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    Curious how many drinks and/or intoxicants people were having before the soberness? I used to be able to drink a growler to myself easily and it was just a light buzz. Now its typically just a tall boy once or twice a week.

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    We did tons of stuff. What kind of stuff are you talking about that is something you can't do by having kids early?
    IMHO you're not a fully realized adult in your 20s yet. Brain literally hasn't finished developing until 25-28ish. Would've missed out on leaving for far flung trips on drop of a hat, socializing/dating and just figuring yourself out. I also would've had trouble with the responsibility of kids in my 20s. Learned a lot of life skills through free time and experimenting.

    On the flip side would've been a lot easier raising little ones on little to no sleep and minimal work stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan View Post
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    IMHO you're not a fully realized adult in your 20s yet. Brain literally hasn't finished developing until 25-28ish. Would've missed out on leaving for far flung trips on drop of a hat, socializing/dating and just figuring yourself out. I also would've had trouble with the responsibility of kids in my 20s. Learned a lot of life skills through free time and experimenting.

    On the flip side would've been a lot easier raising little ones on little to no sleep and minimal work stress.
    I was a kid with a lot of freedom growing up and I guess I was doing a lot of shit earlier than most. I quit school when I was 16 in grade 11 and moved 3400mile from home in small town BC to small town Quebec (of all places) because I went there in a week long student exchange and got laid non-stop and could get in the bars so I told my parents I wasn't coming home. I got a job in a tire shop and a shithole basement apartment and pretty much forgot the next four years in a haze of booze and French chicks. Travelled, partied, and screwed a ton so that by the time I hit my mid 20's I was ready for more for sure. Met my soon to be wife while we were both on holidays in Mexico, me being 26 and living in Vancouver at this time and her being 19 and living in Seattle. We saw each other 8 times over 2 months before I talked her into moving in with me in Van and we were married a month after that. Found out a week after we were married I already slipped one past the goalie and she was pregnant. Our first kid was both 11.5 months from the day we first met and we just had our 24th wedding anniversary January 1st (New Years wedding).

    My point being, while I would not recommend my path for all of course, not everyone needs so long to figure out what life is about for them. I never missed out on a thing, fucked a lot of shit up in the wake behind me, and both me and my wife were in our 40's when both kids were on their own and supporting themselves and I gotta say, all the travelling and shit we do now is actually way cooler than it was in our early 20's. The appreciation factor is a whole lot different and we are still are young enough to fuck shit up... Just with a whole lot better quality food and drink when we do it! lol!
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    Nice! I guess you need to get the adventures out of your system sooner or later. Interesting to see the teenage friends who smoked and drank a lot back in the day have mostly sworn it off or use a lot less than I do now haha. I also think the intoxicants whatever it might be eventually 'turns on you' at some point. Its always fun at the start but eventually it just becomes your baseline and feels like its in charge of you rather than the other way around.

    And ya travel does get better as you age in a way because more $ of course and it just takes time to become a good traveler.

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