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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 02:52 PM
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Poll question: If you could change your age, would you?
Yes, and I'd like to be younger - 21 and out of college. I could maybe make some different decisions - not that I don't like how I'm going, though. If you answer yes, say what age.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 02:54 PM
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1. Old enough to vote in 2004...
just a few months older.
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iluvchicago86 Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:03 PM
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2. you are an 86 baby too?
i was born several months before the deadline to vote in 2004. Everytime i see someone in your situation i feel like crying, thinking "that could be me".
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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 06:44 PM
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16. 15 June 1987 (n/t)
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:03 PM
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3. Good reason!
:hi:
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:11 PM
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4. Telemers, The fountain of youth?
The cells of your body constantly reproduce themself in order to keep up with damage and disease. Each time you cells reproduce themself they lose a little bit off the end of your chromosomes. This little bit is called a Telemer. Eventually enough is lost that the cropping bites into active DNA. When this happens your cells begin to lose the capacity to reproduce as effectively. Your ability to heal and recover begins to diminish. Time begins to catch up.

It may be theoretically possible to reset telemers. If this were possible the life span of a human could be extended greatly. Furthermore it would lock your health near your peak. Optimum reproduction of cells.

Course this is all theoretical and without further genetic research such advances may never come.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:27 PM
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7. Interesting
They say that much longer life spans - maybe up to 500 years - are possible by the end of this century.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:14 PM
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5. Like my age now
I like who I am now. I've matured a lot over the years, responsible, independent, yet caring.

But I still have the curiosity and laughter of a 5 year old. :crazy:
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:16 PM
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6. Nope.
With age comes cluefulness. With advanced age comes the lessening ability to drag your ass out of bed in the morning in under an hour.

I'll keep this what I've got thanks. I'm good.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:41 PM
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8. just turned 22, but I was really starting to like 21
eh whatever
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 03:44 PM
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9. Can I be younger
and yet keep my vast wisdom? :-D
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catpower2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 04:01 PM
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10. That's what I want too...
I would definitely have made some different choices in my life. If I could go back and do it all over again, from about age 16, I would.

Cat
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 04:49 PM
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12. Age 17 for me
the year of my biggest mistakes, by far. If I could do that year over again, I'd probably be in a very different place (physically & mentally)
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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 04:47 PM
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11. The only reason
to be younger would be to avoid marriage to ex #2. :puke:
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AnnabelLee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 06:14 PM
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13. I'd like to be younger
Sometimes I think, If I knew then what I know now...I'd probably still bollux things up! ;-)
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 06:18 PM
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14. 23 and getting ready to write my master's thesis.
Just fine IMHO.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 06:41 PM
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15. I like being 25
I'd like to be twenty-five for the next eighty years.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 07:32 PM
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17. Happy with my age
I'm 57 shortly, and I wouldn't be 18 again for all the tea in China.

Each age brings different experiences and opportunities to learn...as to being younger...been there, done that...bought the .....etc.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 07:41 PM
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18. i wish...
that i knew what i know now when i was younger :7
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