A Tragic Story Of Someone Who Waited Too Long

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A good friend of mine was telling me a story they heard from an OkCupid date. The story was about the girl’s father. This man was taking early retirement. He had dreamed of retiring for a while now and he was finally getting close to that magic number of 55 years of age. He counted down the weeks: 20 weeks to go, 19, 18…

A week or so before the big day, he was hit by a pick-up truck. He was paralyzed from the waist down. He spent the next ten years in a wheelchair, unable to do any of the things he had dreamed of doing – all of those things that he had put on hold until the age of 55. The age when he would finally be free to follow his dreams.

He died in his wheelchair.

Did you get goosebumps reading that story? I did, and everyone I have told this story to, did as well. 

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Why Does Everyone Want To Be 20 Again?

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I’m in my 30s now, and it’s a weird thing. I have never been happier, and I have never felt better. But so many people message me or talk to me all the time about wanting to be 20 again. “I wish I could be 20 again.” They say over and over again.

I also recently watched an Anime (love them) and it was again portraying this emotion of wanting to go back, wanting no regrets, wanting to go back and warn our younger self, wanting to go back and correct all of our mistakes. All of this started making me think, as it always does. Life happens, and then it triggers something inside of me, and then I go into this deep spiral of self-reflection, and self-analysis.

The main question I had for myself was “Am I the same as these people? Do I want to go back again as well? Do I want to be 20 again?”

If it isn’t obvious already, the answer for me was a resolute ‘No’. This blog post is all about why I think that way, why I would never want to go back, and why I am so happy being here right now in this moment as I am.

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