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Old 11-29-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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I wish I was younger/older?

May seem odd, but I almost wish I was a little older than I am for several reasons. Wondered how others might feel?
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No. I am OK as is. Will you share your reasons?

PS. To reply to Midpack's response below: OK. I did not see the poll the first time. I have voted too.
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No. I am OK as is. Will you share your reasons?
Yes, but can I wait until a few votes have rolled in?
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I'm not retired, and for the most part I would prefer to be younger, because there are a number of things I would like to have done earlier in life, e.g. become a self directed investor! OTOH, sometimes I would like to be older and closer to RE!

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I would like to feel younger.
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Isn't there medication for that?
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:03 PM   #7
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Isn't there medication for that?
Well, at least we know that Midpack is not here to sell it to us!!!
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I had never wanted to be any age other than what I was at the time this question was asked in the past. Now, as I get closer to the end, I am having second thoughts... I would love to do it all again.

Another thought is that, of course, I would want to be (a lot) younger. I was born into a pretty unproductive time in history, these are some pretty exciting times we live in today.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:16 PM   #9
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I love life and do not want to die. I want to stay alive as long as possible. Every moment, whether joyous or miserable and full of pain, is preferable to nothingness IMO.

Given that point of view, I voted that I want to be younger. If I could choose an age at which I would be immortal, I suppose I would choose to be about ten years younger than I am at the moment. But given no immortality, I would want to be as young as possible in order to have as long a life as possible ahead of me.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:47 PM   #10
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I would like to look younger but stay the same age . When I look at pictures of myself twenty years ago I realize I was hot and now those days are over except when I get hot flashes and that is a different kind of hot .
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:26 PM   #11
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I'm thoroughly content being the age I am! I don't have any desire at all to be younger...and go through all that cr*p again! And I certainly don't wish I was older than I am....why would I want to wish my life away?!

Nope....I'll stay just 'xactly how I am, thank you very much!
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In terms of the economic "deal" different generations are getting and the potential for prolonged harder economic times ahead, I'd prefer to be in my parents' generation. Their generation got probably the sweetest economic deal of any in the history of the planet and their descendants are probably going to have it worse with each successive generation, at least for a while.

But in terms of having a "do over" in terms of my career -- and having more time left to enjoy life -- being younger would be nice as well, to see so many more wonders develop and so many neat new breakthroughs emerge.

But in the end, we are what we are, so we might as well enjoy it and try to avoid "generation envy" or whatever you want to call it. And at my current age, I'm wise and experienced enough to know what I want from life from here on out and how to enjoy it, and I'm young enough to be able to enjoy those things for decades. So at this phase, entering my mid-40s, I'm fairly blessed here as well.
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I'm a serious late bloomer in everything. Career, family, education, etc. Given that, I'd like to be younger and know what I know now.
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I voted I'm not retired, and I'm fine with my current age.

I'm learning to be content with conditions over which I have no control.

I do, however, wish that I had been this smart when I was younger
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I marked retired, but plan to work again on some level when I am thru eldercaring. I definitely wish I were younger because, at an advanced age, you not only see all your errors; but I have a number of goals I want to accomplish, and wish I had more time in life left to more guarantee I could reach them. All I can do is work double time now and try to finish them. Thankfully I can handle pressure..ha!
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.....I do, however, wish that I had been this smart when I was younger
I was this smart when I was younger, I was just too dumb to realize it!
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Quite a few wished to be young again, but also to retain their hard-earned wisdom or experience or money! No can do! Who wouldn't want that?

You must go back empty-handed, and start anew. Then, we would all make different but new mistakes. And they could be worse mistakes. NOOOO!
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To quote Mark Twain, ďAge is an issue of mind over matter. If you donít mind, it doesnít matterĒ.

Besides, itís not the age, itís the mileage.

Me - I'm happy that I got this far.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:23 PM   #19
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To quote Mark Twain, ďAge is an issue of mind over matter. If you donít mind, it doesnít matterĒ.

Besides, itís not the age, itís the mileage.

Me - I'm happy that I got this far.
It's not my mind. I always feel older than my age, even as a kid.

It's my body now. Sigh...
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I am about to start a whole new adventure in retirement and don't want to be younger. I don't think I even want to skip these last 2 months to get into retirement.
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