Why didn’t we do these crazy things in our late teens?

Stephen Morgan MP

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Another friend of mine is swimming across the Solent for charity this weekend. That’s now three!

Why didn’t we do these crazy things in our late teens and early 20s when we were in our prime? Well that’s simply because we couldn’t be bothered back then.

At that age we rebel against most things and take up drinking and chasing girls. By the time our 30s and a spare tyre arrive, we realise we’ve wasted all those years so take up running, kayaking, boarding, swimming or any other strenuous activity.

Before this age, we spend a lot of free time in bed nursing hangovers from the previous night. But then the exuberance of youth is replaced by the knowledge that we’ll pay for it the next day!

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