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Stuff you regret not doing when young
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I have to go with putting effort into to school for sure, I spent too much time ignoring my studies and spending time with friends or doing other things. It wasn't until my the second semester of my grade 11 year where i realized that I had to change the way I was doing things or I wouldn't be able to qualify for the university I wanted, by the time I got myself set in my senior year I just barely had the grades and the jump from high school to university was enormous and took a hell of a long time to get used to
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I have many flaws and there is a few things here and there that I don't know how to do/won't do because I never learned how to as a kid but I wouldn't have it any other way, I am accepting of my abilities and short comings alike, I am what I am. No regrets.
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I somewhat regret never developing any of my talents. I showed great potential for many things but I became somewhat lazy because everything was handed to me and I was, in all honesty and humility (merely stating a fact), sharper than most kids in my classes so I did not feel the need to exert any effort. I was reading scientific books and Greek philosophy texts and had the reading level of a high schooler when I was 8 years old. I was also an early developer physically and disliked interacting with loud people so that further isolated me from most of my classmates. Being in a strict Asian family also probably did its part instilling me with distrust and paranoia when it comes to strangers.

I used to paint, play the piano on my own (I could not read notes but played by ear), play basketball, do martial arts, and a ton of other things.

However, I don't see the point of wasting significant amounts of time and energy feeling regretful so I've been changing myself since I graduated. It is also useless to dwell on things of the past since what I am now is not what I was back then. Potential realized or not, I've grown. I'm getting back into a daily exercise routine (light but beats nothing), picked up archery and kendo again, improving my cooking skills, reading more and writing more. I bought like....40 books about 3 months ago which I am done with and re-reading, with another 12 coming in this next week. I've also cut down on partying and no longer go through a bottle of liquor a week.

It gets boring since I have no friends with similar interests to share my discoveries with. I don't blame them because I am interested in obscure and unusual things. But I do feel a bit more empowered when I see that I can change myself.





Thisss. Back in high school I used to be so quiet and reserved. I had a few friends who thought drugs and sex were everything. It was very cramping and as a result I shut myself in more. I wad involved in DECA, but outside of that I didn't really do anything. I kind of wish I had made the effort to make more friends, and keep my grades up. They were pretty poor in high school and I'm suffering for it now in college.

These days I'm working on changing though the real push only started this year. Working out and watching my weight and what I eat. I fell out of Akidio when my grandfather died, as maintaining my confidence was too hard. I regret in general not pushing myself to try hard enough. I'm debating on jumping back into learning a self defense. Slowly I'm trying to get back into reading, and as silly as it sounds learn to drive and save up for my own car. Granted my parents weren't as fortunate in high school, but now that things are relaxing a little, I feel like it's time to step up. Long story short though, I've been there too! And it's pretty rewarding when you see yourself changing and trying new things.
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I have a lot of things I regret doing, saying and missing out on in the past 8 years but at the same time I understand that what occurred in that time was necessary for my growth despite the hardships. Otherwise, I'm slightly bitter over the fact that I had very little childhood due to my family circumstance but it's a bit too late for that now.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

I somewhat regret never developing any of my talents. I showed great potential for many things but I became somewhat lazy because everything was handed to me and I was, in all honesty and humility (merely stating a fact), sharper than most kids in my classes so I did not feel the need to exert any effort. I was reading scientific books and Greek philosophy texts and had the reading level of a high schooler when I was 8 years old. I was also an early developer physically and disliked interacting with loud people so that further isolated me from most of my classmates. Being in a strict Asian family also probably did its part instilling me with distrust and paranoia when it comes to strangers.

I used to paint, play the piano on my own (I could not read notes but played by ear), play basketball, do martial arts, and a ton of other things.

However, I don't see the point of wasting significant amounts of time and energy feeling regretful so I've been changing myself since I graduated. It is also useless to dwell on things of the past since what I am now is not what I was back then. Potential realized or not, I've grown. I'm getting back into a daily exercise routine (light but beats nothing), picked up archery and kendo again, improving my cooking skills, reading more and writing more. I bought like....40 books about 3 months ago which I am done with and re-reading, with another 12 coming in this next week. I've also cut down on partying and no longer go through a bottle of liquor a week.

It gets boring since I have no friends with similar interests to share my discoveries with. I don't blame them because I am interested in obscure and unusual things. But I do feel a bit more empowered when I see that I can change myself.





Thisss. Back in high school I used to be so quiet and reserved. I had a few friends who thought drugs and sex were everything. It was very cramping and as a result I shut myself in more. I wad involved in DECA, but outside of that I didn't really do anything. I kind of wish I had made the effort to make more friends, and keep my grades up. They were pretty poor in high school and I'm suffering for it now in college.

