Stupidest "Life" Mistake You have Ever Made

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  1. iGary Guest

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    I'd have to say not going to college straight out of high school was pretty effing stupid.

    I ended up having to work full time and finish my degree at night school in my 30s.

    That year I didn't pay estimated taxes when I was freelance was pretty stupid, too. :D
     
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    I think mine was going to College straight out of High School, I went to go, took a crappy general arts program dropped out after first year, f-ed up my funding and now I will only have partial funding so I have to make it work.... So 2 plus years of feeling like I'm going nowhere.
     
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    Gary that is interesting that you find it to be a mistake that you didn't go to college straight out of HS. I know I did and it was a short-lived career there for me. Once I got a job pulling down a whopping $1600 a month no one could tell me I wasn't awesome. I was becoming a poor student because I was more interested in working. I returned to school less than 10 years after that and hammered out my BA and MBA (once I stopped dicking around in community college) in a matter of 4 years.

    My opinion is that I have work experience that other people my age don't normally have. When we have to list our years of experience in the industry for rating agencies at work and I pony up nearly 14, people are rather impressed. Not that my education isn't impressive, but you get the point.
     
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    I'm not telling on a forum searched by google :eek:
     
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    Wasting 14 years of my life serving a country run by greedy, stupid politicians who are so out of touch with what "real" people want.
     
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    A man asked a woman,"Will you marry me?" She said no and he played a lot of golf, drank beer, farted whenever he wanted and lived happily ever after.
    Mine said,"Yes"!
     
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    Got a couple of these :(

    Not going to the big posh school.
    Not going to uni with my girlfriend, went to a nearby one and had a good, but lonely time :eek:
    Going out a few days after a friend died.
     
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    Agreed!

    I'll just say that I did some things that I'm not too proud of in college and I'm glad that they were done back in NY and not here in CA.

    :eek::(:eek:
     
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    So far I haven't made too many big life decisions, being 20...prep school followed directly by college was kind of a foregone conclusion (one that I'm very happy about, though). We'll see how I fare when I get out into the lovely job market of two years from now.

    Don't most people?
     
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    Sure, but it is usually things like "I wish I partied more, studied more, not drop-out, made more friends" and such.
     
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    There are a few things I've done that didn't go so well, I probably wouldn't be where I am without them, thus I couldn't really say.
     
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    Leaving the Army, when I did. If I had stuck it out, I could have retired a few years ago, and had college under my belt too.

    Still kicking myself for that.
     
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    Gave 4 years of my life to a bad relationship.
     
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    Dropping out of med school , thinking it would take too long for me to get all the schooling done
    and here I am still in school today 9 years later :rolleyes:
     
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    Not going out with a friend/love-interest when the opportunity arose, due to a band of ours that wasn't gonna go anywhere.

    Kicking myself over that one.
     
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    One of my female friends, wanted to be "friends with benefits". I declined because I had a girlfriend at the time.

    Yea that was stupid.
     
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    An astute observation I would say.

    We are a product of our life experiences. Without them, we would not possess the wisdom that we have today.
     
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    wow. did you know that the majority of successful marriage happen between the ages of 28 and 35. I think i read too much.
     
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    ^
    That's true. But my folks were married at 19/20 (respectively), had no problems in their marriage and they're mid 50's now. Grandparents all married when they were 17-18 too and they're all still together.

    There is that. And I'm very thankful for where I am, I just wonder what would have happened if I moved to a different uni, moved out of my parents place. Might have been the making of me :eek:
    Whereas now I have to wait till I can afford a regular apartment/house and until my girlfriend graduates.
     

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