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View Poll Results: What has been the worst age to be alive for you (so far)?

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  • 0-10

    7 15.22%
  • 11-20

    33 71.74%
  • 21-30

    7 15.22%
  • 31-40

    4 8.70%
  • 41-50

    0 0%
  • 51-60

    0 0%
  • 61-70

    0 0%
  • 71-80

    1 2.17%
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  1. #21
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    I found it very hard to turn 30, and must say that I selected 31-40 because of the exhaustion (very) young children cause.
    However, apart from this, I really enjoy being in my 30'ies. It seems I finally start to understand who I really am and have some peace with that.
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    I answered 31-40 (I'm 36 now). Not because things are or have been awful (all things considered, I've had it pretty good), but since I turned 35 or so, I'm coming to realize that all of those things that I always assumed I'd have plenty of time for may never happen. It's pretty easy to say "I'm 23 and haven't met anyone to share my life with" - there's the expectation of many more opportunities. The same thing doesn't seem as true at 35 (or 36). Same thing applies to major success in a career - I pretty much have to suck it up and admit that I'm going to be sitting in a cube for the next 20 years to pay off my mortgage. It's the lack of reasonable exciting possibilities that bothers me more than anything else. It's not *bad*, just a little bit of a downer.

    Having said that, had I been asked this question five years ago, I'm sure I'd have said 11-20, mostly because I simply despised high school and dealing with my parents' divorce wasn't always so fun. But looking back on it, the lack of responsibility had its good points . I think as we get older, different things bother us more, and the answer to this is likely to change (even for older-than-average-around-here folks like me).

    Anyway, that's my answer.

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    Life was really crappy for me from about 2 to 10 because my mom was extremely irresponsible. She was a big drug user and spent all her money on that instead of food, bills and clothes for her kids. then life was crappy from 11 to about 19. When i was about 14 my siblings and me were put in foster care. we were all separated though because one foster house wouldn't take all 6 of us. I ended up having to move to Texas with my dad. I thought things would get better but my step mom treated me like crap and always talked badly about my mother. She kicked me out when i was 17, because i forgot to do the dishes one night. Life got better when i was 19 and had a good job.

    story of my life in a nutshell. lol

    life is getting better year after year now.
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    17 for me. Meh! 16 was great, 18, 19 was OK. 17 sucked.

    Just.. wrong crowd, wrong time.

    -Geoff

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    ah, teenage life: when everything was easy but seemed so difficult :p

    (ah, it's been a long time since I've said something as annoying as this )
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    The only two years that really sucked from age 11-20 were 12-13.

    I had a run of bad experiences in my mid 20s and was depressed for about 3 years, from age 24-27. I literally had to leave the country I'd spent most of my life in to lift myself out of it.

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    My teens. I couldn't grow up fast enough and get out on my own. I've had some bad years since then, but overall things have been improving steadily since age 18.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    I would say that around 100% of us are under 50
    Not quite 100 percent. But my answer is "11-20," so it's a moot point for purposes of the poll.

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    Specifically, 7th grade was the worst- ages 12-13 - not so much because of school, but because of home. As a matter of fact, when I was in my 30's and I dealt with some of the trauma, I began to regain happy memories from that time. Apparently, when you block out bad memories, the good ones get blocked, too. Or at least that's how it is for me.

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    I picked 0-10. Being small, weak, ignorant and powerless is not my idea of fun. From 11 to the present each year has been better than the last.
    Last edited by sassafrassquatch; 01-22-2008 at 12:22 PM.

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    age 18 was the worst by far. my first girlfriend died 2 months before i turned 18 (while we were together) and i was a complete wreck all year. my life before then wasn't too great either, but nowhere close to the same league of emptiness.

    been getting consistently better since. (i just turned 22)

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