These days I'm working on changing though the real push only started this year. Working out and watching my weight and what I eat. I fell out of Akidio when my grandfather died, as maintaining my confidence was too hard. I regret in general not pushing myself to try hard enough. I'm debating on jumping back into learning a self defense. Slowly I'm trying to get back into reading, and as silly as it sounds learn to drive and save up for my own car. Granted my parents weren't as fortunate in high school, but now that things are relaxing a little, I feel like it's time to step up. Long story short though, I've been there too! And it's pretty rewarding when you see yourself changing and trying new things.


Nothing wrong with everything in moderation, it's just that people go overboard and think they live to party. I'm guilty of doing a few illegal and, perhaps, immoral things and making friends doing them. I think we just need to find ways to dig deeper with the friends we have. I'd meet them at parties and only see them at parties but, once we start hanging out sober and do normal things like go eat or go visit museums, it's pretty nice.

It's always good to learn/maintain martial arts skills, since I believe the discipline involved carries over to everyday activities. I'm actually pretty light for my height (about 137 pounds and I'm around 5'9" or 10") but even if my weight remains constant, I feel very weak if I go a long time without physical exertion. I tire more easily, I don't have explosive strength anymore, and I'm easier to injure now. I used to be able to run a mile in 5:20 and throw a 300 pound guy while grappling but I don't think I'll ever be nearly as fit now or later as I was in my prime about 6 years ago, haha. Still, improving your physical condition is good no matter how old you are.
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Morbidhanson wrote:


Sankirasan wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

I somewhat regret never developing any of my talents. I showed great potential for many things but I became somewhat lazy because everything was handed to me and I was, in all honesty and humility (merely stating a fact), sharper than most kids in my classes so I did not feel the need to exert any effort. I was reading scientific books and Greek philosophy texts and had the reading level of a high schooler when I was 8 years old. I was also an early developer physically and disliked interacting with loud people so that further isolated me from most of my classmates. Being in a strict Asian family also probably did its part instilling me with distrust and paranoia when it comes to strangers.

I used to paint, play the piano on my own (I could not read notes but played by ear), play basketball, do martial arts, and a ton of other things.

However, I don't see the point of wasting significant amounts of time and energy feeling regretful so I've been changing myself since I graduated. It is also useless to dwell on things of the past since what I am now is not what I was back then. Potential realized or not, I've grown. I'm getting back into a daily exercise routine (light but beats nothing), picked up archery and kendo again, improving my cooking skills, reading more and writing more. I bought like....40 books about 3 months ago which I am done with and re-reading, with another 12 coming in this next week. I've also cut down on partying and no longer go through a bottle of liquor a week.

It gets boring since I have no friends with similar interests to share my discoveries with. I don't blame them because I am interested in obscure and unusual things. But I do feel a bit more empowered when I see that I can change myself.





Thisss. Back in high school I used to be so quiet and reserved. I had a few friends who thought drugs and sex were everything. It was very cramping and as a result I shut myself in more. I wad involved in DECA, but outside of that I didn't really do anything. I kind of wish I had made the effort to make more friends, and keep my grades up. They were pretty poor in high school and I'm suffering for it now in college.

These days I'm working on changing though the real push only started this year. Working out and watching my weight and what I eat. I fell out of Akidio when my grandfather died, as maintaining my confidence was too hard. I regret in general not pushing myself to try hard enough. I'm debating on jumping back into learning a self defense. Slowly I'm trying to get back into reading, and as silly as it sounds learn to drive and save up for my own car. Granted my parents weren't as fortunate in high school, but now that things are relaxing a little, I feel like it's time to step up. Long story short though, I've been there too! And it's pretty rewarding when you see yourself changing and trying new things.


Nothing wrong with everything in moderation, it's just that people go overboard and think they live to party. I'm guilty of doing a few illegal and, perhaps, immoral things and making friends doing them. I think we just need to find ways to dig deeper with the friends we have. I'd meet them at parties and only see them at parties but, once we start hanging out sober and do normal things like go eat or go visit museums, it's pretty nice.

It's always good to learn/maintain martial arts skills, since I believe the discipline involved carries over to everyday activities. I'm actually pretty light for my weight (about 137 pounds and I'm around 5'9" or 10") but even if my weight remains constant, I feel very weak if I go a long time without physical exertion. I tire more easily, I don't have explosive strength anymore, and I'm easier to injure now. I used to be able to run a mile in 5:20 and throw a 300 pound guy while grappling but I don't think I'll ever be nearly as fit now or later as I was in my prime about 6 years ago, haha. Still, improving your physical condition is good no matter how old you are.


