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Old 04-08-12, 04:54 AM
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The best age ???

Looking back at your life, at what age were you when you had your best year? What made that year so great?
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Old 04-08-12, 05:46 AM
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I don't have a year that stands out for me. There were plenty of ups and downs all over the place

My best times have had absolutely nothing to do with age, just with enjoyment. It seems like the ability to enjoy is one of those rare things that don't deteriorate with age. It is always so pleasant to hear an old timer have a good laugh.
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I haven't reached that age yet!
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Definately 18 to 21. Don't mean to blow my own horn but I was a chick magnet back then. After I tried marriage, I seemed to have lost my touch.
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I'm thinking its still ahead somewhere.
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I remember walking to class from the fraternity house on a fine spring day when I was 19. I realized right then and there that there probably wasn't a more perfect age. I had limited responsibilities, mostly involved with keeping up my grades. I lived in a tavern (okay, not literally, but living in a fraternity is as close as it gets). Parties came to me every weekend. I was young and fit and had my whole life out in front of me. At 19 I was at the top of my game.

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Old 04-09-12, 01:46 PM
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In hindsight I'd have ot say when I was 20.

Went out to watch my fraternity brothers play rugby against Cal Lutherian and found out I was playing in the second side game.

Many of the high points of my life after then, on multiple continents involved Rugby.

2 that stend out is winning man of the match in my only game fot Hora Hora Rugby club in New Zealand and decades later being told I looked a bit old ot be playing rugby, when I asked the guy how old he thought I was his geuss was 10 years younger than I was.
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So far, I have liked them all. In many ways, this is the best time of my life. I am 53, married for 31+ years to a woman I love who looks a lot better than I do, we are living where we want, no debt, a business that doesn't take much of my time, and what little time it takes requires me to visit forest we own, and travel Costa Rica meeting with people...

We have a very nice income stream that continues to grow.

When I was young we were poor and what I did mostly was work. Now, I enjoy life and I have very little stress wondering about the future.
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My best age is whatever age I am at that moment.
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Am only 80 years old now . . . ask me in a dozen years!
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Somewhere between 1992-2002 As I get older I begin to doubt that I'll ever be as happy as I was when the main thrust of my life was raising little kids. I remember many an evening "wasted" chasing fireflies or answering questions about stars and planets.
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I'd say 16, I spent a summer with my then best friend (and his four sisters!) in NYC, the Bronx to be exact, very easily THE BEST summer! Thats all I'm gonna say!
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Originally Posted by Closed Office View Post
I don't have a year that stands out for me. There were plenty of ups and downs all over the place

My best times have had absolutely nothing to do with age, just with enjoyment. It seems like the ability to enjoy is one of those rare things that don't deteriorate with age. It is always so pleasant to hear an old timer have a good laugh.
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Originally Posted by Closed Office View Post
I don't have a year that stands out for me. There were plenty of ups and downs all over the place

My best times have had absolutely nothing to do with age, just with enjoyment. It seems like the ability to enjoy is one of those rare things that don't deteriorate with age. It is always so pleasant to hear an old timer have a good laugh.
So did my summer in the Bronx! LOL! ;0)
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I'm trying to compare my life when I was 25, to the last few years. At 25 we had a tight-knit group of friends. We did everything together, and it was probably the most magical time in my life ... so far. However I'm a lot more content at 46 than I ever had been. My life is completely different ... not necessarily better, but certainly not worse either. I also like having more money to able us to travel

Btw, we sill keep in touch with all our old friends from that time.
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The stone(r) age, any year in the sixties.
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30. Had enough money, no kids, and my body hadn't started to slow down.
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18...SE Asia.
Learned so many things in just one year.
Never felt more alive or more scared all at the same time.
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Hmm, probably sometime in the 8-10 range.
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When I was in my mid-20's my body was practically indestructible it seems in hind sight. Abuse I gave it just wasn't a factor.
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15-26.
Covers mid 80's and early 90's.
Best times.

Though, I don't have much complaint about the present.
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I was a mess in my early years. If I could have the body from then and the mind from now....
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At the risk of putting a hex on my future, I would have to say it has all been good. I have had great fun with great friends, traveled a lot, married well above my station in life, two great sons, and I am still debating what I want to be when I grow up.
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