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There would be nothing special about you other than you age half as quickly as you normally would.

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  • 487

    bones

    8 years ago

    i'm black and colonial time was not good for us

    • 124

      Patrick

      7 years ago

      I'm jewish, it was bad for us also. oh wait, it never siad where

    • 162

      Robeau

      7 years ago

      I'm a woman, and it was bad for us too.

    • 119

      Madison Reardon

      7 years ago

      I'm a human, and I wasn't alive then...

    • 188

      BloodyKnives

      7 years ago

      i am racist and i find this black

    • 17

      Jake Meyer

      7 years ago

      Well you know Jews had it worse and before that Indians had it bad so stop it...

    • 30

      Lord English

      7 years ago

      I'm a white man of ambiguous religion, and it was a good time for us. Also, I could live until the mid 20th century easily.

    • 27

      snoopy1556

      7 years ago

      C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER

    • 26

      [deleted]

      7 years ago

      I'm a Satanist, the colonial times would not be good for me either.. Never the less, 200 years old WITHOUT selling my soul! :D

    • 7

      LazyBoy

      7 years ago

      HAHAHAHAHAHA the black comment :3

    • 18

      theNASHUS

      7 years ago

      i'm an idiot detector, *beep*

    • 2

      T.P.N

      7 years ago

      well im Mulat would that be a good or a bad thing... Shit!

    • 1

      [deleted]

      6 years ago

      If you were subjected to those conditions you would be 200 years old. But since it says you were, you would probably live under OK conditions

    • 4

      HenFro

      6 years ago

      I don't prefer the idea of having a life that long,

    • 2

      John Smith

      6 years ago

      Dang it I forgot

    • 1

      Shaco Clone

      6 years ago

      I am white.

    • 1

      jaml96

      6 years ago

      The suffering of Estonians is a neverending story! we were plundered by others, Germans and Russians, Danes and Poles, Swedes and Latgales...

    • 6

      George

      6 years ago

      im white. they did not have good internets

    • 8

      Cerulean

      6 years ago

      I'm a brony, they did not have MLP :(

    • 1

      Grant Gillespie

      6 years ago

      If you live to be 200, imagine all the deaths you saw.

    • 1

      JellyPuddle

      6 years ago

      Im a biracial woman i'd be seen as an abomination

    • 0

      jedgar

      6 years ago

      @Patrick It doesn't matter where; someone will always hate Jewish people for some reason.

    • 0

      mr.derp

      6 years ago

      I'm mexican and whites are assholes at those times...

    • 2

      bones

      6 years ago

      @mr.derp 1) whites are assholes at all times (according to history) 2) then y u choose to live in colonial times?

    • 6

      Ashlee Lalor

      6 years ago

      I'm black and a woman so... yea no lol plus I'm outliving everyone? oh they will accuse my ass of being a witch real quick and be burned real quick

    • 1

      Domo

      6 years ago

      Indian woman.... British colonization...

    • 2

      Fly Guy

      5 years ago

      @bones I know! "Look at dat boy I got there. Had him for 60 years and he's still strong, got me a good one."

    • 0

      Lawrence Clarkson

      5 years ago

      Bisexual.

    • 3

      Glaceon999

      5 years ago

      I WILL NEVER GO WITHOUT INTERNET

    • 1

      Reese Orkin

      5 years ago

      I'm a woman and colonial times were not good for us.

    • 3

      sherkm9

      5 years ago

      I am a ogre and colonial times were not good for us

    • 1

      Llama

      5 years ago

      @Ashlee Lalor They can't burn you. You are predetermined to live to be 200.

    • 4

      Gordon Dean Minick

      4 years ago

      I'm red and I find this blue

    • 2

      WindigoGaming87

      4 years ago

      I don't know much about the colonial times cuz I'm just a little girl. Slightly tomboy, considering I was brave enough to play ONaF (stands for One Night at Flumpty's) 2. It's where you get kidnapped by a living egg who is immune to the plot & can transcend time & space. His allies in the 1st game are Birthday Boy Blam, Grunkfuss the clown, the Beaver, the Redman (an arachnoi lava drinker who is a computer geek), & the unoriginal Golden Flumpty. In the second game, most of the characters are there, except the Beaver drowns in the toilet & is replaced with the Owl. & then there's Eyesaur, a multiheaded demon dog (at least in my opinion, he's a dog) who was made by Flumpty using the skin & bones of the losers. Call me a nerd!

    • 4

      GenericNerd

      4 years ago

      I'm an alien, and colonial times were fun to watch from orbit.

    • 1

      Catherine

      4 years ago

      Yassssss!

