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(Slate)   The good news is, your brain is hardwired to remember your twenties. The bad news is, you'll never be twenty again   (slate.com) divider line 87
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2013-01-18 05:44:15 PM
This stupid article has elicited a wave of nostalgia involving liquor and 80's music videos on the YouTube ..and now I am going to spiral into a nostalgia hole thanks that you subby.
 
2013-01-18 05:46:48 PM
us.123rf.com

Oh they go so fast
 
2013-01-18 05:50:05 PM
No wonder I'm so cool.

//shades down.
 
2013-01-18 05:50:21 PM
Yes, I remember this just about every day when I wake up and something hurts. 32 and feel like 60...
 
2013-01-18 05:52:05 PM
If you can remember your twenties... you weren't there.
 
2013-01-18 05:55:07 PM
oh no!! I'm still alive!

/gettin' a hint of gray in my beard
//diggin' it
 
2013-01-18 05:55:44 PM
Depends on how you spent your 20s.
 
2013-01-18 05:55:58 PM
I used to think it would be great go back into my 20's. Then I paid attention to a group of 20somethings and thought "Nope, 36 is good".

/most of my 20's were a continuation of my stupid teen years
 
2013-01-18 05:56:18 PM

ladyfortuna: Yes, I remember this just about every day when I wake up and something hurts. 32 and feel like 60...


now, see that sucks. I am super blessed or lucky or something.

36. Feel about 27.
 
2013-01-18 05:56:25 PM
Wait, I never again get to be a self-centered asshole who takes everything way too seriously?

Oh, and FTA: "Such findings lend credence to an alternate theory about the bump, one soaked in what's become known as the "narrative perspective." This approach focuses not on the mechanics of memory but on its underlying motivational factors. It suggests that we organize remembered events in ways that help us understand who we are."

/good to see they've read Freud's paper on screen memories
//that's some up-to-date research
 
2013-01-18 05:56:52 PM
I used to think Cheech and Chong was funny.
 
2013-01-18 05:58:23 PM

busy chillin': ladyfortuna: Yes, I remember this just about every day when I wake up and something hurts. 32 and feel like 60...

now, see that sucks. I am super blessed or lucky or something.

36. Feel about 27.


About 7 months into 30 and my body is finally starting to catch up to me. I might actually have to start working out now.
 
2013-01-18 05:59:52 PM
Actually, if your whole life has been recorded online, through pictures and whatnot, you will have records of your whole life. Lucky you. Really. I forgot a lot of stuff I wish I had pictures for. It's so common nowadays, but that's great.
 
2013-01-18 06:00:28 PM
I see there's a whole bunch of people that need to get the hell off my lawn in this thread.
 
2013-01-18 06:01:09 PM
Maybe for people with an IQ similar to this guy:

www.donateacar.com

...otherwise, not so much.
 
2013-01-18 06:01:37 PM
I miss my 20s.
 
2013-01-18 06:01:44 PM
Fine with me. My 20s were filled with hope, aspirations, lust, sex, passion, potential... then I got married and am now just fighting the urge to swig rat poison laced razor blades.
 
2013-01-18 06:02:01 PM
As an old guy with a bunch of 20 somethings in my life lately .... yeah I wish I could do that again.

Course I have a house now, some money, car. etc...
 
2013-01-18 06:02:12 PM

busy chillin': ladyfortuna: Yes, I remember this just about every day when I wake up and something hurts. 32 and feel like 60...

now, see that sucks. I am super blessed or lucky or something.

36. Feel about 27.


I'm 48 and feel about 27. Still barely have any gray hair. I avoid stress, and consequently avoid success.
 
2013-01-18 06:02:17 PM
Having wasted and been miserable for the first 80% of them thus far (as of next Tuesday), all I can say is "fark."
 
2013-01-18 06:03:17 PM

NutWrench: I used to think Cheech and Chong was funny.


You clearly used to smoke more weed
 
2013-01-18 06:05:27 PM
In before all the Farkers too stoned to remember their 20s.
 
2013-01-18 06:05:33 PM
My twenties were filled with, do you have any idea what you did last night?
 
2013-01-18 06:09:54 PM

The Southern Dandy: busy chillin': ladyfortuna: Yes, I remember this just about every day when I wake up and something hurts. 32 and feel like 60...

now, see that sucks. I am super blessed or lucky or something.

36. Feel about 27.

I'm 48 and feel about 27. Still barely have any gray hair. I avoid stress, and consequently avoid success.


As someone in my 20s (even if it's the high end) with a permanent small limp, a back that hurts when I sleep wrong (including holding my fiancee!), a bad shoulder (it hurts to move my right arm about horizontal) and rapidly thinning hair, I'm jealous of y'all. Wish I had taken better care of myself when I was a stupid teenager and college kid.

The good news is that I make my living with my brain, and that seems to still work just fine.
 
2013-01-18 06:10:11 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Having wasted and been miserable for the first 80% of them thus far (as of next Tuesday), all I can say is "fark."


But 20 years from now you'll look back on it all nostalgic, like those were the good old days.

In college, I thought I was miserable, but looking back on it, it was the best time I've ever had, which is depressing.
 
2013-01-18 06:10:39 PM
These stupid ass scientists do realize that most of us weren't even alive the 20's -- how in heck are we supposed to remember them?
 
2013-01-18 06:12:02 PM
When I was 20 I wished I had large stacks of cash to spend. Now that I'm well past 20 I have large stacks of cash, but I don't want to spend them cuz I'm gonna need them to get by when I'm older. Farked up life.
 
