What Age Do You Want to Go Back to if Given the Chance?

By Arya
@yoalldudes (32591)
Philippines
August 2, 2022 10:22pm CST
I'm only 43 and I would say I am happy as I am and looking ahead. But looking back here's what I remember 6 years old to 12 years - Fun fun fun playing with friends 13-16 - Alienated from friends, cast out, pressured to be top 1 in class 17-22 - Freedom! One of the best years of my life. University is intellectually stimulating. Got a cool peer group and professors. 23-39 - Local travels with partner, daughter, family and officemates. Constant unhappiness due to regret and feeling like a failure comparing myself to others. 40-42 - Came across minimalism and financial independence retire early. . Finding myself. New mindset making me feel empowered. Relationship on an a downward spiral. I will be 43 this September. Life is good. I hope God bless us with good long life.
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@luisga814 (4347)
• Quezon City, Philippines
3 Aug
That's a cool timeframe of yours. I'm going 45 this August 14. And I'm looking forward with good health in order to assist my kids to have a better life.
@yoalldudes (32591)
• Philippines
3 Aug
Advanced happy birthday to you. Thinking about your kids is a noble thing. But I think you also have to think of what makes you feel happy and fulfilled personally.
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@luisga814 (4347)
• Quezon City, Philippines
3 Aug
@yoalldudes Yes. I'm thinking also for myself.
@yoalldudes (32591)
• Philippines
4 Aug
@luisga814 That is good to know
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3 Aug
40-50 would be good , although Id like to go back to 14 if only to punch someone on the nose lol
@yoalldudes (32591)
• Philippines
4 Aug
Ha ha I understand what you mean. I'm glad you chose those years because I'm in my 40s.
4 Aug
@yoalldudes to be honest its when I looked my best in my opinion and also had most confidense to not be too bothered about what people say although I still do to some extent
@yoalldudes (32591)
• Philippines
5 Aug
@58lordstreet I'm not fortunate enough to have that time I can call my peak years.
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@rsa101 (35093)
• Philippines
4 Aug
Interesting question, but I think I would like to go back in my childhood years since I feel like I was too stiff and never really enjoyed my childhood since I was too shy/afraid of everything. I would like to change that part of me and should have learned to be more child-like back then playful, carefree, and not worrying about anything.
@yoalldudes (32591)
• Philippines
4 Aug
Yes children should have time to play and be carefree. Unfortunately, these days they are glued to the screen instead of playing ball or hide and seek with playmates.
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@rsa101 (35093)
• Philippines
4 Aug
@yoalldudes I have no idea why I began to worry at an early age. Now I understand that the majority of my earlier worries were unfounded in comparison to my current concerns. If I had chosen to live that way, though, life would have been lot simpler.
@yoalldudes (32591)
• Philippines
4 Aug
@rsa101 We have several years ahead of us to enjoy so cheers!
@LindaOHio (98943)
• United States
3 Aug
I would choose 21 after I moved away from home. Some of the best times of my life.
@yoalldudes (32591)
• Philippines
3 Aug
Aww that must have been so awesome. That is something I never experience which I wish I did. Im happy for you.
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@sjvg1976 (34949)
• Delhi, India
5 Aug
I would like to go back to the age of 5-6 years when I had no responsibilities and had lots of friends to play with..
@gtdoss (213)
5 Aug
I think I would go back to when I was 18 or so. There's so much I would do differently in my life, and I would enjoy my life more as a young person. However, I would want everything to eventually turn out the same since I have a husband and two grown sons, LOL!