You have a very good point. I felt lots of determination back when I went to do Akidio, and in the beginning it was pushing me be more confident and practice discipline. Now that I'm not doing it but instead doing exercise, I don't feel the same push that I used to. Like I said I've been thinking about picking up Akidio again, but I'm definitely sure that my instructor at my previous place will have a hard time taking me back. If not Akidio I've considered Capoeira or Taekwondo. When I'm working out though or practicing a sport, I do feel grounded, like I have parts of my discipline in order. I just might work on challenging myself a little more, thanks!

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being more extroverted. was extremely introverted. lately i have been getting out more and doing more.
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Sankirasan wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:


Sankirasan wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

I somewhat regret never developing any of my talents. I showed great potential for many things but I became somewhat lazy because everything was handed to me and I was, in all honesty and humility (merely stating a fact), sharper than most kids in my classes so I did not feel the need to exert any effort. I was reading scientific books and Greek philosophy texts and had the reading level of a high schooler when I was 8 years old. I was also an early developer physically and disliked interacting with loud people so that further isolated me from most of my classmates. Being in a strict Asian family also probably did its part instilling me with distrust and paranoia when it comes to strangers.

I used to paint, play the piano on my own (I could not read notes but played by ear), play basketball, do martial arts, and a ton of other things.

However, I don't see the point of wasting significant amounts of time and energy feeling regretful so I've been changing myself since I graduated. It is also useless to dwell on things of the past since what I am now is not what I was back then. Potential realized or not, I've grown. I'm getting back into a daily exercise routine (light but beats nothing), picked up archery and kendo again, improving my cooking skills, reading more and writing more. I bought like....40 books about 3 months ago which I am done with and re-reading, with another 12 coming in this next week. I've also cut down on partying and no longer go through a bottle of liquor a week.

It gets boring since I have no friends with similar interests to share my discoveries with. I don't blame them because I am interested in obscure and unusual things. But I do feel a bit more empowered when I see that I can change myself.





Thisss. Back in high school I used to be so quiet and reserved. I had a few friends who thought drugs and sex were everything. It was very cramping and as a result I shut myself in more. I wad involved in DECA, but outside of that I didn't really do anything. I kind of wish I had made the effort to make more friends, and keep my grades up. They were pretty poor in high school and I'm suffering for it now in college.

These days I'm working on changing though the real push only started this year. Working out and watching my weight and what I eat. I fell out of Akidio when my grandfather died, as maintaining my confidence was too hard. I regret in general not pushing myself to try hard enough. I'm debating on jumping back into learning a self defense. Slowly I'm trying to get back into reading, and as silly as it sounds learn to drive and save up for my own car. Granted my parents weren't as fortunate in high school, but now that things are relaxing a little, I feel like it's time to step up. Long story short though, I've been there too! And it's pretty rewarding when you see yourself changing and trying new things.


Nothing wrong with everything in moderation, it's just that people go overboard and think they live to party. I'm guilty of doing a few illegal and, perhaps, immoral things and making friends doing them. I think we just need to find ways to dig deeper with the friends we have. I'd meet them at parties and only see them at parties but, once we start hanging out sober and do normal things like go eat or go visit museums, it's pretty nice.

It's always good to learn/maintain martial arts skills, since I believe the discipline involved carries over to everyday activities. I'm actually pretty light for my weight (about 137 pounds and I'm around 5'9" or 10") but even if my weight remains constant, I feel very weak if I go a long time without physical exertion. I tire more easily, I don't have explosive strength anymore, and I'm easier to injure now. I used to be able to run a mile in 5:20 and throw a 300 pound guy while grappling but I don't think I'll ever be nearly as fit now or later as I was in my prime about 6 years ago, haha. Still, improving your physical condition is good no matter how old you are.


You have a very good point. I felt lots of determination back when I went to do Akidio, and in the beginning it was pushing me be more confident and practice discipline. Now that I'm not doing it but instead doing exercise, I don't feel the same push that I used to. Like I said I've been thinking about picking up Akidio again, but I'm definitely sure that my instructor at my previous place will have a hard time taking me back. If not Akidio I've considered Capoeira or Taekwondo. When I'm working out though or practicing a sport, I do feel grounded, like I have parts of my discipline in order. I just might work on challenging myself a little more, thanks!



