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    Doesn't Read Your Posts Haight's Avatar
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    If given the choice, what three events in your life would you go back and change?


    Mine:

    1/ My major.
    2/ My theory that screwing off in High School was okay.
    3/ Deciding that it would be cool to do drugs when I was fifteen.

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    Interesting question... I hesitate to change anything because I like today so much, I wouldn't want to change it. I'd want to end up married to this man and mother to these children, living about where I am (maybe in a nicer house...). Although, I guess if I had taken a different trajectory I wouldn't miss what I have now.

    Not sure these fall under the category of "events" as they happened over time and didn't represent a single decision...

    1. I would have been more active and involved in sports.
    B. I would have gone straight into grad school from undergrad instead of "taking a year [or 10+] off."
    III. I would have actually read all of the assigned reading in college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
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    1. I would have taken some time to assess what I really wanted to do with my career. Which means, I would have taken a yearlong (or 10+ years) break after college.
    1a. Which leads me to, I would never in a million, billion, gajillion years have become a lawyer.
    2. I would have overcome my fear of the balance beam and uneven bars and stayed in gymnastics.
    3. I would have been honest with myself.

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    1. Being baptised
    2. Asking for a computer all those Christmas's ago
    3. Thinking "I don't need to join any societies or sports club, I'll meet plenty of new friends anyway" in my first year of University

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    I am happy to see all these forums are only viewable to registered members

    1. experienced more life before settling down getting married
    2. gone to school for what I wanted... not what my parents had hoped I would do with my life.
    3. learned the importance of eating properly... ie skipping most meals in a day is not a diet
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    I would not have let my wild side take over like it did. I was afraid I would miss out in my later years if I didn't have fun now-bad choice on my part!!
    a) I would have went to college when I had the chance.
    b) I would volunteer at the Senior Center more than just one summer. I still feel guilty/selfish about that and I am 29!!
    c) I wouldn't have stripped down to my panties in front of all those people that night. I got the wrong kind of reputation after that which I now regret! I was 'popular' though imagine that!!
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    1.) Quit my job as soon as my bf that worked there dumped me.
    2.) Not been in denial that my grandma was dying, but gone home and said goodbye to her.
    3.) Not put my second daughter on the bottle at nine months because of my doctor's bad advice.
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    I dont have many regrets. I just wish that I would have arrived at a position that I am now earlier. So long as you can stay internally focused and live your life by your own standards and not the whims of others, you should well be on your path to a fulfilled existence.


    My radical individualism can certainly lead to isolation, but you win a lot more than you would have from just trying to be accepted by others.

    There should be a balance between individualism and collectivism in the veni of your thought, yet the former should always be dominant over the latter.

    I dont have any profound changes that I wish I could make right now other than to listen to others even less than I did.

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    I'm still pretty young, so I'm still not aware of the long-term consequences of a lot of my decisions, but here's the list so far:

    1. Wish I'd minored (or maybe double majored?) in CS. CS = marketable.
    2. I wish I'd gone into Branden's room that night like he wanted me to...
    3. I wish I'd just told my parents about the tattoo in the first place, even though everything's fine now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    If given the choice, what three events in your life would you go back and change?
    I agree most of yours.

    1/ Getting too comfy with life at a young age.
    2/ My theory that screwing off in High School was okay.
    3/ Deciding that it would be cool to do drugs when I was thirteen.

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