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Which Years Are the Best in Life?

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11/9/2010 1:49:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I made a comment that our 20s are the best years of our life, and Mirza contended that that is very subjective.

Is it true that our 20s are the best years in life?

I say certainly. It is the years that you have a career, you have health, youth, you are down with the times, old enough to have fun drinking in the clubs, enjoy a college education, and probably look the best during these years.
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11/9/2010 1:59:19 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 1:53:19 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
None are definitively "the best". Depends on what you do with them.

Ok, but it is a fact that the youth, health, and attitude of 20s can only be experienced in your 20s. It is a fact that you are healthier in 20s than your 60s. Though, people like my dad and the Dalai Lama give me hope as they are still thriving like never before. My dad is about 63 and the doctors told him he's as healthy as a 19 year old. And the Dalai Lama is 75, but looks 55.
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11/9/2010 1:59:30 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 1:49:20 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
I made a comment that our 20s are the best years of our life, and Mirza contended that that is very subjective.

Is it true that our 20s are the best years in life?

I say certainly. It is the years that you have a career, you have health, youth, you are down with the times, old enough to have fun drinking in the clubs, enjoy a college education, and probably look the best during these years.

Yeah, it's subjective. It should have been the best years, but were not. The best years are the years that you are happiest, and mine came in my late 30's.
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11/9/2010 2:05:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 1:59:30 PM, innomen wrote:
At 11/9/2010 1:49:20 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
I made a comment that our 20s are the best years of our life, and Mirza contended that that is very subjective.

Is it true that our 20s are the best years in life?

I say certainly. It is the years that you have a career, you have health, youth, you are down with the times, old enough to have fun drinking in the clubs, enjoy a college education, and probably look the best during these years.

Yeah, it's subjective. It should have been the best years, but were not. The best years are the years that you are happiest, and mine came in my late 30's.

I agree that that can happen, in fact, I'm seeing that now. My years being 20 and 21 have not been so great, but only because I've been inhibited (which is partly my fault).
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11/9/2010 2:05:14 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 1:59:19 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 11/9/2010 1:53:19 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
None are definitively "the best". Depends on what you do with them.

Ok, but it is a fact that the youth, health, and attitude of 20s can only be experienced in your 20s.

Obviously. Doesn't mean that other years can't be better.

It is a fact that you are healthier in 20s than your 60s.

Usually, but not necessarily.

Though, people like my dad and the Dalai Lama give me hope as they are still thriving like never before. My dad is about 63 and the doctors told him he's as healthy as a 19 year old. And the Dalai Lama is 75, but looks 55.

Okie doke.
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11/9/2010 2:43:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I wish I was just starting High School again.
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11/9/2010 2:51:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 2:43:40 PM, tvellalott wrote:
I wish I was just starting High School again.

Idk about that one. I was too insecure back then and I think many people are at that age. Though, admittedly, Middle School through High School were some of my best years and fun filled. Don't know why, well, actually I do know why. Lol.
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11/9/2010 2:52:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 2:05:08 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 11/9/2010 1:59:30 PM, innomen wrote:
At 11/9/2010 1:49:20 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
I made a comment that our 20s are the best years of our life, and Mirza contended that that is very subjective.

Is it true that our 20s are the best years in life?

I say certainly. It is the years that you have a career, you have health, youth, you are down with the times, old enough to have fun drinking in the clubs, enjoy a college education, and probably look the best during these years.

Yeah, it's subjective. It should have been the best years, but were not. The best years are the years that you are happiest, and mine came in my late 30's.

I agree that that can happen, in fact, I'm seeing that now. My years being 20 and 21 have not been so great, but only because I've been inhibited (which is partly my fault).

