Excluding the death phase I think you make a very good point. However, young and without real responsibility is something most adults look back upon fondly. I guess it's not such a demarcation for clock punchers, union members, etc. but for people with challenging positions those days of freedom keep a certain nostalgic shine to them.
This made me lol.
You're absolutely right -- I definitely miss the freedom I had in college.. and I'm only two years out!
do not agree. some phases of life absolutely suck ass. i mean, ask a doc, maybe an oral surgeon who worked like a maniac in residency and made no money, and then pulls out wisdom teeth 9-5 and makes half a mil a year, or an associate lawyer that has to work over 3000 hours a year and then becomes partner and plays golf all day, if one phase of life crushed another?
i mean, i know i have phases of my life that are way better than others. sure, i mean hopefully even in harder times there are things in ones life that dont suck, but overall, i had some great things happen in my life in harder times, like the birth of some of my children, thank g-d. but i think some phases are way better than others. just my opinion of course.
my grand father in law passed away at 95 i think. he saw all his children and grandchildren get married, and had many great grand children sit on his knee. he stated clearly he was happy and at peace, and ready to move on from this earth.
Well, when you put it that way, sure. But you're also focusing solely on the time / monetary compensation ratio in the above examples. I meant my original statement to compare more general phases in life defined by age, not necessarily occupation and compensation.
Def. believe that your grandfather in law probably passed away in peace. I'd like to think that at that point in life, being around family and loved ones is the only thing you'd want.