I’ve heard people in their 30s and 40s say, “I really just wish I could go back and do high school all over again.”
And all I can say is…are you nuts?!?!
It was fun and all being that young, but I never, ever want to go through that again…and until they build a time machine and I have go back in time to fix something major screw up, I probably won’t have to worry about it.
What do you not like about how old you are?
AskReddit users responded.
1. A weird time.
I feel like people my age are either basically kids still living at home, get married and have kids or are in prison.
No in between.”
“I’m not young and I’m not old.
I’m 28 and I’m confused as to what my life is going to be and where I’ll be in 5 years.
I’m not scared, just confused.”
3. Like a teenager again.
“Menopause, and it sucks!!
Luckily my symptoms are under control now!
Thank God, it felt like being a teenager again!”
4. Very strange.
“I’m 20, currently in the US army.
I’ve deployed to Syria and Afghanistan, still can’t purchase al**hol or buy tobacco in my own country.”
“I’m 25 so I’m the youngest person at my job and can’t really relate to anyone since I don’t have a house or kids, but I’m also too old to be going out and drinking/partying because I have to get up early the next day and just have lost interest in that sort of thing.”
“I just turned 40 and feel like life has gotten weird. Im old, but not OLD.
My kids have grown and gone, but most of my peers have toddlers/school age children. Body is starting to break down some, and I feel like I have to face my own mortality. And forget making new friends at this point.
It’s just a weird time.
Also kinda sucks: all of my peers are becoming more conservative while I become more progressive. So, that blows a lot.”
7. Not so fast.
“I was a collegiate competitor in track and field, and while not elite by elite standards (best mile was 4:06) I was pretty d**n fast.
The thing that sucks about being my age is knowing that I will never be as fast as I was when I was 19.”
8. Burned out.
“I’m right in the middle of the “responsible adult” years. A long ways from the carefree days of youth, and a long ways from retirement.
I’m a little burned out on work right now (I love my job, but it’s been an intense year), and desperately long for some extended time off to just go around and do my own thing. Also at this age I’m not old but I’m definitely not getting any younger. I’m now at the age by which important life decisions largely should have been made. I’ve made most of them… but not all.
I have bills to pay and am self supporting, so taking time off or leaving my job is not a viable option unless I win the lottery or something. But I still long for long slow days without all the rush.”
9. Old timer.
I will never make love with a pretty, young woman again.
People my age are getting cancer or ALS or Parkinson’s and/or dying.
Cataracts make it difficult to drive at night (it’s not bad enough yet for surgery).”
10. Good point.
Nobody can see that you’re still young inside.”
11. Bad and good.
“Almost 54. Used to be in AMAZING shape.
It’s harder to maintain. I’m always tired. Also, as a woman, I am invisible. I am not seen nor heard. I work in a really stressful consulting role and most of my coworkers are young men. I have to fight daily to be heard.
THAT said, there’s a ton of benefits too. I simply do NOT CARE what people think of me. It’s VERY liberating.”
“As a woman who will be 30 in a few weeks, I feel like I need to decide NOW whether I want to have kids (since it takes time to meet a partner, build a relationship, etc).
I wish fertility for women lasted longer. I’d like to have kids eventually but still want adventures, and feel these two sides of me can’t be reconciled.”
13. Kind of depressing.
Most of the people that I have known are d**d. I was talking to a good high school friend and we both were going to call another friend when we were done, about a 90 minute call.
Five min after we hung up he called back to tell me that our friend had d**d whilst we were talking about calling him.”
How about you?
What do you not like about the age you’re at?
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