anything you regretted doing or not doing in your life?

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  1. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    short list:

    i wish i kissed my date at the high school prom

    i wish i had finished grad school before the university cut back the entire program

    i wish i paid more attention to my high school chemistry and physics class

    i wish i had taken better care of my last car..nissan maxima station wagon

    i wish i taken up flossing earlier
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    ok, i got a's in honors high school chem and physics....you didn't miss that much by not paying attention....trust me......as for the flossing....your call

    I"m only 17 so i'm still so idealistic as to not have a list yet...except for one thing which may not be apprioriate for the kiddies.
     
  3. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    I wish I had called this girl back... She called me twice and wanted to meet me again, but I blew it..! I think about her at least once a week since three years...
    well, my fault *beats his head against the wall* :(

    I wish I hadn't wasted so much time on this forum and instead have got me an internship after college graduation...
    aaaaaarrrgghhhhh!!! *beats his head against the wall again* :( :( )

    I wish I hadn't sold my cute tangerine iMac DV400 before I went to college in the U.S.

    I wish I had brought my SE/30 with me to Germany... it's so hard to get one over here (I hope that little fella has a good time with my roommate's parents :) )

    there's more, but that's all I'm gonna tell you...

    vSpacken
     
  4. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    I am happy with how my life has turned out - we are who we are because of our experiences :)

    That said. I wish I could redo all of April 1998!!:)
     
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i wish i'd had more of a sack in high school to really piss people off... the one near beating just doesn't seem enough for a guy like me

    likewise, i wish i'd been able to realize how big a joke high school is, and try to get more out of it where i could, and not care as much where it didn't matter...

    i wish i'd have played golf more than one year in high school.

    at times i wish i'd have gone to a more "normal" school for college... but i don't think i would have liked it overall. frats make me vomit, as does the college scene in general. but the grass and sports facilities might have been nice... of course, wouldn't have made the friends i did and my girlfriend. ;)

    i wish i'd have not sold out a particular friend in grade school for the cool kids.

    live and learn
     
  6. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I honestly don't regret anything in my life. The way I see it, everything that has or hasn't happened has gotten me right here, where I am...and for that, I'm very grateful.

    call me corny... ;)
     
  7. medea macrumors 68030

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    "Look, I've never had a dream in my life
    Because a dream is what you wanna do, but still haven't pursued
    I knew what I wanted and did it till it was done
    So i've been the dream that I wanted to be since day one!"
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    well put...

    That's my point. Any goal I've set for myself I've accomplished thus far. I always go with the notion that whatever happens, happens because it's part of getting me to where I need to be. ;)
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I try not to look back, there is nothing that I can do about it now. Like others I'm a product of those past experiences. Dwelling on the past can be painful!
     
  10. ewinemiller macrumors 6502

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    Not a thing. I am who I am because of all the good things and the bad things that have happened in my life, every mistake has added to who I am. For example at first glance I should not have bought that crappy camaro in college that always broke down, but if I hadn't I would have made it to school the day of the physics test, I wouldn't have had to retake physics, I wouldn't have met my wife, I wouldn't have my two wonderful kids. If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
     
  11. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    Probably the biggest thing I regret not doing, is going to college full time when I was younger, and getting done with it.

    I have 2 kids now, and working full time, which makes it hard to go back for more education. However, in order to remain "marketable" I will need to get more education.

    Ah, well. I probably would have partied too much any way, so its probably best I do it this way. :)

    I aso regret selling my first car- a 1971 chevy Nova, with a 350 small block, and a Powerglide transmission. mmmmm, burnouts :D
     
  12. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    That's my opinion too. I like who I am and I wouldn't be who I am if I hadn't done what' I'd done.

    You learn more by doing something wrong than by doing something right so I look at all my "bad choices" as learning experiences not things to be regretted.


    Lethal
     
  13. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I wish i could have skipped going to private school. I wish I would have gone to Murchison instead.

    I would have been less shy when I met lots of people.

    I would not be nice to a lot of people just because other people weren't nice to them. I've found there is often a reason why lots of people are mean to a single person - they are annoying as hell (ie they call you every day (at least 5 times), follow you around everywhere, and stuff like that)

    I wish I hadn't stopped doing things with 2 of my best friends. In 7th grade my best friend switched schools and we pretty much stopped doing things right after that. We got along so well together.

