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[color=blue] I recently wrote a short assignment for english at school and it got me thinking about my childhood.

My childhood was such a brilliant time. So happy and care-free. I'm sure there are people out there who didn't enjoy their time at this age as well as most would suspect. But either way, I want to know. Childhood held an ignorance which gave the world a mystery and magic that has been sucked from my world. Everything was so much simpler then, and more and more I find myself craving for this time in my life, despite knowing that it is lost to me forever.

I pity the person who grew up too quickly and didn't enjoy this time as I did. I was just wondering on people's thoughts.
What was your childhood like?
Do you still want to be a child?
Are you unable to deal with certain aspects of your life because of the fact that part of you doesn't want anything to be to complex? Yeah, any thoughts would be great.[/color]
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My childhood was rough to say the best. I loved life till I was seven. Then I moved. I hated moving, and never really made friends. To this day I'm incredebly shy. I lived my life to fifth grade semi-happily, enough so that I suppose I could call it a childhood. By the time I was in sixth grade I basically hated the world. By the time I was halfway through that year I was contemplating suicide. I consider this the end of my childhood. I rapidly grew up after this, began writing, and found God.

I think we all wish that we could have our childhood back. We don't worry about much, and the outside world seems nonexistant, or at least unimportant. Some of us keep this belief till the day we die. I lost it quickly after I moved again two years ago. I would give anything to relive a propr childhood full of playing tag with friends, sports, and whatever else a childhood entails.

And the same applies to your last question. Who doesn't want life to go back to simply worrying about when you get to see your friends? I can't really say what a true 'normal', if there is such a thing, childhood, as I didn't live a very orthodox one myself, but regardless, I would love to have one.

P.S.- I am one of the people your talking about that grew up too quickly.
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Well, my childhood was ok. Everything was very simple and what I think a normal childhood would be. I was extremely shy when I was a child. I was a straight A's kid, well, until I got to high school. That was the time when I think I changed. I've never considered that I have done anything extraordinary in my childhood. I began working with my father when I was 14, graduated high school, went to college and currently doing my masters degree studies.

I think that, in a sense, I would like to be a child again. Everything is very simple. You don't have to deal with the problems that, even if inevitable, you will have to deal on adulthood. Don't get me wrong, I loved my childhood, but sometimes I wonder if I could've enjoy it a little bit more. I'm the type of person that likes to be alone, not because anything bad happened to me, but because I just got used since childhood to enjoy things alone.

I regret this loneliness when dealing with people. Altough I consider I'm a good listener and that I know how to express myself to people I don't know(that's what college tought me, not life) I've never had that many friends, not even in college, that I could talk to about, hell, who knows, stuff that kids and teenagers talk about in their respective ages.

People think I'm too mature for my age, I think I'm and old guy already(I'm 24). Its nice to talk about this sort of things, even here. You get to know people that are similar, other very different to what you think of life.

And that, as they say, is that.
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[color=deeppink]I think that, as a child, I was ignorant to how badly my childhood was interrupted when my brother was born. I never really thought anything of how hard it was dealing with a disabled newborn brother when I was six, but as I got older and started to get moody, my parents pointed it out.

It's funny how psychology works on such unconscious levels. During my teen years I was always angry and volatile, which may have been a result of being a materially spoiled child and one who didn't get enough attention when he brother was born...who knows.

All I know is that, whenever I'd think about how I was affected by living with a brother with cerebral palsy, I'd get so upset. I still can't find the root of my sadness about it, but at least I'm aware that it affected me so deeply. Now if only I knew why ^_^;. In many ways I think I'm still a child in denial of his recent death. Buh.

But thinking about my childhood in general, it was great. I agree with Jesus Chicken about how being a kid is all about the imagination and the mystery that surrounds everything in life that you don't quite yet understand. It made things much more playful and hopeful. I used to always get what I wanted from my parents, I was so spoiled! But I don't like to share my things now because I never had to share them with anyone when I was young. I was one of THOSE kids who got mad if someone took her toys...brat.[/color]
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When I was a kid, it was the happiest days of my entire life. I had a bunch of friends, I didn't get in trouble much, school wasn't a big deal, and my mom and dad were okay. One problem. I looked like a BOY. Afro!

