kukukupo: Adulthood: when you realize boring is sometimes best.
timujin: This article describes a way of thought completely contrary to the way I see the world. I'm assuming I'm not the only one. When I look back at my life, when I see the world through my eyes now and remember how it appeared to me five, ten, twenty years ago, I am amazed at how much things can change. And as soon as I have that thought, it is followed by the question of how much different the world will seem in five, ten or twenty years than it does to me now and by trying desperately, futilely, to look forward and see through those eyes.
Haha, the joke's on you, subby. I don't go to Fark parties.
Or, I went to one back in 2004. To be honest they didn't pick the best bar for a mixer. Hopefully they've got better.
ultraholland: in ten years I hope to be come a teenage girl
ultraholland: in ten years I hope to become a teenage girl
TheDirtyNacho: Ah but the thing is the different aspects of yourself change at different rates in different ways.At 31, I can say that my physical peak was likely around 28. If I skip exercising for a time now I'll put on a few pounds and my legs and back will ache more from routine tasks. Back then and before, exercise quickly built muscle rather than be a diminishing-results maintenance regime.Mental flexibility peak? Jury's still out on this one. I think the science says its in the 20s, which is probably right.Wisdom peak? I think I have a few decades to go on that one.
theMagni: I'm going to be 36 in a week. I'm at my physical, mental, and spiritual peak.I expect to continue growing in those areas so that I can give you the same answer next year.
grinding_journalist: Every 5 years, if you aren't looking back at your past and wondering "How could I have been so stupid then?" you aren't trying very hard.
XplodedSynapses: i think i like the smaller version of myself. 34 inch waist, minimal pain issues. Strong heart, strong body. Adventurous in many aspects of my life (which is most likely what lead to the ruination of my body). Overall, a cheerful young man with lofty dreams.i guess i evolved. Devolved? Bleah. i don't like who i am anymore./Yea, yea. No one else does, either.//Get off my lawn!
ciberido: A related but more interesting question is which "you" would you choose to be, if you could pick a "you" from any point in your life and make yourself that version of you?In some ways I think the 2003-ciberido is better than the 2013 version, for example, and in some ways I like the 2013-me better. If I had to chose to be one or the other, which would I choose? Which is the "better" person?
get real: Silly Farkers, you will always be the maturity level of the age you started drinking started smoking pot, it is a fact, I read it on Fark and the Internets.
Baryogenesis: That's one of the reasons I've never wanted a tattoo. I don't know how much my tastes will change in five or ten years. Would I really want a permanent reminder of something my eighteen year old self thought was profound?
BigLuca: Baryogenesis: That's one of the reasons I've never wanted a tattoo. I don't know how much my tastes will change in five or ten years. Would I really want a permanent reminder of something my eighteen year old self thought was profound?This. I tight rolled my jeans in the 80's. Do I really want the tattoo equivalent of that to look at the rest of my life?
Jim_Callahan: BigLuca: Baryogenesis: That's one of the reasons I've never wanted a tattoo. I don't know how much my tastes will change in five or ten years. Would I really want a permanent reminder of something my eighteen year old self thought was profound?This. I tight rolled my jeans in the 80's. Do I really want the tattoo equivalent of that to look at the rest of my life?So... get tattoos that reference your personal history, which doesn't change, instead of tattoos that try to predict your future?Well, that wasn't as hard a problem to solve as expected.
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