Question? What has been the best decade of your life?

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I'm now turning 36...

My 20s were fun, played on bikes got serious got married had kids got divorced.. Screenshot_2019-06-28-09-35-19~2.png

Worked a lot of sales jobs... Got married again like an idiot... Another quick,divorce...(only nudes so no pics)

Now that I'm in my almost 40s... Does it get better? Easier? Did anyone like,their,40s better,than 30s... Or even their 50s?

Because I really miss,being 16


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The 90's when I turned 30, married and produced offspring

Best years ever

Everything about the 90's was better

The cars were better (and why I drive a '96 RX-7)

I liked the bikes better

The music was better

It was the last full decade of the golden era of 2 stroke GP racing

The web was breaking and it was a great time to be in tech, I earned more money than any time after and traveling the world while doing it

There was an air of optimism everywhere, it was before 9/11

Flying was better, again it was before 9/11

It seemed like there were less assholes everywhere

I was 175 lbs whereas today I can't get below 200
 
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I'm very envious... A lot of guys that I hang out with now are my age mid 30s to,early forties... The 90s even,through the narrow vison( because of,my age) seemed like the most fun shit ever...

That beautiful girl above gave her virginity to,me... I dropped out of high school in 99 and had a job selling phones in,2000 for 80 grand a year... It was a weird time... But perfect.
 
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I've just turned 70 ! So yeah I'd say the seventies were fun (20 to 30 yrs old)...... bikes,sport etc married and had 3 boys who are now 40 ,38 and 38 (twins).
Not that keen about old age, the bods cracking a bit here and there. But,I'd do it all again the same way .....
 
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The only downside of the 90's was the advent of the cellphone, perhaps the last decade when people were authentic and knew how to talk to each other rather than projecting through phony Instagram highlight reels
 
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Spent the 1990s in Japan- it was awesome, Spent 2001-2010 in Thailand- likewise awesome. I've also spent the time since in Thailand, but at a much slower pace (not complaining). Things have been pretty good.
 
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Had some interesting experiences doing automated/robotic systems from the late Eighties into the early Nineties... a decade yes but crosses the date line.

I don't have lots of memories that I fret or dote over, but some chapters will never be forgotten.

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My life just keeps getting better and better, so I'm going to say the next decade will be the best. Until the next decade :)
 
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MC... What was your favorite? Racing.. When you got married?
Yep, up until I quit racing. So, the 70's, 80's, 90's, and first three years of 2000's.
After you've flung your shit around the track three decades, any other ride is boring, or just dangerously stupid I.E. "Dragon Slayers".
And what's really killed the last 15 years are god damned cell phones. Fucking people live for their cell phones.
 
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"almost 40's" :lol:

Man, you won't be in your "almost 40's" until you're 49.
 
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My early twenties were a lot of fun. All the friends I grew up with were still around. Was working nights and attending college part time to get a degree. Campus was full of beautiful, young and horny women. Parties every weekend and lots of sex with different women. The hedonism was ridiculous. My very best friend and I were great partners in crime. We even banged a few of the same chicks and had some good laughs about it.

In spite of that I have to say that now is the best time in my life. I have been married for two decades to the most wonderful woman. I retired 18 months ago at age 56. I get to do whatever I want every day which often involves riding my motorcycles. My health is good and I have no debt. Can not ask for much more.
 
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I'm not sure here as I've never had ten years in a row of good/great times.
Each decade has had some great times but also some that were much less than great.

The best time so far was probably when I figured out who I was and that I could be who ever I chose to be...

...I'll get back to you when I'm finished.
 
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I had a couple of good years back in the '70s, then 2 or 3 pretty good ones in the '80s, then 3 or 4 really good ones in the '90s...

I suppose I could piece together a good decade from the last 50 if I sat down and really thought about it. :biggrin1a:
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A bunch of you sound like my grandma, when I was a little girl a movie cost a nickel...
 
