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View Poll Results: At what age were you the most unhappy and discontented?
Under 15 17 11.41%
15-20 20 13.42%
20-25 18 12.08%
25-30 13 8.72%
30-35 10 6.71%
35-40 11 7.38%
40-45 10 6.71%
45-50 4 2.68%
50-55 12 8.05%
55-60 12 8.05%
60-65 7 4.70%
65-70 1 0.67%
Over 70 1 0.67%
My present age 9 6.04%
I'm still under 60. 4 2.68%
Voters: 149. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-24-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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Is it just me or do others think that not only is this thread depressing, but an extremely odd topic to create a thread to discuss? Wouldn't it be more fun and uplifting to create a poll to discuss a time in one's life when one was most happy and content?

Maybe it's because after 4 months of chemotherapy, being on the road to recovery, and presently sailing on a cruise ship on an exotic itinerary in Southeast Asia, I'm very happy at the moment and don't want to think or write about depressing things. But I must admit that I'm curious as to what precipitated the OP's creation of this thread. I can't believe that he or she just woke up and out of the blue decided that he or she wanted to read about the most depressing periods in the lives of other posters.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:21 PM
 
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I said now, but now I am thinking that, that would be my answer if I was asked this at any particular point in time

I can now look back and see that I had some real low points in my life but I don't consider them (now) as 'unhappy". So I figure by next year or so, this time in my life will be thought of as just another bump in the road and not an unhappy time at all.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:22 PM
 
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Is it just me or do others think that not only is this thread depressing, but an extremely odd topic to create a thread to discuss? Wouldn't it be more fun and uplifting to create a poll to discuss a time in one's life when one was most happy and content?

Maybe it's because after 4 months of chemotherapy, being on the road to recovery, and presently sailing on a cruise ship on an exotic itinerary in Southeast Asia, I'm very happy at the moment and don't want to think or write about depressing things. But I must admit that I'm curious as to what precipitated the OP's creation of this thread. I can't believe that he or she just woke up and out of the blue decided that he or she wanted to read about the most depressing periods in the lives of other posters.
Maybe it is my fault since I started a thread about anxiety and general unhappiness a few days ago??

Sorry.

It might have just gotten others to think about this
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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It's interesting that people think of older people saying the cliché "Enjoy your youth. These are the best years of your life."

Yet over a half in this poll say the unhappiest times were when they were under 30. Over a third said under 20.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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25-27 was pretty rough. I had just graduated into the Great Recession. Stuck in a call center job for $15/hr and had to drive a hundred miles roundtrip to get that. Professionally, things didn't get better for several years. My best friend since middle school committed suicide when I was 27, and that was also my worst year financially.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:24 PM
 
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It's interesting that people think of older people saying the cliché "Enjoy your youth. These are the best years of your life."

Yet over a half in this poll say the unhappiest times were when they were under 30. Over a third said under 20.
Yes, very interesting.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas/SF Peninsula/South Lake Tahoe
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Regardless of when, why, and how . . . Everyone have a fantastic weekend!
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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I think the above poll contains the unusual number of unhappy posters of young ages in their 20's, 30's, and sometimes 40's who are drawn inordinately to post their unhappiness on City-Data forums.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:39 PM
 
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27-28: I was in the worst shape of my life physically, mentally, financially, and emotionally.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Is it just me or do others think that not only is this thread depressing, but an extremely odd topic to create a thread to discuss? Wouldn't it be more fun and uplifting to create a poll to discuss a time in one's life when one was most happy and content?

Maybe it's because after 4 months of chemotherapy, being on the road to recovery, and presently sailing on a cruise ship on an exotic itinerary in Southeast Asia, I'm very happy at the moment and don't want to think or write about depressing things. But I must admit that I'm curious as to what precipitated the OP's creation of this thread. I can't believe that he or she just woke up and out of the blue decided that he or she wanted to read about the most depressing periods in the lives of other posters.

Well said, MMoB.

I think once a person goes through trials (such as yours, MMoB), one gets to "see" how good life is and be so grateful to be living it.
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