What are your biggest regrets?

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  1. Norvekh

    Norvekh Ancient Guru

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    It's less an issue your first year at university as you end up doing a lot of general educational classes. But, merely having an area of interest and taking a class in it might just lead you to what you are passionate about (as in, if you like astronomy use that as one of your required sciences).

    I probably sounded more bleak than need be but that's largely because I'm mad at myself for ignoring what I already was finding I loved: languages. Hence, greatest regret.
     
  2. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    None. The clock can't be turned back.
     
  3. Anubis

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    Not finishing high school. I was lazy, couldn't be bothered to learn the stuff, so I left in the 3rd grade (out of 4)
     
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    I always found that a weird saying. I mean, you regret stuff because the clock can't be turned back. It is something you wish you had done when you had the chance and now the chance is gone.

    If you could turn back the clock then you would have no regrets because you never lose the chance to do something. I think I thought about this too much. :nerd:
     

  5. Chouji

    Chouji Ancient Guru

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    Not being more social in school. I was always in that "invisible" crowd. Wasn't really popular, wasn't a "loser". I was just invisible, i kept to myself. The few friends i had, i didn't want.
    That paved the way to being the social outcast i am now. There is no one i can call on when in need. At least not in the way of friends, sure there's family, but they only do so because they feel obligated.
    I try to tell myself it's never to late to change. I tell myself I only need to say "Hi" to someone. And yet when faced, eye to eye, i am silent. My mind burning, wondering what they think of me. Am i a snob? Do i look down on them? No, I'm just shy.

    Except on the internet... Where I can say Hi, and not worry who replies.
     
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    YetYhunter Maha Guru

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    ^^ I totally understand you,but you should look at this from another perspective ,like what harm can It do just to say Hi to someone? I sure he will say something nice back.
     
  7. HeavyHemi

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    What I believe he's saying is you can't change your past so there is no point in regretting what you can't change. While that may be true, I don't think there is a person alive that can truly say there is nothing they wish they had not done different. And for sure, the choices, both good and bad we made in the past, affected our future.
     
  8. The_Fool

    The_Fool Maha Guru

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    Just about my story as well.
     
  9. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    first world problems :infinity:
     
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    Zer0K3wL Banned

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    Being born on this corrupt world.
     

  11. lillelj

    lillelj Maha Guru

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    Not leaving High school when i was 16. And having a sort of 'gap' year. All pretty much a waste of time. It would have given me more time in my physical 'prime' to enjoy and progress through my chosen career path.

    People shouldn't just go through the motions with education. If it's going to help you get what you want then sure. But it's not always necessary, some of the happiest and richest people i know have very little in the way of degrees and/or qualifications, just vast experience.
     
  12. ScaryClown

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    Getting married......
     
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    gut feeling it's the right thing to do but didn't do it only to regret it later
     
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    I wish I stayed and retired from the Army.

    I was pretty close to my grandparents, but I wish I would have spent more time with them, and listened more attentively to the stories they told.

    I wish I would have had one more child.

    This one might seem lame but I wish I took my GF to the prom in HS. We attended mine, but she was a year younger and at the time she said she just wanted to party. Years later she told me she regretted not going, so I've always felt bad about it.
     
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    to have put any trust in other people.
     
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    My biggest regret of the day is eating that 4th burrito before bedtime! :puke2:
     
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    ****in ah to that.
     
  18. lillelj

    lillelj Maha Guru

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    Ye, Thrust no-one.:p
     
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    I've learnt a lot from my past (one thing is to be more self conscious), I used to regret things but now I see it differently, I focus on what I can change now and in the future rather than things from my past that cannot be changed.

    I did let my past hold me back quite a lot, it deeply effected my view of other people, myself and the world around me, I am being a lot more positive about all three of those now, and it makes me feel good, dwelling on things from my past caused me to feel bad.
     
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  20. The Goose

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    I think theres 2 things that have a lot to do with social distance in early school life... computers and being spotty,
    when i was at school there were a lot of catagories you could fit in to

    1 social people(didnt know what a computer was and didnt have spots)
    2 people with spots and no friends
    3 nurds with nurdy friends but no spots
    4 nurds with spots that wanted a girl friend without spots*

    which one were you guys
    * 1 & 4 not compatible
     
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