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:wink2: Da decade,, we be in,,,, right,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, now.......... :up:

Since,,, :red: I neva spected,, ta eva,,,,,,,,, live long enuff,,,,, ta see it.. :yahoo:
 
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Late 20's was awesome; out of school, single, making money, and a life centered on me and my dragbike with no further financial responsibilities. Mid 50's now with three survived cancers, a nice house and family, but absolutely obsessed with retiring at the earliest conceivable date. Don't know how many more "fuck this" corporate moments I can take before I'll walk away. If I were just responsible for me it would be an easy decision. A good family may be the best thing life offers, but they damn sure ain't free.
 
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Anybody that thinks their best decade is behind them has my sympathies.
I have no complaints about my past/youth I've come to realize, in my later years and having talked to so many who weren't as fortunate, that my youth was idyllic. I had a loving family home life, good health, parents who cared to teach me right from wrong, my school life was great (elementary, middle, high school and even the little bit of college I attended). I hung out with just about every group and got along with all well. Having been born in late '69, the decades of my life mirrored the decades in history.

The 70's were my "youth". Sesame Street, Bugs Bunny cartoons on Saturdays, riding bikes into town and hanging out with my friends, playing ball in the park, taking my dog for walks through the alfalfa fields and along the canal banks, BB gun wars in the new sub-divisions while they were being built, chasing the ice cream truck and going to the community pool in the summer, fishing int he aqueducts with my Dad, learning to shoot with my Dad, getting my first real job (paper route), playing D & D with my nerd friends... So much more that I just don[t have the room here to write it all down. "Time of your life, kid!" - I hope I'm giving my son the same experiences.

The 80's were my formative years. Middle and high school. Awesome music, MTV, the malls, girls, band, wrestling, football, working out, learning to drive, riding dirt bikes at the old dump, 4 wheeling, camping with my buddies, getting laid for the first time, getting drunk for the first time, getting my driver's license, getting my first ticket, shooting squirrels and rabbits in the fields, fishing with my buddies, getting my next "real" job - working at he local tennis club. So many good times. I hope my son can experience his high school years like I did mine.

The 90's were my first steps into adulthood. Parties in the city till almost dawn, then getting back an hour before having to go to work. Runs to Reno and to Hollywood with a good friend to party for the weekend, meeting my first "long term" girlfriend and moving in with her and her cousin, playing football at the local community college, getting invited to and attending an NFL scout camp, bouncing at a local pool bar and a couple of night clubs, wrecking my pride and joy ('83 Toyota SB 4x4), then meeting the woman who would be my first wife and marrying her, playing semi-pro football and winning the National Championship.

The 2000's started slowing down a bit. 9/11 was a sobering day. My buddy shows up one day on something called a "Hayabusa" and it blew my mind. I was never really THAT into bikes until that day. Getting my own ZX12, learning how to ride fast, bike night meet ups, track days, trips to Cancun. This was probably my last care free decade. Then my wife's brother died. Then her Dad. I was missing something, having no family of my own left an emptiness in me.

The 2010's have been bittersweet - I gave up my bikes after promising my father, on his literal death bed, that I would I longer ride. Under the stress of his death, and not having a family to call my own my marriage of 17 years broke up. I lost my best friend of 30 years. But I also reconnected with the woman who would become the love of my life, and I became the father of a wonderful little boy. Things were picking up again, but that would be short lived...

The 20 "teens" saw stability return to my life for a period, but then two and a half years ago I lost my mother. On my birthday no less. Then, a year later my first grandchild was born. And then, just recently (two Sundays past actually) my wife lost her father to lung cancer. I've been thrust into another whirlwind of pain and loss, and I've come to realize that I have entered a period in my life where I will be losing more people than I am gaining. And that, as these folks leave this world, it makes me realize how short of a time I have left. 20, maybe 25 years at most. So, as much as I look forward to seeing my son venture into life on his own, and my grandson grow up my time has become very limited. I believe it's time for me to start "downsizing". All these "things" I've gained and acquired through the years can't go with me into the great beyond (or nowhere for you atheist types). The only thing that matters in this world is what I CAN leave behind. The memory of my teachings, the memories of who I was and what I did. Did i make a positive impact in the lives of those I knew? I hope so.
 
