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Your favourite age or time period in your life

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posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 09:54 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
I was just musing to myself, while my life has had it's ups and downs I have to say the age 29 to late 30's has been my favourite time period.
I travelled the world, I finally went to university, and enjoyed being dad at the stage my son was as a young child, all fun, magic and marshmallows.

My childhood was poor 70's and 80's Britain with 'hand me down' clothes off older brothers, and in a wretched society which was full of racism and gay beating (I'm not gay, but even as a child I knew it was wrong), Britain was horrible back then if you were not rich. Not a fat kid in school, everyone was poor.

My teens I ran hundreds of miles away from home aged 16 and lived/worked independently, and there was nothing my parents could legally do about it. I slept rough on the streets for six months January to May (what crazy person runs away in winter? lol), but got a break with a kitchen job and have never been homeless since. I built up a good life, got married, bought a house, but in my 20's I thought I knew it all but obviously didn't.

I'm early 40's now, and I'm still happy in my life, got my early 20's son living next door in his own home with his girlfriend, but I wish I was 29 again.
Those years were fantastic and I had more energy and drive than any other time in my life. If life had a rewind button I'd press it in a heartbeat!

So, what's the special age or time period for you? All stories of why will be gratefully read by me, I love human stories when I'm musing to myself about my own.


The '60's...turned psychedelic and hippie in Rock bands in 1968...such began my awakening!




posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 01:33 AM
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originally posted by: wylekat
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

None. My life's been one hellacious disaster, even when I've nearly moved heaven and earth to fix the various messes. Spent childhood with abusive parents, had 25 years of my life destroyed by a woman I can use the literal terminology of 'witch' on, and it's just one continuous, unending struggle after another, without so much as time for a crap inbetween. Health problems, financial problems, paranormal problems (oh, thank you, you @*$#&^%^&@*! witch), Plus the daily recommended dose of the *usual* problems.

*sigh*


Slightly off topic, but this reminds me of a guy I used to work with that told me (with a straight face) that he was a warlock, and caused some blackout in New York during the 90's because he summoned a "power ball" to throw at his lawyer and missed. I asked him if he could power ball our boss, hoping he might at the very least cause a blackout in the plant, but he refused because he was afraid of his power after that incident.

My early 20's were interesting..



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 04:10 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Thru lifes ups and downs I have always
managed to rip it up like a rock star really.
So I would have to say all of it. Right up
to the past year. Made it all the way to 58
tho before tragedy struck. Losing the
sweetest person I could ever meet has
turned a lot of lifes colors gray. But the best
by far was every second of being married
to her. My wife Linda.



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 04:32 AM
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I tried hard thinking of a time, and honestly there are none! things just seem to get worse as the years go by, I'd give anything to have a chance to start all over again, maybe next time i'll get it right, if there is one?

Despite being utterly hopeless and feeling sick looking back on my existence, if I were to really dig and find one thing in my favour, it's that I'm only 32 (I feel #ing old though) almost 33 ... so, there's that I guess!



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 06:24 AM
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a reply to: Wardaddy454

Slightly off topic, but this reminds me of a guy I used to work with that told me (with a straight face) that he was a warlock

I found out about said person's... erhm... abilities after 3 people came up and told me about what she was doing to them.

I then spent a good decade+ trying to figure out WTH she was doing.

Oh... *fun*.



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 06:33 AM
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1980 thru 1984 (maybe even '85, but I'd have to think about that).

High School, girls, college, beer and girls galore!

Oh, did I mention "girls"????




posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 06:47 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

This may seem trite, but its how I feel about this...

Now. Right now, the moment I am living in. At any given time, you could ask the same thing, and unless something has gone properly wrong, and I take leave of my senses, the moment I am living in, whenever now is, that is my favourite time.

I haven't much in the way of material wealth, I still do not live somewhere of my own, but cut away the material things, and what I have going for me now, money cannot buy. All the experiences I have already had are just training for the next thing, and I am living the next thing now. I am living the culmination of all my efforts, all my evolution as a person, using all the lessons I have learned in my life. There is something I often say when the subject of aging comes up, as it does from time to time.

I tend to say that I am not aging, I am just leveling up. Its geeky, gamerish, I know, but its exactly how I feel about it. Every new moment that I experience, is lived in the best possible way, with the utmost of the tools I have at my disposal to live it. The past is important, it informs who I am now, but all I was in the past, was a person who did not have as much information as I do, did not have as much experience as I do, did not have all the skills I have.

So this moment, the ones that come after it, from now till I reach the endgame... That is my favourite time to be alive, that place between right now, and the next moment... That is where I live, and its my favourite place in time to be.



