Would you take a pill that would turn you back into a 19 Year Old????

@bird123 (10376)
United States
November 19, 2011 10:26pm CST
Through my travels in life, I love to talk with the elderly. They can share much knowledge and many stories. I have a question that I usually ask all of them. Everyone here on MyLot can answer it too. The question: If there was a pill that could turn you back into a 19 year old, would you take it???? To my surprise, I find very few elderly people say they would. Most tell me that they don't want to go through that again. This is a surprise to me. As much as people complain about growing old, few really want to be young again. Interesting. I did find one 90 year old lady who was excited about the idea. She said sure she would. Only the next time around she was going to find a rich man to marry.
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
23 Nov 11
When I was working with doctors, a man of 90 years old called the office and asked if he could have an injection which would keep him young... I was astonished by the request. Surely he meant to keep him old? It was an absurd idea to turn back to 19 years old after so many back pains, slow motion, blur eyesight, and so on. Still it was an interesting idea. As for me, I would prefer to be reincarnated as someone else so that way I can experience another life in a different situation and even different custom.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
23 Nov 11
You make a very good point. Change along with having many different experiences is very important. Being 19 again would be great when one is old, however not if we were living the same old thing. OK, maybe in my next life I'll come back as your lap dog. Hmmm?? Yes,what special treats will you give me??? Will you rub my back??? Ah yes, your lap dog! I'll never have to lift a paw again, RIGHT???
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
23 Nov 11
You will be a spoiled dog... But I don't like pets. I prefer to pat my neighbor's pets... Yes, I want to travel the world. If I could not do that in this life, at least I would want to be reincarnated as a different nationality every time and that would be interesting enough...
• China
20 Nov 11
It is either a joke or a test.There is no such a pill that turns a old people back into a young people in the world,otherwise the rich men are sure to snag up it.Those who say they don't want to go through that again are surely in a sorry plight,The same with the 90 year old lady.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
No, there is not really such a pill. It does supply views from people that I didn't expect. There is always much people can share, teach, and learn. We just need to interact with something as simply as a question.
• China
21 Nov 11
I take what you said.You wanted to raise a question for discussion ,this way you can know what people think about from different angle.
@jazzyrae (1747)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Im only 18 but I would not want to take that pill I don't think. Especially if I were old I wouldn't want to see people close to me die and I kind of just like to live in the moment
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Yes, that might be hard, however people come and go in our lives all the time. We survive somehow. Besides,pass out those pills to those you really care about.
@jazzyrae (1747)
• United States
21 Nov 11
I just wouldn't want to. Plus if you kill a butterfly in the past it affects the future you couldn't go back with out changing anything
• Mexico
22 Nov 11
Hi bird: At this moment of my life I think I don't need this pill because I feel young but I think that at some point I would miss these years so in my case I would take this pill when I feel I need it. ALVARO
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
22 Nov 11
OK, keeping your options open. You can always decide later.
@svjomboy (876)
• Philippines
20 Nov 11
that so fun of 90 years old lady well if you want stay always young exercise daily is recommended i think is not so useful...
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
That 90 year old lady was a joy to talk to. She was sharp and witty. Since there really is no pill, exercise and a good diet can only help.
@ygna21 (294)
• Bulgaria
20 Nov 11
That would be kinda cool! Well I am 22 now so I guess 19 isn't much different and it's pretty close to my age now. I would like to be 17 again though..life was a lot easier and less responsible back then. But I don't think we should fear aging.We learn alot with aging and we can use what we have learnt to be more successful and happier and have better lives.Experience is a good thing.So is knowledge.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Yes, knowledge, experience and learning are good things. In fact that is what life is all about. I guess the real answer is to cherish every age we reach. Each brings something new to the picture.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
20 Nov 11
if there are any available, almost free of charge fee per pill, and no bad side effects, then i will take it seriously.... i believe that a closest look of a person like a 19 year old is a big asset to increase sales if you are engaging in a tradition buy and sell business....
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Yes, physically, it doesn't get better than at 19. I'm afraid I haven't invented that pill yet. Just getting your hopes up.
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
20 Nov 11
if i had such pill, i would like to turn back into a15 yeras old, when i entered the senior high school. i was abad boy and bad student at that time. i want to turn back and change every mistake i did having good life. good educations, and good skill. hahah. i think such pills is a problem solver for everybody;s problem
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Hmmm??? Question is: Would you still learn the lessons the mistakes taught if they were so easy to get rid of???
• Philippines
20 Nov 11
the answer depends on how did you live your life.. if you are satisfied with what you did,with what you chose then there will be no regrets but if you didn't do or couldn't do those things that you wanted to do then you'd take that pill.. so the moral lesson is to live your life like you wanted it to be try your best in every goal you want to reach and love greatly and also wisely.:) try things that you want to try.. express yourself like how you want it to be.as long as you're not offending anybody..treat life as something precious
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
OK, make good choices the first time around. Let's also not look at mistakes as being such a bad thing. Much is learned through mistakes. There is really no way to avoid them all.
