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At each phase of our lives, we enter it fairly unsure of what lies ahead. If we knew in our 20's about the responsibilities of our 30's or if we knew in our 30's what being 40 is about , would it help us navigate through those challenges better? The question may be, even though we are in charge of our livee, are we really ready for each passage?

If you had the chance to learn life lessons from women ten years older than you are in hopes to avoid those pitfalls and be more prepared for what lies ahead, would you sign up?

  • I would want to know

    42%
  • No, because other's experiences don't mean it will happen to me

    33%
  • Even if I knew ahead, I would want to make my own mistakes

    24%
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JustBeGood
Submitted by at 10:24 PM on Dec. 9, 2008
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If you had the chance to learn life lessons from women ten years older than you are in hopes to avoid those pitfalls and be more prepared for what lies ahead, would you sign up?

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JustBeGood
Submitted by at 10:24 PM on Dec. 9, 2008
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  • MamacitaLo...
    Submitted by   at 9:28 AM on December 10, 2008

    Know will be hindsight....we would be a MUCH BETTER world if in fact we would take all of life learned lessons from someone else and actually learned how to learn from those mistakes and/or successes. We each have that inner fear that...it cannot happen to me or I would not do that....type of thing. But I always keep that inner voice of experience inside and sometime I choose to listen to it.

  • SahmTam
    Submitted by   at 6:05 PM on December 11, 2008

    I like to have an idea of what to expect. I'm 34 and have some mom friends in their 40s (and then older ones, too... 50s, 60s, etc.) at church that are very helpful. Since we follow the Bible it fits well, since the Bible says that the older women should teach the younger women...

  • Jill42721
    Submitted by   at 7:04 AM on December 15, 2008

    I don't mind taking well-intended advice, so sure!

  • armywifeLJ...
    Submitted by   at 12:36 AM on December 18, 2008

    alot of people have not had he same life as me(i.e. they got married later, had children later, are not in the military, focus on different things in life) so not really. i think if someone gave me advice it would be weird because most older women say wait to get married and wait to have babies and buy a house so i'm not sure if they'd have much left to say

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 1:36 PM on December 18, 2008

    Learn from someone else's mistakes and not have to make them myself? Sign me up!

  • gempower
    Submitted by   at 11:22 PM on December 27, 2008

    I try to look around and take it all in, we all have to make our own mistakes, but I try to remember others before I make a new one

  • MamaChamp
    Submitted by   at 5:25 PM on December 28, 2008

    i think we underestimate how many of us go through similar life experiences. From financial, spiritual, relationship, parenting...we have so much to teach each other. We would be a better human race if the older taught the young, and even if the young taught the old.

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