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Late Doors

Young you, you now.

Not last night's Chinese but what would young you think of you now? Would you like young you if you met him now? Has much changed?

I quite liked older people when i was young. The few i didn't i still don't for the same reasons, smug and sneaky. Pretty sure I'm not so i think young me would be fine with me now.

All kids have to be for me to like them are mannered and lively and again I'm pretty sure i was so I'd like young me. I'd probably tell me to not get too hung up on what people think of me as well as a few tips on girls but i think id just leave me to it.

I still think its the same 23 year old in my head. The same things excite me and make me sad, there's just more of them. The only big thing that has changed is the lack of nerves that i used to have over things around me (apart from playing and singing in front of peopel but im working on that), and the ability to recognise what enough is.
Frazier Cranium

I feel the same, I've always been the 'respect your elders' type and that hasn't changed, even though I'm now one of those elders.

Would I like the young me?  Yes I think so, I was always a very sociable lad and I loved meeting new people and visiting new places.  unfortunately these days I'm a bitter and twisted fuckwit.
Heyho

What I liked about young me was he didn't have the cynicism old me has now. And he had a level of youthfuil niaivity. Some of my greatest memories of my youth weren't the sexual conquests I had (cos I rarely did because young me was terribly terribly shy with the opposite sex) but that excitement and buzz I got going to concerts. That rarely happens now although I still love going to concerts.

Also I'd make young me put in a bit more effort regarding fitness and commitment so that old me doesn't watch a game of rugby league and think 'I could have done that'.

So I suppose overall youing me was ok - he certainly had respect for his elders and older me still does.
Cutsyke

Old me doesn't like young me much.
Plastic Man

If the young me said of the present me, "He's alright he is, he makes me laugh", I would consider that a compliment.

Obviously the young me would never have used such a poor grammatical structure, but I trust you understand what I am hoping to convey.
sheeps

Grind

Interesting question.

I still reckon I'm the same person, but I suppose that can't possibly be completely true?

Young Me would certainly be impressed that Old Me still has the same season ticketto ER, but would also think I'm an idiot for not actually getting to any games.

It would be good to let Young Me know that old people are essentially the same as when they were young people - and not always necessarily much wiser - but perhaps that's something young 'uns just need to find out for themselves over time?

Young Me and Old Me are both far from being perfect, but I reckon they could sup a pint together without too much fuss and would feel comfortable enough in each others company.

I'd make Old Me pay though.
Grind

I was thinking about this a little more and came to the conclusion that I may well have done the opposite of most in terms of general outlook on life and others - I think I am far more left-leaning these days compared to when I was younger.

I certainly wasn't a Hitler youth by any means, but I didn't used to have that much sympathy or empathy with anyone who, by whatever route (i.e. their "fault" or not) found themselves in spots of bother or circumstances (financial/drugs/pregnancy/marital/whatever) that they struggled to negotiate or dig themselves out of.

So, I think I'd try to make Young Grind a bit more of a "Just walk†a mile in their shoes, son" kind of kid.

Whether he would have listened even if I bought him a decent pint and some scratchings is another matter, the fuck.
fartcatcher

I'd like to apologise to anyone who knew me between the ages of 16 and 20.

Hopefully grown out if it now.
sheeps

The girls of Pontefract and surrounding areas would no doubt like to thank me for my efforts from age 16 to 20.




And beyond.
Dock

Canít give this one much thought. Life is about constant change and development. If I was the same now as I was when I was younger, then the life Iíve lived so far wouldíve been a total waste of time wouldnít it. Everybody, and I do mean everybody, is a bit of a div when they are young for the simple fact that they are young and inexperienced with the world they live in. And wisdom comes with a few knocks and years served. Thatís it in a nutshell.
Heyho

Dock wrote:
Canít give this one much thought. Life is about constant change and development. If I was the same now as I was when I was younger, then the life Iíve lived so far wouldíve been a total waste of time wouldnít it. Everybody, and I do mean everybody, is a bit of a div when they are young for the simple fact that they are young and inexperienced with the world they live in. And wisdom comes with a few knocks and years served. Thatís it in a nutshell.


Were you taller when you were younger Dock?
Frazier Cranium

Thing is about when you're a young un compared to now, lots of stuff in life was untried and new, and your life wasn't planned or set out, you could often do what the feck you liked.  Now you can't leave the house without scheduling it first and sending a proverbial memo about your intentions
Heyho

It would have been great if we all had been rambling on here 30 years ago. We could have made our millions by selling it under the premise of a social experiment.
Dock

Heyho wrote:
Dock wrote:
Canít give this one much thought. Life is about constant change and development. If I was the same now as I was when I was younger, then the life Iíve lived so far wouldíve been a total waste of time wouldnít it. Everybody, and I do mean everybody, is a bit of a div when they are young for the simple fact that they are young and inexperienced with the world they live in. And wisdom comes with a few knocks and years served. Thatís it in a nutshell.


Were you taller when you were younger Dock?


Frankly, no I wasn't. I've always been short in stature but massive in schlong. It's been a life long struggle kid!
Dock

Heyho wrote:
It would have been great if we all had been rambling on here 30 years ago. We could have made our millions by selling it under the premise of a social experiment.


Hmm. We missed a trick there. Sheeps is the product of some kind of experiment to cross a chimpanzee and a pig. Maybe that would still sell.
Grind

I bet the chimpanzee got cross first.
Dock

Grind wrote:
I bet the chimpanzee got cross first.


4636/10
Grind

It might explain why he's both fond of pork scratchings and can often be found jumping up and down on the bonnets of local taxis alternately flinging his filth at passers-by and paying homage to the chimp equivalent of Onan.

Young me thought Leeds United were the greatest team in football the world has ever seen.

As does old me.

* Throws own filth at passing cyclist. *
sheeps

Grind wrote:
It might explain why he's both fond of pork scratchings and can often be found jumping up and down on the bonnets of local taxis alternately flinging his filth at passers-by and paying homage to the chimp equivalent of Onan.

Young me thought Leeds United were the greatest team in football the world has ever seen.

As does old me.

* Throws own filth at passing cyclist. *



Found out!
Grind

sheeps wrote:
Grind wrote:
It might explain why he's both fond of pork scratchings and can often be found jumping up and down on the bonnets of local taxis alternately flinging his filth at passers-by and paying homage to the chimp equivalent of Onan.

Young me thought Leeds United were the greatest team in football the world has ever seen.

As does old me.

* Throws own filth at passing cyclist. *



Found out!


You're not alone.
fartcatcher

Some things never change. I've always had a habit of screwing my eyes up when I'm confused. People sometimes mistake it for a smile.

I also still have a parka I bought in 1970.
Late Doors

Snorkel ?

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