Started by Florestan, April 29, 2023, 09:38:04 AM
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Quote from: ritter on April 30, 2023, 12:22:59 PMThe problem for me with this kind of games is that whenever one says, e.g., "the century I would have loved to have lived in was the 17th", one usually thinks one would have been Louis XIV (or at least a member of the aristocracy), not a stable boy, an innkeeper, or foot soldier. The latter, I'm afraid, would have not had been able to enjoy any of the benefits (cultural included) one would attach to that period, and all the disadvantages compared to modern life (in terms of healthcare, education, and the general standard of living).
Quote from: DavidW on May 01, 2023, 09:02:45 AMI thought of that, but I'm pretty sure that is not what Florestan is thinking. It is supposed to be a fun fantasy. Would you like to be a patron for Haydn? Be there for the world premiere of Beethoven's 9th? That kind of thing.
Quote from: BWV 1080 on May 01, 2023, 04:40:25 AMOnly a psychopath would truly prefer being an 18th century noble to an middle/upper middle class 21st century citizen
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