@bingskee (5238)
• Philippines
20 Nov 11
at the first thought of this opportunity, it appears enticing, but no. aside from pills having their side effects , the chance of having to go back will just give me the opportunity to lash back at those people who were mean to me. that would put me in a more complicated situation. kidding aside, i will not go back. nobody can undo what he or she had done. and who says it could make one's life any better?
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
You are right. Revenge or trying to get back on others will just create a bigger mess. That's a lesson many need to learn today.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
20 Nov 11
When I was 18, I had friends who were in their 20's and they were were jealous at me and told me that they wished that they were 18 again. When I was 25 I had friends who were in their 30's and they said to me that they wished they were 25 again. Today I am 35 and I don't understand their way of thinking, because I don't want to 19 again. I don't want to be 25 either. I have more experience today than I had when I was younger and a lot of things for easier for me today, because I am less insecure. I don't want to be younger than 35.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Yes, I think that is the reason so many people told me they wouldn't take the pill.
@katcarneo (1434)
• Philippines
20 Nov 11
I am 26 now and I must say I like my 19-year-old body better. If the pill would make me go back to when I was 19 just physically, then that would be nice. When I was nineteen I was more physically active so I was toned. Now basically I live a sedentary life and I packed a few pounds and fat here and there. I'd like to fit into Size 24 jeans again. (That's 24 inches for the waist,because then I measured 32-24-34. I'd like to go back to that physique but would like to retain my current state of mind, feelings, and knowledge. What I am now mentally and emotionally is way different when I was nineteen. If I were already old, say 60 or so, I don't think I would want to go back to being nineteen and live life all over again. Basically I guess that's because I don't have major regrets in my life that I'd like to redo.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Well now, if you really worked at it, you could get that 24 inch waist. 26 is still young. OK. I understand. At 19, there is no work at it. As for regrets in life, people should never hold onto them. Life is about learning and growing. No one learns without mistakes. We couldn't be who we are today without them. Besides, if we had chosen differently, it might have turned out worse. We must look to the future and how we can make the world better today.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
20 Nov 11
Yes I would definitely go back to that time. I would try to go back to those times I made a wrong decision in my life. Somehow try to make it right.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
WEll now, I didn't say go back in time. We must keep all our wrong decisions. After all, we couldn't be who we are today without them. Still, I think you have gained enough wisdom over the years to do pretty good being 19 again.
@vandana7 (57499)
• India
20 Nov 11
At least I am normal. I too dont want to go through it all again. I guess I've had a rough life, and I am a stage where things can only get better. But seriously, there would be so much anamoly. Technology for one. I am completely out of step with the 19 years old. I would be the odd person out of that group. I enjoy old movies, old songs. My dress preferences differ from those who are younger. Even if I tried to blend in the group, there would always be the preferences which were in a way inculcated in me. For example, wearing heavy Kanjeevaram sari with a lot of design at functions is a tradition out here. Youngsters dont do that. I would have tough time foregoing my preferences to be you know part of the hep crowd. All those friends who were young when I was, would remain old. Therefore, there would be mismatch in thinking and forming groups. Even if all of us took those pills at once, it wouldnt make me feel any better because loved ones who are no longer around would not return from beyond. The landscape of that period has changed - its been replaced with large buildings and roads. Nothing that I knew and enjoyed has remained the same. So what is the point in retracing? At least with future, I do have hope of better times. With past, there is nothing. As to finding that rich man, I would too. lol
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Vandy, are we afraid of a little Change?? What ever happened to learn, adapt, and grow?? It's OK. you won't take that pill. Like you said. I have found few who would. Somehow, I think if you did, that you would do pretty good. Sure you might not always fit in with the crowd, however being unique is important too. You could supply a much needed view to others. Wait!! You can do that and not take the pill. Yes, I know. You already are.
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
20 Nov 11
I'm not sure about 19, but 35 would be great. Of course I would still want to know what I know now.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Yes, we must know what we have already learned. There is no sense in learning all those lessons over again.
• United States
20 Nov 11
I'm absolutely mortified to grow old! I'm currently 19, so I don't know if I could answer this question. I do know that I would like a chance to return to a few years ago and rectify some of my mistakes, but I know that I'll never get that chance. I think that many wouldn't want to be young again because you're so unsure of yourself, and things get increasingly difficult for the young generation with every surpassing generation.
@bird123 (10376)
• United States
20 Nov 11
What are a few mistakes?? Nothing more than a learning experience. We should concentrate on what we can do, rather than dwell on what we can't or how hard the road is. Sometimes the roughest road will end up with the best view. The world is ahead of you. Share with the world that which is Special about you and the world will be a better place because of you. Yes, 19. Go get them!!