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Old 08-16-2007, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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Yes, I would gladly go back to 30 years old and at my same job. It was shortly after that age that we made the mistake of moving from our home and investing in a dream (of someone else) and moving to a different city.

Both of us had high paying jobs, not career type, yet, and were beginning to make plans for our future. Made a big mistake and never did visualize 'our' dream. Consequently, we have had to struggle at times. Now we are both past retirement age, however, I still put in a few days a week at my profession. I do like what I do though.

Would go back but not forward in the same manner. NO way.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Newtown Connecticut
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Default Nope !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[quote=Dingler;1287145]I have to admit that I look at people who are 30 years old as being so lucky. They still look good, they are just getting into the best years of their life and they are starting to make good money in their careers.

If you could snap your finger and be 30 years old all over again, would you? Or would you rather be your current age and retired?[/QUO

If I went back I might get caught What's done is done I,m getting ready to retire in 2009...............Life today is good !!!!!
Spiritwalker
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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The only thing I envy about being 30 is the ability to recover faster (and completely) from injuries and aches/pains. Oh, and being able to eat anything you want and not end up wearing it in flub.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Nope. Happy where I am. Wouldnn't want to go back to 30 - and sure as heck wouldn't want to go back to 18.

Ken
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:41 PM
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Location: Florida
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I wouldn't change any thing....and I have had some tough times... the hardest is seeing my kids go through things the hard way. Everyone learn's from everything that happen's in your life, so I consider the hardships and tribulations lessons. My kids have learned from theirs too... Now they are happy too.... All I have ever wanted in life is the happiness of my kids... one small change in any moment, might change the whole course of one's life and I am happy just the way I am.... with happy kids.
Life is what you make of it , learn from it, because you can't go back and change it anyway......
Look forward and make possitive changes that will make a difference in the future....
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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I have to admit that I look at people who are 30 years old as being so lucky. They still look good, they are just getting into the best years of their life and they are starting to make good money in their careers.

If you could snap your finger and be 30 years old all over again, would you? Or would you rather be your current age and retired?
Just retired, 30 years in law enforcement. I would love to do it again, it was a rush!
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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Default Yes and No

I really like much of what 4StanleyCups wrote:

"If I could be 30 years old again but with the knowledge of my current late-50s self, I would do it but I would do certain critical things completely differently. That would in turn put me into some unknown/unknowable different life path than where I am today. Would it be a better or worse one? Impossible to know." Yes, yes. yes.

"Do I see people in their 30s as being luckier than I am? Only in the sense that they probably have more years in front of them than behind them." Yes, yes, yes.

And very important they are probably still healthy. I was an incredibly strong and healthy 30 year old and I would love to be there again - playing tennis, swimming, hiking and skiing. No such luck.

I also loved every minute of my job as a university professor - always got up looking forward to meeting my students. Like the former law enforcement person, I so enjoyed the rush.

And finally I would adore being able to raise my kids again. My husband and I loved every minute of it and now, since they live in other cities, we miss the physical nearness of them.

But I am enjoying my present life too. I garden, cook, travel a lot, knit, sew and read. Could be worse!




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Old 09-10-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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I have to admit that I look at people who are 30 years old as being so lucky. They still look good, they are just getting into the best years of their life and they are starting to make good money in their careers.

If you could snap your finger and be 30 years old all over again, would you? Or would you rather be your current age and retired?
NO WAY NO HOW, Not if I have to go back to work
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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I have to admit that I look at people who are 30 years old as being so lucky. They still look good, they are just getting into the best years of their life and they are starting to make good money in their careers.

If you could snap your finger and be 30 years old all over again, would you? Or would you rather be your current age and retired?
In a heartbeat...oops, on the other hand, I had just delivered twins, was working full time and exhausted ALL the time...maybe not!!! I would like to have my 30-year-old joints back, though!
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Go back to 30? Not me? I was still learning what I did and did not like to do with my time. I spent much too much time doing things that other people told me were fun, but which I actually ended up hating. I spent way too much time getting friends out of trouble. I spent way too much time working overtime to impress a boss who eventually closed the business anyway.

Life has been getting better and better every year. My life may not look exciting to someone else, but I do things I enjoy all day long (garden, write, putter around the house, take long walks with my girlfriends, etc.) . Retirement is a good life
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