Now my life is more messed up. Mom and dad are seperated, school is really rough since I go to this BIG Magnet Middle School. It is as big as a high school. I don't socialize much with family, and I don't really like my mother at all. Her boyfriend...he gets on my nerves so much I can't stand it. I still have friends, but little arguments are coming my way since my best friend tried to be goth. I didn't mean to, but I yelled and cursed that she couldn't be goth. I really messed up, wish I hadn't done that. We are still friends though. Life wasn't rough until the 4th grade.

But I guess that's the way life is supposed to be. You have to grow up, go to school, and do all the things you need to do. But being a child was much easier, this brings back old memories. *Doing cartwheels down the steps* Or maybe not.
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[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by Jesus Chicken [/i]
[B][color=blue]Everything was so much simpler then, and more and more I find myself craving for this time in my life, despite knowing that it is lost to me forever.[/b][/quote][/color]

[color=hotpink][size=1]Yes, that's how I feel. I think that my childhood was the best times of my life. Whenever I think about how happy I was and all the great times I had, I get so sad. Like now. Being tired and run-down has made me very sad...

So onto the questions:

[b]What was your childhood like?[/b]
My childhood was hilarious. I was very "imaginative" and me and my sisters would reinact anything that we liked. Disney movies, Power Rangers, Super Mario Brothers, Zelda, Street Fighter, and stuff like that. I had four sisters, two older, and two younger, and me and Brittney was inseparable. Everyone really thought we were twins because we were the same age and looked just allike (which is really funny because we have different moms). Me and Brittney were the Zelda twins and the Chun-Li twins. That was classic.

We were also obssessed with Spice Girls. Okay, so that was a phase, but it was hilarous.

We were also convinced we were kids (about third or fourth grade for me?) that you could get "high" from eating blow-pops and drinking Pepsi. Okay, so we got super hyper, lol. And we would save up our money, make a list of stuff we wanted from the store, beg my mom to take us up there, and then buy stuff for all of us so we could have "mini-parties!" ^_^

And then, there was Lauren and Jeffery. They were my best friends that I grew up with. We were the biggest Star Wars kids ever. I was Princess Leia, Lauren was Luke, and Jeffery was, of course, Han Solo. Jeffery was my first boyfriend and I was convinced that me and him were going to get married. We used to go to my Aunt Kim and Uncle Ace's and play videogames all night and watch the Star Wars trilogy together. Good times. ^_^

[b]Do you still want to be a child?[/b]
I loved how happy I was, but then I think that there were bad times, too. Now I am considered a legal adult. It doesn't feel that way to me because I think that I still am a child. I miss all of that, but I'm happy with how I am now, I guess.

[b]Are you unable to deal with certain aspects of your life because of the fact that part of you doesn't want anything to be to complex?[/b]
The only thing that comes to mind here is that I really don't see myself being a career woman. I've never had any career goals, never was sure about "what I wanted to be," and here I am in college, majoring in Genetics when I want to do art. *Shrugs*

[b][i]So yeah, I bet no one read that because it's so long...*sighs*[/color] [/B][/i][/size]
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My childhood,wow. i grew up living with my grandma on 8 mile in warren MI. Didnt have much but wasnt poor poor, then she died when i was 9 in 2000, so i left everyone andeverything there and moved to Ky with my aunt. Life sucks, i wish i was dead. But like forrest gump said"Life is like a box of chocolaes, ya never know what yur gonna get" (ok maybe i lied about wishing to be dead, .....................................maybe):flaming: :devil: :D :angel:
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I had a short childhood. I don?t think that it was a "bad thing". It just seems that in society, you have no purpose if you are not over the age of 21 and have a high school degree.

