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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 02:52 PM
When I was younger, I was heavily into art. Drawing, sketching, painting, etc.

By high school, I put it on the back burner and then moved it off the stove.
I've never been able to rekindle that spark in myself to do it again. Lord knows
I tried. But, I see my 6 yr old feverishishly take to it and maybe hope for him to
do better and run with it.


Anyone else (I'm sure there are) have any big regrets over the years?

We're all listening ...




[Edited on 10/2/2007 by lonomon]

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 02:57 PM
drugs. in oct it will be 16yrs since i did anything. i just drink and smoke cigars. biggest waste of my time. i dont mean to preach..........
 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 03:07 PM
I regret the fact that I have regrets,life is about now & today.I'm actually better about this then i was & getting better all the time.It is what it is...

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 03:15 PM
I wish I would have done better in high school and made more of an attempt at college.....seriously.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 03:25 PM
not many..

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 03:26 PM
I wished I had practiced my guitar skills for hours on end like I should have. I coulda been Quinn Sullivan.
I regret not taking better care of my credit when I was younger.

[Edited on 10/1/2007 by DanB]

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 03:45 PM
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I wish I would have done better in high school and made more of an attempt at college.....seriously.



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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 03:47 PM
Some women...where do I begin?

Not being more involved with organized sports when I was younger.

Other than that I'm happy for the journey so far.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 03:58 PM
I had a live television show when I was 18. It was renewed and I walked away from it because I didn't like being in front of the camera. I wish I'd stuck around long enough to get behind the cameras. I think I would have enjoyed directing.
 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 04:01 PM
lonoman - are you the same one who started the post about dancing with the devil in the moonlight???

When I was younger - let's say high-school age - I had all kinds of ideas about what my life would be, things I would do, places I would go, lifestyle I would lead, the commune I would join, etc etc. Has everything turned out like those dreamed images? No. Do I wish would have made some different choices here and there along the way? Yes, probably. Would I trade the experiences and life that I was dealt? No, I don't think so. There have been periods of utmost joy and utmost misery, the boring times, the crazy years (and years...), the good times, the bad times but somehow I think it is all meant to be and all that joy and sh** that went before built this life I have today. I can't complain - I can pick up a newspaper, see a life being lived out on mean streets, hear of chronic medical conditions others live with on a daily basis and I know I'm blessed. So regrets? Nothing that keeps me awake at night.

I've put aside a couple of things that I just knew would be my life's passions thinking I would just rejoin or pick them up later. Not everything got revisited and I've got to think that maybe the passion I was so sure of at one time wasn't as strong as I believed it to be. But I sure enjoyed and benefitted from it at the time!

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 04:06 PM


Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way.



 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 04:11 PM
That I let others run my life as a young adult. Oh man...the chances I had that I let slip by!!! I didn't have the guts enough to say anything to these people. It wasn't until I was 25 that I realized that I needed to ditch some people in my life. Life's too short to let others drag you down.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 04:11 PM
For me, regretting the past is a waste of the present. I try to learn from it and move on. I like to think it's never too late, as long as you're working and going after something. Life is not a dress rehearsal.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 04:30 PM
I wish I'd had the courage to ask Trish Thompson out in Jr. High.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 04:41 PM
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I wish I'd had the courage to ask Trish Thompson out in Jr. High


Awww man..Look her up !!

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 05:24 PM
I used to have some regrets but I let go of them. I realized life is too precious to waste time with regrets. Now I have a good life, even better than I thought it would be. Along the way I've stumbled and picked myself up and keep going. I am happy and I feel blessed.
 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 05:29 PM
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I wish I'd had the courage to ask Trish Thompson out in Jr. High


Awww man..Look her up !!


Hire a P.I. to find her."There's something about Trish"

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 05:36 PM
Cocaine.

I'm plenty strong enough to say "no, nope, absolutely not, never again," and mean it. However, it does tug at me from time to time. I watched the movie "Wonderland" last night, and there were a number of scenes where they're doing lines . . . I could actually feel my blood pressure go up a bit and my heart rate increase.

That's some bad **** .

Stay away from it.

[Edited on 10/1/2007 by TopDroog]

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 05:37 PM
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I wish I'd had the courage to ask Trish Thompson out in Jr. High


Awww man..Look her up !!


Hire a P.I. to find her."There's something about Trish"

I don't think my wife would approve. Besides, there WAS something about Trish. Who knows 40 years later. I'm probably better off with just the memory.

[Edited on 10/1/2007 by bob1954]

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 05:46 PM
My father told me when I was young to be straight forward and go for what you want then you won't have any regrets that you didn't at least try...

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 05:54 PM
One day in 1970 my college roommate asked if I wanted to accompany him and his bandmates to see the Allman Brothers Band at another school an hour and a half away. I had a lot of work and didn't want to be up all night, and I hadn't really gotten into them like I would later, so I passed. That night, the Allmans' roadies borrowed the band's hearse to transport the drums, because one of their vehicles had broken down, and during the show, all the band's and my buddies' vehicles were towed by the local cops, so they had to hang around. Duane invited them back to meet everybody, and they hung out for an hour or so talking with them about music, equipment, etc. My roomie woke me up at 3 in the morning raving about how great they had played and how cool it was to meet them. To this day it kills me I turned that opportunity down.

I've piled up one or two more serious regrets since then, but I won't bore you with those.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 06:00 PM
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I don't think my wife would approve. Besides, there WAS something about Trish. Who knows 40 years later. I'm probably better off with just the memory.


A similar boat here, bro. I just reconnected with my old crowd after not seeing most of them for 18-20 years . . . including the girl I took to my senior prom . . . my first heartbreak (she gave me the 'friends' talk just as we were heading out to prom - the 8-ball I had eased my pain, see above).

I decided I'm not even going to open that door. Yeah, maybe something could have happened back then, but that door is shut, man.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 06:10 PM
Yes, I 've had a few.....

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 06:12 PM
I am lucky enough to have had such strong feelings of guilt over a lot of things in my late teens and early twenties that I sort of burned out my conscience! I seem to have lost the ability to kick myself hard over and over again about things I have done or have failed to do. Or else I just got a bit more realistic as I got older. Regardless, I don't make much time for regrets nowadays, but since the questions was asked, sure, there are a few, some serious, some not so:

-general stupidity with cash. Now that I am low on it, I can think of dumb places where a lot of it went!
-stopping guitar lessons in 7th grade, not to start again until after college. D'oh!
-selling off my comic book collection for dirt.

 

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  posted on 10/1/2007 at 06:15 PM
I regret knocking out an ambulance driver who had just taken my fiancee's body from the wreckage of our car after we got slammed by a drunk driver. I was trippin on the way he was handling her body, not realizing she was already dead. A few months later I was told she had been pregnant and was planing to surprise me with the news that evening. The man could of pressed charges but didn't...I was on parole at the time and would of went straight back to the joint. How much diferent life would be now?

 

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