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ever think about it? been thinking about it lately. I want more time before I get old
I sware all people between 19 and 25 are having a mini midlife crisis its why I hardly bother with the social board ;)
like proper good shit
I'm happy to talk any old shit pretty much any time though...
there must be some understandings or something you've had
I'm 22. Cesc Fabregas is 22 and he captains Arsenal. I've never even played for Arsenal.
I'm 20, Adam. Only 9 and a half years until I'm 30. That scares me.
Where were all the parties and the drugs and the hot girls? I know plenty of people don't live their lives like the TV tells them they're supposed to, but either they didn't want to in the first place or they're able to move on. I'm not one of them; I'm still waiting for the glamour. I'm still waiting for the rush. And if I cash in my degree now, for a fancy suit and a 9 till 5, when am I going to get it? When will I have the time? It's all uphill from here.
I'll show you my glamour/bass/dance moves
^old skool rave radio advert, it made me lol too...
*jimitheexploder turning desperation into raving since 2010.
I think it's safe to say you've still got a substantial amount of youth left to live out, partying with drugs and hot girls if that's what you want.
I, on the other hand, am very nearly 31, which means I'm as good as dead.
I picked a creative career path via the media, and actually the past 5 years *have* generally just been parties, drugs and hot girls, playing guitar in bands and touring with them, writing for a living and seeing the world.
At 25, I feel like I should have taken maths and sold my early happiness for a secure life that brings in 80k+ a year. I should have saved so that I have 10,000 in the bank and no debt. I should have just been better at understanding the long term.
I wonder if James Dean ever thought that. Living fast and dying young is in theory awesome, but as Frank Turner says, why not live fast and die old? Then he again, he brings in all the money, so he can.
That feeling of the life that could have been sometimes haunts me. Not every day, not even every week. But I wish I'd studied harder at numbers more than anything else. :-\
why don't you write a poem about it
And you know what maybe I will, although I'm terrible at 'round up' poetry.
BTW, IF you're a fan, then you can be an official one now, 'tron - look on fb for 'rob sandall's poetry', and THEN I CAN ADD YOU AS A FRIEND IRL.
It was a sick burn BECAUSE you write poems
Gosh I hate you xylopwn >:(
But I have still become a 'fan' :D now I'm going to comment on all your poetry with hateful haikus etc
I hope you SYPants daily.
(see Generarion Kill thread)
i think i will be able to do what i am doing for a while, one of my friends is 34 and recently married and he is still able to have the craic.
college -> uni finish broke at 22, work for a year to get cash and kill some debt, 23 -> go travel for a year YAY! 24, -> come home broke and have to work again, 25 -> realise you could actually do with a decent job and a couple of years experience in it and some cash behind you whilst you decide what to do in life, 27. Here you either do a masters and go back to 24 or you keep working and meet a girl.
and a bit when i turned 21. i'm ok being a young 20 something now but when i hit the big two five or 26 i'll probably feel like hanging myself
but my body does. Things keep breaking down. Pains and things that would previously gone away on their own start to linger and get worse. It's depressing.
now that I've just read the responses to this thread.
i never felt too bad about getting older until now, since graduation is very near :( i don't feel ready to be a working adult yet at all
It's mostly psychological, and also a lot to do with how impressionable you are when it comes to stereotyping. I laugh in the face of stereotypes, personally, which means that nothing is impossible or out of my reach. In fact, I found my late 20s to be a lot more outrageously high octane than my late teens, plus I was substantially richer, and had much much better chat.
I think I've had a good run so far. Lots of crazi timez. Looking forward to mid life crisis jeans.
as long as i didn't have to go to work. i don;t really have time in my life plans for a job. ('nother bonus of being a teacher...)
or are you the embodiment of those awful government "BEING A TEACHER IS SO GR8 ITS NOT REALLY A JOB" ads?
