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Andy Andersen
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I'm 61 and completely (almost) happy.

Pros

1. 16 month old grandson
2. Retired
3. Living in SW Michigan
4. Have a pension
5. A great marriage of 32 years
6. Two fantabulous sons and daughters-in-law

Did I mention my grandson (who lives 15 minutes away)?

Cons

1. Arthritis
2. Not much else
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I would like to be 28. That was 1992. I was one year into my first professional job working for a CPA firm. I had met a great group of people the year before and they are still my friends. We had many, many great times in 1992, some of them captured on videotape that I will soon convert to DVDs. I had great fun nearly every day that year. Great fun with great people.

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I like where I am at now. I have it pretty darn good.
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Assuming that's "with your current knowledge, at this current date", I'd be happy to be 21 again. I'm not yet 50 and I have plenty of age-related annoyances. That said, I'm not totally against being my age.
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If I could take some things with me, like maturity, knowledge, self control, wisdom, perspective, patience... sure it would be nice to be younger and have more life ahead of me, be able to recover from illness and injury faster and have more opportunities and free time.

But if I had to be immature and angsty and shortsighted, no way I would go back.

Well, I could go back to being 30.
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I'm happy where I am now (45), but late 20's or early 30's had their benefits too. Mostly that physically I gained strength and stamina easier.
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Mid twenties, just to be healthier.
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Maybe mid-40's. That way, I'd have my wife, my games group, a pretty good job, sufficient maturity, and a few less aches and pains.

Of course, I like my current job more, I still have a great games group (and the same great wife), and I'd like to think I'm a better person now than I was then. Honestly, the only reason I'd probably choose the earlier me is that I'd pick up about a dozen years of increased life expectancy, which is no small thing.
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If I have to stay in 2014, I'm perfectly happy with my current age.

If I can pick a year and the age I was at the time (although not necessarily the exact life I was leading then), then I'd like another shot at being 23 in 1991.

If I can pick any age in any era... then it's 20 in the early 70s: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll.
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427. No kiddin'.

I want to live forever . . . or die trying.

It will take at least that long to get through all my yet-unplayed games.
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I am quite fine with my mid thirties, but late twenties was a sweet spot.
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I'm torn between 15 (1982) when I would have made better decisions about school, exams and degree choices that would vastly have improved my life and enjoyment of life as it is today.


It is an imperative that those poor decisions are made. It is part of growing up.
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I'm pretty sure 10 was the highlight of my life. It's all been downhill since then.
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There are a few points in my life that I'd like to see how a different decision would have played out, but I am mostly happy to be where I am.

Examples, staying in grad school after my masters and going into teaching or joining dot com instead of sticking with automotive.

However, for sheer physical reasons, being mid 20's would be nice.
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My age and wisdom are currently right where I like 'em. So no issues there.

I am sick of working for a living, though.
Retirement isn't an option right now but being any age where I don't have to work and I can spend time traveling-- that's the age that I want to be.
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I always figured I would enjoy retirement, but never guessed how much. With my grandson, fun is all I have these days.
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No idea, I was too drunk to remember.
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I have a good life - a job, a wife (who doesn't love me during BurrEato, as well as a few other times of the year), a child (who loves me but not as much as he loves his mother), a home, and my health more or less. Having said that, being ten or eleven was pretty awesome, although that's probably more due to wistful reminiscing rather than truth. I don't think I enjoyed life too much then, but knowing what I know now, I could use a dose of no responsibilities right now.

Mid-20s was pretty awesome too. Started off on my career, and all of a sudden, I had disposable income. Also, I didn't need to stretch to get out of bed, I could live on little sleep, and my hair was thicker.

Nevermind. I'm just going to stick with my current age. Really, the only thing I'm lacking is retirement.
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ugh turn 40 this Nov.

5-6 = school is a breeze, summers off. No worries. Limitless energy. Ability to do completely stupid crazy shit and people play it off as you just being a kid. Playing with toys...in the dirt... All that good stuff...

70+ = one and only one easy reason...retirement

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Orangemoose wrote:
I always figured I would enjoy retirement, but never guessed how much. ...


I try to take good care of myself because this is my goal in life.
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Im 40 and have it pretty good but if I could retain the knowledge I have now and go back to being 21, my God, it would be fantastic.
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I'm also 40 and I'm quite content.
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I would like to go back 20 years and try again. I was 15 then and I think that's when my struggles began.
I was having trouble getting through school and life because of depression, social anxiety and maybe a little autism. (I didn't know that at the time)
That didn't change when I went to college. It took me over 10 years to get through that. I never had a relationship or anything exciting happen.
Now I have a job I have trouble holding on to.
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Let's say I had my life now but could bump down my age then I'd like to be 27/28 probably.


As a sportsman, the march of time can be painful. I play cricket and am a fast bowler. At 33 this means that as the season wears on my right knee starts to give me gyp and even now in late October it hurts walking upstairs.

An extra 5/6 years of fitness and wear 'n tear but still old enough to be taken seriously as a "proper" adult....That'd do me.
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I'm 40. When I turned 30, I got really depressed about "getting old". But, it turns out that life seems to get better the older you get. Who knew? Sure there is some physical deterioration, but that is offset by having more money, cooler stuff, a family that you created yourself, autonomy, etc. I'm pretty content with my current age, but being retired would be even better. So, I'm going to vote for 60 (my target retirement age).
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