2013-01-18 06:13:20 PM

VegasVinnie: When I was 20 I wished I had large stacks of cash to spend. Now that I'm well past 20 I have large stacks of cash, but I don't want to spend them cuz I'm gonna need them to get by when I'm older. Farked up life.


Link
 
2013-01-18 06:14:24 PM
How I remember my 20's:
collider.com
 
2013-01-18 06:14:24 PM
Ugh...that 5 mile run I took each day and barely broke a sweat when I was in my 20's is now a major ordeal involving wheezing and sucking of major air. And the brain asks "so what's the problem?"

Damn you 20's!!
 
2013-01-18 06:15:56 PM

VegasVinnie: When I was 20 I wished I had large stacks of cash to spend. Now that I'm well past 20 I have large stacks of cash, but I don't want to spend them cuz I'm gonna need them to get by when I'm older. Farked up life.


Youth is wasted on the young.

/26
//only tiny stacks of cash, but at least no debt
///still getting dragged into bad decisions by my penis
 
2013-01-18 06:20:50 PM
fark my 20s. I would much rather relive my 30s.

My lawn, get off it.
 
2013-01-18 06:22:39 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: The Southern Dandy: busy chillin': ladyfortuna: Yes, I remember this just about every day when I wake up and something hurts. 32 and feel like 60...

now, see that sucks. I am super blessed or lucky or something.

36. Feel about 27.

I'm 48 and feel about 27. Still barely have any gray hair. I avoid stress, and consequently avoid success.

As someone in my 20s (even if it's the high end) with a permanent small limp, a back that hurts when I sleep wrong (including holding my fiancee!), a bad shoulder (it hurts to move my right arm about horizontal) and rapidly thinning hair, I'm jealous of y'all. Wish I had taken better care of myself when I was a stupid teenager and college kid.

The good news is that I make my living with my brain, and that seems to still work just fine.


So do I, but listen to me now and believe me later...if you don't take care of your body, your brain will also get flabby.

Belee dat!
 
2013-01-18 06:23:46 PM
We remember our 20s because they are the peak of human potential.
 
2013-01-18 06:23:50 PM
my 20s? bit of a lost decade for me

guess i took my pension early in loneliness and alcohol
 
2013-01-18 06:25:46 PM
That's odd. I can barely remember bell bottoms
 
2013-01-18 06:27:57 PM

jigger: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Having wasted and been miserable for the first 80% of them thus far (as of next Tuesday), all I can say is "fark."

But 20 years from now you'll look back on it all nostalgic, like those were the good old days.

In college, I thought I was miserable, but looking back on it, it was the best time I've ever had, which is depressing.


Trust me, you don't know my story.
 
2013-01-18 06:29:43 PM
Um yeah, those are the years I remember least.
 
2013-01-18 06:30:31 PM

busy chillin': oh no!! I'm still alive!

/gettin' a hint of gray in my beard
//diggin' it


www.vh1.com
It kinda suits you anyway
 
2013-01-18 06:32:06 PM
So, what you're saying is that arguing with you guys isn't a judicious use of my time :(
 
2013-01-18 06:33:45 PM
The good news is, your brain is hardwired to remember your twenties...

I was wondering why my Spank Bank only had memories from that time in my life
 
2013-01-18 06:37:04 PM
I remember my twenties...I just don't think about them much.
 
2013-01-18 06:37:36 PM
I leave my 20's behind on Monday. I'm pretty sure the last 6 years of my life so far have been the most formative for me as a person so, yeah guess I'll likely remember more of them than anything. My very early 20's on the other hand really just seemed like a continuation of being a teenager.

/Grad school was infinitely better than undergrad
 
2013-01-18 06:38:41 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I used to think it would be great go back into my 20's. Then I paid attention to a group of 20somethings and thought "Nope, 36 is good".

/most of my 20's were a continuation of my stupid teen years


Same here. I didn't really wise up until I was 28...

Oh, and what medius said.
 
2013-01-18 06:43:16 PM

Aipaloovik: fark my 20s. I would much rather relive my 30s.

My lawn, get off it.


For me, the 30s were the Dark Years.  Had rollicking 20s, with college and young single professional lifestyles.  30s became father of twins, incredible stress, and working hard at work and at home.  Other than kids' milestones, I barely remember my 30s.  My love of current music dried up as I listened to Barney and Raffi.  No idea about film or who the movie stars were.  Didn't go out, didn't travel.  Comparing them, 20s were the time of my life.

40s were okay, my marriage got good.  50s hit when the recession hit.  Empty nest, no grandkids, marriage good, it's okay, but I'm not having fun like I did in my 20s, that's for sure.
 
2013-01-18 06:47:00 PM

Abox: I remember my twenties...I just don't think about them much.


I used to think about my twenties. Then I got a job and they became hundreds.
 
2013-01-18 06:54:22 PM
There's a lot I don't remember from my 20s, but I know I was having a great time! I'm not sad about it because now I have money.
 
2013-01-18 06:59:04 PM
i would need to run for political office to find out what I did in my 20's. The few snap shots I have say I was having fun.
 
2013-01-18 07:01:46 PM

Onkel Buck: The good news is, your brain is hardwired to remember your twenties...

I was wondering why my Spank Bank only had memories from that time in my life


Fark! Is that why? Damn, them broads were hot back then.

/gonna be 50 this year.
 
2013-01-18 07:08:33 PM
Its not hard to figure out why.... Its the oldest age we reach prior to realizing that all our hopes and dreams will not be fully realized.
 
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