How strange is life

@ramapo17 (21685)
Melbourne, Florida
March 26, 2018 8:23pm CST
Remember being a kid and thinking how long it was going to be until we grew up and was able to do what the older people did? Here we are getting everything we wished for, right? What expectations did you have growing up and did they all turn out the way you hoped?
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@andriaperry (43657)
• United States
27 Mar
Nope I did not become a princess. Nope I did not live in a million dollar house with a cook and gardener besides all the maids. I never thought I would be where I am now, owning what I do and being as strong as I am....... but being a Princess would have been nice.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
That is what day dreaming is for.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
I never thought of being a princess as I was always the tomboy type.
• United States
27 Mar
I wanted to marry Prince Charming, have children and live happily ever after. Sadly my Prince Charming turned out to be a frog but I did get wonderful kids and my life has been pretty happy. Turned out I didn't need the frog
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@jstory07 (64126)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Mar
I wanted to have lots of children and be rich. I had lots of children. Six which is a lot to me.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
I think six is a lot to anyone. I have two and that is enough, a girl and a boy. My brother had 8 and I would get so exhausted whenever I went to see them. I was always happy to go home.
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@kobesbuddy (36451)
• East Tawas, Michigan
27 Mar
Yes, I did have expectations, to one day be a farmer and married to Prince Charles. Now I'm satisfied to live in a small city, the mother of two wonderful adults, and called 'Grandma' by most of my younger friends. I loved working with mentally challenged students, in an assisted living home and running a licensed daycare home, while my own kids were still at home. It was different than I'd expected, fell down at times, then got back up. I'm glad God isn't done with me yet. Marriage, it's a challenge, too.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
Wow, sounds like you had a very eventful life. You are right, marriage is a challenge. We were never prepared for it the way that it is. Everyone deals with things differently.
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@kobesbuddy (36451)
• East Tawas, Michigan
27 Mar
@ramapo17 My life? I wouldn't change a thing.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
@kobesbuddy Good for you.
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@NoorNoor (1039)
• India
27 Mar
Still growing up
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
I hope you have a nice long life and get everything you want.
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@NoorNoor (1039)
• India
27 Mar
@ramapo17 Thank you
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@LadyDuck (141772)
• Switzerland
27 Mar
I remember being a kid ant thinking that 50 years was a VERY OLD age and not sure I would have made it.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
I can understand thinking that 50 was so old. Funny how we change our thoughts as we pass the ages we thought were old.
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@LadyDuck (141772)
• Switzerland
28 Mar
@ramapo17 Now I think that 50 is still young.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
28 Mar
@LadyDuck You are right. My daughter is turning 50 next month and I still see her as a kid.
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@Courtlynn (65133)
• United States
27 Mar
Thought growing up was going to be like the fairy tales. Find prince charming, be in love, have kids and a nice big house with a fenced deck and a gazebo in the back yard to chill in.. nothing is how i thought
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
It is sad as we were always taught to believe and the dreams would come true. That doesn't happen for many people but it does for some.
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@Courtlynn (65133)
• United States
27 Mar
@ramapo17 right. very sad.
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@bagarad (10638)
• Paso Robles, California
27 Mar
I honestly don't remember what my expectations were. I think I wanted to get married and be a librarian. I did get married and stay married, but I became a teacher for a few years before becoming a bookseller, a parent, and a bookseller again. I did not expect that my children would die before I did. I never really thought about my parents getting old, becoming a caregiver for my mom, and then getting old myself. I just wasn't thinking that far ahead.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
I know what you mean. I don't think we would have believed anything others would have told us anyway.
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@Jessabuma (7123)
• Baguio, Philippines
27 Mar
I was expecting before that I will become a teacher , having a good life with my parents and my brothers and sisters . But that's not what happened, I studied Aircraft Mechanical engineering. They want me to become Air Force but I quit I am now in Baguio City living alone and working as office secretary.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
That is totally opposite but the thing is if you are happy doing what you are doing, you must have a good and happy life.
@BelleStarr (36122)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Mar
I wanted to be married and have children, I have certainly accomplished that. We have accomplished so much more than I ever anticipated so I guess that is success!!
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@Kandae11 (33567)
27 Mar
I would have liked to be married and have a large family - but that was not to be. My first marriage turned me off of ever getting married again.
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@moffittjc (40340)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Mar
The things I thought of as a kid about growing up were: 1. I would have money to buy things! (haha what a joke!) 2. I would be able to buy a car and drive anywhere I wanted to (yeah, drive my kids all over town) 3. Make my own rules and stay up as late as I want (I'm lucky to make it past 9pm these days) This adulting thing is hard. Can I go back to being a kid again?
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Mar
If you can ever find out how to return to being a kid again let me know although I wouldn't want to be one of the kids in this day and age, I would rather go back to the old me.
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@moffittjc (40340)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Apr
@ramapo17 Yeah, if I ever figure out how to be a kid again, it would have to be a kid from yesteryear. Just like you, I wouldn't want to be a kid from today's generation.
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@moffittjc (40340)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Apr
@ramapo17 I agree that the peer pressure is intense these days for kids. And it's harder to escape it all because of technology that puts everything at your fingertips 24 hours a day. In the old days being a kid meant being carefree, nowadays it's nothing but pressure. Every second of their lives is filled with doing something. I don't envy them at all.
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@just4him (106696)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Mar
Nothing is like I hoped. I expected to have a good job, lots of money and never have a worry about anything. Life gave me just the opposite.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Mar
Just think how you make so many people happy with your writing.
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@just4him (106696)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Mar
@ramapo17 Do I? Thank you for the compliment.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Mar
@just4him You have natural humor...
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@ridingbet (43839)
• Philippines
28 Mar
i have always wished and dreamed of being a nurse, and i am now.
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Mar
That is great to achieve what you set out to.
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@ridingbet (43839)
• Philippines
31 Mar
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@Freelanzer (7779)
• Canada
27 Mar
As a child I remember saying I wanted to have 7 boys, I had 3. But there were many other aspirations made in my teenage years that were fulfilled
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@ramapo17 (21685)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Mar
Good for you. There are so many twists and turns through the years.
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@Shiva49 (11532)
• Singapore
28 Mar
I was feeling lost while growing up. I had no idea what I was going to do to earn a living but over time I learned hard work paid in the long run. I had a good working career but went for balance with family time not sacrificed. So I may have ended up better than I had imagined when I was young - siva
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Mar
I did not get to be a ballet dancer or a singer like Shirley Bassey but never mind there are lots of things that I would not change even though they have turned out the way they have.
@epiffanie (9068)
• Australia
29 Mar
I am now living in the future I was dreaming of when I was a child.. But no one told me that when you get to 60 and above and you seem to have it all ... you'd often wonder and ask, "Where's all the years gone?"...and you often wish that your are ten years younger ... lol.. that's how it is with me anyway..