Here is an interesting topic. I applied for a scholarship this past year and the topic was about anything you wished you could have done over or better or still held on to. I thought this was interesting enough to write about it here. when I was writting for this scholarship it really opened my eyes up to how my life has been what I have been doing etc. Lets see you you guys come up with!
If it's personal of a question you dont need to share it I will understand.
I used to wish I could go back to High School and actually care about the grades. I did graduate, but for the first couple of years I was the guy who slept in the back and always seemed to ace his tests even if he didn't do his homework. Except for Math. Toooooo many numbers.
But regrets are useless, learning from our mistakes and taking them with us to build a better future is the way to go.
That is very true thanks for replying and leaving a comment hopefully others will chime in.
Hear hear, Patty.
I was going to say I'd re-do years 1-23.
I enjoy a life almost completely free of regrets; but the two or three I have are so "big" they aren't something I can even allow myself to think about.
I guess I've learned that it's easy to avoid doing anything regrettable when it's the smaller stuff; but when it comes to big, important, things in life - not so much.
I fell in love with this girl when I was 18 and we saw each other a year then she dumped me. i went on to get engaged and after I was engaged this girl wanted back with me but I was afraid of getting hurt again because I really loved this girl and in all honesty have never loved like that ever again with such a passion. i regret not taking the chance, and yeah I still love her.
I wish I could help people who have lost everything , get back on their feet. I realize I cannot help the entire world , but I would start with one couple or family at time. Maybe one day I will be blessed with that kind of money. It would be nice if someone had their car repo'd and they had lost their job but really needed that vehicle. I could go to an auction purchase it and hand the keys back over to their rightful owners, the same with homes. The banks played dirty pool and people suffered because of it.
A bit like that old series Quantum Leap where Sam Beckett leapt back in time to change the events in someones life for the better. Loved that series but why oh why didn't the bugger leap back and change my life.
I'd go back and marry the first boy who kissed me, whom I was sure hung the moon and stars. Had I had the good sense to do so, my life would've gone in a *totally* different direction, and perhaps - but only perhaps - he wouldn't have OD'd at 23. His brother believes he never got over my marrying someone else on the rebound after we broke up for what in hindsight was something very trivial.
A perfect example of how youth is wasted on the young...
Divorce my first husband all over again, and kick out my ex again......................................
Got such a buzz out of it they were both idiots.
I'd like to have hair on the top of my head again! lol
I'd also like another go at being young (and younger) and in love having made a terrible mess of that and having ended up on my own all these years later!
I would change very little, it is what happened in my past that has made me the person that I am today.....jimmy
That thought gives me great comfort when I start thinking about having regrets. I don't want to feel anything regretful on my deathbed.
Would I like to do anything over again to get a different outcome? I think about it but not often because it depresses me. I prefer to remember that I would be a different person if I'd done things differently.
Good or bad, that's the way I can live with my 'mistakes' and still be happy.
There was one girl who I'd take a chance on. I never did and it bothers me sometimes.
its nice to see what you guys have come up with. If there was one big thing I could say is standing up for myself and being stronger when I was younger for what I believe in. Now it isnt much of an issue but back in the day I think I would have figured out things that I figured out now easier. Does that make sense?
And secondly not to be so hard on myself as much I have been and I am today. I always felt that I was never good enough or strong enough to my parents, I felt that they had to do things for me and I still hate it today as I speak.
I have had bad times in my life and good times. There is only one regret and the regret actually gave me two boys out of it. However, the regret was marrying my second husband. It ended very badly. If only I had just had my babies and not married him. Oh, well. LOL
thanks for all your great comments! its nice to hear what other people have gone through or gong through at the momment! Thanks guys!
One thing I would have done is started saving more of my money when I started working so that as the years went by the money would have grew to a bigger lump sum and then I would have not had the need to rely on credit or get into debt. Its never too late to start saving money!
Sooo many things, too many to mention here and some that are just too embarrassing.
However, it's no use looking backwards. At least, that's what I think. It just makes you feel sad and regretful. I'd rather start living without regret if I can.
Definitely high school. Never complained when I was there either, the best days of my life! No stress, excellent friends, great looking girls (and some very attractive teachers) just living life young!
Nice! Good to hear from all of you guys! I thought this would be a good one to post.
Most things I would not change because my past has made me the person I am today.
But, if I had to choose one thing, I would've ended my abusive marriage years ago. I'm too old to be dating again (I'm 33). Not to say that 33 is old because it's not, but I feel so out of sync with the rest of the world, I have no idea what I'd even say to another man. I hate feeling awkward...that's a date in a nutshell. Instead of calling it dating, they should call it awkward-ing...lol...or maybe not:)
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