    I haven't done anything with another one of my (best) friends whove I've known since I was 1 or 2. He got into football a lot (sophomore on the varsity team etc.), and I got rreally into computers so we have basically nothing to talk about or do together. I still regret not doing anything with him though.

    We used to do things all the time before this point.

    I regret being so antisocial. I still am - I never want to do anything. Doing something over the weekend 1/3 of all weekends is more than enough for me.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    first double post. :eek:


    Scem0, if it makes you feel any better you are a social butterfly compared to me. I might go out w/friends once every couple of months. Of course I'm also working 2 jobs and working on 2 movies so I don't have much free time to begin with. :D But, overall, I just don't like being around people. Never have.


    Lethal
     
  15. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I regret not having sent my checking account number to the Nigerian banker who needed my help getting millions of dollars out of the country. I could have been quite rich by now from the share I was told I could keep. ;)

    Other than that, I regret very little, so I must be content with my life. I know I'm lucky in that regard.
     
  16. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    anything you regretted doing or not doing in your life?

    i wish i had laid with one of my ex girlfriends when she was crazy about me.

    i wish i had touched everything I wanted when I was able too when I was with Steffi.

    i wish i had punch so more people on their face in place of being polite when I was in highschool.

    i wish i hadn't spend so much money in equipment I never used.

    ----

    I think about that a lot and every time I'm acumulating less regrets in my life, it is hard because most of them are base of beign brave or less shy, at list mine.:)
     
  17. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    i wish i was a little bit taller
    i wish i was a baller
    i wish i had a girl who looked good (i would call her)

    ...i've done some dumb stuff in my life. i've balked at certain academic opportunites that may have made me more financially secure, and i've wasted way too much time with certain members of the opposite sex. but in the end, i couldn't be where i am today if i hadn't made those mistakes. ***** up is a good thing, at least in my experience.
     
  18. Groovsonic macrumors regular

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    OK...Who said you could quote SkeeLo on these forums???

    (I did really like that song...Darn it! Not on iTms either)

    Well, being only 21, I must take two paths in response to this forum. Firstly, I recognize that I am where I am in my life because it is supposed to be that way. I am grateful for God's blessings. I am happy where I am and where I am going. It is not healthy or good to rehash the past over and over again. Certian things that are so good in my life right now would be not happening or not going the same if I had done something different.

    That said, I would like to have stayed in school, completely re-do 1996, not ate as much and excersised more over the last year. Saved some money and not spent as much on stupid things. I wish I had never sold my second car, but then again, I wish I had never crashed my first one. I wish I had been nicer to people around me. I wish I had never looked at porn. I wish I had never stolen anything. I wish I had learned to read music. I wish I had studied more. I wish I had ratted my brother out earlier when I learned about him doing drugs. I wish I had talked less and listened more.

    But, all the wishing in the world can't really change the past. The important thing is to learn from the past, and the mistakes I made/make.

    Thanks!
     
  19. janey macrumors 603

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    i wish i kissed josh today while i had the chance :p
    i wish i kissed josh last wednesday while watching hollywood homicide with him...
    i wish i kissed josh...every single time i met him :p
    i wish i kissed josh.
     
  20. Groovsonic macrumors regular

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    Your Moof! Moof! link in your sig is one of the strangest/funniest things I have ever read!!!

    you win!
     
  21. janey macrumors 603

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    win what lol
    it's the history behind the dogcow and it's a very interesting read :p
    i got tired of all these people asking me what that dog thing was (my avatar) or what i meant by clarus...
     
  22. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    Aren't you concerned that if you kiss him too much, you might sprain a lip?

    Ah, teenage angst. Glad I'm done with it. :rolleyes:
     
  23. janey macrumors 603

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    teeheehee :) :p :D
     
  24. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    Uber, seriously, you better be careful. You'd look funny with an ACE bandage wrapped around your head. Can you imagine trying to explain it to you mother? Or worse yet, your FATHER?!?


    edit:spelling
     
  25. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    I wish...

    Freshman year of high school I had hit this kid a helluva lot harder than I did.

    I hadn't ^%$ed things up with a lot of girls, including at least two this year

    I dunno, more will probably come to me later
     

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