going back to happiest times of your life . .

@SIMPLYD (74966)
Philippines
November 8, 2011 8:00pm CST
I think, only us, older ones , can relate to this because we have been through many stages of life already. Nevertheless, if I am to relive that stage, I would like it to be during that time when I was in college. For me it was the happiest time. I have a group of friends(5 girls), that have wonderful times together. We would go to disco on Friday nights and dance the night away. On weekends, we would just be in our hometown and we would go to the beach which is just nearby. We would bring whatever foods we have at home, and share it with one another while we go swimming on the sea. On fiestas, we would go to the dance and participate. But of course, all that was lessened when we had our jobs and our boyfriends. Our boyfriends are not into our group, so we don’t group together as often as before. Oh how i enjoyed that stage of my life, though i enjoy my present stage of life too.
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@kaeirole (669)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
though i'm not yet that old, i also got few happiest times of my life..and i say, it's my elementary days..because in that period of my life, my parents were still not over controlling me..and i feel problem-free, because i was so playful at that time.. but different things happened in my secondary and college days, even my life after college..because i turned to be so dependent to my parents, especially to my father..he's the one who decide about what must i do, instead of going out with my friends..he didn't gave me the chance to explore and establish my sense in responsibility outside our home..and i grew up doing anything just to please him.. but no regrets today..
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@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
The fact that we are restricted in enjoying outside of our houses, restricts our chances of being so happy too. At least, you can truly say that you indeed have that one stage where you enjoyed so much. And for you , it's during your elementary days, where your father isn't restricting you on things you want to do. But i am happy that even if your father was like that , you have no regrets today.
@Browisn (782)
• United States
9 Nov 11
I have also lived a long life and I usually think back to my first few years in the military. The excitement of traveling to new places and meeting new people and seeing strange attractions was very enjoyable. Those and the times I traveled with my wife hold the most joyful memories.
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@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
I guess, when one have lived a long life already, he/she can very well identify the happiest stage of their life. Oh,it's so nice to be able to travel to different places and meet new people,just like you my friend. I guess, your position in the military required you to always change places. Yes, that's exciting, specially when shared with your partner.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
9 Nov 11
I think everyone of us would have such great memories in our heart,especially when we have pressure on us and we just want to avoid the fact and go back to the past.I remember the time we spent together and it's really great and unforgettable.Anyway,there are also bright days waiting for me.Just enjoy my day.lol
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@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
So when was that stage in your life where you felt so much happiness and enjoyment , jricky? I know that every one have such one good memory stored in our mind and heart forever.
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@inertia4 (26913)
• United States
9 Nov 11
Well, if I could relive a certain time in my life it would be from the years 1980 to 1985. Those were great years for me. I also would change history and go with the girl of my dreams. But those days are gone and it is what it is.
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
So my friend, it is safe to say that your partner now, is not the girl of your dream?
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@inertia4 (26913)
• United States
12 Nov 11
No, thats not what I am saying. Actually, the girl I am with now is the girl of my dreams. I knew here way back then and we never got together until two years ago.
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
Oh, that's good to know inertia.
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
14 Nov 11
I think most of us would have that kind of experience in college or university. It's the time when you could be old enough, and feel a little bit of independence. I also had that kind of group back in university. We normally have no classes on Wednesdays so, we have would go out in bars Tuesday nights. It was a time in our lives where we didn't have a care in the world. It was only after we got to our major classes, that we focused on our studies.
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
I think we find College to be the happiest, because we found our peer groups. We may be studying, but we know how to incorporate enjoyment without compromising our studies. We know how to control ourselves and take responsibility for the the consequence.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
I do miss the days when I am also carefree and never think of problems. I want to go back to my childhood days, the days of innocence. I miss childhood...I miss my tree house and playing like princess
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
So it's you childhood that you miss, jaiho. I do like my childhood days also, but i was happiest in the stage i mentioned. Though, to average my happiness in every stage, i can truly say that they are all happy stages up to the present.
@maximax8 (27048)
9 Nov 11
I had one of the happiest times of my life from 1988 to 1989 when I was at a further education college overlooking the River Thames. I swam in the indoor pool, took boats out on the river and took enjoyable walks along the river. I had such delightful fun with my friends back then. In the second year of my course that college closed. Then I had the excitement of studying in London from 1989 to 1990. My travels to different countries have also made me very happy and they have been once every year and sometimes more often. My favorite trips were 1993 to 1994 traveling around the world and 2001 to 2002 traveling to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. My best trip ever was to Belize, Guatemala and Mexico in 2005. I had non stop fun on that trip climbing Mayan ruins, exploring a cave and snorkeling around coral reefs. My favorite ex-boyfriend gave me a lovely time in 2005 and early 2006.
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
I can see that you are a very well travelled person maximax. I think, you got a wonderful job that enables you to travel while working. That truly makes your life always at the happiest.
@Aja103654 (5663)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
I'm only 21, one of the happiest days of my life was spent when i was in elementary school. Back then everything was so simple.
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
So, it's elementary days for you aja. At your age, you are supposed to be in College now? Don't you find it a happy stage too?
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
9 Nov 11
I have been through many happy periods in my life.Svhool days were great.They were days of innocence,fun,laughter and no responsibility.Then came the college days which were even more fun.I had my own music band and we had a glorious time playing on stage,in college socials and private parties. When i started working the feeling that i was earning and contributing to my house filled me with pride and a feeling of independance. Then i went off to work in a Gulf country and spent a fabulous 4 years there in some great company of numerous friends.This was the best and most happiest period of my life.Now i am retired and settled at home and though things are not so good financially,however i am content and living quite happily.
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
It seems my friend that you have fantastic stages in life, enjoyed to the fullest. There is a stage in my life that was the gloomiest for me though, but i don't want to remember it anymore. I just want to remember the happiest stage. College. But like you , i live simply yet happily at present ,with my husband and daughter.
@bagarad (7860)
• Paso Robles, California
9 Nov 11
It's really hard to pick just one period of my life that was happiest. My college years when I lived in the dorm at UCLA were wonderful. I didn't have any responsibilities except to study and get good grades. I loved the conversations I was able to have with my roommates, new friends, and people from all over the world. (Sort of like myLot, except in person.) Sometimes we would talk into the wee small hours of the morning. I learned more outside of class than in class because of all these people. When we moved to Culver City, we joined a very small church that was like a family, and some of my closest friends are from there. Even though we've all moved away from it, we stay in touch. Those were also very happy years. The nine years we spent with our children at home had challenges, but they were also precious years. And I'm also happy here, now, even though I have few friends near me offline. My husband is still here, and I'm contented just being here with him, living simply, and enjoying this beautiful area.
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
We both have a common stage where we are happiest. College days! College means freedom from our parents' eyes because we are on our own. Although we are on our own , they still do help us in our school expenses. But that doesn't made them interfere with what we like in college. They only advised, but in the end it was us who decides what we took in College. I am glad to know that you enjoy each stage of your life. I do too, but the happiest was College too.
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
9 Nov 11
My college years were indeed the happiest times of my life too. Yes, it was always so enjoyable to get together over the weekends and enjoy parties. What I was very much happy about was sitting in the classes led by really wonderful professors. They were so good teaching the subjects of their specializations, and made sure that the students did well.
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
Maybe it's college days that we both like , because we are now aware of the limitations of how we could enjoyment life. We can either mix studies with good time or maybe some would choose good time only. Unfortunately, some would go overboard with their enjoyment that they neglect theirs studies, thus regret later in life, when they weren't able to graduate in College. Just like you , i also like sitting in classes, specially to those subjects i am always exempted in comes, Finals.
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