A life worth living

A life worth living


I mean, I think that could be arranged...


The century where a person would wake up and decide to go explore another continent for a few years.


The century where you would be working a plow for all your daylight hours and then being called onto your lord's campaign where you get owned within the first 30 seconds of the battle by an armoured knight/crossbow bolt


Ahhh, the good ol' days


Waking up and rubbing rats on your face after emptying the camberpot onto your neighbors sons head whos playing "poke the blister" with the town drunk out front


*The good ole days* Nothing you can say can convince me that this isn't the life. If I was born to die via warcrimes at the age of 8 by an enemy knight, then I'll do it twice.


Cue Frankie Boyle ‘good old days’ joke.


Not to mention all the marching and gruel-eating immediatly preceeding the brutal death.


If you're a woman you get a 50/50 shot at surviving childbirth that you won't have any say in. Often the odds were even worse. I'd just get burned at the stake for being epileptic.


Worse than 50/50? That wouldn't even allow the species to survive. It was about 1 to 1.5%.


[Help! Help! I'm being repressed!](https://youtu.be/l8ukak8P2vY)


Bruh, they had to like beseech royalty to do that and get funded. Columbus had to ask multiple royal families to fund his expeditions


You can do that too.


Yeah but now, Its not like me and my homies are going to end up on a random ass continent thinking we're in India. Only to get fucking assaulted by the wildlife and a nearby foreign civilization we tried to pillage.


It’s 10,000x easier to do that today than then


[Yeah but now, Its not like me and my homies are going to end up on a random ass continent thinking we're in India. Only to get fucking assaulted by the wildlife and a nearby foreign civilization we tried to pillage.](https://www.reddit.com/r/NonPoliticalTwitter/comments/onbykv/a_life_worth_living/h5t2117/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf&context=3)


> a person *a _rich_ person


It's a common misconception that people disproportionately died young in the middle ages. The low average life expectancy is skewed by the high infant mortality rate. If you adjust for people who survived their first year of life, the life expectancy was closer to mid-50s




I think you misunderstand, the tweeter is a night owl and wishes to go back in time to die at 9pm (2100 hours). There would be no light pollution, so they could sit in front of their completed magnum opus, watch the stars rise, and die happy in anticipation of the greater night to come.


I think you misunderstand, the tweeter wants to be beaten handily at the basketball game 21


I thought life expectancy took out babies dying before age 1. Most people died in early childhood to bring down that stat.


There are figures for both, but standard life expectancy is measured at birth.


Most people died from infection if the jaw than anything else. Bad teeth led to infection. The average life span was the early fifties. But then you had the wealthy outliers like Bengimen e Franklin who could afford wooden teeth, after all of his original teeth were extracted. Interesting note that he had siphalis so bad that he promoted air bathing. He could not wear clothes, as it bothered him so much. Part of history they didn’t tell you in high school.


Dental hygiene was definitely a killer, but Ben Franklin didn't live in the middle ages.


True. Sometimes I forget myself.


/r/lewronggeneration but totally understandable and relatable


I want to go back to the 1300s and join the flaggelants. Just to roam the land with a squad of 100 other men wrapped in chains, periodically stopping in the town square to whip ourselves raw in pure ecstasy as the townsfolk look on in glee. Not super down with all the pogroms, but hey you can't have everything


I wish.


Doubt women were allowed to be artisans back then


WRONG! There were some. I forgot who they were, so all this comment is is "just trust me bro," but like, unironically. Edit: Felt obligated to point to at least one person, so [here you go](https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sofonisba-Anguissola).


Really don't want to live in the Middle Ages


Looks like the twitter profile is a woman. You really don't want to live in the middle ages as a woman. Actually pretty much any point until today kinda sucks some way or another.






> People ask what are my intentions with my films--my aims. It is a difficult and dangerous question, and I usually give an evasive answer: I try to tell the truth about the human condition, the truth as I see it. This answer seems to satisfy everyone, but it is not quite correct. I prefer to describe what I would like my aim to be. There is an old story of how the cathedral of Chartres was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Then thousands of people came from all points of the compass, like a giant procession of ants, and together they began to rebuild the cathedral on its old site. They worked until the building was completed--master builders, artists, labourers, clowns, noblemen, priests, burghers. But they all remained anonymous, and no one knows to this day who built the cathedral of Chartres. > Regardless of my own beliefs and my own doubts, which are unimportant in this connection, it is my opinion that art lost its basic creative drive the moment it was separated from worship. It severed an umbilical cord and now lives its own sterile life, generating and degenerating itself. In former days the artist remained unknown and his work was to the glory of God. He lived and died without being more or less important than other artisans; 'eternal values,' 'immortality' and 'masterpiece' were terms not applicable in his case. The ability to create was a gift. In such a world flourished invulnerable assurance and natural humility. Today the individual has become the highest form and the greatest bane of artistic creation. > The smallest wound or pain of the ego is examined under a microscope as if it were of eternal importance. The artist considers his isolation, his subjectivity, his individualism almost holy. Thus we finally gather in one large pen, where we stand and bleat about our loneliness without listening to each other and without realizing that we are smothering each other to death. The individualists stare into each other's eyes and yet deny the existence of each other. > We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster's whim and the purest ideal. Thus if I am asked what I would like the general purpose of my films to be, I would reply that I want to be one of the artists in the cathedral on the great plain. I want to make a dragon's head, an angel, a devil--or perhaps a saint--out of stone. It does not matter which; it is the sense of satisfaction that counts. > Regardless of whether I believe or not, whether I am a Christian or not, I would play my part in the collective building of the cathedral. Ingmar Bergman


You can still do that.


If you were an artisan you'd be paid pretty decently by the government and have a likely hood of dying in your late 50s-early 60s


I want the singular focus in life. It's good tohave singular focus.


back in the day maybe but now it would suck ass and you’d be very annoying


maybe i should've said singular focus for the things i need to focus on and be lax on the other things. ::shrug::


it does sound pretty nice, but you’d also lead a boring ish life. everything a tip out of the ordinary seems interesting, so if that’s great


True !!!!!


Can you skip the whole doing, making and aging part?


Insert "I thrice ate berries and once a pear" here


It trips me out that some people die at 21. Like you've barely been alive and your run is just over.


Na, you’d be branded as a witch and burned at the stake.


Yeah but most people would end up being the guys who sweep shit out of streets and barns


Your life would be surrounded by candles, pisspots, and bathing maybe twice a month. Your toothbrush would be horse hair with teeth extraction the solution to any tooth ache. No eyeglasses, or feminine hygiene products, and can talk when the man of the house lets you. Besides that you can clean the floors, make the beds, and slave for your children and husband. Be careful what you wish for.