You could try archery. It's so fun.
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Morbidhanson wrote:


Sankirasan wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:


Sankirasan wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

I somewhat regret never developing any of my talents. I showed great potential for many things but I became somewhat lazy because everything was handed to me and I was, in all honesty and humility (merely stating a fact), sharper than most kids in my classes so I did not feel the need to exert any effort. I was reading scientific books and Greek philosophy texts and had the reading level of a high schooler when I was 8 years old. I was also an early developer physically and disliked interacting with loud people so that further isolated me from most of my classmates. Being in a strict Asian family also probably did its part instilling me with distrust and paranoia when it comes to strangers.

I used to paint, play the piano on my own (I could not read notes but played by ear), play basketball, do martial arts, and a ton of other things.

However, I don't see the point of wasting significant amounts of time and energy feeling regretful so I've been changing myself since I graduated. It is also useless to dwell on things of the past since what I am now is not what I was back then. Potential realized or not, I've grown. I'm getting back into a daily exercise routine (light but beats nothing), picked up archery and kendo again, improving my cooking skills, reading more and writing more. I bought like....40 books about 3 months ago which I am done with and re-reading, with another 12 coming in this next week. I've also cut down on partying and no longer go through a bottle of liquor a week.

It gets boring since I have no friends with similar interests to share my discoveries with. I don't blame them because I am interested in obscure and unusual things. But I do feel a bit more empowered when I see that I can change myself.





Thisss. Back in high school I used to be so quiet and reserved. I had a few friends who thought drugs and sex were everything. It was very cramping and as a result I shut myself in more. I wad involved in DECA, but outside of that I didn't really do anything. I kind of wish I had made the effort to make more friends, and keep my grades up. They were pretty poor in high school and I'm suffering for it now in college.

These days I'm working on changing though the real push only started this year. Working out and watching my weight and what I eat. I fell out of Akidio when my grandfather died, as maintaining my confidence was too hard. I regret in general not pushing myself to try hard enough. I'm debating on jumping back into learning a self defense. Slowly I'm trying to get back into reading, and as silly as it sounds learn to drive and save up for my own car. Granted my parents weren't as fortunate in high school, but now that things are relaxing a little, I feel like it's time to step up. Long story short though, I've been there too! And it's pretty rewarding when you see yourself changing and trying new things.


Nothing wrong with everything in moderation, it's just that people go overboard and think they live to party. I'm guilty of doing a few illegal and, perhaps, immoral things and making friends doing them. I think we just need to find ways to dig deeper with the friends we have. I'd meet them at parties and only see them at parties but, once we start hanging out sober and do normal things like go eat or go visit museums, it's pretty nice.

It's always good to learn/maintain martial arts skills, since I believe the discipline involved carries over to everyday activities. I'm actually pretty light for my weight (about 137 pounds and I'm around 5'9" or 10") but even if my weight remains constant, I feel very weak if I go a long time without physical exertion. I tire more easily, I don't have explosive strength anymore, and I'm easier to injure now. I used to be able to run a mile in 5:20 and throw a 300 pound guy while grappling but I don't think I'll ever be nearly as fit now or later as I was in my prime about 6 years ago, haha. Still, improving your physical condition is good no matter how old you are.


You have a very good point. I felt lots of determination back when I went to do Akidio, and in the beginning it was pushing me be more confident and practice discipline. Now that I'm not doing it but instead doing exercise, I don't feel the same push that I used to. Like I said I've been thinking about picking up Akidio again, but I'm definitely sure that my instructor at my previous place will have a hard time taking me back. If not Akidio I've considered Capoeira or Taekwondo. When I'm working out though or practicing a sport, I do feel grounded, like I have parts of my discipline in order. I just might work on challenging myself a little more, thanks!



You could try archery. It's so fun.


Ooooh Archery! Something I've always secretly wanted to do but never had the guts to do it. It seems so focused, but it also seems like it'd be a good arm workout. Have you tried it before?

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National level Chess competitions.

Younger start on martial arts.

Military at age of 18 instead of 29.

Taking up that offer to be goalkeeper in Junior soccer team.

Eight girls I didn't have sex with, when I used to have morals.

Figuring out the fact I actually had a childhood girl friend that had a crush on me in my life and it took me 30 years to figure it out.. when it was too late. ( When I figured this one out I brake few things, quite a lot of things actually.)

That I didn't study since I were prodigy. ( This I regret most)

That I never published my books and pen and paper games, I now keep running to successful games and books with settings, systems and plots, that are near identical, nearly fifteen years after I created them.

That I stopped reading comics and watching cartoons because back then it was not neat for kids past 13.










