How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?

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Erica S. Johnson, Class of 1993

I would be 22, a recent graduate of Alcorn with the world at my feet. I would reinvent myself, take more chances and never open a credit card account.

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Hong Loan Nguyen, Class of 2009

This is a very interesting question because to me, age is only a relative measure of time. How do we define time or rather how do we define time in one’s life? Is there a fixed universal standard that determines at what age one would finish growing up, building families or start planning for one’s retirement? Therefore, my age would not be an accurate predictor of my life events and vice versa. However, in an attempt to answer this question, I do hope that I would be old enough to appreciate the value of hard work, to recognize my life goals and to have the courage to embark on the journey of sweat and tears that will take me there. Yet on the other hand, I would still be young enough to dream about all that I could become and all that I could do for my fellows and for the world. I think it is appropriate to leave readers the following quote by Douglas MacArthur, "You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair."

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Justus Reed, Class of 2010

If I didn’t know how old I was and had to choose my age, I would choose my current age of 27 because I am at a great place in my life. I feel that this is the beginning of my prime years. I’m smarter, wiser, working in a field that I love, involved with the right people and healthier than I have ever been. Life is great!

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Jarrod Anderson, Class of 2010

I would be 30 because I think at that age you realize what's most important in life and focus on becoming a positive role model for those who are looking up to you.

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James Pittman Jr, Class of 2011

If I could pick an age and didn't know how old I was, I would be 21 again. Not too old and not too young. Not too much responsibility either. I would be old enough to be treated as an adult and able to enjoy the things that you can only enjoy when 21+. And who wouldn't want to be an age where you could relive those college days that so swiftly passed by.