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Old 08-14-2002, 05:02 PM   #16
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Being a little kid was decent but junior high (age 11-13) was horrendous, as was a good deal of high school (14-17). Luckily, though, as time went by from high school to college, each year got better than the last, so I really enjoyed both my senior year of high school and my senior year of college.
All of my years have had highlights and lowlights, some with more than others, but I think I'm still waiting for that really great year. If you had that end all, be all year, the one where you got practically everything you ever wanted or needed, what would be the point of having more years after that? I think it's good to be disappointed sometimes, it gives you hope that what comes next will be better -- and a lot of times it is!

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Old 08-14-2002, 05:34 PM   #17
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Old 08-14-2002, 05:40 PM   #18
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Old 08-14-2002, 05:47 PM   #19
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back in the summer of 69...

every year seems to just get better.
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Old 08-14-2002, 06:49 PM   #20
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so i know mona's heading off to become a terp----GO TERPS!!!---and i just wanted to say i think college is the best time....people dont realize how much freedom you have there....make the most of it....think beyond your experience....dream a bit.....try things, but don't be unsafe.....write some poetry and send it to the damn literary mag for god's sake!

and then any time spent with your main squeeze is good time....
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Its a question that has an ever evolving answer. As life goes on, and things change, you look back on other parts of your life with differing reflection. For all the high schoolers who think HS is hard, in a few years you'll long to be back there, same for college students. But when you're done with school and some of life's responsibilities kick in, some benefits such as financial independence come along with it.
Enjoy wherever you are now, things will change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not, but you can never go back so make the most of all of life's stages.
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I had the exact same score...550 verbal, 780 math.
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Old 08-14-2002, 07:27 PM   #23
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2001 & 2002

Nothing really BAD happened, but I got even more good friends, got a band, met U2...
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Old 08-14-2002, 08:04 PM   #24
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Well, in my books, anything before the age of 14 was probably best... best being a relative term... :\
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my school years. are fond fond memories. I was a senior in '77& '78.
my young mother days were filled with beautiful moments but tough too.
I am pleased to say I truly believe the best years are are yet to come, well maybe not years. I think the best is made up of interspersed moments rather than years.late 2001/early 02 have been great so far
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Old 08-14-2002, 10:11 PM   #27
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Originally posted by Hewson

Enjoy wherever you are now, things will change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not, but you can never go back so make the most of all of life's stages.

When I was 15, I thought things could only get better...then they got worse. And I thought they would get better....and they got worse. And so life just have to do the best you can with whatever you've got. Happiness is a state of mind. Even though your circumstances might not be great, you can MAKE them great!

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In high school, it always annoyed me when parents took pictures of their kids saying, "These are the best years of their lives!" GAH! Don't get me wrong, I loved high school while I was there, but I also didn't want to turn out like the characters in Bruce Springsteen's "Glory Days" sitting around talking about how good they were in high school 30 years after they'd graduated.

Unfortunately, since I had a pretty crappy first semester at college and the second semester started off crappy, I'd say that so far my best years were high school. However, my first year at college ended on a very good note and I'm really excited to get back (next week already!), so I know that there are even better times ahead!
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I'd have to say 2001. I worked my ass off for my last semester of college,decided pretty much on an impulse to travel up to Calgary to visit a friend and see U2 for the first time, gave a solo recital I am still very proud of, graduated, picked up and moved out to California, fell in love with the most incredible woman I know, and saw U2 a couple more times in LA. 2002's been a little different, but you make the best with what you've got, they say.

Sure, I might have been overall happier as a little kid, but 2001 takes it because I was aware enough and mature enough to really appreciate what I had.
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Old 08-15-2002, 01:06 PM   #30
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Probably when I was 26-27. Eek! I'm old. 29

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