How much would you pay to be young, fit, and full of hope again? I asked myself this while chowing down on a double cheeseburger at the airport. I first came up with $50,000 to be permanently 10 pounds lighter and $200,000 to be permanently 20 pounds lighter. Wouldn’t it be so amazing to eat all you want and never gain weight? Double fudge cookie milkshake here I come!
Then I thought about how much I’d be willing to pay to be 5 or 10 years younger. I’m 39 now and wouldn’t mind being 34 again for $300,000. I’ve loved my 30s so far. But if I could rewind back to when I was 29, I’d be willing to sell my rental condo to pay $1,000,000. What a sweet spot in life! You’re still young enough to feel young, but old enough to feel like you’ve got your groove on.
For those of you who were born in 1981 or later, cherish your youth. It’s more valuable and awesome than you realize!