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What Was Your Favourite Age?

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What Was Your Favourite Age?
« on: April 14, 2021, 03:24:24 PM »
I was reading Turgenev yesterday and a scene he set made me think, when was my favourite time?
No you weren't, you awoke 4AMish, turned on the radio, Trevor on the FM was doing something inane to fill the vacant hours.
Ye ye, I don't deny early morning Trevor as an influence but that doesn't preclude Turgenev's influence in this thread's inception
You've never read Turgenev.
No, I haven't but I'm not going argue, Turgy would want me to.

I cringe at the old people "this year is my best year" optimists.
No one very early morning Trevor talked to said a twenties year was their favourite year, except the news guy, he was 29.

And he played this stupid song, "these are the best years of our lives"


It seems I'm of an age where as bad as the year is it's probably better than any to come

I liked 22-25

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Re: What Was Your Favourite Age?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2021, 04:06:22 PM »
Right now.  I have more money and more freedom than ever before, and haven't started any serious decline. I get to travel a lot and I seem to have a better handle on knowledge in general than ever.  Wisdom, perhaps?  I don't have all the stresses and insecurities of youth anymore. Sure, my body isn't what it was, but other positives more than compensate for it.  I like myself now better than ever before.  68 ain't bad.

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Re: What Was Your Favourite Age?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2021, 08:47:41 PM »
Oh wow, that's hard to say. I'd say my late forties. I was gainfully employed, in good health, did some traveling... I'm glad I did all that instead of waiting for retirement.
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Re: What Was Your Favourite Age?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 10:32:25 PM »
When Aquarius dawned.

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Re: What Was Your Favourite Age?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 11:38:23 PM »
:notsure: I don't think I have a favourite age...
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Re: What Was Your Favourite Age?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2021, 12:59:54 AM »
I'd say 35, just wish I'd made better use of it.
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Re: What Was Your Favourite Age?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2021, 05:51:29 AM »
I would have to say my late teens to mid twenties, when I was at university for 8 years, acquiring 4 degrees along the way. Those were the years when I seemed to discover new, exciting things almost every day with a small group of like-minded friends.

If only I knew then what I know now.
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Re: What Was Your Favourite Age?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2021, 07:21:58 PM »
I'm with the early 20s myself.
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Re: What Was Your Favourite Age?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2021, 11:03:35 PM »
i have different favorite ages for different things, i guess.

i was in better physical shape in my 20s but my life was not adequately under my direction.

i was smarter in my 30s but my life still wasnt as successful as i wanted

in my 40s i found the love of my life but lost all financial stability

my 50s were all busy raising wonderful kids with no time for anything else

now im in my 60s and im poor but i dont care any more

when im dead someone else can write me an epitaph


if only i'd found out years earlier that i had pelvic congestion!

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Re: What Was Your Favourite Age?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2021, 07:35:24 PM »
If I'd known then what I know now 14.
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