Does anyone else go to renaissance faires and feel a sort of Sehnsucht for those times? It was an age where the men were men and the women were women. You didn't go to Wholefoods to get a double-triple-organic granola bar. You just went up to your local bar wench and got a big old turkey leg that came from the town you got it in. While you drank your ale in the tavern and ate your turkey leg, bards would perform and sing the tales of valiant heroes. You could even BECOME those heroes, if you were strong enough. You didn't have to "network" to succeed back then. You could just train for combat and become a valiant knight, and that was the simple ideal everyone looked up to. You just served your lord and your people, and you did it with pride. And you didn't have be a cocky asshole alpha male to attract women to you. Back then, you could just win the hand of a fair maiden in a tournament. You just needed to be the strongest warrior, and to the victor the spoils would go. The women weren't shallow and unfaithful; they knew that as your wife they were to be loving yet let you take charge. I bet if feudalism was still around, kekolding wouldn't have become the joke it is now.
It feels like a sort of a lost treasure of a time. I just wish we could've lived in it for more than just some three-day faires.
You should watch Midnight in Paris, that movie's message is specifically for faggots like you.
As someone with chronic pain and a congenital kidney disease, I don't go back before the time of both the hypodermic syringe and antibiotics.
Might be cool to be a knight, or swashbuckle around, or travel, or eat children on the Oregon trail, it's just not for me. Or most of us really.
Good lord you are delusional. You're posting on an imageboard so it's safe to say you are the modern position of a serf and your life would be endless misery.
You would not be a noble, you would be a peasant eating rationed bread while you worked yourself to death for your lord who was entitled to treat you and your family as the disposable cattle they were to him.
Is there anything more cringe-worthy than having a time period as a waifu?
And it's such a common thing for humans in all points of history too, I think it's the inability to cope with the present or something.
Pretty sure there's actually a psychological term for this, anyone?
I really really hope you're trolling, my god man real life isn't like Skyrim or some shit. If you weren't a nobleman it was pretty much pointless living back then, you'll die young and live a shitty existence of hard labour and constant loss. Infant mortality was around 30-50% while adult life expectancy was around 40-50.
I don't know what you mean when you say you'd 'win a fair maidens hand in a tournament', in order to do that you would need to be a knight and therefore from some sort of nobility which the vast majority of us weren't.
We're probably living the easiest life that anyone has in the west ever, appreciate it.
While I agree generally with your sentiment, you lost me at the knight thing.
You honestly sound NEET and beta as fuck. I doubt your situation would be any different if you lived back then, and more likely, you'd be dead or quite weak due to lack of variety in food and general medical practices.
I find it funny that pretty everything you just wrote is wrong
> You just went up to your local bar wench and got a big old turkey leg that came from the town you got it in.
You would eat gruel and bread and nothing else, ever
>While you drank your ale in the tavern and ate your turkey leg, bards would perform and sing the tales of valiant heroes.
Real life was not like Asterix & Obelix you complete retard. You would work 12 hours a day, pray and then go to bed and repeat that forever
>You could even BECOME those heroes, if you were strong enough. You didn't have to "network" to succeed back then.
You were either born a noblemen or a peasant and nothing could ever change your status
I know you're baiting but this is probably what many Americans picture 15th century Europe.
this guy has it right.
don't forget about the dangers of illnesses/diseases and natural disasters which could wipe you out at any moment. it's nice to think about living in a time different than our own, but we shouldn't take for granted the luxuries we were born into.
The working 12 hours a day part is bullshit. Peasants only worked when there was enough day light because there was no lighting beyond torches and bonfires. In the winter, they simply stayed indoors and drank for 3-4 straight months, doing no work at all outside staying alive.
>hhhmmm I just spent 3 months trapped a hole in the ground making candy from sugar scraps and dumb toys from wood scraps
>what am I going to do with all this kitschy garbage I won't want when spring comes?
>And that's the story of Christmas
Speak for yourself, I'd be the son of a Magnate. Going back in time would actually be good for me (so long as I was cured of all my shitty DNA) as I'd be nobility and able to oppress you guys.
>While you drank your ale in the tavern and ate your turkey leg, bards would perform and sing the tales of valiant heroes. You could even BECOME those heroes, if you were strong enough
>period of extreme class division where the military elite was limited only to those independently wealthy enough to be able to care for their own horses
>nongentry legally barred from entering tournaments