Your biggest regrets in life

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DarkWarrior2

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Oct 9, 1999
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I wasted two years of my life trying to get an associates degree that wasn't suitable for me. I ended up flunking out of school despite taking it seriously and working really hard.

I have only myself to blame for that, I should have thought and decided for myself instead of just blindly following teachers' advice in high school.

Live and learn.
 

Modelworks

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Feb 22, 2007
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Getting involved with the hard liquor crowd first year of college. Got so bad I lost scholarship, had to pay my own way. I haven't used alcohol since then, that was 20 years ago, and still the thought of drinking makes me mad.
 

TridenT

Lifer
Sep 4, 2006
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Not applying myself in school. But it was difficult to gain any motivation in a shit town with a shitty family at the time...
 

Jeff7

Lifer
Jan 4, 2001
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Don't know, I lack the ability to see alternate timelines, so I don't know what I should and shouldn't regret. :p

Sometimes I wonder about having gone for a Master's/Ph.D. in particle physics, and working on a nuclear fusion reactor somewhere....or on some high-end NASA thing. (Project Prometheus would've been fun, or Project Longshot.)

Oh well, the job I've got now is reasonably amusing and entertaining and so on. And it pays the bills. The 4 years of college before this was rather enough for my taste, at least for now.

Who knows though; I may well get bored with this job in the coming years, unless they do a fair amount of growth, with new projects and new equipment to keep things interesting. We shall see. Management has high hopes for the near future, and the owner has a damn good record when it comes to making business decisions.
 

randay

Lifer
May 30, 2006
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paying for that ferarri in cash and then having sex with those two super models at the same time.
 

Farang

Lifer
Jul 7, 2003
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Getting bad grades and not taking a lot of math in college. Everything else--girls, friends, other events-- I don't really care about because I wouldn't be where I am today had it been different, and although today isn't perfect it isn't that bad. But if I'd done the math and had the grades I'd have a lot more doors open to me now.
 

shortylickens

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Jul 15, 2003
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Not applying myself in school. But it was difficult to gain any motivation in a shit town with a shitty family at the time...
Seems to me that living in a shit town with a shit family is the PERFECT motivation for applying yourself in college.
 

shortylickens

No Lifer
Jul 15, 2003
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Not really. You just get depressed and give up on trying.
I dont mean to sound like an asshole, but you wouldnt have survived the Navy.
A year away from home, 2 months at a time on the ocean, battlestations for 24 hours straight. I used to wonder why guys cried themselves to sleep at night, then I realized it was because they had it too good back home.
I'm in community college right now and I have to say its much easier than any job I've ever had. Which is annoying because many of classes are filled with angry, lazy, spoiled teeny-boppers who have no idea how lucky they are.
 
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Jawo

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Jun 15, 2005
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Not traveling more in college. Always taking the safe path and not taking many risks.
 

Adrenaline

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In 2001 I tried to get my best friend to move to my city and be my roommate, I would have been more than happy to pay all the bills until he could fully get on his feet. I offered it a few times never pressing it. He always seemed to have trouble find him. He got in trouble again and put on house arrest for a year. He was let off a month or so early and the next week he was in a car wreck, unexplained to this day what happened, and he was crushed into his steering wheel from winding up underneath an 18 wheeler after dropping his sister off at work. Friends since 2, passed away at 25. I regret not pushing harder to get him away from the crap that was surrounding him.
 

Jeff7

Lifer
Jan 4, 2001
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I dont mean to sound like an asshole, but you wouldnt have survived the Navy.
A year away from home, 2 months at a time on the ocean, battlestations for 24 hours straight. I used to wonder why guys cried themselves to sleep at night, then I realized it was because they had it too good back home.
I'm in community college right now and I have to say its much easier than any job I've ever had. Which is annoying because many of classes are filled with angry, lazy, spoiled teeny-boppers who have no idea how lucky they are.
I know it doesn't compare to the Navy, but part of what kept me motivated during college was, "Remember what it was like to work in retail."
I was the sort who got nervous about my grade if it dipped to 80%, because the classes that mattered required >=70% to pass. I always liked having a decent buffer available for those times when I'd screw up on a test, or completely forget about a rather substantial assignment.
 

bobdole369

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Dec 15, 2004
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That crazy girl actually pulled off mid-BJ when I was gonna blow and jumped up and started riding me... I really should have forcefully pulled out. Thank god she miscarried.

Drinking and driving one night in 2000, just after the horrifying elections. Driving from Miami -> Fort Lauderdale with 0.25 BAL cannot end well. I spent 2 months in the hospital.

Smoking pot and working in the donut factory instead of applying to colleges. Shit - smoking pot . It kept me from getting a scolarship. I should have had a 4.0 and graduated with honors. Instead now I gotta work this fucking shitty job, and my GF has to work too instead of being constantly knocked up making me sandwiches like she's supposed to.
 

TridenT

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Sep 4, 2006
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I know it doesn't compare to the Navy, but part of what kept me motivated during college was, "Remember what it was like to work in retail."
I was the sort who got nervous about my grade if it dipped to 80%, because the classes that mattered required >=70% to pass. I always liked having a decent buffer available for those times when I'd screw up on a test, or completely forget about a rather substantial assignment.

Dude, I fucking freak out if I get near 90-92%. If it isn't above 95% all the time I am always anxious.
 

bobdole369

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Dec 15, 2004
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Oh yeah - Joining the Navy to escape a horrifying life as a clerk in the grocery store.

It did a lot for me, but it also really fucked me up in the head.