It's funny you say that. The other day i was thinking that the greatest strides i have made in life were the result of greater confidence, and the older i get the more confidence and self-assurance i get. I was incredibly inhibited, shy (fearful to be honest), then as i got more confident i was able to take risks and make changes. My whole life moved forward in a matter of 7 years more so than a prior 20 years; all because of my self assurance and the resultant changes to my life.
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11/9/2010 2:55:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 2:51:22 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 11/9/2010 2:43:40 PM, tvellalott wrote:
I wish I was just starting High School again.


Idk about that one. I was too insecure back then and I think many people are at that age. Though, admittedly, Middle School through High School were some of my best years and fun filled. Don't know why, well, actually I do know why. Lol.

Let me elaborate:
I wish I could start High School again knowing what I know now.
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11/9/2010 2:55:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 2:51:22 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 11/9/2010 2:43:40 PM, tvellalott wrote:
I wish I was just starting High School again.


Idk about that one. I was too insecure back then and I think many people are at that age. Though, admittedly, Middle School through High School were some of my best years and fun filled. Don't know why, well, actually I do know why. Lol.

If you could take everything you know now and go back? I would in a minute, not Jr. High though (middle school), my father was my principle and it was terrible.
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11/9/2010 2:58:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Things seem to be getting worse as time goes on for me.
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11/9/2010 2:59:54 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 2:58:12 PM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
Things seem to be getting worse as time goes on for me.

It'll get better, then it gets worse, then it gets better again, then it gets really worse but by then you don't really care.
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11/9/2010 3:01:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 2:59:54 PM, innomen wrote:
At 11/9/2010 2:58:12 PM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
Things seem to be getting worse as time goes on for me.

It'll get better, then it gets worse, then it gets better again, then it gets really worse but by then you don't really care.

Honestly I'm judging this with a girl standard. I used to do respectively well with girls i like, now i havent had a girlfriend since last june >>
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11/9/2010 3:02:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 2:59:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It'll get better, then it gets worse, then it gets better again, then it gets really worse but by then you don't really care.

This.
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11/9/2010 3:07:32 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 3:01:10 PM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
At 11/9/2010 2:59:54 PM, innomen wrote:
At 11/9/2010 2:58:12 PM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
Things seem to be getting worse as time goes on for me.

It'll get better, then it gets worse, then it gets better again, then it gets really worse but by then you don't really care.

Honestly I'm judging this with a girl standard. I used to do respectively well with girls i like, now i havent had a girlfriend since last june >>

You're 18? Don't worry.
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11/9/2010 3:15:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 2:52:40 PM, innomen wrote:
At 11/9/2010 2:05:08 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 11/9/2010 1:59:30 PM, innomen wrote:
At 11/9/2010 1:49:20 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
I made a comment that our 20s are the best years of our life, and Mirza contended that that is very subjective.

Is it true that our 20s are the best years in life?

I say certainly. It is the years that you have a career, you have health, youth, you are down with the times, old enough to have fun drinking in the clubs, enjoy a college education, and probably look the best during these years.

Yeah, it's subjective. It should have been the best years, but were not. The best years are the years that you are happiest, and mine came in my late 30's.

I agree that that can happen, in fact, I'm seeing that now. My years being 20 and 21 have not been so great, but only because I've been inhibited (which is partly my fault).

It's funny you say that. The other day i was thinking that the greatest strides i have made in life were the result of greater confidence, and the older i get the more confidence and self-assurance i get. I was incredibly inhibited, shy (fearful to be honest), then as i got more confident i was able to take risks and make changes. My whole life moved forward in a matter of 7 years more so than a prior 20 years; all because of my self assurance and the resultant changes to my life.

No, I mean inhibited, as in restricted. I'm not shy at all. The past 5 years have been my most confident.
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11/9/2010 9:00:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 1:49:20 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
I made a comment that our 20s are the best years of our life, and Mirza contended that that is very subjective.

Is it true that our 20s are the best years in life?

I say certainly. It is the years that you have a career, you have health, youth, you are down with the times, old enough to have fun drinking in the clubs, enjoy a college education, and probably look the best during these years.

