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Old 09-22-2017, 05:18 AM
 
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In your life

Me

Happiest - I would say 18 , new into college , loving life

Unhappiest I would say 13 - when I broke my leg and spent most of being 13 like that
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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early childhood - through teens - I had a very good, fortunate life w/ caring parents
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:31 AM
 
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Happiest...Age 4-10

Unhappiest...Most of the time from Age 11 - present
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:36 AM
 
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College years age 20 - 24 where my happiest.


In general the older I get the more miserable I have become current age 45. (hoping that turns around)
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:26 AM
 
Location: the Old Dominion
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Default ...life's been good to me so far...

worst years - childhood - lived in poor conditions; father was hardly around being too busy chasing women.
Because of this, we lived in very poor conditions in mean neighborhoods.

best years - adulthood - once I realized I did not have to be a product of my environment, my life began
to get better. Once I realized I did not have to be nice to perverted people, my life really
began to get better.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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I had a wonderful childhood as a Marine Corps Brat but am happiest now. Age late 60's. Life has fallen into place and we are enjoying it. Unhappiest during stressful 35 to 48 years of age, (family tragedies, work, social, physical pain.) To a point happiness is a choice.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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early childhood - through teens - I had a very good, fortunate life w/ caring parents
Unhappiest....Afghanistan and a couple of bad Army assignments in large Army medical centers, understaffed usually.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I was the most unhappy in my mid 20's because I had a mentally ill wife on my hands and never knew what was going to happen from day to day or even moment to moment. Even when counseling suggest she need more help she spurned it with the I am not crazy, you are argument. Thankfully we divorced and I have enjoyed life since.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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My 20s were the worst of my lifelong devil depression. I don't think that counts as happy/unhappy because depression is a whole other level of bad. I had flashes of limitless possibility- like when I learned about feminism and a touch of hippiedom but they were just flashes, and future oriented. Longer flashes when I thought I'd found true company, and one three-year flash of great romantic-friendship company.

I don't think my happiness or lack is age-related or age-specific. It's more how well I manage my bad biochemistry. I think I'll do really well when I stop working night shifts (four more months!)
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Happiest: 18 - 28yo... I was healthy, skinny, single, no responsibilities by design other than eventually getting a college degree between bouts of working & ended up in a university town full of girls for several years. I lived in a house, a ramshackle, uninsulated small shotgun shack on the edge of town where we erected a volleyball set up on the side for keg parties & grew a bit of wacky weed in the back... it was great - until it wasn't anymore.

The last friend that I was still in touch with from this carefree era passed away early this year.

Unhappiest: Just before turning 40 I made a bad choice for a potential marriage which led to dominos falling in all areas of my life to where I was completely broke, working only a few days a month - despite having a solid work record & glowing references, it was a recession - in a new city where I knew nobody & was living in a single room in a roach infested boarding house in a bad neighborhood & then my father died. This period which lasted several years was a learning experience for me that helped to focus me professionally & perhaps harden me personally.

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