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I have no complaints about my past/youth I've come to realize, in my later years and having talked to so many who weren't as fortunate, that my youth was idyllic. I had a loving family home life, good health, parents who cared to teach me right from wrong, my school life was great (elementary, middle, high school and even the little bit of college I attended). I hung out with just about every group and got along with all well. Having been born in late '69, the decades of my life mirrored the decades in history.

The 70's were my "youth". Sesame Street, Bugs Bunny cartoons on Saturdays, riding bikes into town and hanging out with my friends, playing ball in the park, taking my dog for walks through the alfalfa fields and along the canal banks, BB gun wars in the new sub-divisions while they were being built, chasing the ice cream truck and going to the community pool in the summer, fishing int he aqueducts with my Dad, learning to shoot with my Dad, getting my first real job (paper route), playing D & D with my nerd friends... So much more that I just don[t have the room here to write it all down. "Time of your life, kid!" - I hope I'm giving my son the same experiences.

The 80's were my formative years. Middle and high school. Awesome music, MTV, the malls, girls, band, wrestling, football, working out, learning to drive, riding dirt bikes at the old dump, 4 wheeling, camping with my buddies, getting laid for the first time, getting drunk for the first time, getting my driver's license, getting my first ticket, shooting squirrels and rabbits in the fields, fishing with my buddies, getting my next "real" job - working at he local tennis club. So many good times. I hope my son can experience his high school years like I did mine.

The 90's were my first steps into adulthood. Parties in the city till almost dawn, then getting back an hour before having to go to work. Runs to Reno and to Hollywood with a good friend to party for the weekend, meeting my first "long term" girlfriend and moving in with her and her cousin, playing football at the local community college, getting invited to and attending an NFL scout camp, bouncing at a local pool bar and a couple of night clubs, wrecking my pride and joy ('83 Toyota SB 4x4), then meeting the woman who would be my first wife and marrying her, playing semi-pro football and winning the National Championship.

The 2000's started slowing down a bit. 9/11 was a sobering day. My buddy shows up one day on something called a "Hayabusa" and it blew my mind. I was never really THAT into bikes until that day. Getting my own ZX12, learning how to ride fast, bike night meet ups, track days, trips to Cancun. This was probably my last care free decade. Then my wife's brother died. Then her Dad. I was missing something, having no family of my own left an emptiness in me.

The 2010's have been bittersweet - I gave up my bikes after promising my father, on his literal death bed, that I would I longer ride. Under the stress of his death, and not having a family to call my own my marriage of 17 years broke up. I lost my best friend of 30 years. But I also reconnected with the woman who would become the love of my life, and I became the father of a wonderful little boy. Things were picking up again, but that would be short lived...

The 20 "teens" saw stability return to my life for a period, but then two and a half years ago I lost my mother. On my birthday no less. Then, a year later my first grandchild was born. And then, just recently (two Sundays past actually) my wife lost her father to lung cancer. I've been thrust into another whirlwind of pain and loss, and I've come to realize that I have entered a period in my life where I will be losing more people than I am gaining. And that, as these folks leave this world, it makes me realize how short of a time I have left. 20, maybe 25 years at most. So, as much as I look forward to seeing my son venture into life on his own, and my grandson grow up my time has become very limited. I believe it's time for me to start "downsizing". All these "things" I've gained and acquired through the years can't go with me into the great beyond (or nowhere for you atheist types). The only thing that matters in this world is what I CAN leave behind. The memory of my teachings, the memories of who I was and what I did. Did i make a positive impact in the lives of those I knew? I hope so.

TLDR, I'll wait for the movie.
 
