If you can be ANY age.. how old do you want to be right now?

@Drosophila (16858)
Ireland
April 21, 2016 8:31am CST
I was chatting with a friend in her late thirties. She was complaining about how her hair seemed to fall out more lately. She ended the complaint with "I'd do anything to be 18 again!" Then she asked me whether I would like to be 18 again? My immediate response was "hell no," I was quite an insecure 18 years in a bad relationship. no way do I want to revisit that shizza again. But it does make me wonder, If you can be ANY age.. how old do you want to be right now?
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@jstory07 (57867)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Apr 16
I would hate to go through all those years again. I would want to just be the age I am now.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
yep I don't particularly want to relive me life either
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@OneOfMany (9187)
• United States
21 Apr 16
It depends whether it's to be that age again, or to go back in time to when I was that age. If I could go back in time I would go to when I was 15, so perhaps I could change my future when I was 16. 17 years and 3 days ago, I had a terrible accident when I was 16, and have had a varying headache every since that day. I would love to return to a time when my head wasn't in pain.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
Oh that I can imagine.. without headache would be nice!
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@OneOfMany (9187)
• United States
21 Apr 16
@Drosophila Yes, 17 years of a continuous (but varying) headache is annoying.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
@OneOfMany do painkillers work at all? or is this a dumb question.
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@birjudanak (7166)
• India
21 Apr 16
i am also want to become 18 as i know live that life of 18 which other live because in that time i have not that knowledge because i just keep my focus in study and as now i am capable of all thing so i just want to again in my past collage life and live that life which i miss most.. i like you topic so much as i just feel happy from inside and think that should it possible?....
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
That's great to hear, you like the topic! I guess if you missed partying and doing crazy stuff in 18, then ya, you prolly wanna revisit that era again. me on the other hand, did a bit too much of that.. so I guess it's all good for now
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• India
21 Apr 16
@Drosophila it means you enjoy full life in same age while you pass so we just have to do what we not do at that time as we not have sense in that age so i am glad that you are happy with your age going at your way...
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
@birjudanak Thank you! I wouldn't go quite as far as saying am happy with everything that's happened. but, I find the older I get, the more comfortable I am with myself. so that definitely helps. I also find the things I regret, are the things I haven't done. not the things I have done. So ya I try to do what I want as much as possible, law and society permitting of course xD
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@DianneN (59527)
• United States
22 Apr 16
To be honest, as old as I am, I am happy with my age and all that it's brought me.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
That's great! We should live fabulously regardless of age
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@DianneN (59527)
• United States
22 Apr 16
@Drosophila You said it! I try to live as well as I can, and I'm thankful for every new day.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
23 Apr 16
@DianneN that is the best way to do it!
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
22 Apr 16
I would like to be in my thirties when i get married to my husband . I want to change our traits - being so jealous .
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@dpk262006 (54813)
• Delhi, India
22 Apr 16
Who is jealous? You or he? or both?
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
22 Apr 16
@dpk262006 Both . So , it's a tumultuous first years of our lives . Though , after that we will be sweet again .
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@dpk262006 (54813)
• Delhi, India
22 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD You were jealous of beauty and personality of each other?
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@jaboUK (50705)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 16
You don't say what age you'd like to be. I think I was at my prime in my 40s, so that would do for me.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
23 Apr 16
I am pretty happy with now.. I was always miserable in my childhood, had a bad time in my teens. Basically whenever I think of the past, I don't ever go.. pharrr! I want to be that age, I just remember all the problems, which makes today's life much better
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@jaboUK (50705)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 16
@Drosophila I'm sorry that you had a miserable early life. I'm fortunate to have enjoyed every age I've been, including now (70s).
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
23 Apr 16
@jaboUK thats great to hear! Well, I mean I had a pretty good childhood, I was just a miserable and emo kid.. that kinda carried on well into my teens. Before I finally stepped in and took control of my emoness.. then life was great from then onwards. but it did take years for me to learn to deal with negative emotions.. I simply don't want to repeat that process again.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
24 Apr 16
This is easy for me. I'd want to be 42 again so I could relive meeting my husband all over again. Our friendship and relationship was so much fun all the way through and I miss it so much. I can still remember all the goosebumps I would get running into him online and having long and silly conversations. Even our phone conversations were long and fascinating ones. So that's where I'd go in a heartbeat! :)
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
26 Apr 16
Aww that's very very sweet. he sounded like a wonderful man.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
27 Apr 16
@Drosophila When he was still with me, I remember getting really angry with him over something silly. We had an argument and we walked away in frustration. And while we weren't talking, I suddenly thought of what life would be like without him. No socks on the floor. And it upset me so much that I immediately apologized to him and ended the argument. Prophetic. I thank God every day for that realization because if I hadn't thought of that, things between us might had ended on a sour note. Life fascinates me sometimes. xoxo
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
27 Apr 16
@CRK109 indeed! It is good that you were able to reconcile your differences. :) I sometime wish I could go back to previous relationships, but then I guess they are previous for that reason indeed
• United States
22 Apr 16
I am 68 years old and happy about it. There is no way in hell I'd want to go back to any age. I like where I am, hair loss and all!
