Everyone: YOUR YOUNGER SELF

  • MercuryMax

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    Oct 29, 2009 5:58 PM GMT
    So here's the question:

    When you were younger I assume you had expectations of what you would become later in life... What were your expectations and did you live up to them?


    My expectations were: Some kind of decent job, never join the military, somehow become handsome with a nice physique, fall in love and have a deep romance and own a Trans Am to be turned into the knight rider car and a decent sized home. I also expected myself to always be a kind hearted, humbled, shy, always honest, never deceptive, masculine person with lots of the same friends that i grew up with.

    This is what came true: decent job achieved, Trans Am in my possession, masculine personality, 98% of the time I am honest, humble, kind hearted, and rarely deceptive.

    Although, I would say that my childhood self would not like the person that I've become to be quite honest.

    Would your childhood self like what you've become over the years??


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    Oct 29, 2009 8:00 PM GMT
    Awww, isn't that sweet he got a case of beer for his birthday! LOL
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    My younger self was and is as confused as my older self. Sometimes I doubt I have grown at all, emotionally I mean. Think, stuck in a rut.
  • kietkat

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    Oct 29, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    One of your goals in life is to achive a "masculine personality"? icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 29, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    I was going to start a thread like this -but I do not like my younger self. I actually torn most of my pictures and threw them away- along with all those memories. I found some recently and.... yikes.
    I have/had no ambitions.
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  • MercuryMax

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    Oct 29, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    kietkat saidOne of your goals in life is to achive a "masculine personality"? icon_confused.gif


    Not to achieve, but I expected to be that type of person. You're reading too into it.
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    Oct 29, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    When I was younger I had no idea where I was going to be, I wasn't sure I was going to make it through high school much less into adulthood.

    I had a very... "grumpy" childhood experience and didn't realize how kind and fun adults could be. I think I would be disappointed because I don't own a mansion in the mountains, with a huge glass towered atrium/greenhouse, directly adjacent to the tower with a swimming pool that looked over my stables.
    I don't still live with my mom so THAT would be a HUGE surprise to my younger self.

    I would be happy that I'm not a "grumpy" product of a grumpy early life. Actually, I'd actually really love who I've become and would be very proud of me... even without the mansion.

    If I could I would go back and take care of my younger self the way I should have been. I'd comfort, protect and nurture all the wonderful qualities I've found as an adult.
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    Oct 29, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
    Ok so for me when I was younger biggest future job was to loose weight. I was fat, the fat kid of the school. So had some really bad days. Am 25 now and 5'11" with 160lb, and 7% body fat, so a pretty decent job. But still feels like something is lacking, just had so many things I wanted to do, like playing violen, a good dancer etc, which I never did. So still trying to be there by the time am 30.
  • MercuryMax

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    Oct 29, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    Bravo guys....glad to hear such positive responses
  • toybrian

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    Oct 29, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    Mercury, at least most of the things you wanted you acheived...I am waiting for a new home so I can go on to the next hope that I want...
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    Oct 29, 2009 10:03 PM GMT
    When I was in high school I dreamed of growing up to be successful, attractive, popular with lots of friends and heaps of confidence, and have a gorgeous wife.

    These days I'm successful enough, insofar as I'm happy and not wanting for stuff. I've outgrown my goofy adolescence, so I think skinny, bespectacled fifteen-year-old-me would approve. The intense social phobias and anxiety have disappeared, and I make friends easily and have some great people in my life.

    I don't have the gorgeous wife (well, not anymore), but the hottie boyfriend more than makes up for that. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 29, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    When I was a schoolboy in 1966, I attended a local swimming pool staffed with a lifeguard. On the back of his top were displayed the red letters three inches high:

    LIFEGUARD

    When a youngster got into trouble in the deep end, I watched as this hot icon crawled to the edge of the pool, arm outstretched. Still unable to reach him, he leaped belly down into the pool and towed the lad to safety. Much to my own embarrassment, my phallus stood on end, and I stayed at home, away from the pool for a while.
    After that he left, assumed gone back to, or started University. Two other lifeguards, including a female, replaced him.
    Never forgetting that day, I joined a Lifesaving Club six years later in 1972. There under the supervision of a retired Army officer, I submitted to his barking orders of the weekly "pressure swim" which was the climax of an excellent session combining water rescues and dry resuscitation classes which included learning the ins and outs of the human anatomy.
    I gained the Bronze Medallion award in December of that year, just before Christmas. This opened the door to working as a full time Lifeguard at any poolside, and that is precisely what I did for a few months in 1973.
    Today, when I sometimes chat with a Lifeguard, which I often do at the pool/sauna suite, I found that my method of lifesaving is antiquated and obsolete. Today's lifeguards are just a small step from being Paramedics.
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    Oct 29, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    NOPE! And Ive given up trying to be anything like I thought I would be when I was a kid. Screw it. The more I think about it the more depressed I get. Fuck that...
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    Oct 30, 2009 1:12 AM GMT
    When I was baby, mom and dad were building a house, they put me in a safe place where I couldn't roll off something and get hurt, which was the bathroom tub. So from just a few months old I was listening to Hammers, the sounds of sawing, the smells of wood, sawdust, cement, plaster, paint, varnish and glue. From that for some reason as early as I can remember, I was always building forts with my brothers in tow and the neighborkids too. I would go to bed planning some fort and be unable to sleep for my vision of what I was going to do with the fort. the next day the fort went up the way my plans were the night before. when I started thinking of what I wanted in my future, it was all wrapped around building a big nice home. Well I did that several times over and have enjoyed it. Part of my childhood dream was to fill the house with some kids, which I did too. I did realize early in life that I liked the boys but back in the 50's and early 60's that wasn't supposed to be so I left that out until later in Life. The child I was would be happy about the home and kids, but would really be confused about the guys in my life.
  • Sirkit

