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Would You Want to Be 17 Again?



Zac Efron is all over the place these days promoting his new movie 17 Again. The title alone has got me thinking about my teenage years, and while I have no complaints about my past, I don't think I'd want to relive high school. The carefree lifestyle would be nice, but I could go without the drama and the uncertainty of being a teenager. That's just my opinion though, so do tell, would you ever want to be 17 again?

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greenvillegirl greenvillegirl 8 years
I want my 17-year old body, but for my 28-year old self. That's the only thing I want from being that age.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
being 17 means being over the teenage are of your life and stepping into adulthood. you're not 15 anymore! so i'd love to go there. i'm 22 now and finishing university and being 17 would be so much easier :)
deeann deeann 8 years
i wouldn't want to be 17 again, drama and angst part deux? no thanks..
SweetGeorgia SweetGeorgia 8 years
Heck yes I would! 17 was a banner year for me! I could drive, I had boys fighting over me, I had money of my own and went to Europe for spring break. Plus I knew so much more about make up then too, now not so much. On the downside I agree about the zits, self esteem issues and high school drama being so curmudgeonly.
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
Well... I am 17. Personally, I would much rather go back to my 16th birthday if I had the option. I turn 18 in a few months and I think college will treat me much better than high school did. When I was younger, I always thought that 17 was the best age to be because you'd be a senior, you could drive, etc. but I am looking forward to experiencing other things besides HS of course.....definitely wouldn't want to stay there forever. You have to get older sometime. Although I have to say, who wouldn't go back to some point in their life if they could? I'm sure everyone has a certain period in their life that was particularly good for them, which is what the movie is based on I would assume.
BellaSugarUK BellaSugarUK 8 years
I don't think so. Remember how stressful it was waiting to hear from colleges and getting ready for graduation. But then again, Senior year was pretty awesome!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
NO WAY! I hated being 17. Sometimes I wish I could forget 6 or 7 years of my life...
ms-jamerz ms-jamerz 8 years
I'm only going to be 22 this year but other then going back to actually do my best in school - I would NOT want to relive those days. Nooooo thank you!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Hell no.
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
Only if it were a second chance. Otherwise, no!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Nope, not in this day and age.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
Yes! 17 was one of the best years of my life. (Then again, I'm only 19).
xxstardust xxstardust 8 years
Um, at age 17 I was at one of my worst points with my eating disorder and in the summer of that year I lost two friends, two weeks apart, both unexpectedly. Not for love or money would I go back and do it again!! At 20 years old - I'm thin but HEALTHY and eating disorder free, and happy with my body and in my own skin, I'm in love with a wonderful man who I want to spend my life with, doing awesome in college, and happier than I have ever been. Why on earth would I want to change things?
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Absolutely NO WAY! I was a fat, dorky teenager with no boyfriend who played clarinet in the school band. Yeah, I was REAL cool. I look about 20 times better now than I did back then, I feel a ton better than I did back then (no more asthma or horrific cramps), and I now have a good-looking, sweet husband. So yeah, I'm really liking my 20's a LOT more than being 17.
Rebecca14916991 Rebecca14916991 8 years
No. I had terrible drama that year I would never relive. I would go back and do my first semester sophmore year over again though; I would make it so much better than it was.
youbetcha youbetcha 8 years
Hell, no! Sure, I was thinner back then, didn't have stretch marks and had all the confidence and optimism back then but I'm in a really good place right now- married to Mr. Right, beautiful house, beautiful child, living on a tropical island, business is going good. Long before getting to where I am now in life, I have dated some jerks and losers who sapped my life force in the past. I wouldn't want to go through that again.
burningphoenix burningphoenix 8 years
Being 17 was a good year for me, so I wouldn't mind.
opisnowpro opisnowpro 8 years
no but I would love to be 21
jessie jessie 8 years
nope...life has gotten so much more exciting each year..now at 32 i know there is so much more to be done and accomplish
greenapples1987 greenapples1987 8 years
sure, for a day maybe so that i can have an excuse to be silly and careless with my friends.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Yes and no, it'd be nice not to have all these bills. Ha.
sparklepants sparklepants 8 years
only if i knew then what i know now.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 8 years
i did love being 17 but not as much as i love being 19 and being in college. i wouldn't want to be 17 again, i loved high school and all but i don't want to do it again.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
Sure, I'd be 17 again, if a) it were for a short amount of time, and b) I had all the wisdom and knowledge I've gained in the years since then. I'd try to enjoy my high school experience a little bit more (I had a lot of fun in hs, but I also spent way too much time fretting over the little things).
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