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: KTemplar
You had a 'cuddly' marine? No wonder you were happy!
Cool story.

a reply to: mysterioustranger
Haha, the 60's sound like my 90's to me with raves and free parties. I was talking about it with my mother the other day, and she had a blast back then pre-children!

a reply to: Wardaddy454
Never met a Warlock! Met some proper crazy folk in my time though


a reply to: randyvs
Oh Randy, I know we've crossed swords many times on the forums but your story really touched me. I love real love, and I can imagine your heartbreak. The mother of my child, my ex-wife is actually my most trusted and loved friend. We still go out for dinner and stuff weekly, I'd be devastated if I lose her before I go myself. Much love your way man, thanks for sharing your story here.

a reply to: valiant
Oh dude you can make it better!
See in my OP my favourite age was 29 to late thirties, you're not old, and it's not too late!
I'm early 40's and I don't feel old, well I do physically compared to my 20's but not in my mind.
I'm at an outside gathering of my life tribe this friday coming and we will range from our teenage children to mates in their 50's, all with one thing in common, having a laugh by a campfire listening and dancing to electronic dance music, House and Trance especially.
You are not old mate, get out there and enjoy it while you can.

a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Haha, I loved high school!
I have a twin sister so we effectively run our years there, she had all the information off the girls and I had the blokes to back it up...ah good days.

a reply to: TrueBrit
I will shock you now and say I don't think it's trite or geeky as you've explained it.
Again, I know we've also crossed swords on the forums many times but I absolutely agree, living the 'now' is the key, although with the caveat that I do look back at some memories with more fondness than others.
You must have a time when it was 'rock n roll' though? A time when it was carefree and fun.
I've got a civil service pension kicking in when I turn 60. It's under 20 years away now and I'm looking forward to travelling Asia again on the cheap, doing nothing but chilling by beaches and meeting new people. It will be my new adventure if you like...the 'mid-life crisis' starts in our 60's these days lol
Enjoy living your 'now' though fella, you can make it whatever you want...that has been my mantra to my son all his life.


...Thanks for all the replies so far folks, been really interesting reading so please do share your stories if you haven't already.



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 12:29 PM
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Awesome topic.
My age period would be 3-8 years old. The innocence of youth was great...
I’m 25 now, the more I learn the less I wish I knew.

My life was difficult after age 9, we always had money, even as I’m typing this I would be considered ‘rich’.
Money doesn’t do squat for happiness.

I’ve never been able to ‘feel’ like I could when I was a kid, I’ve been chasing it for so long now...



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: GreenGunther

Thanks for the reply

My earliest memory is age three, playing with my friend at nursery/kindergarden.
25 is a good age, you have maturity and energy, so chase whatever dreams you have before you wake up one day early forties like me lol
You are right about money, but it does make being miserable a lot easier if you have it!



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy




posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: randyvs

25 was a fantastic age for me and I wish it on the member and anyone the same age now.
I had my baby son a couple of months before I turned 25, it was an age in good balance between wisdom and energy to do stuff.



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

If I try to pick a specific time period or range of ages, I come up with many favourites- each contributed in some way to being great, like being a child in the early 60s running around playing in the neighbourhood and going home when the street likes came on (no responsibility), or between 12 and 17 years old I naturally seemed to fall into an athletic life at school and enjoyed it very much. Or, in high school, the parties and wild times - some good, some bad - but a learning experience and I lived to tell about it. Or when I became an independent single gal with a really nice apartment in a big city and again, parties, travel, people, school, career. Or when I married in 1983 and had children and the whirlwind life that entailed - busy but rewarding. Or now, that I have slowed down and now have the freedom of time - being the master of my time. But, perhaps the best is yet to come.
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posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Good answer

The more I've thought about it the more I've been thinking I've loved all ages for different reasons, but 29 to late 30's was a fantastic time for me so they win the participation prize!



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
I appreciate all the good vibes you're sending my way,
I would rather forget ages 10-20.

I've been working on forgetting, and becoming a better person. Most people who know me compliment me on many aspects, but I fear my ego and self-righteousness more than anything else.

I live alone and would prefer to keep it that way, I also recently went through my quarter-life crisis (I think) and bought me a sports car.

I imagine you lived in a simpler time during your 20's.
The world is a bit upside-down for a fellow like me, I'm not like the other kids my age


I'm glad I could remind you of 25

I won't be having kids for a loooong time though.



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: GreenGunther

Mate, the 90's was when I lived my 20's, it was amazing, free parties/raves on the moors and beaches, everyone loved up, sharing water bottles with each other. Nobody was looking at screens.
Def positive vibes your way though, embrace being mid twenties and have a blast!
...lol at the sportscar, good on ya lad! I would have done the same back then if I had the cash! I instead relied on my charm and wit to attract partners of my preferred gender.

EDIT
...I can't believe I posted 'preferred gender' instead of 'birds' lol, PC world!
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posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Like I said, I don't fit in with my age group, so I'm no fan of all this pc nonsense.

But indeed, birds are easy to catch with my new wheels, not that I had any trouble before.
But catching a bird worth keeping... now that's a feat that seems more and more unlikely by the day!



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: GreenGunther

Haha star from me!
When I walked around nightclubs with bottles of champagne then it was girls a plenty, but when the money ran out times changed. If you have a stable income just play the game. Shallow recreational activity with fellow humans is all good if it is consenting.
I'd love to be 25 again!



posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: GreenGunther
If you have a stable income just play the game. Shallow recreational activity with fellow humans is all good if it is consenting.
I'd love to be 25 again!


You give me hope

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posted on Jul, 17 2018 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: InTheLight

Good answer

The more I've thought about it the more I've been thinking I've loved all ages for different reasons, but 29 to late 30's was a fantastic time for me so they win the participation prize!



So far
but what if something happens and the next years turn into the best? i don't know anything lol i'm just saying but i used to think the best times were about 5/6 years ago and now i don't think they were so much actually, it turned out to be better in the past 3 years or so




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