No not really. I'm 27.
I think 25-40 is the best age in most aspects.
No not really. I'm 27.
I think 25-40 is the best age in most aspects.
I'm 42, still feel like I'm 25. So no, I wouldn't want to be any younger.
I just turned 47, they only way I would want to be younger is if I could be younger with all the life experience I currently have. Other wise I am pretty happy with my age.
At 48 I'd be lying if I said No to being younger. While I am happy and healthy and I truly FEEL like 25, it would be nice to look the part on the outside. It would also be nice to possibly undo some bad decisions when I was young.
But such is life.... I'd only really want it if I could keep my current knowledge, though. Without it, I'd just blow it all over again.
24, no! Getting to 25 though, mid-twenties! :O
50 and I have desire to be younger or older. My 20's were hell so I certainly wouldn't go back there. IF I had to pick a younger age it might actually be childhood. Had a good one. But then I would have to face the hell that came after all over again. So. And being older isn't good either for other reasons. Why go into fast forward to see how it all turns out?
My fantasy is that I could stay at each developmental stage until I figured it out and had sufficiently enjoyed it before aging. I'm 30, but I haven't lived most of my life. It's been very interrupted, and I haven't figured myself out or enjoyed a lot of it. So, I'd probably like to start at 15. That's the age where things got bad.
I feel like I'm at the beginning of one of those movies, where as soon as I hit post I'm going to be transported back in time magically . . .
EDIT: Still here, still 30, as far as I can tell. ;)
I'm 43 and wouldn't change a thing. I'm young, pretty fit and in a decent station in life.
26 and yes I would like to be younger... you guys probably think I'm nuts lol
Physically I'm 61 but my mind is young. There isn't enough money to make me want to be any younger than late 30's.
60 next year. Retired three years ago--rockin' "old" age. I'm in better shape now then at any other time in my life.
Go back? Nah, I'm having too much fun now.
42 (for another month or so). Enjoying it plenty. Do I miss stuff from younger years? Yes. Would I trade up what I've got now to get it back? Hell no.
I'm 71 and I'm fine with it - I've had more fun since I was 50 than when I was younger.
41 and happy about it :)
23 and no...
I'm 52 and I am quite looking forward to being older. I hope to reach 80 plus if possible. :D
I'm 51, and I'd like to be about 37 years younger...
26 and it doesn't matter to me.
Sir Ron has walked the Earth for 49 years.
And no, he does not desire to be younger.....:D
I'm 29... I wanna be 18 with my 29 year old brain. :).
I'm twenty-two, so I couldn't really be any younger while still being considered an adult. Besides, I'm fairly happy with the direction my life is heading, and I'm not particularly interested in going back and starting all over again.
22 And No....
65! Oldest age in here so far. I'd probably like to go back to being 30 years old - but NO FUCKING DEAL unless the calendar can also be turned back to what the world was like in 1977!!!
I would also want to be able to retain some of the mindset that I evolved into during later years, etc. - and also some of the knowledge that I picked up since 1977. If I would be allowed to go back to 1977 and realize that "I experienced such-and-such in the FUTURE in the 1980s and 1990s," then I would be free to plan something differently.
I wouldn't want anything much later than 1977 because, rapidly in the late 70s and early 1980s, I got myself into a situation where a major/distant move rapidly became much less practical. In 1977 I could have easily moved just about anywhere, and knowing which places I really "grew to like a lot, when I lived in the future" would be very helpful.
25, and the best is yet to come
24 and don't want to be younger.
Nearing 41. Don't mind it, but wouldn't say no to being 18 again, provided I get to keep all my current memories and experiences. :)
39 and no I don't want to be younger again, I'm just starting my mid-life crisis and I've been waiting for it for ages.
I'm glad so many guys here don't want to be younger.
I've always felt like there is so much youth worship in the gay community. When I was 16-20 guys were always buying me drinks at the clubs now it rarely happens.
I am 21 and I wish I could be younger. My teen life basically me being a housewife. I just wish I have a chance to be stupid and naive and irresponsible.
I am 67. I used to want to be younger, but now that I am old enough to be retired and get out of the rat race, i wouldn't want to go back. If I could be younger and still know what I know and still get social security so I was free to do what I wanted, then I would want to be in my thirties or forty.
I kind of understand it. Speaking in generalities for the rest of the post.
Most of the advantages of youth are observable. They're more active. They have more stamina. They stay out late and "have fun". They're closer to the starting line, so their lives have more "potential" ("I can be whatever I want!") and less "history".
A young person who loves to party and get drunk and fuck a lot would look on me in horror - not just because "ew" but because they picture their current psyche in my body. A guy who wants to party but gets sleepy at midnight. A guy who wants to get drunk, but recognizes that a "hard partier" at 20 is an "alcoholic" at 40. A guy who wants to get laid but who no longer looks good enough to appeal to anybody at the club. And so they're scared to death of getting older, thinking it means being a 20-year-old trapped in a 40-year-old body.
And, I'll admit, these people exist. There exist 40-year-old party animals. And I'm the last to say they're doing it wrong. But it seems most of us feel a shift in those years. Just like you didn't hate being eight-years-old because nobody fed you strained peas making airplane noises anymore. And you didn't hate being twenty because it meant no more kickball at recess. Yeah, there's fun stuff from previous ages you tend not to do anymore. But we grow up. We develop new tastes. I don't go to bed early and read long books and listen to obscure music because I'm old, and that's all that's left to me now. It's because I really enjoy it.
I'm happier and more at peace than I ever was at twenty. But put a picture of me next to one of a twenty-year-old, and ask anyone (especially under thirty) which of us leads a happier life. I bet they mostly pick the young guy. Because, y'know, he's not old. :)
Pretty well said, Lex.
Yes, I'm 55 and want to go back to September 7, 1974, and live all those years over again until March 22, 2008, then croak!
But it is funny if you look at personal ads on a4a and other sites the age ranges sought for older guys are almost always younger. "I'm a 50 y.o. guy looking for 30-48" etc. Of course at 18 you can't say you are looking for younger!!!!!!!!!!!!
J'ai 24 et non!
Twenty Two and it's whatever. I wouldn't want to be younger though. Youth is the best thing ever, but being old enough to stand your ground is too rewarding. No longer am I force to like under someone else's rules like some robot.
39. Don't care about the number, honestly, but it is taking a long time to get the fitness level back that I had at 25.
I'd rewind 10 or 20 years if it meant I could change the way things turned out by doing a few things significantly differently to the way I did them this time. But if it meant just re-living my life and experiencing the fun stuff a second time, just the same as before, then no.
I know I'm officially old at 36, though, because I can see every day that youth is wasted on the young.
I just turned 22, but everyone thinks I look 17, so I'm good with it ;p
22, and definitely not. Full speed ahead!
Li'l Bit is 33, and he prefers not to live in the past. Certainly there were lots of great times in the past, but Li'l Bit would like to believe that there are lots of great things to come in the future. (Of course, this may be due in part to the fact that Li'l Bit is currently on the job market, and he'll be moving some time in the summer.)
In terms of looks and health, Li'l Bit is in better shape than he was five years ago. Youth is overrated.
48 and i'm loving it