitivity because people get offended over ridiculous things now. The twenty first century sucks.
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How do you know the future sucks? It hasn't happened yet.
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All of your posts are fucking garbage.

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Why is it that the past almost always seems so much better than the present/future? Sometimes I hate being in the generation I'm in. Was it really good or is it just romanticism it? Does life in general just suck?

Imagine being an explorer, a pirate during the golden age, or a knights templar, or even someone like in my dads generation who got to grow up with some of the best bands of all time. It all just seems so much better than what we have now.

This age has nothing but governments spying on their own people with technology, the constant threat of terrorism, and an all time high for sensitivity because people get offended over ridiculous things now. The twenty first century sucks.

If you read a book once in a while, you'd know that the time periods you listed weren't that great. They felt just as jaded and isolated as you do while romanticizing the past. In comparison, our government really isn't that bad compared to many during those time periods, Things look great in retrospect. In the moment, they're simply right now.


We actually are living in a phenomenal period of time.
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If you read a book once in a while, you'd know that the time periods you listed weren't that great. They felt just as jaded and isolated as you do while romanticizing the past. In comparison, our government really isn't that bad compared to many during those time periods, Things look great in retrospect. In the moment, they're simply right now.


We actually are living in a phenomenal period of time.



The governments might have sucked but if you were a pirate you had no government and just got to do whatever the hell you wanted. Drinking booze, plundering, porking girls all the time. It seems like utopia.

How are we living in a phenomenal period of time? The internet is like the only good thing and it's gonna be ruined by anti-net-neutrality-laws soon.


So life just sucks no matter when you live?


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All of your posts are fucking garbage.



You as a whole person is fucking garbage.
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the past and future don't exist

get real m8

the present doesn't exist because as soon as we recognize it, it's already in the past


pretty crazy if you think about it

^Pirates were essentially what we'd view as terrorists. they weren't a bunch of Jack Sparrow's. Also, utopia means "no place". That's the point. It's an idea that can never be reality.

We've made so many crazy advances in science recently. Hell, we found a new part of the Epic of Gilgamesh. We've made more technological strides in 25 years than centuries preceding us. Our understanding of medicine has never been better. The internet allows us to communicate in ways never dreamed of before, including keeping oppressive governments in check.
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The governments might have sucked but if you were a pirate you had no government and just got to do whatever the hell you wanted. Drinking booze, plundering, porking girls all the time. It seems like utopia.

How are we living in a phenomenal period of time? The internet is like the only good thing and it's gonna be ruined by anti-net-neutrality-laws soon.


So life just sucks no matter when you live?


You as a whole person is fucking garbage.

You might need help, I'd consult a specialist.
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the present doesn't exist because as soon as we recognize it, it's already in the past


pretty crazy if you think about it


dayum

i'll have to think about that for awhile

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You might need help, I'd consult a specialist.



What's wrong with that? Why would I need help for wanting to live a lawless life full of booze, sex and treasure? Isn't that what we all want?


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You're gonna have to try a little harder than that if you want to hurt me.


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^Pirates were essentially what we'd view as terrorists. they weren't a bunch of Jack Sparrow's. Also, utopia means "no place". That's the point. It's an idea that can never be reality.

We've made so many crazy advances in science recently. Hell, we found a new part of the Epic of Gilgamesh. We've made more technological strides in 25 years than centuries preceding us. Our understanding of medicine has never been better. The internet allows us to communicate in ways never dreamed of before, including keeping oppressive governments in check.



Regardless of how they were viewed they were truly free. I know utopia isn't real but being in the ocean with a loyal crew, rum, and women seems like the closest thing there ever was.
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Imagine being an explorer, a pirate during the golden age, or a knights templar, or even someone like in my dads generation who got to grow up with some of the best bands of all time. It all just seems so much better than what we have now.

Yea and remember all the diseases that led to horrible deaths because they couldn't be cured and all the ignorance and intolerance that led to pointless wars and battles?

Also your favorite bands from your Dad's time are preserved on the internet. Be thankful for that.
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You as a whole person is fucking garbage.

Q.E.D., can't even come up with a decent comeback.
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You're gonna have to try a little harder than that if you want to hurt me.


idgaf tho

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Q.E.D., can't even come up with a decent comeback.



I'm holding back on the insults because the last time I said anything even remotely offensive to somebody on this site I got banned. You're trash that isn't worth getting banned over.


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idgaf tho


You do gaf though because you took the time out of your day to tell me I suck, which I've already heard multiple times and know it's nothing new.


What the hell is everybody's problem? Bunch of butthurt losers.
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Calm your fucking farms kids.
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What's wrong with that? Why would I need help for wanting to live a lawless life full of booze, sex and treasure? Isn't that what we all want?


