Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
Maybe you should just live a more docile life; be more careful. Are you reading this Tabor? Do you have internet in that hospital bed?
Despite the hassles that come along when we are thwarted in our grown up duties, it's rather nice to be an adult. I would be kicking and screaming if someone dragged me back to junior high.
can eat what they want
have credit cards
have presumably learned some skills
have the ability to earn money
aren't intimidated by haughty teenagers
don't have to carry enormous backpacks
can take a roadtrip
don't have to clean their room
don't need to ask permission
aren't lectured to be more careful when they spill the milk
can read what they want
don't have to write a five paragraph essay after they finish reading a book
...and (all right Tabor) can ride wild horses.