Anyway, Childhood has very few ties with us when we get older. Some people feel that if you were emotionally harmed as a child. Your personality reflects that when you are older. I really think that age has nothing to do with it. I think it is the person?s strength of mind.
(I luv to get off topic at the end) ;)
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uh, it was ok, not bad, not great. i shared it with 7 other annoying siblings, moved 3 times to different countries, i consider myself an older child, so ill ad one more move to a diff country, and one coming up.
yeah, i never really fit in, and my social skills suck, unless its someone else with my interest...so i geuss it helped that i hated half the people i met^^; ...yeah, i can do the fun stuff i used to do. that really sucks.
it was funner and simpler, so id like to go back to it...an the porno mags at the park...>>...yeah
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Ah yes, the history of mua... I was born in the humble state of California. Im not sure if it was 1 year or 9 months after my birth that we moved into orange county. We werent there long efore my little brother was born and we moved in with my uncle. Id estimate that I was little over the age of 2 when we got the camper and set out with a rock consert toor Lalapalooza run by my mothers favorite singer Perry Farel. I lived on that tour going around the stats for 2 years when aour familly settled in Newport News Virginia. Where we lived sucked so we moved to Virginia Beach. We lived in 3 houses, the third we lived in for 4 years. I made my best friends in that house. By now I was 10 and extremely intellegent i might add. We moved in with my aunt in Florida but do to psycho reasons we were only there for 4 months before moving back to Virginia beach for a year. And now I live in Newport News once again. Interesting, no? Here I grew my love for anime which may have been my ultimate downfall though i couldnt be hapier. Growing up as the short, good, timid, long haired boy rocker I was tormented much and still am at this age of 12. Oh well. I give my childhood an 8/10, good job mom.
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My child hood was good/bad. When I was little and my family had not found God yet... uh, let's just say, my mom's a hippy and dad is a biker. Still are basically just off the alchohol and drugs. I remember my parents having parties and them being messed up and my sister crying because my parents were ignoring us. My mom had to make sure my dad didn't see us when he was drunk because he would come after us. But when I was 7 or 8 my parents found God and all was well. My dad did end up in jail a little after that but he got out after 3 months. I don't think my dad was ever serious about God. He just went to church to make my mom happy. I guess we were a typical American family. I had really good elementary school days. Although, I got fat in 4th grade and became a shy outcast. Then around 7th grade I lost the wieght and the boy clothes. I started to look like a woman and then I became popular. Now I don't know if you could really truly call me popular since I have about 40 people in my class. But we do have clicks in itty bitty schools too. I have delt with a whole lot of losses. Just about all my family is dead (excluting my parents). My best memories will always be my childhood. Yay childhood!
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My childhood was great. There were the little moments that there were problems in the family, but other than that it was all right. Sometimes I do wish that I was a child again and not have to have so many responsibilities. I'm in high school now and about to graduate. Sometimes I find myself thinking. Wow, I'm almost an adult. Everything seems to be going so fast and I get scared. What if I can't do this? But that quickly gives way to me actually wanting to be an adult. I feel like I should be treated like an adult and should get the same responsibilities. I'm looking forward to getting jobs and moving into my own home and everything. I catch myself thinking about when I'll start a family so I'm like, torn between wanting to be a kid and wanting to be an adult. I mean, I have a lot of friends that are younger than me and I have a lot of friends that are older than and the same age as me. I just hope that these feelings pass.
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Childhood? I liked it when I was really little u know most people wanna be little again and I do 2 but when 1st grade started it was like heck I wasnt cool and I wasnt a geek but nobody really liked me that much they used me because I was 1 of the smart people. It was like that till 6th grade *mutters* (darn popular kids...) but my life got good in the semi-sixth grade I made a new friend who liked Yu-gi-oh but she was popular and everyone said I was using her but I wasnt we would talk on the phone for hours. she told me she almost did suicide 4 times. I'm still kinda a kid but I'm a teen but anime really helped and coming on here helped 2 cause this place talks about my favorite things! Still, in school im pretty shy but I keep telling myelf never 2 give up...yet...I miss those childhood days...
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My childhood wasn't so good at certain points, although I can't say I've had the worst childhood. So I'd have to say it was ok. I was pretty void to the world around me. I hadn't gotten much though, so I don't like it now. When I was younger, didn't have too many friends. Till they all moved away, and I no longer had any friends. My sister and her friend had taken me and locked me away in our family basement. (Which at the time I had been afraid of.) Not being allowed to come out for a while, listening to them laugh at me. Which was near the age of 5. From then on I usually read books, and watched fun, activities, etc. from the side lines staying out of everything. I ended up studying for the rest of my childhood. By 5th grade...People at school to make fun of me, and the teachers wouldn't leave me alone. Reason: They all thought that I needed to talk to people to release what ever stress I had/have. After a girls father died, most of the school was in tears. I was one of the few who weren't. After such kids started ganging up on me, and beat me repeatedly. Other then that...I'm now in 7th grade. Smarter then most in my grade, more intelligent, wiser then them, and kids in school tend to be afraid of me, although still getting in to fights. I now have five very good friends, some how though I hang out with only guys and three girls. Which is the only thing I'm made fun of other then being a Goth. Now I'm happier then before, and spend more time studying. Heh, I don't really remember my childhood. I can basically only remember the bad parts.