    • 4

      Duck man

      4 years ago

      I already am living a normal lifespan. XD

    • 1

      Dr. Ake

      4 years ago

      This is a really shitty question. Die in your current lifetime, or go back in time, by three or four hundred years or so, wherever you please, and live twice as long. You'd die at the same age either way. The medical innovations that keep people alive today we're made, for the most part in the 20th century.

    • 0

      Dr. Ake

      4 years ago

      *were

    • 4

      FSK95

      4 years ago

      Colonial times are all about war and violence. People going mad. Racism, Sexism. Normal Lifespan is IS, Nuclear Weapons and Terrorist attacks, as well as Racism and Sexism. Nothing has changed unless it's something big like Internet, but that means Cyber wars, hackers, viruses, terrorists persuading you to join them, porn. The world will never be in peace.

    • 3

      guypersondude

      4 years ago

      yea

    • 2

      Jayden

      4 years ago

      Same

    • 1

      CoolKId

      4 years ago

      good point

    • 0

      CreeperAssassin

      4 years ago

      Honestly, I've always wanted to do that so... it would suck though because there were no vaccines.

    • 0

      Dan

      3 years ago

      I'm white, a man, and middle class. So the colonial time would've fantastic for me. Except that im the youngest child and therefore would inherit literally nothing.

    • 0

      chroma88z

      3 years ago

      não tinha iphone naquela época,era foda nesses tempos depois dessa conclusão

    • 1

      LOLOLOL

      3 years ago

      #computers

    • 2

      TheSkyrimLord169

      3 years ago

      no computers or technology, and healthcare was really bad

    • 2

      Vanilla

      3 years ago

      I'm Indian and Irish I wasn't born back then and I'm a girl

    • 0

      Zajsoxfan1

      3 years ago

      lol

    • 0

      Chaos-EldritchKnight

      3 years ago

      I'm an Eldritch Abomination.

    • 1

      u chose wrong

      3 years ago

      Well you wouldn't be a slave cause you would love past the civil war

    • 3

      BraZZers

      3 years ago

      NO CONDOMS back then

    • 2

      I'll follow the sun

      3 years ago

      It would so cool! I could be a slave abolitionist and activist!

    • 1

      theXDkidoflol

      3 years ago

      Cmmmmmphhhhhhhhhh....wow. Just fucking wow. BRAVO, BONES

    • 2

      william&david;

      3 years ago

      well i am studying colonial times in shcool so lol

    • 1

      Sofia Esparza

      3 years ago

      True, True.. it was sad that blacks had to go through that :/

    • 0

      ThAaNoNyMoUS

      3 years ago

      Likewise

    • 0

      TheRealandSecret

      3 years ago

      It's more likely for me to have a normal lifespan.

    • 1

      Lyrica Prismriver

      3 years ago

      be the colonialist

    • 2

      Cash N Out

      3 years ago

      I hate slavery

    • 0

      Caden

      2 years ago

      I'm a white boy

    • 0

      paul 666

      2 years ago

      How is this a discussion?

    • 0

      Matraph

      2 years ago

      This time wasn't good for anyone

    • 0

      gokaes

      2 years ago

      i am long white male with blue eyes and blond hair. that would be a heaven for me

    • 1

      Fumpler

      2 years ago

      I’m Mexican, so I have it bad now.

    • 0

      MonsterMan

      2 years ago

      Bro, back then, if you lived past like, 40, you were considered a witch/wizard and then exiled/executed.

    • 1

      Adelia

      1 year ago

      I'm bi (more attracted to women), I would have been burned to death or stoned.

    • 2

      Eleanor

      1 year ago

      Modern times are good. Genetically engineered unicorns, yeeters and all the glory

    • 0

      door4

      1 year ago

      Agree

    • 0

      prohtpiz

      1 year ago

      Ok THAT'S a valid reason.

    • 0

      Jovan-Stark

      1 year ago

      I am a Jedi, and I have no clue what colonial means. I only know that i am 1 with the force and the force is with me.

    • 0

      Barnaby

      1 year ago

      I’m a human and not upper-class, it was pretty bad for me

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      How would you know? You were never born in those times.

    • 1

      ThisServerIsGay

      10 months ago

      oof

    • 0

      Fatima

      7 months ago

      And maybe I just want to stay the way I am and not really have anything like living to be 200 come up anytime soon...

    • 0

      Bangtan <3

      6 months ago

      and Im Korean rip :/

    • 0

      Rowan

      6 months ago

      I like old things so i can be old and be in the olden days.

    • 0

      Traveler

      5 months ago

      I'm white, it wasn't good for us either. It was good for nobody.

