Magic Do Overs

Don’t be ashamed of your age. If a magic fairy could make you 23 years old, everything that happened to you prior to 1995 would be erased. Everything that happened in the world from 1995 to 2000 would be effectively missing too since you would have to experience it as a pre-schooler. You would have to go through the indignity of having your every move controlled by someone else. You would be forced to eat food you found disgusting. You would have to learn to walk, read and do arithmetic all over again. You would have to deal with bullies. You would have to deal with the heartache of rejection with the same intensity you took it the first time. You would relive another series of defective relationships before you finally settled into a decent one. But most of all, you would forget everything you have learned that has let you finally take life in stride.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)