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
That is very great to hear! I hope I be like this when am 68 years old :D
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• United States
22 Apr 16
@Drosophila I might change my mind when I'm 69.....LOL
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill of course! a lady reserves the right to change their mind whenever :D
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Apr 16
I suppose 30 or 40 would be pretty good. We were fairly settled by then and life was ticking along nicely.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
That sounds good. I guess its a good age range, little financial issues, lots to do, and no health issues or anything
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@pgntwo (21733)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
21 Apr 16
I think I'd go for 19 or thereabouts, seems many respondents here would as well.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
yep, my friend's favourite time was 18-21.
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@quantum2020 (8366)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
21 Apr 16
I would like to be 150, so I could recount the events that I had gone through since my birthday, which would have been around 1865.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
wow.. you'd have one helluva memory xD
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@yalul070 (1764)
• Manila, Philippines
22 Apr 16
I'd like to be 22. Because that's when I got married
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
I guess you want to change that? huhu? xD
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@yalul070 (1764)
• Manila, Philippines
25 Apr 16
@Drosophila Lol. Maybe.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
25 Apr 16
@yalul070 22 is very young for a big commitment. But mind you when I was younger I was more ready for commitment than today.. The older I get, the more I shriek from the thoughts of responsibilities, which ultimately comes with commitment.
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@dpk262006 (54813)
• Delhi, India
22 Apr 16
Every phase of life has its own charm, therefore, I would not like to revisit my past and I am happy with my age.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
I totally agree. We should aim to live fabulously every phase.
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@dpk262006 (54813)
• Delhi, India
25 Apr 16
@Drosophila - Yes, we should live the moments because those moments are not going to come again in our life.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
25 Apr 16
@dpk262006 yep and try to do good for the day.
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@rina110383 (23214)
22 Apr 16
Probably 50. I'm so excited and eager to grow old since I was a kid. I like being old.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
thats a few more years to go I assume xD
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@rina110383 (23214)
22 Apr 16
@Drosophila I'm 32 now, 18 more years to go.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
23 Apr 16
@rina110383 thats definitely a few more years left
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@Daljinder (19878)
• India
22 Apr 16
Right now I want my age frozen. Because I am neither considered a kid nor aged.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
That's great.. and something I can relate to. with increase of age comes increase of responsibilities, and with reduction of age, comes with increase of emotional problems. xD
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@Daljinder (19878)
• India
22 Apr 16
@Drosophila True that! Right now I want neither of those things...
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
@Daljinder oh ya.. but you know what, the idea of most things such as responsibilities and so on are worse than what that thing is really. I think when you're in middle of it, its actually not as bad as you thought
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• United States
22 Apr 16
Right now, I want to be the age that I am, because I am still living my life and want to see how it goes and where it ends. At the end of my life, though, I probably would go back to childhood and live it all over again. Of course, I would want to retain the knowledge that I have accumulated over my life when I go back to my childhood, so that I can appreciate things more and worry about certain things less.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
oh wow, you'd want to relive your life again. that sounds great. :D I guess at the end of my life, I'd want to say "next" or "wendy has left the building" or something similar xD
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• United States
23 Apr 16
@Drosophila Don't get me wrong, there were some really bad times and awful things that have happened to me. However, overall I think that I am really blessed, and I have very much enjoyed the ride thus far, so I wouldn't mind doing it all over again.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
23 Apr 16
@purplealabaster that is good to hear and I hope it continues for you :D
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@karjatwala (1137)
• Pune, India
22 Apr 16
I would love to be in my mid twenties, so very alive and full of jest and energy. In my prime.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
This seem to be a popular one too. :)
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• Pune, India
22 Apr 16
@Drosophila that's the age when one is full of energy and zest. In the prime of one's life.
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@vandana7 (57494)
• India
26 Apr 16
And so short of monies to enjoy life with full zest and zing..lol
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@puddleglum (1438)
• United States
21 Apr 16
That's an excellent question. I wouldn't want to be eighteen or any younger age again. The experience and what little wisdom I have now were hard fought for, and I'm not sure I'd want to wage those battles again.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
Indeed. I feel the same. When I was 18, I was foolish, and thought I was smart. The worst possible combination ever. Do I wanna experience that again? No thanks xD
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• United States
21 Apr 16
@Drosophila it's a bad combination, but I know from experience it's a common one at age eighteen. Haha
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
@puddleglum oh am sure when am 50, I'm going to look at myself now, and go "eh?" "what tree were you barking up?"
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@miniam (9303)
• Bern, Switzerland
22 Apr 16
If i`d be 32 again that will mean i will no longer be alive so no thanks, I don't like getting old but I'm happy where I am
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
22 Apr 16
That is good to hear. I hope many more good years to come
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@vandana7 (57494)
• India
26 Apr 16
Yeah...some things that we get on the way are so invaluable. We would lose all that too..
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
Definitely not 18 hahaha. I'm 38 and so far i'm not complaining about hair loss or ageing. But if i be any age, I want to be 30 forever. I felt I had a lot of confidence at that age. Not that I don't have confidence now. But i just felt so good then. Now I have more priorities, more dreams but i feel like my time is running out so i want to go back to the time when i was 30.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
30 Apr 16
That makes sense ya quite a few people responded here wanted to stay in 30s and 40s..
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