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I’d Like to Stop Right Here.


After reading some of the comments on a post I wrote about the life expectancy of certain a question for youhousehold appliances, carpet and paint, a question occurred to me.  Granted, it’s hypothetical, but it’s one of those questions we all like to think about.  For example, what would you do if you won the lottery?  Or, where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world.

My question is:

If you could live forever, given a choice, at what age would you want to stop aging?  

Would you want to stop at the age you are now?

What about stopping when you were in college or just starting your career?

Or perhaps stopping at the age when your children were young and you had the family all together in one city…. eating dinner together, helping them with homework, spending weekends and after hours at soccer games.

I’m not sure I’d want to stop aging where I am now… I’d preferred to have stopped before the lines, wrinkles, aching knees, and grey hairs had reared their ugly heads.

On the other hand, there are some perks at being the age I am…..you are no longer so concerned about what others think…. you have a wealth of information and experience you can draw from…. and with maturity has come a certain amount of wisdom (or at least we’d like to think so.)

I could see that if I were stuck in my college years, I’d be forever taking exams, however, just think about Spring Break!

Or what about your 30’s or so when you’re finding your way around your career.  The upside would be the adventure of all that life has to offer.

On the other hand, just think about the competition and angst of showing you and others that you can make it.

I know it’s all hypothetical but at what age would you have wanted to stop aging?


Or would you?



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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

 Joké- I'm trying to remember 24!!! LOL Joké Durojaiye 

Chris- wait until you're older.... it won't be as hard!

Lou- oh yes.  Better to keep on moving on. 

Mar 24, 2015 11:51 AM #37
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

Hi Kathy.  I'm with you.  I enjoy maturity, but I don't enjoy the toll time takes on looks, joints, and energy.  I'd be good somewhere around 45.  Not a kid any more, but not a senior citizen either!

Mar 24, 2015 12:00 PM #38
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathy, I like where I am now...but the aches and pains as you get older I would like to stay at 50!

Mar 24, 2015 04:07 PM #39
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Kathy. When I was in my 30's, I knew everything, but as I go older, I wasn't quite so sure, so I'd put myself back there if I could.

Mar 24, 2015 07:04 PM #40
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

About 50 after that the medical problems started.  Otherwise I'm happy where I'm at.

Mar 24, 2015 08:09 PM #41
Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

Pretty nice consensus that we are all a bunch of happy-agers ! ! 

Mar 25, 2015 12:37 AM #42
Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate

Hi Kathy;

That's an interesting question, but I would not want to stop aging...even if I could.

There is something wonderful about every stage of life, although we usually don't realize this until we have some age on us. 

If we never aged, I'm not sure we would have the capacity to appreciate every day as we do now.  I'm not so sure we would savor our moments, if we knew that they would never end...

I like moving through time and space, even if it means grey hair and wrinkles - there are worse things in life.

Color me happy! 


Mar 25, 2015 01:22 AM #43
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm going to pick 17, Kathy.  I wouldn't ever need to worry who to vote for, my parents would pay for everything and I could just play all day!  

Mar 25, 2015 09:06 PM #44
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Kathy Streib 

I loved 35 as I was so happy after my second baby. Life was the best ever and wish I could freeze time.


Mar 26, 2015 02:21 PM #45
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kathy, Pros and cons for each step of the way.  I'm more mellow now, know more too, financially more secure, but my knees?  They've got a head start on my later years!  Bill

Mar 27, 2015 03:20 AM #46
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

If I could put my body on hold i would care less about my age... It's just that the body kind of wears out with age and makes things a little challenging... sure you know what I mean...

Mar 27, 2015 05:36 AM #47
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Kathy, well if I could know what I know now I guess I'd stop around 25, otherwise I think 36 is a good place for me.

Mar 27, 2015 09:24 AM #48
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kathy, hate to admit it, but I think I peaked at some point in my 30's!  It was a really heady time where I was at the top of my game in both my career career and my music career.  And I still looked like a kid and wore a size 6.  There must have been drawbacks, but I'm having trouble remembering them now!  And oh, yeah!  I still had a memory!

Apr 03, 2015 04:11 AM #49
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I don't think I'd want to have stopped at any age.  No matter the challenges, I've liked all the various life stages thus far and I'm looking forward to the future as well. So I'd opt for not stopping anywhere.

Apr 03, 2015 09:24 PM #50
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

My 40s were one of my favorite decades, but these years are great, also. I enjoy not sweating the small stuff. With a knee that's causing problems, perhaps I'd set the clock back 1 year.

Apr 03, 2015 11:44 PM #51
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

I wouldn't choose to stop aging, but I look fondly on my 40's ... a stable and surgery-free, pain-free decade.

Apr 04, 2015 02:16 AM #52
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

It's decided for me.  I will live forever.  (So will you...) 

Hopefully I can figure out how to change my appearance like some people change their hairdos!  No matter what I do, I'll be dashing!

Happy Easter!  (That's what Easter is all about...)

Apr 04, 2015 10:31 AM #53
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Tough question. At first I was thinking 40. That would be before I got sick, but I was overweight and unhappy with my size. I still have that problem but now I'm too small. After giving it some thought, I  wouldn't want to freeze time at all. 



Apr 23, 2015 03:15 AM #54
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kathy, I just read this for the first time on a re-blog.  How'd I miss it?

I think that each age has its plusses and minuses.  I'd love to have my 30-year old body and brain combined with today's wisdom and experience.  And I'm guessing these combinations have been considered ideal throughout the ages!

May 31, 2016 09:13 AM #55
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kathy. What a fun post. I would probably say my early forties but since it can't happen, I'll be content now.

May 31, 2016 09:48 PM #56
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