"Youth is wasted on the young" ~~George Bernard Shaw
What I could do if I was 20 again and knew what I know now.
I think that at times.
But am I right? If I had a young body again that could do the things so easily that I have to work so hard for now, would that be enough? Or is there more to being young than just the young body?
I believe there is. There's a fearless freshness to young people as they go out to face the world and wrestle it into the the image of their dreams. They're not troubled by the "been there, done that" apathy that can overcome us as we age. They're filled with excitement at what each new day will bring.
I have to work at that. Hard.
As much as I think I'd like to be 20 again, I wonder if I could really do it the justice it deserves.
This is actually an issue a couple of my characters deal with in the project I'm editing now. What would they do if they could be young again--not go back and live their old lives again but go back and live a new one, still keeping all their knowledge, experience, and memories.
Do you ever wish you could get back some of the years that have gone?