You're gonna have to try a little harder than that if you want to hurt me.


Regardless of how they were viewed they were truly free. I know utopia isn't real but being in the ocean with a loyal crew, rum, and women seems like the closest thing there ever was.

It was illegal then just like it is now. Nothing is stopping you from throwing off your restrictive lifestyle and living with true freedom.
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It was illegal then just like it is now. Nothing is stopping you from throwing off your restrictive lifestyle and living with true freedom.



Pirates could just sail away though and everything would be gravy. I can't because even if I sailed away drones would find me because of this damn twenty first century technology. Big brother is always watching. Nobody can have fun anymore.
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Pirates could just sail away though and everything would be gravy. I can't because even if I sailed away drones would find me because of this damn twenty first century technology. Big brother is always watching. Nobody can have fun anymore.

Ever heard of this invention called "the Navy"? They would chase down pirates, and kill them and stuff.

Not every Pirate was Jack Sparrow who was able to rely on a butt ton of luck, the Navy and bounty hunters killed a shitload of them.

What kind of "fun" do you want to have that you are being stopped from doing?
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I'm holding back on the insults because the last time I said anything even remotely offensive to somebody on this site I got banned. You're trash that isn't worth getting banned over.

Lol, was it worth getting banned over being an absolute creep to women you don't know? Believe me, I won't feel insulted from the likes of people who support Donald Trump. I have the upper hand in the gene pool.
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Ever heard of this invention called "the Navy"? They would chase down pirates, and kill them and stuff.

Not every Pirate was Jack Sparrow who was able to rely on a butt ton of luck, the Navy and bounty hunters killed a shitload of them.

What kind of "fun" do you want to have that you are being stopped from doing?



We all gotta die someday. I'm sure they had a blast before shit hit the fan. The golden age of piracy might've had its flaws but there's other time periods full of awesome people too.

Also you could've been privateer which is basically a pirate that's hired by a government to plunder ships from another government.

Well I really want to get drunk on a boat like a pirate but that's illegal and since I already have a dui on my record it wouldn't be good if I got caught so thats a fun thing I can't do.
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"Isn't it funny how people look back to the past and think how much better it was then, yet day-by-day nothing changes?"


I forget the quote but it was pretty good
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"Isn't it funny how people look back to the past and think how much better it was then, yet day-by-day nothing changes?"


I forget the quote but it was pretty good



Does this mean I'm depressed?
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"Isn't it funny how people look back to the past and think how much better it was then, yet day-by-day nothing changes?"


I forget the quote but it was pretty good

I'm reading the Homeric epics for a class, and there's a spot where they basically say the 'back then everything was better. men were men, and everyone was better to each other' thing. Now is always the worst time, even 2800 years ago
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Well I really want to get drunk on a boat like a pirate but that's illegal and since I already have a dui on my record it wouldn't be good if I got caught so thats a fun thing I can't do.

#lifegoals

That sounds so boring I can't even comprehend.
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#lifegoals

That sounds so boring I can't even comprehend.



If you like that ocean and if you like booze it sounds like a fucking awesome time. I guess you just don't understand.


Also you sound exactly like my ex girlfriend with the #lifegoals thing
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We all gotta die someday. I'm sure they had a blast before shit hit the fan. The golden age of piracy might've had its flaws but there's other time periods full of awesome people too.

Also you could've been privateer which is basically a pirate that's hired by a government to plunder ships from another government.

Well I really want to get drunk on a boat like a pirate but that's illegal and since I already have a dui on my record it wouldn't be good if I got caught so thats a fun thing I can't do.

You have a peculiar and self destructive view on life. Wanting freedom at the cost of other peoples health and property as well as your own. And your desire to obtain this freedom by disregarding socially accepted laws and other peoples rights likely stems from the same source as your warped views of the world. Maybe some traumatic event.

Whatever event happened in your past cannot be solved by running away, alcoholism, sex, or any other vices.
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You have a peculiar and self destructive view on life. Wanting freedom at the cost of other peoples health and property as well as your own. And your desire to obtain this freedom by disregarding socially accepted laws and other peoples rights likely stems from the same source as your warped views of the world. Maybe some traumatic event.

Whatever event happened in your past cannot be solved by running away, alcoholism, sex, or any other vices.



Would you happen to be a psychologist/psychiatrist?
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everyone is a psychiatrist on the internet
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The governments might have sucked but if you were a pirate you had no government and just got to do whatever the hell you wanted. Drinking booze, plundering, porking girls all the time. It seems like utopia.
Soo uhh... you like music? Or sports? Or anything not government related?

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