And no, I never want to be [U]younger[/U] then I am now. Although I regret not living out my childhood to the fullest, but everything happens for a reason. And as for the last question, nope. Not at all. ^^ Well that was long and boring, wasn't it?
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ah, the sweet innocence of childhood....
when your biggest concern is waking up in time for saturday cartoons, what your next art project in school is, and what game your going to play with your friends at reccess/playtime....
sadly, not every kid's childhood is so carefree....
>_+
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yes I do miss my childhood for the most part... like most mine was fun, there was the odd 'best-friend' that has made me the untrusting resentful person I am today....but other than that I feel the friends in general were much more real.

Now I'm in highschool and...let's just say...there's a nose or two I'd like to break.
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i never liked people, and they hated me back. i was abused by other kids and by my parents, (that stopped when i was 5 and threatend to get a lawer). every one hated me, no not hated but more around absolutly undeniably hated. i was a loner, i got no friends at all till 6th grade (last year) and they were in 8th grade, so i studied with them and by the end of the year the school disrtict hated me because i got into fights alot, becasue people thought i was a nerdy weekling, but oh no! did they have some news! i broke a kids nose when i was 8, and snapped a kids arm when i was 9, does that tell you some thing or what. so they became afriad. then a while later i took a test to see if i should skip a couple grades and i did now i'm in 9th grade (what a skip!) so bascily ever since i was little i loved books computers, i never did well with the microwave or toaster, (i broke the past 14) but i was amazing with computer skills. and in total my modow is: I love my books and manga and they love me.

by the way ice i can relate, i just went to a high school for the mentaly challenged, (not really but its for really smart girls with depression and junk) and after a few weeks i have brightend almost half the school (happy day! :rolleyes: ), and pissed all my teachers off in the prossece (yay! :smirk: ), so now the school is quite girls are smiling and i'm bord outta my mind, and EVERY one knows my name!
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I had a pretty good childhood. My parents were loving but didn't spoil me. I never had sibling rivalry issues or separation issues. (I remember going to preschool and wondering why on earth the other kids were crying when their parents left.) Things were awesome until I hit junior high. (Junior high kids are very cruel...I find them less accepting than high schoolers...and that's sayin' something.)
I guess I sort of grew up aspiring to be a teenager or older. I've had ppl tell me I was born grown up. Maybe I age backwards, b/c I have ppl tell me now that I'm immature. :laugh:
I have to admit, I wish my life as of now were less complicated. It really depresses me when I think of the world we've inherited from the previous generation. It seems like there are so many problems we have to fix. It makes me wish I were back in kindergarten w/ finger paints and legos.
~Goddess of Wild Things~
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