I was reflecting this morning on what it would be like to have a modern woman or man in Victorian age setting. A modern women would either be burned as a witch or called a whore for showing skin, and a modern man would probably be considered not a gentleman and probably lazy or a coward for not going off to war or having a dowry for the father for the bride.
My point is not to say our way is worse.. it is DIFFERENT, and someone out of time (or out of place in another land in current time) makes one unattractive and a subject of judgment.
Sometimes younger women will call themselves an old soul, and sometimes an old man can act like a baby. So, even in current time and location, it is possible to be judged SIMPLY for not being as the majority of their group. So, the solution is not to conform but to find a better group.
I’ll just end with this quote often incorrectly attributed to Einstein..
“ Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”