Originally Posted by Spang
In order to live in another period of time, I'd have to completely erase the memory of the Internet from my brain. And then, I would choose the 60s so I could march with Martin Luther King. Also, attend Woodstock.
question, what is it that makes you think, had you been of age to march with Martin Luther King, that you would have felt the same then that you do now?
Im curious because it was a different time totally, feelings were different, outlook was different. You would have been raised in the 50s for the most part to march with him, ideas and words that are now repulsive, would have been common usage words.
Im not saying you would not have marched with him, but there is an equal chance you would not have. You might have agreed with him, but stayed out of the conversation in order to keep peace around others.
Unless you are black, then a whole different set of circumstances would have had to of been considered. Would you have been raised in an area that the "negro" was actually allowed to voice an opinion without fear of retribution, would you have been willing to be shot for your efforts? or its possible that you might have been hanging out with what would become the hippies smoking dope. Maybe you would have become one of the greats that went on to create the Motown Records name.
Its easy to say what you would have done, but to be honest its not that easy to be correct. lets pretend it was the mid 1800s, do you think you would have been an animal activist or would you have eaten meat? my bet is that you would have been a meat eater without a second thought.
Its fun to dream about it though.