which decade of your life has been your favourite?

@ESKARENA1 (18299)
March 29, 2008 4:05am CST
As i enter the fith decade of my life, I have been re assessing a lot of things and started thinking, do I have a prefered time? Well my childhood was quite helish, teens and twenties not much better, 30s improved and now my 40s, am i alone in seeing my middle age as MY TIME?
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• India
5 May 08
Well, I have just begun my thirties. I must say the present is the best. I am at my healthiest, my productivity has gone up, and I look better now. Frankly, I am more comfortable with myself than I have ever been, and I sort of know what I want out of life. On the contrary, childhood was disgusting. I can't even bear to think of it. Teenage was worse. Why do people say these are the golden years of your life? Mine were quite the opposite with depression, low self-esteem and what not. Twenties are gone, thank God! I actually got married, an insane thing to do, but I did it. I love the present decade. It is calm, beautiful, and peaceful. I somehow feel things get from worse to better. What say you? I guess my old age will be the best, with plenty of grand kids frolicking around me.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
5 May 08
i feel the same. I had a less than perfect childhood, my teens were worse. I absolutely hated my 20s. I was made to feel inadequate. In my 30s i had my kids and all that entailes. Now, as i enter my 40s i feel this is my time, my time is now blessed be
@Bizziebod (3526)
5 May 08
I'll be honest with you and be difficult and say between the ages of 4 and 14, when we were naive and the worst thing to worry about was coming home with a hole in your new dress or shoes! No responsibilities, lots of friends, the world outside was a place of adventure instead of a place of fear, when you trusted everyone and you actually enjoyed relatives coming to stay! You could have a tantrum and cry your eyes out until you couldn't breath and there would be a reassuring arm put around you! A cut on your finger would be kissed better and your tummy ache would have a comforting hot water bottle on it! The six weeks holidays lasted forever and was always blistering hot, you could have water fights with old plastic washing up bottles and dance and sing to your hearts delight! That was bliss...
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
5 May 08
you took me right back there then, thankyou so much. Yes i too remember the endless summers and of course they were always hot . Thankyou again, so much blessed be
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 08
No you are not Sweetie When I turned 40 I knew I had to stand up for myself or I would never have a Life First thing was to get out the Marriage no more mental and verbal Abuse, then I moved here I have a very loving and caring Man in my Life now Yes I have this terrible Illness that is classing me as Disabled and yes I still suffer depressions because of the Illness as after all these Years I still do not want to accept it but do you know I have a Life now and I had to wait 40 years for that
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
29 Mar 08
yessssssssss lets celebrate our 40s lol a great time , i am so pleased you found your time blessed be
@paid2write (5202)
29 Mar 08
I am older than you and I also noticed that the first four decades of my life were not so good and that life for me gets better with each passing decade. So now I can really look forward to my old age! I would rather be middle aged than be young again, which may surprise some young people, but it may also give some hope to anyone who is young and unhappy.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
29 Mar 08
i must admit i also would not have my youth back again, but then again i would not wish my youth on anyone, blessed be
5 May 08
my fav time at the moment was my teen years, meeting all those nice young men, bunking off school, partying under age, drinking under age was more fun. I really like the music from then, i suppose it was when i was my happiest. Leaving School, starting work, freedom, college, then the real partying started. yes definately my teens which would have been the 80's for me.
@derek_a (10902)
30 Mar 08
As I look at each decade of my life, I feel that each has given me good times and bad times. As I look toward teenage and early twenties years, I feel that I wouldn't like to be going through them now because I had no problem in buying my first house in my mid twenties - we had saved for the deposit and got an affordable mortgage easily. Now whilst there may be 100% mortgages (not for much longer though), the price of the smallest of houses is enormous by comparison. My 30s was a time for a career change as the bottom was falling out of the music business, and that was hard, yet I re-trained and found the becoming a therapist was far more rewarding. My musical training didn't go to waste though as I used it quite a lot in therapy and encouraged others to use music as a form of stress management - something that is often overlooked. My 40s and 50s were years when much of the financial struggle came to an end, but a new concern slowly took over - my longevity! We just got to have something to worry about! LOL.
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@ruby222 (4848)
29 Mar 08
Hi...i married at 17..by the time iwas 20 i had 3 children.So the twnties and thirties were a busy time....then i got into my forties which was a reasonably good decade....but im 52 now..and apart from having a hubby who dpesnt keep to good health...and a Mum who is frail,this is the best decade so far....at least its letting me have a little bit of peace and quiet...time to reflect.
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@rb200406 (1825)
• India
2 May 08
I am in my late 20's.So may be i have not yet seen the life as you have.But i have a great childhood .My favourite is this the decade in which i am at present.I guess i am now happy .Teens was also good but now the time is better for me i guess.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
WEll, I did have some wonderful times at all ages. MY childhood was wonderful. MY teens weren't that bad. I don't think I can look exactly at a decade, but the years from 26 to 36 were the best for me so far.Beautiful times:)
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I enjoyed my childhood. My twenties were great, I had my 4 children. Thirties was to bad either. Forties started off with my divorce, but three years later its getting better.
• United States
30 Mar 08
The one where I am not married or with children. I wanted to join the Marines when I was 16 .. sad to say I never made it, my first child came when I was 19.. way too young!! If I could do it over again.. it would be the Marines instead of the rock-n-roll, drink and the trouble it all leads to.
• Philippines
30 Mar 08
This year, I will say goodbye to my twenties. My favorite would probably be my late teens until my early twenties. I have had so much fun during these years. Not that I do not have that much fun now but of course, as we get older, things change a lot and so we get to have fun in different ways than we used to. I am very thankful to my parents who gave me enough freedom to enjoy those years. I mean, I did not have to escape at night just to be with my friends. Well, yes, sometimes I had to lie as to my whereabouts but later on tell them the truth anyway. Now, as I look back, I am so glad that I have enjoyed those times earlier in my life. I know of some people who did not enjoy those years and are enjoying it now but do not have that much fun as they are supposed to.
@Darkwing (21588)
30 Mar 08
I think the best time of my life was between 27 and 40, which includes two decades. Before 27, I was really too young, and had my kids to worry about. Ok, so perhaps I'll say my third decade, if I were to choose just the one. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I'm 66. I think my forties were probably the best for me. My body started falling apart in my fifties and I was in a terrible marriage until my mid-thirties. So by my forties I had my life started over again and had a career that pleased me. I met someone and fell in love. While there were trials and challenges, I was stronger and in a better position to deal with them. I'm always hoping that the decade that I'm in will be the best one. While my sixties have many positives, my health continues to be challenged. But, I suppose, the decade one is in is the best one because it is the only one you can do something about!
• United States
29 Mar 08
I cant say yet as each decade just gets better having learned from my experiences in all my previous years. I am in my 6th decade and I hope the best is yet to come!! I can only make a decision when all my decades are used up and I can only hope I have a couple more left.
@wickedangel (1636)
• Dominican Republic
29 Mar 08
Well I'm in my 40s and I think I can say that my 20s were OK but I was still new at gaining life's experiences, so I would say that my 30s were the best. I had gained my experiences, I was happy in myself (even decided to go back and study for a degree at University), I was travelling the world and I wouldn't change a moment of it. So yes, I would say my third decade was the best one! But I may change that as I am loving my fourth one too.....