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post #61 of 95
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Had just started partying, had just started following politics, read a lot of poetry and non-fiction, played a lot of video games. Essentially, it was my first year of greatness.
By 17, you were somewhere between 9,000 and 10,000 posts, right?
post #62 of 95
LSD.
post #63 of 95
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Had just started partying, had just started following politics, read a lot of poetry and non-fiction, played a lot of video games. Essentially, it was my first year of greatness.

Did you discover Bill Evans before or after you discovered substance abuse?
post #64 of 95
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post
I'm sure you guys' lives are more interesting than mine so I wanna hear what your life was like at age 17.

Discuss.

I was a very shy, awkward virgin.
post #65 of 95
1. Was awaiting my first son.
2. Worked at a photo lab on 16th Street.
3. Got my first apartment. Rent was $450
4. Weighed 175lbs
5. Was drug/smoke free.
6. Got my first gun. (due to neighborhood of 3)
7. Had a beeper.
8. First bank account (Citibank)
9. Hopped the train religiously
post #66 of 95
^ I read on some site that none of this is true !
post #67 of 95
when i was 17 i took up a part time job at Taco Bell to make some money so i can go to the prom. i got into constant arguments with the manager there, in front of customers, all the time. should have gotten fired. i did get suspended once.
post #68 of 95
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
^ I read on some site that none of this is true !

post #69 of 95
A number of years ago, I saw a comedian who wondered why people seemed to pine away for their teenage years. His rationale was this: you lived with your parents, you didn't have much freedom, you didn't have any money, and sex was probably pretty hard to come by. He went on to relay a story of getting a terrible blow job -- all toothy and whatnot -- from an ugly girl at his crappy apartment.

"Still, it's better than being 16," he said.

And I have to agree. I had fun when I was a teenager, but there isn't enough money in the world to get me to do it over again.
post #70 of 95
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Wake up, 530 AM. Go to morning workout for whichever sport was in season. Class from 8-3:10. Practice til 530. Work until 10. Girlfriend until 11. Sleep. Repeat.

I don't know if I believe this.
post #71 of 95
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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post
A number of years ago, I saw a comedian who wondered why people seemed to pine away for their teenage years. His rationale was this: you lived with your parents, you didn't have much freedom, you didn't have any money, and sex was probably pretty hard to come by. He went on to relay a story of getting a terrible blow job -- all toothy and whatnot -- from an ugly girl at his crappy apartment.

"Still, it's better than being 16," he said.

And I have to agree. I had fun when I was a teenager, but there isn't enough money in the world to get me to do it over again.

I don't think it's that most people want to just be a teenager again, but to be a teenager with the knowledge we have now. You may realize that things weren't as big of a deal as you thought, or vice versa. You might take option A, instead of B, and be someplace completely different.

I'm not saying I have any regrets per se, but there are probably some thing that I would have done a bit differently.
post #72 of 95
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Originally Posted by randallr View Post
I don't know if I believe this.
What's hard to believe? That was the daily life of most kids in my town.
post #73 of 95
If I could redo my teens with the mindset of a 25 year old (now), I would do it.
post #74 of 95
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
I don't think it's that most people want to just be a teenager again, but to be a teenager with the knowledge we have now. You may realize that things weren't as big of a deal as you thought, or vice versa. You might take option A, instead of B, and be someplace completely different.

I'm not saying I have any regrets per se, but there are probably some thing that I would have done a bit differently.

I think a lot of people do dream of being teenagers again. It's a "grass is always greener" scenario. When you're a teenager, you want the freedom, money, responsibilty, coolness, etc. of being an adult (at least, a twenty-something adult). When you're an adult, and you have kids, a mortgage, credit card bills, stressful work, and so forth, you often dream of being that carefree teenager again.
post #75 of 95
If girls looked the way they do now I would go back in a heartbeat.
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