  • 28

    MsEmizzleFizzle

    8 years ago

    Nor was it good for women

    • 13

      Jhonson

      7 years ago

      Though they did not have as many rights, its not like men were beating women, unless you married a psycho. most gentlemen were, gentle.

    • 9

      MonkeyClone

      7 years ago

      Yes it was absolutely shitty for women, and guys like these probably don't understand what it means. Women were literally owned by their husbands and fathers, we could not vote, we could not own property.

    • 2

      JellyPuddle

      6 years ago

      actually yes men were beating and raping women, we couldn't vote or own property, get decent jobs or enjoy our life

    • 2

      BlameTheNarwhals

      3 years ago

      It never said WHAT colonial times. It could very well be Space-Age colonization.

    • 0

      Barnaby

      1 year ago

      @Jhonson the same is true today

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      How would you know, anyway?

  • 20

    [deleted]

    8 years ago

    yeah im agnostic and im fairly certain id be set on fire or drowned or thought to be a witch.

  • 16

    youat2inthemorning

    8 years ago

    Wouldn't you live past colonial times?

    • 3

      Ethan

      8 years ago

      I was just about to say that. You'd get to be a cowboy! :D

    • 2

      Magnetic Purple

      7 years ago

      I'm from the future, they whould worhship me (or burn me alive)

    • 0

      razor

      3 years ago

      aw hell no

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      Back then, they didn't have toothbrushes, flossers, toothpastes, mouth rinses, cushion brushes, cars, planes, computers, new wave/synthpop music, vitamin supplements, proper vaccinations, transported food from other countries, knit/lycra/nylon fabric, the Internet, or even the AR-15. But, they did have a lot of books, as well as some knowledge.

  • 9

    William

    7 years ago

    No Internet, no anime, no nutella... Yeah, I'll take the modern day one.

    • 1

      razor

      3 years ago

      also there were lots of rats ;/

    • 0

      ANIME4EVA

      3 years ago

      I would not survive without the internet, video games, anime, EDM, and junk food.

    • 0

      JTEIMTheYoutube

      10 months ago

      I would not survive without all of those Minus EDM and Junk Food. I would live SHORTER With more junk food.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      As much knowledge as the residents had, I would rather stay where I currently am.

    • 0

      Dr.twp2look

      1 month ago

      but if we go on redit we can laghf

  • 9

    Capps

    7 years ago

    I'm Native American; it was pretty bad for us too.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      To be honest, some Native American tribes welcomed the European colonists during the first Thanksgiving. While other tribes would enslave each other, eat one another, and raid like Vikings.

  • 8

    SilverSleet

    7 years ago

    I'm a white male I'm good

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      I am a white female, and I have many flaws, such as being mean to other people (as some would say), and mocking others who live dismal or unfulfilling lives.

  • 6

    EdwardNigma

    7 years ago

    In Colonial times, my ancestors would have been in Ireland and thus I would also own the castle they owned at the time. So I get to be 200, live in a castle, have knights AND live in Ireland.

    • 0

      Girls rule

      3 years ago

      Did they own a castle? And castles were a war machine not a nice fancy house

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      @Girls rule Ladies and gentlemen, we have a female supremacist here (look at their username).

  • 6

    Shrapnel

    7 years ago

    Heck, I'm a white male and times would still be tough in colonial times. I'm honestly quite happy being born when I was. Young enough to enjoy today's technological advances and old enough to remember a time when you had to get film developed.

    • 0

      JellyPuddle

      6 years ago

      colonial times were hard for everyone but people of colour, women and those with different beliefs had it harder

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      @JellyPuddle And that is why the United States of America was established, to help people of all kinds overcome their hard times. Why do you think this country is called a "melting pot?"

  • 5

    Annika

    7 years ago

    Basically if you weren't caucasian or male in colonial times, you were fucked. Being neither, I'd rather live in the modern world./

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      Basically, if you were Caucasian and male today, you are screwed. There is such a thing as bigotry against straight, white males (especially conservatives, libertarians, and free thinkers). Look at the homeless who could not get welfare; the majority of those homeless are white males. They couldn't get welfare because of "diversity," "quotas," "promoting equality (of outcomes)," and all that bullcrap. The good news is, not all of them are being ignored by such discrimination.

  • 4

    kamikazethecat

    6 years ago

    I'm an Imperialist, go 1800s.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      Colonists were not imperialists, were they? Once they settled in their country, they became nationalists.

  • 4

    Everestkid

    6 years ago

    Colonial times=Awesome. If you didn't get dysentery, that is.

    • 0

      JTEIMTheYoutube

      10 months ago

      And also hard. They were good kind of and hard. Both are cancelled for "You're Out" if you get Dysentery.

  • 4

    Vampn

    6 years ago

    i would be the oldest person alive, and everyone would trust me. And if I could choose where, I would be Gallifreyan.

