Monday, June 28, 2010


The other day, one of my dearest friends declared me an anachronism. To be honest, instead of being offended or graciously thanking him, the first thing I did was to run to the dictionary.
Anachronism basically means a person that was born in the wrong time. He had dubbed me this after reading my post about virginity. He says that being a virgin doesn't matter as much to people these days, but some of the morals and stands I take on issues are very before my time. Not that it's a bad thing.
I've been called lots of things along these lines: whether it be an anachronism, 'old soul', or just that I was born in the wrong generation/decade.
And it's true. Sometimes I downright feel like I wasn't meant to be a part of this generation. Nothing personal guys, I just feel like I would have fit in somewhere else much better.
With my views toward drinking, musical selection, and my lack of religion, I could fit in many different places. Everything about me is so all-over-the-place that I couldn't exactly fit in one decade.
And maybe that's what made me.....ME.
What decade were you meant to live it up in? Do you ever feel like you were born a little late, or maybe even early?


Molly said...

I think there are people throughout every time that are different than the mainstream. I don't fit in but I don't know if I feel like I belong in a different time.

Views on sex, religion, and music should be your own so be proud that you can make your decisions independent of others! You'd be different in any era! That's what makes you specialer than everyone else that is just different because of DNA. :)

Melissa Blake said...

I say this all the time, but I was meant to be a '50s gal!

MK said...

Hey Jessie! I don't think I belong to this generation either, I have always gotten along well with people older than me. I should have been born as a 20 year old, lol. Or older.

You should take an anachronism thing as a compliment. It's easy to become a stereotype, but it's tough to develop and maintain your individuality :)

Sarah Certa said...

I know this feeling too. Sometimes I really feel I would fit in better in the 1960's. So much activism! Maybe I'm wrong (I hope I am), but I see a lot of apathy among young people today. I would love to have been a part of some of the '60's protests. And to see musicians like the Beatles, the Doors, and Janis Joplin!

Molly said...

I totally think of myself as having an old soul. Glad to know that's something we can relate on! :) I love living in the world we do today, but sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong time period.

Insomniac said...

personally I think that i was born a little late, I love the old morals and values and something about this present time and the future really bothers me. People do say I have an old soul, and although I am only 15 I get a lot from friends and teachers even that I have this strange motherly almost spirit, It's odd, I guess I am just a couple decades late, lol.

Autumn said...

I think everyone feels anachronistic at some point. They compare themselves to their idea of what is normal for their time period, and because they don't really match up, they think that perhaps they were born at the wrong time. Of course, there really isn't such a thing as normal. There are still tons of people who value their virginity, but they keep quiet so as not to get picked on by the people who secretly are proud of how normal/modern they are. That's my thoery, anyway. I've also felt inconsistent with this time period.

Levonne said...

I think I was born a little early. A few decades later would have put me with my peers. But I guess I had some meaningful work to do in the decades that I have lived. Good post today Wannabestar!

V said...

jup can definitely relate here, and you're younger than me!! so that's pretty cool... i struggle with youth younger than me at times...
but i also am an old soul, but in what time era i would fit in, i really don't know... good Q!!

V said...

o i forgot!! a while ago i wrote a similar post on youth day... and now our paths cross at the same topic - COOL!!

Keda said...

i know the feeling - not right now, yet too opinionated for a woman in the past, unless we're talking way back when as some people say that as much as we have a patriarchal system now, we once had a matriarchal system. maybe the future generations will be much more of the non-drinking, virgin types. who knows.

Erica said...

I have a few time periods I should have floated into! One is, crazy as it seems, the late 1800's since I love Little House on The Prairie.

The other is the 1920's because there was so much happening in art and music. And finally, the 60's for the same reason!

mollie said...

just wanted to say--great image! i love that.

CFM said...

Definetely should have been born in the early-mid '60s, then I could have been a teenager/early twenties during the disco era and early 80s (michael jackson!!) :).


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