Do you like the person you've become?

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    Feb 14, 2014 6:49 AM GMT
    Are you anything like the person you thought you would be when you were a child?
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    Feb 14, 2014 6:50 AM GMT

    "Are you anything like the person you thought you would be when you were a child?"

    Nope.

    You asked an entirely different question in your topic title.
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    Feb 14, 2014 6:50 AM GMT
    Maybe. icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 14, 2014 6:52 AM GMT
    I can barely remember that person..but I'm sure he was more of a power ranger mhmm
  • MikeW

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    Feb 14, 2014 6:56 AM GMT
    I have far exceeded my every expectation.
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    Feb 14, 2014 7:02 AM GMT


    "Do you like the person you've become?"

    At times, yes.
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    Feb 14, 2014 7:06 AM GMT
    The only thing I remember wanting to be when I was a kid, when I was about 6 years old, is being the guy driving the trash truck. Something about that big noisy truck and banging around the trash cans was appealing to me. This was back in the days when the trash man had to lift up the trash cans and do all the work.

    I remember my family being amused.
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    Feb 14, 2014 7:23 AM GMT
    I wanted to be a vet, or work with animals..but not anymore I don't even have that interest anymore
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    Feb 14, 2014 7:24 AM GMT
    I wish I made more money, but other than that, I'm fine. I think I've accomplished a lot for a guy my age. Have I always made the best decisions? No. But I have done nothing in life so awful to make me regret anything. Even a 6 year toxic relationship showed me something about myself. So, yeah I'm pretty content but always strive for more. Whatever is meant to happen will happen, there's no stopping it.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 14, 2014 7:27 AM GMT
    I love the person I've become.
    I never had a clue as to what I'd be when I was young. As a matter of fact I didn't think I'd live this long, and then one day, I think I thought I'd die that day and I was jumped and beaten by four guys and I think I could have died that day and everything began to grow dark, and I realized I didn't want to die, and that I wanted to live and grow old.
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    Feb 14, 2014 11:25 AM GMT
    "Do you like the person you've become?"

    No. Too many negative experiences have made me way too jaded, bitter and slants the tone of the way I come across as weird and unrelatable.

    I hope to change that is my life progresses.

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    Feb 14, 2014 11:28 AM GMT
    No. I am not the person I thought I would be.

    Do I like the person I've become. Yes and no.

    Mostly yes.

    I think I have finally started to accept myself - flaws and all. However, there are many things that I wish had happened differently - I had handled differently. All I can do is learn from those mistakes, move forward, and try to be better because of it.
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    Feb 14, 2014 12:52 PM GMT
    NO not at all...that pretty much covers it, no more needs to be said
  • winwin

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    Feb 14, 2014 1:21 PM GMT
    I LOVE the person that I have become. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 14, 2014 1:41 PM GMT
    No but I was changed by circumstance not by choice.Life does change you in ways you can't always control.Ryan.
  • Jccatlyn

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    Feb 14, 2014 2:28 PM GMT
    Love it

    and read here what i been up too
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  • madsexy

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    Feb 14, 2014 2:34 PM GMT
    To answer "Are you happy with the person you are"
    I am - I OWN who/what I am, and I'm meeting my basic objectives which are -
    - to be a good person to others and to myself
    - to be self-sufficient financially and otherwise
    - to enjoy life within the boundaries of necessary constraints
    - to make a positive difference in the world whenever I can
    (that last one is a killer!).

    To answer "Are you anything like what you wanted to be when you were a child"
    I refined that when I was more mature, in my late teens, and that's who I am.
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    Feb 14, 2014 2:35 PM GMT
    Jccatlyn saidLove it

    and read here what i been up too
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    oh really? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 14, 2014 3:19 PM GMT
    Do I like the person I've become? Yes, but I'm an imperfect, human work in progress.

    Am I living the way I might have imagined I'd be living at this age, back when I was a kid?

    No. Back then, I thought I'd be married, with a wife, working at UAL, living in the kind of house I was raised in, driving Cadillacs & wearing good 3-piece suits every day. I even pictured myself with a couple of kids. I grew up in an atmosphere of gorgeous rambling houses, long green lawns, swimming pools, blue skies & sunshine, with plenty of money, trips and every wish granted. I just assumed I'd live just the way my grandparents did, as though I had that coming to me, but the world changed-and not for the good - with deregulation of the airlines. My grandfather predicted deregulation was a horrendous idea and he was so right.

    (End if rant)
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    Feb 14, 2014 3:28 PM GMT
    Yes, I feel that everything I wanted has happened. I also feel that I value what is real. I always treated people with the same respect that they have given me or I have given back better. I know right and wrong. I never gave up on what I wanted for my self and love the outcome. There were times when it was hard and difficult, but that made me who I am today.

    I think it was a mixture of luck, work, growth and being grounded.
  • madsexy

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    Feb 14, 2014 3:50 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidDo I like the person I've become? Yes, but I'm an imperfect, human work in progress.

    Am I living the way I might have imagined I'd be living at this age, back when I was a kid?

    No. Back then, I thought I'd be married, with a wife, working at UAL, living in the kind of house I was raised in, driving Cadillacs & wearing good 3-piece suits every day. I even pictured myself with a couple of kids. I grew up in an atmosphere of gorgeous rambling houses, long green lawns, swimming pools, blue skies & sunshine, with plenty of money, trips and every wish granted. I just assumed I'd live just the way my grandparents did, as though I had that coming to me, but the world changed-and not for the good - with deregulation of the airlines. My grandfather predicted deregulation was a horrendous idea and he was so right.

    (End if rant)

    So question . . . I really like that my life ISN'T like my parents' live (much like you described about your growing-up) - do you?
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    Feb 14, 2014 3:54 PM GMT
    _Behemoth_ saidAre you anything like the person you thought you would be when you were a child?

    Nope! Not even close...
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    Feb 14, 2014 3:58 PM GMT
    ^^^^^ Interesting that you said you like your life because it isn't like your parents' life? How so?

    In my case, I was describing what I thought my future would be like - from the vantage point as a kid - maybe around 12 years old. My life has had joys and sorrows (whose hasn't?) but I would have liked my life to be a lot more like the grandparents' life (just without the heterosexuality).
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    Feb 14, 2014 4:12 PM GMT
    Yes and yes. I have a secure job with good benefits and a decent retirement package, which is more than my father ever had. I live in a large home in a very nice area, and drive a decent car, which is more than my parents had until their 50s. I like to think I'm a decent person, and I'm fiercely loyal to my friends and family. I certainly wish I were in better shape physically, which is a work in progress. I do wish I were sharper mentally. I'm content with my husband most of the time , which is more than most people. I appreciate that in America we enjoy reliable utilities, regular garbage pickup, peace from violence for the most part, and ample supplies of safe and fresh food. I appreciate that I can see these things and that many do not. So, I'm light years from perfect, but as I live and try to improve, I can like myself more each day.
    I also like that I resisted the temptation to abuse drugs, which is NOT to say that everyone who did is lesser than I.
  • JArking

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    Feb 14, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    Strange question(s) but yes. There are times when we all reflect on our choices in life and regret something, and if you'd asked me two months ago I'd probably have said no. But through determination I've managed to overcome some hurdles in life and really push myself to get things back on track. So it's definitely a yes. I just wish my body burned stomach fat faster.