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aworldofjoy wrote:

--not learning violin (I am pretty good at music, as I played piano, but violin just seems so much awesomer. Also, all my friends are in orchestra)...I feel like I could have gone pretty far with the violin.

--not learning/playing soccer; it just seems like such a fun sport that would keep me in shape. I really wish my parents had enrolled me in a camp or lesson or something, that way I could play on the school team, leagues, tournaments....

I guess to some people those regrets aren't really that major, but to me I feel like my whole life would be completely different.



What's stopping you? You say these are regrets, but to me you sound like you're making excuses for yourself by saying "it's too late now."

It's never too late. You're only 18, you're still a teenager. Your life is far, far from over.

Go learn the violin. There's thousands of examples of people who found their niche late in life, and still managed to go farther than they had ever dreamed possible. If the violin is what you feel your life is leaning you toward, then do it. Don't let anything but your own fear hold you back.

Wanna learn soccer? Go join an intramural soccer team. There's at least one in every city of the USA. They'll teach you the basics, and you'll make friends with people that probably have the same feelings as you.

You're far too young to be having regrets like these. You have so much time to do them, especially since you'll be going to college that probably has more opportunities than your high school ever will. Trust me, college is way more open than your teachers have probably made it sound.

That being said, here's my regret:

When I was 13 I met a girl online and started a relationship. I was nice and gentlemanly to her when we were first starting this, and she really grew to love me. But then I wanted more as my hormones started kicking in. I started to push her more and more into cybering, started ignoring her when she was having troubles in her own life, etc. She even had a guy sexually assault her, and my immature self had made it all about me (I all but said it was her own fault and that I was disgusted with her for kissing another guy, even though he's the one that pinned her to the ground and forced her first kiss).

We broke up when I had turned 16, and she got a different boyfriend that summer. He was the jock type that was good in sports and didn't care about much else. He pushed her into sex harder than I ever did, and she later called me crying saying that, "All men are pigs!" That single statement haunts me to this day.

Her and I lost touch after that, and five years later she finds me again. She had married the guy, and he became a heavy drinker after high school. He was habitually angry, violent, and did nothing with his life. No matter how much I tried to talk her out of the relationship, she wouldn't have it because she had lost all faith in men. Because of me and the piss poor way that I had treated this sweet girl, I had ruined her life.

I tracked some information about her down last year. She now has a kid with the guy, and he's still a heavy drinker. I can only hope that she eventually realizes that she deserves better and leaves. But she will forever be my greatest source of regret and inspiration. She's the one that taught me what it truly means to be a man, and steered me onto the path that I walk today. I owe her my life, even though I threw hers away.

Anyone reading this - please learn from my mistake. If you're a guy, I ask that you take a pause and truly think about the man you want to be and the steps required to become that man.
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My regret is actually the opposite of robotech lol. I regret picking up Japanese when I had a stress problem. It transferred over to anime so it stopped being an escape for me. Still trying to completely erase that issue today.
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My biggest is letting my grades drop to Cs.
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LOL..



There are a lot of things that I regret but I get anxiety attacks thinking about them so I don't.
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Changing schools and moving state but not telling anyone there, not even the teachers.
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There's a nice list of regrets I have on my list, but I've truly put them behind me. The best one can do with regrets is learn from them, realize that you can't go back in time, and move on with life.* It ain't easy, but it can be done.

*Of course, it also depends on the severity of the regret.
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drinking expired prune juice
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Spending a bunch of money on a bunch of Steam games that I don't even play.
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While I have some regrets, most of mine are more along the lines of what if's. The decisions i've made and the things that have happened made me who i am today. Tho who doesn't wonder what if you'd dated that girl you had a crush on, or what if you hadn't made the choice ot move away and instead stayed in your hometown. I'm sure everyone has some, just they seem to bother some more than others.
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Some of the women I have found myself involved with, truly.
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Not taking any art classes throughout middle and high school, and taking more "useful" classes instead. I love art and drawing and I'm majoring in Art with a concentration in Drawing. If i had taken those classes back in my middle/high school days. Things would be a lot easier for me
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I regret not buying the Anohana premium edition from NISA... Now it's out of print and expensive... Damn...
I just hope since it's popular, the do a Toradora and dub Anohana (and rerelease a premium edition)
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Mirai_Maku wrote:


aworldofjoy wrote:

--not learning violin (I am pretty good at music, as I played piano, but violin just seems so much awesomer. Also, all my friends are in orchestra)...I feel like I could have gone pretty far with the violin.

--not learning/playing soccer; it just seems like such a fun sport that would keep me in shape. I really wish my parents had enrolled me in a camp or lesson or something, that way I could play on the school team, leagues, tournaments....

I guess to some people those regrets aren't really that major, but to me I feel like my whole life would be completely different.



What's stopping you? You say these are regrets, but to me you sound like you're making excuses for yourself by saying "it's too late now."

It's never too late. You're only 18, you're still a teenager. Your life is far, far from over.

Go learn the violin. There's thousands of examples of people who found their niche late in life, and still managed to go farther than they had ever dreamed possible. If the violin is what you feel your life is leaning you toward, then do it. Don't let anything but your own fear hold you back.

Wanna learn soccer? Go join an intramural soccer team. There's at least one in every city of the USA. They'll teach you the basics, and you'll make friends with people that probably have the same feelings as you.

You're far too young to be having regrets like these. You have so much time to do them, especially since you'll be going to college that probably has more opportunities than your high school ever will. Trust me, college is way more open than your teachers have probably made it sound.

That being said, here's my regret:

When I was 13 I met a girl online and started a relationship. I was nice and gentlemanly to her when we were first starting this, and she really grew to love me. But then I wanted more as my hormones started kicking in. I started to push her more and more into cybering, started ignoring her when she was having troubles in her own life, etc. She even had a guy sexually assault her, and my immature self had made it all about me (I all but said it was her own fault and that I was disgusted with her for kissing another guy, even though he's the one that pinned her to the ground and forced her first kiss).

We broke up when I had turned 16, and she got a different boyfriend that summer. He was the jock type that was good in sports and didn't care about much else. He pushed her into sex harder than I ever did, and she later called me crying saying that, "All men are pigs!" That single statement haunts me to this day.

Her and I lost touch after that, and five years later she finds me again. She had married the guy, and he became a heavy drinker after high school. He was habitually angry, violent, and did nothing with his life. No matter how much I tried to talk her out of the relationship, she wouldn't have it because she had lost all faith in men. Because of me and the piss poor way that I had treated this sweet girl, I had ruined her life.

I tracked some information about her down last year. She now has a kid with the guy, and he's still a heavy drinker. I can only hope that she eventually realizes that she deserves better and leaves. But she will forever be my greatest source of regret and inspiration. She's the one that taught me what it truly means to be a man, and steered me onto the path that I walk today. I owe her my life, even though I threw hers away.

Anyone reading this - please learn from my mistake. If you're a guy, I ask that you take a pause and truly think about the man you want to be and the steps required to become that man.


Sir can I just say that this is the most BEAUTIFUL thing that I have ever read? You sir, are a very prime example of what men should hope to learn from. Not only that, but just the simple fact that you admitted to all of this and have learned from it. It's truly amazing.

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tie between two.
1) dropping out of college my first semester. feels like i missed out on a very unique experience. (however with the cost/ people not finding well paying jobs to cover the cost) it may not be so bad because i have a solid job atm.

2) focusing alot of my attention on someone who obviously does not deserve it
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