I wish people would learn the difference between “OMG I want to live in the 50’s!! I was born in the wrong era!!”
And “I appreciate the vintage aesthetic and wish it was easy and commonplace to adopt that kind of style in today’s world.”
Because, as much as I love pompadours and winged eyeliner, I also love having rights.
Or maybe they say that because the rest is implied and it is quicker to say? Because it’s so hard to infer what people obviously mean, but obviously it’s more fun to pick up on pragmatics.