It depends. For most people at the age of 20, they don't have any real responsibilities or solid plans for the future, the majority of them aren't married or even engaged, so they aren't tied down. They have more money than they need for themselves. They really can have a blast.
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11/9/2010 9:13:14 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Idk for most people, but my own personal life was good from 0-4, but really in that time frame (lets say baby abuse never happens) its gotta be the best time for most people, you don't really make many choices, you get food, you don't worry about fitting in, making money etc, and simple things will make you happy, like boxes.
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11/9/2010 9:16:54 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 9:13:14 PM, lovelife wrote:
Idk for most people, but my own personal life was good from 0-4, but really in that time frame (lets say baby abuse never happens) its gotta be the best time for most people, you don't really make many choices, you get food, you don't worry about fitting in, making money etc, and simple things will make you happy, like boxes.

meh, you're also too dumb to really appreciate it. and your parents are so unfair!!!
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11/9/2010 9:19:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 9:16:54 PM, belle wrote:
At 11/9/2010 9:13:14 PM, lovelife wrote:
Idk for most people, but my own personal life was good from 0-4, but really in that time frame (lets say baby abuse never happens) its gotta be the best time for most people, you don't really make many choices, you get food, you don't worry about fitting in, making money etc, and simple things will make you happy, like boxes.

meh, you're also too dumb to really appreciate it. and your parents are so unfair!!!

Nah not really. Ignorant maybe, but that is the time when you oabsorb most information, and grow most, physically, and mentally.
They tend to not be unfair at that age, unless their like my aunt (who wont even take her kid trick-or-treating, or let her eat any candy/sweet/'unhealthy' food)
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11/9/2010 9:20:54 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
It seems like every year is just progressively more difficult. I always look back on the previous year and say, "Man, if I'd known it would be like this. Last year was so easy!" So, I'm really hoping that my 20's are the best years. But it really comes down to me making the best of them and the advantages they bring (such as independence) while not recking my life with excess. We'll see how they go and I'll get back to ya! Lol ;)
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11/9/2010 9:22:55 PM
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At 11/9/2010 9:20:54 PM, annhasle wrote:
It seems like every year is just progressively more difficult. I always look back on the previous year and say, "Man, if I'd known it would be like this. Last year was so easy!"

Again 0-4 best years, your proving meh point, lol ^_^
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11/9/2010 9:33:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 9:22:55 PM, lovelife wrote:
At 11/9/2010 9:20:54 PM, annhasle wrote:
It seems like every year is just progressively more difficult. I always look back on the previous year and say, "Man, if I'd known it would be like this. Last year was so easy!"

Again 0-4 best years, your proving meh point, lol ^_^

0 - 4 were horrible for me.... >_<
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11/9/2010 9:40:15 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/9/2010 9:33:50 PM, annhasle wrote:
At 11/9/2010 9:22:55 PM, lovelife wrote:
At 11/9/2010 9:20:54 PM, annhasle wrote:
It seems like every year is just progressively more difficult. I always look back on the previous year and say, "Man, if I'd known it would be like this. Last year was so easy!"

Again 0-4 best years, your proving meh point, lol ^_^

0 - 4 were horrible for me.... >_<

but when you turned 5 you realized that 4 wasn't so bad....
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11/9/2010 10:14:55 PM
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The years in which you crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.
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11/10/2010 12:21:33 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
16 to 19. After that it went downhill. Though I imagine for most the 20's are the best.
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11/10/2010 10:42:38 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Late 20's to mid 30's I'd say - before that you don't have the money to do the things you want to do - at least not unless you have a rich mummy and daddy who buy you a nice house and a flash car.
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11/10/2010 11:12:49 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'm not yet in my 20's, but I'm guess those years are probably the best. As far as I'm concerned, my teenage years were pretty much sh*t.
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11/10/2010 1:30:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Definitely not the teen years . . .
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