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I'm enjoying my old age more than I enjoyed my youth

I had some good times in my youth, but most of it I remember as being pretty dark. How was your youth?

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I went completely off the rails in my 20s. I’ve managed to turn things around now.

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The things that I thought were fun when I was younger turned out to be not so much fun. I’m middle-aged right now and enjoying myself even with the current crop of health issues. It’s best to love living in the day you’re in.

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Every decade got worse for me until right now(early 40s). I guess there’s a message of hope in that for the younger members.

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I thought it was bad at the time, but it was better than now.

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I’m sorry to hear that. My early and mid thirties were probably the darkest time of my life. My youth was mostly bad, though.

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My childhood and early adulthood were awful. My life is much better now

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I’m glad to hear that. Me too.

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Now I am an independent adult, I have a much better life than before when I was growing up, definitely.

My youth although eventful, was a bit of a car crash

Even with the dx’s I have now, they do not amount anywhere near what I experienced and I think that having that as my only comparison makes me stronger now in the face of sz/gad/ASD/drepession

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I’ve had it the opposite way. When I was young the schizophrenia made me miserable. But I had a lot of energy, exercised without pain, and went on vacations a lot. Now I have fewer voices, but the negative symptoms still make me miserable. And I exercise with considerable pain, and don’t go on vacations very much.

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I can definitely say that being forty now definitely rocks.

My twenties and thirties were terrible.

I feel like everyone loves you when you turn forty.

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my youth was good, im pretty sure, i’ll throw in the towel, before someone is wiping my ass for me. natural causes won’t get me anyhow.

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I always viewed my childhood as a happy one, but thinking back on it there was quite a bit of pain accompanying that happiness. But my youth was miserable. From the age of 15 on life was a misery. I drank a lot, and I smoked a lot of weed. I don’t know why I smoked all the weed, because I didn’t really enjoy it. Alcohol I loved, though. I remember my senior year getting totally bombed on weed and beer and going out in the country and driving like maniacs in my friend’s car. We eventually had a car wreck. We were lucky we didn’t have one sooner, but my friend was a very good driver, and he always recovered when we got in trouble. That times seems very cold and unhappy. When I joined the army I drank a LOT. Some of the army was fun, but there was also the drudgery. From about fifteen through forty my life was a misery to me.

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Bl**dy awful. Defiantly blooming at 42. (I mean definitely, but defiant sounds cool.)

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I felt very hurt and angry as a teenager, but there was good times in there as well. At the time, I thought I was the ■■■■■■ up one. But in hindsight we all were. That’s probably why my crowd gravitated together

We were all dirt poor, so we made our own fun. We called it ■■■■ disturbing, where we would just go ahead and cause trouble. Nothing violent or damaging, just things we did for fun ■■■■■■■ with other people’s heads.

To this day, when I tell people I was a South Ender, they look at me funny because they have all heard our crazy tales LOL

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