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What was your best decade?

 
 
Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 11:31 am
What was the best decade of your life?

Everyone always says it's their 20's, but I think this is probably due to a large amount of idealising 'freedom' during whilst trapped in the constraints of being middle-aged. It would be nice to hear some different answers.

I obviously have to say my 20's since it's the only decade I remember.
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 11:50 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
lucky, i barely remember my 20's
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 11:53 am
@djjd62,
My 40's were pretty damn awesome.

You couldn't pay me to go through the navel-gazing teens and twenties again.

As I look at friends and family - the 60's and 70's definitely seem to be something to look forward to.
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Mame
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 11:54 am
It's always the one I'm in.
Thomas
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 12:05 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:
What was the best decade of your life?

I'd have to say 26-35. Full of interesting work, low on corporate bullshit. But I hopefully have a couple more decades left, and I'm working on their awesomness.
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Eva
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 12:37 pm
Definitely NOT the 20s.

The 30s, 40s and 50s (so far) have been MUCH better. Hard to choose. I'm looking forward to the 60s. I think it may be the best of all.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 12:40 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:
whilst trapped in the constraints of being middle-aged


I find this bit quite funny.

Life gets much freer as you get older. A lot less interest in what other people are thinking and doing and valuing.

I don't give a flying F about what makes other people twitchy now.

I'm a LOT less self-conscious now than I was 10//20/30/40 years ago. Perhaps 50 years ago, I was this unself-conscious.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 12:40 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
This past decade (the 30's) have been alternately the best and the toughest of my personal life.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 12:52 pm
@ehBeth,
I find my current self to be a lot like the 1o year old me. but with skills.

I hate to think any of my previous decades were "best".

mebbe the next one...
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 12:56 pm
@Rockhead,
You're refusing to play favorites Rockhead? Every parent has a favorite child ergo everyone should have a favorite decade.



Razz Wink
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 01:04 pm
@tsarstepan,
that's one reason I decided against having children.

I hope to have a favorite decade soon.

bad things keep happening to firk them up.

Ima start by trying to have good days...
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mags314772
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 01:32 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
My 20s sucked. So far my 60s are the best...found my true love, financial security, and working with infants and toddlers.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 01:47 pm
There was something tough going on for a part of each decade except for my first; that would win, then, except that with each passing set of years I appreciate more and more. Overall best would be my forties and fifties. So far..
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jun, 2011 06:46 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

The Pentacle Queen wrote:
whilst trapped in the constraints of being middle-aged


I find this bit quite funny.

Life gets much freer as you get older. A lot less interest in what other people are thinking and doing and valuing.

I don't give a flying F about what makes other people twitchy now.

I'm a LOT less self-conscious now than I was 10//20/30/40 years ago. Perhaps 50 years ago, I was this unself-conscious.


No I was thinking more along the lines of having built up a solid life-network which you can't change very easily. Can't just **** off to another country etc.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jun, 2011 10:19 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:

No I was thinking more along the lines of having built up a solid life-network which you can't change very easily. Can't just **** off to another country etc.


sure you can - I pretty much told everyone to F off and moved 2000 k away on my 35th

I think you overestimate youth and underestimate the freedom gained each year
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jun, 2011 12:00 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:

No I was thinking more along the lines of having built up a solid life-network which you can't change very easily. Can't just **** off to another country etc.

Kind of a naive statement that you assume that everyone has or will have a family and a social network by a certain age. Or a thriving career as well....
The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jun, 2011 12:45 pm
@tsarstepan,
Well I don't want to depress myself too much, do I? Most people do.
raprap
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jun, 2011 12:55 pm
Probably the first 10 years after I'm dead. That will be my first truly peaceful decade.

Rap
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jun, 2011 01:01 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
well, who wants to be most people

certainly not me
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jun, 2011 01:08 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:
No I was thinking more along the lines of having built up a solid life-network which you can't change very easily. Can't just **** off to another country etc.


Of course you can! I did move to another country (USA) from Germany
when I was about your age. You don't lose your network back home, you
just add to it throughout life. When I first came to the U.S. I lived in New York, now I live in California - another 3000 miles difference. I found
Americans to be very mobile and flexible when it comes to moving to different parts of the U.S. and everywhere they go they seem to establish themselves again.

My best decade? Every one of them actually, but the most carefree one
was probably from 1 to 10, the most exciting from 10 - 20, the most life
changing one from 20 - 30, the most courageous from 30 - 40 and the
most content from 40 up to now....
 

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