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Sankirasan wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:


Sankirasan wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:


Sankirasan wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

I somewhat regret never developing any of my talents. I showed great potential for many things but I became somewhat lazy because everything was handed to me and I was, in all honesty and humility (merely stating a fact), sharper than most kids in my classes so I did not feel the need to exert any effort. I was reading scientific books and Greek philosophy texts and had the reading level of a high schooler when I was 8 years old. I was also an early developer physically and disliked interacting with loud people so that further isolated me from most of my classmates. Being in a strict Asian family also probably did its part instilling me with distrust and paranoia when it comes to strangers.

I used to paint, play the piano on my own (I could not read notes but played by ear), play basketball, do martial arts, and a ton of other things.

However, I don't see the point of wasting significant amounts of time and energy feeling regretful so I've been changing myself since I graduated. It is also useless to dwell on things of the past since what I am now is not what I was back then. Potential realized or not, I've grown. I'm getting back into a daily exercise routine (light but beats nothing), picked up archery and kendo again, improving my cooking skills, reading more and writing more. I bought like....40 books about 3 months ago which I am done with and re-reading, with another 12 coming in this next week. I've also cut down on partying and no longer go through a bottle of liquor a week.

It gets boring since I have no friends with similar interests to share my discoveries with. I don't blame them because I am interested in obscure and unusual things. But I do feel a bit more empowered when I see that I can change myself.





Thisss. Back in high school I used to be so quiet and reserved. I had a few friends who thought drugs and sex were everything. It was very cramping and as a result I shut myself in more. I wad involved in DECA, but outside of that I didn't really do anything. I kind of wish I had made the effort to make more friends, and keep my grades up. They were pretty poor in high school and I'm suffering for it now in college.

These days I'm working on changing though the real push only started this year. Working out and watching my weight and what I eat. I fell out of Akidio when my grandfather died, as maintaining my confidence was too hard. I regret in general not pushing myself to try hard enough. I'm debating on jumping back into learning a self defense. Slowly I'm trying to get back into reading, and as silly as it sounds learn to drive and save up for my own car. Granted my parents weren't as fortunate in high school, but now that things are relaxing a little, I feel like it's time to step up. Long story short though, I've been there too! And it's pretty rewarding when you see yourself changing and trying new things.


Nothing wrong with everything in moderation, it's just that people go overboard and think they live to party. I'm guilty of doing a few illegal and, perhaps, immoral things and making friends doing them. I think we just need to find ways to dig deeper with the friends we have. I'd meet them at parties and only see them at parties but, once we start hanging out sober and do normal things like go eat or go visit museums, it's pretty nice.

It's always good to learn/maintain martial arts skills, since I believe the discipline involved carries over to everyday activities. I'm actually pretty light for my weight (about 137 pounds and I'm around 5'9" or 10") but even if my weight remains constant, I feel very weak if I go a long time without physical exertion. I tire more easily, I don't have explosive strength anymore, and I'm easier to injure now. I used to be able to run a mile in 5:20 and throw a 300 pound guy while grappling but I don't think I'll ever be nearly as fit now or later as I was in my prime about 6 years ago, haha. Still, improving your physical condition is good no matter how old you are.


You have a very good point. I felt lots of determination back when I went to do Akidio, and in the beginning it was pushing me be more confident and practice discipline. Now that I'm not doing it but instead doing exercise, I don't feel the same push that I used to. Like I said I've been thinking about picking up Akidio again, but I'm definitely sure that my instructor at my previous place will have a hard time taking me back. If not Akidio I've considered Capoeira or Taekwondo. When I'm working out though or practicing a sport, I do feel grounded, like I have parts of my discipline in order. I just might work on challenging myself a little more, thanks!



You could try archery. It's so fun.


Ooooh Archery! Something I've always secretly wanted to do but never had the guts to do it. It seems so focused, but it also seems like it'd be a good arm workout. Have you tried it before?



Yeah, a friend taught me to shoot back in early high school....like 8 years ago. I shot at his house several days a week until I had to go off to college. I just ordered a new compound bow, actually. Something called the Diamond Infinite Edge. I haven't shot in a long time but I'm getting back into it.
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I have many flaws and there is a few things here and there that I don't know how to do/won't do because I never learned how to as a kid but I wouldn't have it any other way, I am accepting of my abilities and short comings alike, I am what I am. No regrets.


Actually wait, when I was younger, there was this girl I should've asked out but I never did
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I regret not being more impulsive. However, that would have led to an extremely miserable adulthood.
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Absolutely nothing, besides, of course not getting laid as much as i should have I'm lucky i'm a free man.
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Not writing enough stories and taking my dreams of being a novelist seriously.
Dreams are slowly dying.
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