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    What did you do at 15 you wish you could do now?

    Was just thinking about this the other day. Not looking for posts like "strangled a hooker", but we could also keep it a bit more interesting than "rode my pony".
    Waddya got out there?

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    I miss those moments where we should not laugh or joke at classroom or better at the principal's office if we were lucky enough to be taken there by our angry teachers
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    I wish I could follow all my interests without having to concentrate on getting the next paycheque through the door. Luckily for me I love my job so it could be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgia View Post
    ...Not looking for posts like "strangled a hooker", but we could also keep it a bit more interesting than "rode my pony".
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    ... what in the world made you think that?
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    I think I could play the electric guitar better back then, as I'd practice pretty much 3-4 hours a night. I don't really pick up the electric anymore, but I focus on the classical guitar instead.

    But the big one is that I could ride 80 miles in one day on my push bike, go to bed at night, then wake up the next day and do it again.

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    We used to hike up and down the mountain without a care in the world. Now back problems and paychecks and economic crises

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    I wish I had started own programming company like microsoft was

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiberForum View Post
    I wish I had started own programming company like microsoft was
    I think we would all like to go back in time, but that wasn't the question

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    Um get away with being irresponsible

    ...and ride a bmx. I tried to do that last Oct...Broke my leg the 2nd day...my knee still hurts all the time.
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    oh yeah another thing....SEE....I used to have 20/20 vision...now everything is so blurry.
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    Uhm... there's nothing I could have done at 15 that I wouldn't be able to do now or would want to do anyway.

    With most of responses being about physical shape, I'm in a better than back then (well, that is when I get into one after weeks of sheer laziness [I blame winter]). I can run, I can ride a bike, I can still even do a somersault without breaking anything.

    Other things... high school - I wouldn't wanna go back there ever again. Bills and paychecks - sure didn't have that but that doesn't bother me at all, and to be honest having and making your own money beats dependence on allowances any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Despite the burden, I enjoy it.

    So, in conclusion, being a teen is overrated.

    Well, there's one thing... the vision is no longer what it was, but it isn't that bad for not to let me do something.
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    I had so much more free time back then. Now I have no time for anything but A-Level work, maybe a bit of socialising or programming in-between.

    Of course If I'd spent that time revising instead of programming I'd be in a much better situation today!
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    I miss school so much and meeting new classmates back when I was 15. No problems just studying lessons for school exams.

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    I totally miss aggressive skiing in the slopes of Yellowstone park during the winter season. My frigid body could no longer keep up with such an adrenaline boosting adventure so I'd probably settle for watching the kids have fun in their time.

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    Actually I am 15 right now

    What do you all suggest for me to do then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickardo View Post
    Actually I am 15 right now

    What do you all suggest for me to do then?
    Enjoy it while it lasts then begin to prepare for oldness

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    I am getting pretty old now in comparison to most people on this forum. Things have changed a bit, but other things have replaced the things that I no longer do. I do not miss the stuff from the past really, for I enjoy the new things now

    I love the calm and contentment that has come with age, the overview and knowing what is important to me and what is not. I have little to search for any longer, I am settled with who I am and feel comfortable with that.

    I am still physically active and in pretty good shape, I made sure of that over the years. I have never done things really that were extreme, so there is nothing that I miss
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    Quote Originally Posted by BPartch View Post
    Enjoy it while it lasts then begin to prepare for oldness
    I enjoy every piece of it

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    I've had bad childhood until the age of 19... there's nothing I wish for..... wish I can just forget the past

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    I am getting pretty old now in comparison to most people on this forum. Things have changed a bit, but other things have replaced the things that I no longer do. I do not miss the stuff from the past really, for I enjoy the new things now
    You're right about the new things Datura. One thing I really find appealing about old people (don't know your age but I mean really old) is that they can just sit on a chair, read, talk, pour tea in a cup and drink it with great patience as if they are observing Time as it passes with 'a mind at peace'.

    Plus you can get back to smoking if you are really old, as my grandfather did in his last days. Who cares about cancer or anything else when you're already 90+. And you would settle with 2-3 smokes a day since you won't have the greed of a younger humanbeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenngould View Post
    You're right about the new things Datura. One thing I really find appealing about old people (don't know your age but I mean really old) is that they can just sit on a chair, read, talk, pour tea in a cup and drink it with great patience as if they are observing Time as it passes with 'a mind at peace'.

    Plus you can get back to smoking if you are really old, as my grandfather did in his last days. Who cares about cancer or anything else when you're already 90+. And you would settle with 2-3 smokes a day since you won't have the greed of a younger humanbeing.
    Hi there

    I am 63 now going on 64, so I am not really old yet, but a few years more and one could call me that perhaps. But my mind has never grown old really. I am active as ever and that is what gives me the joy every day, I have plans for the future and do not just sit and enjoy the tea. I do that too a little bit, but while doing something else

    I think the most important thing is not to pine for the years that are gone. They have been lived. Patience has grown of course, when you get older you understand more things and you also forgive more things.

    I did smoke when I was young and after giving it up I had the very thoughts about picking it up later again. But I will not, I do not like that smell any longer
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    I'm good in drawing before but now I don't even know hot to use a pencil and write creatures on paper.. I suck! Wish I was still like before.

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    I wish I could still play in the rain together with my friends, I miss those laughter's.

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    enjoy your childhood, coz you can't do that when your old(^-^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    Hi there

    I am 63 now going on 64, so I am not really old yet, but a few years more and one could call me that perhaps. But my mind has never grown old really. I am active as ever and that is what gives me the joy every day, I have plans for the future and do not just sit and enjoy the tea. I do that too a little bit, but while doing something else

    I think the most important thing is not to pine for the years that are gone. They have been lived. Patience has grown of course, when you get older you understand more things and you also forgive more things.

    I did smoke when I was young and after giving it up I had the very thoughts about picking it up later again. But I will not, I do not like that smell any longer
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