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    Oct 30, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    When I was a kid I wanted to be a doctor and help people. Then I grew up a bit and realized I wasn't much into the blood and guts but I wanted to be a professional (lawyer, manager) with lots of responsibility. I wanted to have an apartment in a big city, I wanted a car, and I wanted a wife...

    I have the job, I have the apartment (but not the big city icon_razz.gif), I now don't want a car, and I'm gay. LOL, oh well doesn't change how happy I am about my life.
  • creature

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    Oct 30, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    I did not live up to my expectations... yet. But I'm still working on the things I want to accomplish. But I'm not entirely disappointed because I was naive to believe how quickly, if ever, I could achieve my goals. I made mistakes, and have myself to blame, but I'm going to try hard not to replicate them.

    If you want to know what my life is like thus far, watch The Graduate.

    And is that a new phoenix drawing behind you?
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    Oct 30, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    In elementary school I loved trains so my dream was to be a railroad engineer. By high school I had outgrown trains but had had no other ideas. In college I knew I wanted to be a cultivated hedonist. At that point my talents seemed to point in the direction of academia or some similar poetic but impoverished career path. I suppressed these inclinations and instead went to law school. I imagined a genteel existence in probate law where I would take little old ladies out to lunch to discuss drafting new wills disinheriting everybody.
    I found that I hated probate and evolved into a criminal trial lawyer with a real zest for my work. Nothing could be further from what my younger self imagined. The bf and the daily gym attendance were another surprise my younger self would never have expected.

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    Oct 30, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    well at:

    5 - wanted to be an astronaut

    10 - i wanted to be an awesome martial artist like Goku from Dragon Ball

    15 - i wanted to be a pilot

    now at 21 - i want to party all the time
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    Oct 30, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    Everyone always thought I'd a guitarist in some band. I actually thought that would be pretty awesome. It did become a dream of mine for a while ever since I was a kid, seeing some of my favorite bands perform.

    I fell more in love with drawing and martial arts though. Then I went into the military and experienced and saw things I never thought I would when I was a kid. Because of all that I guess, I feel much different now than I would have ever imagined.
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    Oct 30, 2009 1:07 PM GMT
    When I was a kid I had bad insomnia and would always see those late night infomercials with kids that had cleft palates.

    Up until high school I wanted to be a plastic surgeon, then I changed my mind and opened up to general surgery, which I think has a bit more variety than plastics.

    So from high school to present, I still want to be that surgeon... Entered the university of my choice, joined a small group of pre-med students, made about 26 friends from that. Then a year went by and only 2 (with me included) out of 26 people are still pre-med.icon_confused.gif

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    Oct 30, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
    I didn't expect to live past 30, so the last 22+ years have continuously reminded me that I was inaccurate in that prediction.
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    Oct 30, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
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    I expected to graduate high school with good grades and go to college as a Flute performance major. I also expected to be a loser when I was in school and not have any friends while I was in school.

    Now... I'm studying to take my GED and I have no plans on going to college anymore. I want to become a freelance makeup artist and move either to NYC or LA. I'm not a loser and I make friends super easy lol.

    My childhood self would be happy that I'm still trying to make something out of myself,instead of giving up like most people.

    I like who I am today.

    I don't let people walk over me
    I speak up if I need something
    I'm a well rounded person
    I give people the same respect that they give me ,good or bad




  • MercuryMax

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    Nov 03, 2009 5:29 PM GMT
    WOW....these stories are really interesting. You guys should definitely read each others'. It really shows a human side of each other.


    I think its funny one of you said that you didnt expect to live past 30. I actually have sort of the same feeling, but my belief is that i wont live past 28. I'm not concerned with it though. If it happens, then so be it, if not, I hope I have all my priorities straight.


    I really like hearing about you guys....you all had some very interesting passions.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 03, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
    I have no idea what I expected, but I thought I would grow up to be a doctor. HA! Here's me at age 4 and 8 icon_lol.gif

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    Nov 04, 2009 7:14 AM GMT
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    This one cracks me up ahahahahah
  • beaujangle

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    Nov 04, 2009 7:18 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI have no idea what I expected, but I thought I would grow up to be a doctor. HA! Here's me at age 4 and 8 icon_lol.gif

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    wow, you were so blond as a kid, it's interesting how hair colour changes!