Wishing I was on an Alternate Earth like the 1632 series

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Christian Dauz, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Christian Dauz Registered Member

    I always feel so hopeless, like my brain can't comprehend how modern society works

    I have read the 1632 series and Alexander Inheritance (written by Eric Flint) as well as Lest Darkness Fall (whose author's name I can't spell or pronounce right)

    1632 series:

    -Germany and Scandinavia is united into the United States of Europe

    -Atheism is legal and women can vote in the USE

    -Tyrants are toppled while better leaders lead their people to a better future

    -Technology dramatically increases and more economic opportunity

    Lest Darkness:

    -Printing Press and Paper in the 6th century

    -The Dark Age never comes

    Alexander Inheritance:

    -Alexander's heir and empire does not fragment

    I sometimes wish I was there, believing to myself that any action or life there would be more meaningful that being here with everybody else

    Anybody else have these feelings and wishes?
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    I've given the alternate life idea some thought.
    While I'm not exactly happy with the world the way it is now, I would not wish to be me but living in another time.

    If I lived in Gone with the Wind, I would not be living a Tara; I'd be in some grotty office in the city, doing something accounting or printing press-like.
    No, I'd say most of us here in Western World have, on average, been done right by this world.
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  5. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

    Your life has been, and is, quite incredible. Why look any further?
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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

    Most people are rational. Maybe you are right to feel hopeless. Maybe you are hopeless. Maybe your brain is limited if you can't comprehend how modern society works.

    At least you are self-aware. Just embrace your limitations.
  8. Christian Dauz Registered Member

    Because they are making a difference that I never could do in my lifetime

    They are preventing injustices that affect us to the modern day

    In Les Darkness Falls and its sequel, Padway eventually transforms society

    Instead of the shitty 10th century Dark Age Europe...

    ...we get a post-21st century civilization in the 1000s with time travel and perfect health care!

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