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This Old That Old
Debate Score:23
Arguments:22
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How Old Were You When You Lost Your Sense Of Wonder With The World?

Adulthood obviously has its own set of perks, but the thing I really miss about being a child is the sense of mystery, excitement and wonder one had with being in a strange new universe. Everything was fresh and new and life was a gift. I think we lose that as adults. In fact, I still remember old teachers reminiscing about the "good old days" and telling me I didn't know how lucky I was to be so young. The irony is that you can't ever understand what they mean until you are in the same position they are.

Guess I'm just feeling a little bit nostalgic. Any thoughts?

This Old

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I have never really lost it, although there is a happiness I had when I was younger that I no longer have. I still have a sense of "wonder" and "mystery" about the world but I don't have the same optimism or carefree innocence. Reality is still mysterious for me because I know that there is still a lot I don't know but I also know much of what is not true and am no longer susceptible to comfortable delusions.

On one hand the way I think is good because I will never outgrow childlike curiosity, on the other hand it is hell because I cannot find stability in anything other than doubt and cynicism. I am essentially half a child with limitless curiosity and half a grumpy old man who hates everything in the body of a young man.

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I have never really lost it, although there is a happiness I had when I was younger that I no longer have.

Hey buddy. Good to hear from you.

I think the brain might have a tendency to look back on childhood with rose-tinted glasses. I often feel extremely happy when remembering my early years, but when I was actually going through it I hated it. Couldn't wait to grow up. Now that I'm grown up though, I wish I was a kid again. Lol.

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Jody(1356) Disputed Banned
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. I am essentially half a child with limitless curiosity and half a grumpy old man who hates everything in the body of a young man.

You’re stating the obvious now as everyone knows you and your alt Nom hate everything and everyone , yous cannot even be happy in your misery how truly tragic

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Jody, please get your pointlessly stupid, angry little retard face out of my debate. Don't you have some pubs you should be bombing, you dirty little tinker?

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Goldtop(166) Banned
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So, this is yet another account of Burritto/Nom/ etc/etc/etc...

How many accounts does this clown have? Has anyone made a list?

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excon(13035) Banned
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Dang, Ex. This is the first time I've read that kind of a nasty comment from you. You ok?

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You and your buddy, nom, ought to have an END of life party, where you slit each others wrists.

This is obviously a serious topic you pathetic little scumbag. It is not the place for you to exercise your personal vendettas.

You are telling other people to kill themselves on the sole basis that they used science to disprove you, which automatically discredits every other post you have ever written about every other topic. You have terminated your own credibility by faking your own credentials as a Jew, and then viciously attacking everybody who exposes the fact that you are a liar.

Get out. And stay out.

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I still haven't lost it. There is so much out there to be amazed at if you continue looking for it. New discoveries on Earth that push our modern thinking to the limit or revise the history that we thought we knew. There is still so much mystery beneath your feet and up in the universe, it would be a sad day indeed to become so jaded one loses their sense of wonder.

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it would be a sad day indeed to become so jaded one loses their sense of wonder.

I think it's an inevitable fact of adulthood. New things are exciting. Old things are not so exciting.

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How Old Were You When You Lost Your Sense Of Wonder With The World?

Adulthood obviously has its own set of perks, but the thing I really miss about being a child is the sense of mystery, excitement and wonder one had with being in a strange new universe. Everything was fresh and new and life was a gift. I think we lose that as adults. In fact, I still remember old teachers reminiscing about the "good old days" and telling me I didn't know how lucky I was to be so young. The irony is that you can't ever understand what they mean until you are in the same position they are.

Guess I'm just feeling a little bit nostalgic. Any thoughts?

DUMMY now that was a very good insane rant !!!!! Can you one up that rant ????????

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excon(13035) Banned
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How Old Were You When You Lost Your Sense Of Wonder With The World?

Hello N:

I haven't. The Universe is revealing itself right in front of us on this very day.. Who wouldn't be amazed at that?

Oh... I see.. You would.. Am I surprised? Nahh..

excon

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I haven't. The Universe is revealing itself right in front of us on this very day.. Who wouldn't be amazed at that?

Oh... I see.. You would.. Am I surprised? Nahh..

Excon, what exactly is wrong with you?

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