  • 4

    pmaguire13

    7 years ago

    ok i don't want to live past 80. you would have all these ddesieses and by the time you are 100 you cant move so easy choice

    • 0

      JTEIMTheYoutube

      10 months ago

      By 100 you can still move. Just harder. Near impossible if you've broken a lot of bones.

  • 4

    frank

    8 years ago

    Isn't everyone living a normal lifespan modern day??

    • 0

      Mikaela

      7 years ago

      The choice is between living a super long time in a period when everyone only lived to about 50 or live your normal life. 200 year lifespan or 60/80

    • 0

      Sylva

      5 years ago

      Yeah. Your point?

  • 3

    CoolKId

    4 years ago

    I mean if you lived that long you would see all your friends and family die and then have no family! :( Who would want to do that

  • 3

    RustyTheGamer

    4 years ago

    Being 200 years old would suck. I wouldn't be able to leave my bed because of how weak I would become. I'd probably be senile by the time I hit the 170's. Especially back then when medicine was... not.

  • 3

    Demon Rage

    4 years ago

    I NEED TECHNOLOGY!

  • 3

    MyNamesCatbug

    6 years ago

    I'd probably be worshipped as some sort of god, and if being born in 1776 counts as "in colonial times"

  • 3

    kannderr

    8 years ago

    I agree youd be deemed a witch and killed nomatyer how cool it would be.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      That was in Blue State countries like Massachusetts. Witch burning and martyrdom is now illegal in this country.

  • 3

    parisbelow

    8 years ago

    fuck yeah past!

    • 1

      Kaiba

      7 years ago

      Pretty much what I was going to say.

  • 2

    Viggo

    4 years ago

    GO

  • 2

    Cat

    4 years ago

    I'm a girl but I love house work and older tech and way of life I'm 14

  • 2

    Alleyooper

    5 years ago

    I would be fine in colonial times buuuuttttt the thing is im addicted to wifi

  • 2

    Ryan Butler

    6 years ago

    Id become an assassin! Lol

  • 2

    Nikke Launonen

    7 years ago

    modern day stuff much more fun

  • 2

    wrathseed

    7 years ago

    Define colonial. Mars colonists for example

  • 2

    [deleted]

    7 years ago

    It's good to try something new

  • 0

    Connor

    2 weeks ago

    But you will go down in the history books for living to 200 years old

  • 1

    Jed

    9 months ago

    I've always wanted to colonize shit

  • 1

    NepShootsStuff

    10 months ago

    I'd help the British Empire!

  • 1

    0atsmea1

    3 years ago

    Become similar like an assassin, have fun using swords like a swords master.

  • 1

    Boopa Doop

    3 years ago

    Thats what everyone is going to do anyway. This is modern day and we will all have a normal lifespan

  • 1

    zs11113

    3 years ago

    There weren't computers back then... so...

  • 1

    NoriMori

    4 years ago

    Endure 200 years of laughable human rights and medicine? No fucking thank you!

  • 1

    Llama

    5 years ago

    Those days were awesome! And not just because I'm a straight Caucasian male christian.

    • 0

      MyCotingaBird

      10 months ago

      Because there was more knowledge we would have learned from.

  • 1

    Fluttershy

    6 years ago

    Maybe... Just mayba

  • 1

    Barbie

    6 years ago

    why the fuck would i want to live 200 years with no technology

  • 1

    Justin Chinquenta

    6 years ago

    that moment you realize that theres no difference

  • 1

    Mr.Mmiv

    6 years ago

    Space colonial times :D than it would make sense you live to be 200

  • 1

    Christian Kin

    6 years ago

    I would be considert to be a sorcerer and than be killed if I d age that slow

  • 1

    shelby

    7 years ago

    IM A TIME LORD GUYS

  • 1

    Tom Swift

    7 years ago

    if you age half as quickly then if i live to be 100 i would really be 200. I love loopholes

  • 1

    dragon_warp_lord_x

    7 years ago

    Meh, i like computers and miracle whip, ill live a normal (geeky) life and be happy:3

  • 1

    T.P.N

    7 years ago

    im mixed so...

  • 1

    Jared Nadell

    7 years ago

    I would because I could be an assassin fighting templars

  • 1

    CaKeS

    7 years ago

    Knowing that I'll live to be 200, I can take any risk I want with 100% assurance that I'll live through it. Sign me up

  • 1

    Megagamer

    7 years ago

    You would still get sick, and colonial health care amounted to "More Leeches!"

  • 1

    Cameron

    7 years ago

    no reddit in colonial times

  • 1

    xereeto

    7 years ago

    Fuck yeah technology!

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