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Old 02-25-2011, 07:38 AM   #41
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My teenage self would look at me and say I looked too much like my father. He'd say you "followed the plan" and except for the excursion of the divorce it worked out pretty well. He'd say it was cool that I'm still riding a motorcycle, but hey, where's the airplane? And how the heck did you get to be a computer nerd?

But living in... West Virginia?
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:55 AM   #42
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My teenage self would be amazed at all of the things I have done, places I've visited, things I've learned. However, my teenage self expected to have an interesting life - expected to move around - expected to see the world - hoped to live overseas - etc.

My teenage self would be surprised that I had gotten married not just once, but twice....and that I liked it. My teenage self would not be surprised that I had no children.

The weird thing is, when I was in sixth grade, I had as an assignment to write where I would be within 10 years from that time - everything I wrote came true, down to the location. I realized that the mind and the manifestation of those ideas onto paper is a very strong tool (or weapon!), so my amazement from the time I saw the prediction and saw that it had come true is that I don't accomplish some things I write down.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:52 AM   #43
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I'm feel like I'm doing more cool stuff now (surfing in Costa Rica, travelling, riding motorcycles, waterskiing, snow skiing) than I did when I was a teenager, so I think I would think I'm pretty cool. Maybe that's just wishful thinking though.

But really, what the heck was I doing when I was a teenager? Riding around in an old truck, looking for mud, or girls, or beer. I think that was about it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:11 AM   #44
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If I hadn't gotten married, none of the financial problems I've had over the last ten years would have happened, and there is no telling where I might be, so the me from ten years ago would definitely say that I was a complete and utter failure who is not fit to carry on the life that he began.
Please tell me that this is former marriage, or at least that your wife does not read this board?

If at least one of these things is not true, your financial problems may be just beginning.

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My teenage self was passionate about "becoming something" in life. She didn't know, but she also thrived on having fun. Of course, she didn't have a clue about money, except saving babysitting money for clothes....that strong spirit and inborn optimism got me through some pretty tough times as I progressed in life.

Now, she would say that I need to party more! Have more fun! But, my adult self wouldn't turn over financial issues to her!
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:58 AM   #46
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Plerase tell me that this is former marriage, or at least that your wife does not read this board?
Heh. Well, it is the current marriage, but she readily admits to the difficulties we had in the past. She was mentally ill with an undiagnosed illness until the last year or two. (Love the Army healthcare!)

She doesn't read the board anyway, and... um... I post under a pseudonym.
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My teenage self would be happy to see that I am not incarcerated.

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My teenage self would be amazed that he stopped being afraid...
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I think he'd be grinning ear to ear. I still love fast cars and Van Halen (though not as loud), married a fox (still married to the fox), still sometimes like to party at the lake (shut it down at 11PM now), traveling to warm places regularly, and making a good dollar (don't have to wear a name tag or hair net either).
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I think he would ask me for a loan.
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