Do you miss your youth?
By Carl Halling
January 18, 2007 4:46am CST
Do you wish you were still young, free and without care? Do you miss the friends, the good times, the endless parties of your golden youth? Would you like to go back there even though it's not possible? Do you mourn the passing of the years, or are you happy growing older and as you are?
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18 Jan 07
i'm not that old yet.. i'm still on my late 20's. but of course, if i could go back to being totally young again.. i mean my teen years, i would really wanna go... i miss the times when i didn't care much about what other think and just doing what i think would make me happy. the times, we were happy without not having a lot of money on your pocket. but we still get by... times when we make simple things complicated. if i could go back and do it again, i would...
18 Jan 07
Well actually I am having more fun and doing so much more today than I ever did in my youth, I was a very shy girl when I was young and missed out on a lot because of it, but I have confidence in what I do now and I am in complete control of my life and to be honest I even feel younger than I did when I was young...sounds silly hey.
• United States
25 Jan 07
The only thing I miss from my youth is the energy I had at that time of my life. I do not miss the partying and frolic. I remember staying up until the wee hours of the morning and dropping to a deep sleep for a few hours. Once awake I was totally rested and ready to start again. My life now is more relaxed. But, I also have more worries. If I could get some of that youthful energy back again I would be a happy camper.
19 Jan 07
No, Carl, I wouldn't want to go back to my youth. Firstly, my youth wasn't a happy one, and no, I wouldn't want to go back and live it differently, because I am thankful for the life I had. It made me what I am. When I think of the life that other young people had, do I want to go back and live like that? No thank you. I went to dances etc and constantly sought something to satisfy but was never satisfied. I have worked with teenagers in a club situation for many years. I have counselled, and still counsel a large number. I know their lifestyle. I know their joys and I also know their heartaches, their frustrations, their disappointments and the turmoils they face. I know how difficult life is for them. I believe teenagers are the most vulnerable people in our society. No, I wouldn't want to be a young person again! I found satisfaction when I became a Christian at 22 years of age and since then my life has completely changed. I am perfectly happy with my life. I could want for nothing more than I have. I am happy to keep growing older, secure in the care of my loving heavenly Father and looking for the coming of my Lord and Saviour. Until He comes, I will continue to love and serve Him and I am happy with what I am, where I am and doing what I do.
• United States
18 Jan 07
Yeah, I do. I'm still relatively free, but I miss some of the parties, concerts, etc. The biggest change is that most of my old friends are not so free; they've either moved away or are very busy with work, kids, etc. so it's very difficult to get together with them, whereas in the 'old days' we'd hang out for hours several times a week. So it's being with friends that I miss most, not the activities per se. I'd be happier if I could see these old friends more often, even if it was just having a drink at a low-key bar and complaining about our multiplying aches and pains. ;-)