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    What are the best years of your life ???
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    Being a kid 👍🏼
    No school, no stress, just have fun being ya self 💖💛
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    Strangely enough... being at college. It was the last time I remember being stress free!
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    Hopefully retirement, if I get there
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    I m finding my 20s to be my best years so far
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    (Original post by anonomon)
    What are the best years of your life ???
    Uni years without a doubt, that is assuming you have friends in uni / socialise.
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    Sounds soppy but the best years of my life have been since I've been with my bf from the age of 17 until now. It's nice having someone by my side and on the second wavelength as me and who is there through the good and the bad

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    The years you are alive
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    As people get older they always tend to hark back to times in the past as the best years of their lives, partly thats because of the effect of nostalgia and selective memories.

    When they were a student they were broke, living in a crappy flat where the ceiling leaked and the landlord did nothing about it, had constant relationship disappointments where they got their hopes up about somebody and then it went wrong, they lay in bed crying themselves to sleep afraid they would never meet someone, or gripped with fear about exam stress, fear of not getting a good degree, the stress of going for graduate applications and interviews and wondering whether they will get a decent job. They feel fed up with this constant treadmill of academia they have been on since 7 years of age and dream about a life in the future where they get a good job, find a partner, get a house and children and a nice car.

    When they imagine this life, they don't imagine the work pressures and office politics, the relationship arguments, the constant tiredness they will feel looking after children, the annoyances of home and car repairs.

    15 years later they will be living in the middle of all that, and will remember wistfully their student days as the best days of their life. They will forget about all the crap and uncertainty they went through at university, they will remember it being a lifestyle free from responsibilities, when they went out partying multiple times a week, when there were loads of opportunities to get with people, when they had all their friends around them and would spend evenings watching films, playing Xbox, going shopping or doing various activities together that they never get to do any more. Then they will claim university was the best days of their lives.

    There is one thing that is true about being younger though, which is like that Baz Lurhmann sunscreen song where it says

    "enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh never mind, you will never understand the power and the beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in twenty years, you will look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked."

    As you get older and see pictures of your younger self you will feel a sense of longing for being that person again, and be amazed at how you looked. When you're young, you have always been young, so you can't imagine being anything else, but as time passes you have this weird realisation that yes actually you do get old, at the same rate as everyone else, your 20s only lasts for 10 years and then you're in to your 30s, and that will happen with every decade, and you feel like....wtf I wasn't ready to leave being 21 yet!
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    (Original post by anonomon)
    What are the best years of your life ???
    HA certainly not your teenage years I can tell you that
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    College years are the best
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