This is just something I needed to get out of my system and what better place is there to vent about it than my blog? And what better people to vent it out to than you lovely readers?
My parents keep telling me about all the fun they had as kids, playing hopscotch barefoot under the hot sun, climbing trees to pluck mangoes and apparently a lot more fun things that my brother and I never got to do because of our comparatively sheltered upbringing. So did most people born around the same time as me. Unlike our parents, we didn’t get to play barefoot under the sun because we could get sunburnt.
Don’t even get me started on old-school romance where people were coy and wrote sweet letters to each other. To add to the list, when I read about the incredibly graceful, old-timey balls people used to go to in poofy ballgowns, dancing the night away, I feel like I was born in the wrong era. And I’m told that I’m not the only one who feels this way.
You know what they say— misery loves company.
Granted, times were a lot simpler when you put it like that. In a world where every single person is obsessed about looking a certain way for the internet, I’m starting to wonder if we’re really that different from a time where either money or looks were things that mattered the most. People could get away with insensitive comments that are definitely not acceptable now. A woman demanding her rights was considered rebellion.
Wanting to be born in a different era just for the rosy things kinda’ negates all the progress that we’ve made since then. Maybe if I was born back then, I wouldn’t see things the way they are now, and that terrifies me!
I guess it’s okay to feel like we missed out on a lot of the good, but we also live in a much better place where people are more accepting than they were before. The world isn’t perfect now, and I doubt it ever was, at any point in time.
So the best we can do is be a part of something bigger than us to make the world a better place to live in than it is right now. (But maybe bring back formal balls and old-school romance, just maybe.)
Just sleep on it, will you?
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