I don't normally feel old (I'm 23) but I spent last night talking to undergrads who are 19-21 and that made me think about it a bit. I didn't notice any sort of maturity gap myself, or feel significantly older than them, but it made me wonder whether 20 year olds perceive 23 to be old. Hope not.
saying that at 17, I feel dead old. That means that if you're older than me you're ridiculously ancient. Seriously. You're probably balding.
all the angsty teens :D
I worry about becoming infertile. Better be getting up the duff soon then.
I stopped caring about being old around 25, nothing really changes and think as long as you look forward and not back everything is fine, the moment you start looking back you are doomed
La vie est belle
My degree will take me up until age 26. My first proper job will be at the age of 26. Or later if I do more study. That's just weird.
or you will find it near impossible to get a job with everyone else having worked since they were 16
of plotting my age/success timeline against that of Buddy Holly. That's depressing.
If I was a footballer, I'd be getting offered one year contracts at best.
I'm 24 and I'm watching 24. BBBBAAAAH BOOOOOOM
I want to stay this age forever but unfortunately I have a birthday in March :(
Oh well, at least I don't live at home anymore so it's not quite as depressing getting older.
really do need to find some other things to be worried about...or maybe find a way to not worry at all. There is no perfect age! I turn 33 on Thursday, and I honestly couldn't give a fuck. My life's a damn sight better than it was when I was 21, and it wasn't too bad then either. I had a fuckin ball throughout my 20's, seen loads of amazing places, met some wicked people, formed and continued great friendships.
I think I'm a much better person than I was 10 years ago. well alot less naive anyway, and if I think about it, I enjoy having that breadth of experience.
Seriously, embrace getting older, life's too short.
40 might be a bit weird though, but I thought that about 30 not so long ago.
because we'll all be dead from climate change / peak oil / SOCIETAL COLLAPSE by 2050 maybe
looks like some people are going have some serious trouble when they really reach old age :-)
I am 33, I have been told by my doctor that I have 1 bandy leg. That is why I have chronic pain in my feet, hips etc. I also have arthitis in my shoulders having had 3 operations, i have been told I can no longer walk for long distances or play football ever again.
You truly do not believe that you are aging until your bones start to crack every time you stand or you bones ache every morning.
Some of you saying how old you feel, you've hardly even lived yet, does this mean that you've had too much too young?
but i think all the youngsters saying "i'm missed my youth"...they're kind of symptomatic of the everything-now culture, and the idea in society that teenage/early 20s years are the peak of excitement. tbh, the folk i know that have most fun in life are sort of 27-40. maybe i just know a load of old bastards though
will be careerist trollops come my age and spend their weekends reading the Guardian supplements and going to garden centres.
Like wot their mums and dads do. MAXIMUM SAFETY WINK FOR SAFETY.
i'm bad at this
every time someone on my facebook turns 19 or 20 it's all "xxxx doesn't want to be 19, oh god i'm so old, oh god this is so awful :(::'(". what is wrong with you people? how are you going to cope with being 40?
is it because YOU'RE OLD AS FUCK?
It's just funny when you see people on facebook / overhear kids in pubs being all "omigod, i'm going to be 19 next month, i may as well just DIE" etc. I know you're full of righteous indignation now because nobody's saying "oh mehodor I wish I was as young and hip as you", but then in 5 years time you'll hear teenagers saying the same thing and you'll think that they're being silly, whiny little pussies too.
enough rambling, grandpa
one trick is to tell them stories that don't go anywhere. like the time i caught the ferry over to shelbyville. i needed a new heel for my shoe, so i decided to go to morganville, which is what they called shelbyville in those days. so i tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.
I won't promise that grey hair ain't a right annoying bastard though (for a woman, at least).
i want grey hair, and wrinkles, and being able to dress well and it not being uncommon for my age group, and having a nice house and steady job, and a lovely wife and some little hyper blonde kids (2 boys 1 girl), and drinking buddies and a receding hairline and paying off my mortgage and buying a nice care and every single middle class cliché ever.
and for the most part I don't, but then I see a genuinely old person taking a couple of minutes to cover a five foot distance, moaning incomprehensibly to themselves and just think "oh... fuck".
In my experience, men (probably women too) only really change between 18 and 40 if they get saddled with a kid. Or are just really dull.