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I’m 52 five ten still have my hair and come in at 200 lbs

Mentally I’m better than ever, but physically my best days are in the rear view mirror and getting more distant by the second

Recently, when I wake up and get out of bed, my feet hurt for a few minutes of walking around

I become winded easily

My eyes are going and I’ve been putting off eyeglasses

I’m finished after ejecting one load. I just want to turn away from her and nap

The idealistic simpletons saying the past ain’t worth shit and regaling in some false notion (hope) that the best is yet to come at 40 and above aren’t doing themselves any favors. Success at this stage is not popping Lipitor and viagra to stay functional

Look at those fine lasses in Squidwerd Squidwerd ’S posts. Unless you’re very wealthy, it’s pretty unlikely you’re hauling in that caliber of ass, and if you are, she’s most likely with you for all the wrong reasons
 
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Phtttt... I'm 5'10" and weigh 165 lbs and fighting to keep diabetes from getting me. It, and heart problems run in my family. I'm keeping them both at bay, everyone else in my family is/was a fat fuck.

I'm glad I lived my first 45 years running at redline and not waiting until I'm retired to "live life". Idiots, do it while you're young and still can.
Schiavo is trying to get me on Viagra.
 
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I’m 52 five ten still have my hair and come in at 200 lbs

Mentally I’m better than ever, but physically my best days are in the rear view mirror and getting more distant by the second

Recently, when I wake up and get out of bed, my feet hurt for a few minutes of walking around

I become winded easily

My eyes are going and I’ve been putting off eyeglasses
Sounds like the diabeetus, to me. Nothing to fuck around with.
 
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Nah, I get checked every year, full physical and bloodwork. Last round, doc said my bloodwork would be the envy of an 18 year old 🤘

My issue is diet. My metabolism or something took a shit in around my early 40’s

It’s within my control to fix

But the days of blasting 4 loads in a single marathon rogering session ain’t coming back no matter what I do
 
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this is a bit of a difficult one, as each had their redeeming qualities and high points.

i grew up in the 60´s and 70´s in a small village in the countryside. halcyon days of discovery, friends you thought would be there forever, with that summer that seemed to be eternal happening in `72. started work at a gumakers in 79 at the age of 15 and thought it would be my career....it didn´t turn out that way. got my first bike in 79 as well - a Simpson S50b and the world suddenly got smaller.

the 80´s were fucking great! bigger bikes, discovered drugs, was a founder member of a bike club (they´re still going today) rallies, festivals, parties.
ended up backing off the partying and got a well paid job as a company rep which gave me the money to learn how to fly.

the 90´s were an odd time, but equally fun. sporadic and unstable work meaning learning to budget sensibly and work out the difference between what wanted and what i needed. entering my 30´s i was getting laid on a regular basis more than any point before which was cool. learned the difference between infatuation and love and met the girl who would become the future mrs hedgehog, and moved here in 99.

the new milennium i´ve found hard to separate into decades even though it´s been 2 now. my new life here has been as much fun as the one´s before with highs and lows, but sitting here right now, it feels like it´s been a cool couple of decades.

each one until now has been good, and i just keep moving forward.

IMO, bruce springsteen´s song `glory days´ is one of the saddest songs ever written.
 
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I guess I'm lucky, I take a few vitamins every day and a Meloxicam for arthritis, but that's to be expected at 67.

I'm not 5'11" anymore, more like 5'10.5"...but I'm down to 177/178 and feel great. I get winded more easily now, but the doc scheduled me for stress tests on the treadmill 4 or 5 years ago and proclaimed I was fine, maybe just a little paranoid. He said at my age, I was going to get winded easier, just take things slower. I may not be able to run/dogtrot all day like I used to...but I can walk all day, so that's a comfort in my mind.

My BP stays right around 116 over 64-66...it infuriates my wife because she's on BP medicine. I tell her I don't suffer from high BP, but I am a carrier...:wink2:
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