Your biggest regret in life

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by TheMagicianOfPrecision, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. If you want to share?

    Doesnt have to be very personal, but it can be. Up to you.

    My biggest regret so far in my life was turning down a 100% scholarship and a written promise to play no 1 singles at Old Dominion University, University of Michigian and University of south Alabama.

    I regret this A LOT and it has been 11 years since I did it...:-?
     
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  2. malakas

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    Being born.
    It has been downfall ever since.
     
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  3. ilovecarlos

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    Not becoming a physio/trainer. I could be of so much help to the hot tennis babies;)
     
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  4. Anaconda

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    Taking Maths, Biology, Geography and Critical Thinking in college. College is so much harder than school it's unreal. I'm regretting not taking car mechanics instead.

    I also regret not buying tickets to see Michael Buble at the 02 arena next year :(
     
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  5. hollywood9826

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    Not taking baseball serious enough. I could have least went to college (another regret) at the very least. I had all the tools to be a great baseball player. Cal Ripken Sr. told me I needed someone to kick me in my arse and get me goin. Never happened. Now Im wasting life way in the world of IT.
     
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  6. NickH87

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    Not taking high school seriously and skipping SAT's...had to go to community college and am behind my graduating class by a year and a half. I had great grades, but didnt think about college.
     
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  7. Feels as if we have similar stories.
    And im stuck on a tenniscourt teaching overweight 40 + women how to hit a proper forehand.
     
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  8. Wakenslam

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    Reading this thread....
     
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  9. RealityPolice

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    Not giving in when Racquel Welch, Phoebe Cates, and Jessica Alba tried to force themselves on me.
     
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    Reading this thread.
     
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    I sometimes wish I had started playing sports more seriously at a younger age. I started working out at age 27, and only started applying myself athletically a couple years after that. I'm now 32 so I've still got some years left, but I still wonder how far I could have taken myself had I started younger.
     
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  12. malakas

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    Obviously you didn't,because someone else beat you to this smartass comment.
     
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  14. tennis005

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    I really regret not taking tennis seriously when I was younger.
     
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  15. Whats the point with a reply like that?
     
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  16. grimmbomb21

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    He's afraid to man up and share his real regrets.:)
     
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  17. yodudedudeyo

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    You turned down U of M?!?! Wowwwwwwwwwww.
     
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  18. FlamEnemY

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    I regret not paying much attention to sports and art/music when I was younger, and while I can always improve myself when it comes to different types of art (even if this requires a lot of time), I can never gain some of the sport skills that youngsters can. Granted, 19 is not old at all, but I really wonder what I could've achieved sports-wise...
     
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    I regret not serving my Country.

    I feel like it would have served me better to get my *** in gear early in life rather than ******* away several years changing majors in College. I did graduate but wonder how things would be if I was more "squared away".
     
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  21. !<-_->!

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    Every day of my life.
     
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    Regrets, I've had a few:)
     
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  23. iplaytennislolol

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    not taking chances to improve myself
     
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    but then again
    too few to mention
     
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    Hey, ya' never know though. I developed or restressed (might have happened in high school but never diagnosed so it may never have healed correctly) a Labrum tear so I never made it past two years. So don't really regret this. Instead, enjoy what you do have now.

    As for myself; I have no regrets. Everything that's happened in my life so far has led me to where I am today. I like myself so....I'm good. :D
     
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    hrmmm......i missed my highschool prom, the girl i was gonna ask ended up going w/my best friend so yah i regret that, but i made up for it w/a few other dances at the school
     
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    I've done
    What i had to do.
     
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    I wanted to go into the National Guard during a summer break in college and become a medic. I didn't want to be an EMT as a career. I just thought it would be a great thing to know. I eventually decided to program computers during my summer.

    A couple of weeks ago, I was at a HOA meeting and the board president had a heart attack. Along with most of the people there, I did nothing. A couple of guys did perform CPR, and the EMT's arrived eventually, but he died 3 days later.

    I've thought about that decision/regret a lot over the last few days, and have decided to take a CPR class.
     
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    :(

    I think that everybody should now at least how to perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver. It's great that you've decieded to take the lessons. :)
     
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  31. malakas

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    I agree 100%.That's my philosophy in life.
     
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    Playing football. Played for the all star team and at the end of the season(coach asked me whether I would play FB or TE, he told me he would rather have me play FB. Broke 2 ribs when the Linebacker smoked me ***. They still hurt after about 2 months.
     
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    I bought 120 cans of dunlops last months. too many new balls.
     
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    Thats respectable, but I think its a load of bull.
     
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    My biggest regret is ordering the salad instead of the soup in a fancy restaurant.
     
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  36. slice bh compliment

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    and saw it through
    without exemption
     
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    The AP U.S. History Exam

    The College Board (people who administer the tests) have strict rules regarding sharing exam information electronically, so I'm afraid I can't elaborate too much on the specifics of what happened. All I can say is that I misread the essay prompt and ended up writing an essay that was a century removed from the era that the prompt was asking about, which effectively gave me a "0" on the essay. It really sucked.
     
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    there are two tragedies in life: one is not getting what you want and the other is getting it :shock:
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    I regret taking 7 hits of acid. It made me crazy. But then again life is more interesting now.
     
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  40. dave333

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    Not avoiding regret for the first 15 and 1/2 years of my life.
     
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  41. BallzofSkill

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    i don't have a big regret, but i have many little ones that add up to a screwed up life. for some reason i just make the wrong decisions as often as possible.
     
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    Looking back, I wish I had gotten my own apartment earlier (I moved out of my parents' house when I was 28.) Also in a Jay Leno "idiot for a day" moment: a few years ago I won $1,500.00 (US) at a casino. After filling out a tax form on the spot I collected $1,080.00. Being uncomfortable carrying around that much cash, I proceeded to gamble away half of it!!!!!! Lesson learned-if I win big again, have the casino issue a check. hollywood98-have you thought about coaching Little League/high school baseball?
     
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    Not taking tennis seriously until the past two years and trying to get a DI scholarship now
     
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    Why would you have necessarily ended up doing something different if you had played college tennis?

    Me too. Getting pyched about tennis at age 42 is a bit late...

    I regret ever smoking pot. Hated the way it made me feel, and never felt the same sinse.

    I have tons of regrets... A silly one that comes to mind is not learning to type properly. I make tons of mistakes and am constantly hitting the back button. All day long, every day, for months and years on end this has been happening.

     
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  45. Anaconda

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    I've planned
    Each charted course
     
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  46. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    Each careful step
    along the by-wayy


    and more
    much more than this
     
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  47. raiden031

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    Not learning to play tennis as a child.
     
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  48. Anaconda

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    I did it
    My way.
     
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  49. Kobble

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    I'm surprised nobody has thrown in the hot chick they should have asked out. Truth is, you saved yourself from being clowned. You know when you have no shot.

    One of my regrets was not studying science and math in high school. My GPA sucked anyway, what could have happened? Pass or fail, I would have put nose in the chemistry and physics books.

    Also, not seeing the SR-71 fly in person. Another is finding a way to stay out of the ****ty public school system. Simply bad for your moral.
     
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  50. Anaconda

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    That's true, i should have asked this girl out, but i can still keep in contact with her so i'll ask her when the time is right.
     
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