I remember the person I used to be when I was younger. He is so incredibly different from who I am now. Funny, but he would probably call me a sell-out or something similar. And I like who I am now.
I don't know exactly what you mean by claim, but I know I would have loved to have a glimpse so I could tweek a few things here and there. I would also know that I can't have it both ways, or all ways. Some of my virtues cost some of my spirit. I know now there are some ridiculous expectations put on people. I would like to correct some things, however... my core being, my most inner self is an awesome person. I didn't know much in my youth and I know too much in my older self.
I think he'd be most disappointed that my hair started thinning. He'd probably be sad that I'm single, but he wouldn't be surprised. He'd probably have questions about the atheist thing, but I've been questioning religion and dedicated to exploring knowledge and searching for truth my whole life
Yes, I am now stronger than I have have ever been in my life. My priorities are set. I have goals that I can attain. My children are grown and they both have good lives. I think I raised them well (I raised them alone). I am 66 now and feel I am entering some of the best years of my life.