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    I regret not spending more time with my kids eg. Putting work or going out ahead of them.

    And I have quandaries, too - my A is very challenging at 18 and I wonder whether being stricter or more laid back would have made a difference. I'm tightening up on mobile ph use for the other kids because her addiction to it has meant no HSC for her (she began skipping school ti Facebook and watch movies on her ph).

    I regret allowing A to go to Boarding School for a year - she was the one who begged to go (and to come home at the end if the year) but it only seemed to make her resent everything (esp her family) and pick up dodgy habits (like the mobile use).

    I sometimes think that I've taught my students better than I've taught my own kids in a number of areas - comes back to spending time with them, I guess.

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    I regret not going to uni as soon as I finished high school. I regret staying with an abusive partner for longer then I should of, and I regret some very poor financial decisions I made when I was younger

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    I regret not completing high school and therefore not being able to study medicine.

    Also dropping out of sport.

    Stepdad had a bipolar episode when I was in grade six and up until then I excelled in everything I did. I went from an a student down to complete fails, dropped out of sport, gained a stack of weight and can never finish what I start.
    It does get me down alot, but I tend to push it to the back of my mind though as it makes me cranky thinking about it, lol.

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    I'm happy where I ended up, but I have a few small regrets (friendships that went astray etc.). I don't think of them often, but when I do I wish I had handled things a bit better. I guess that's all a part of growing up though


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    Okay... Now that I've sat down... I regret not taking the job offer I had in America when I was 18... I was too worried about the money.. I should have just sold my car (which I owned outright which was worth $10,000) and did it.

    Now that I have my son, I wouldn't consider taking a job opportunity overseas, because I don't want him to be away from his extended family.... So I've kind of missed out on that potentially once in a lifetime opportunity.

    I regret not biting my tongue with certain people & certain situations because now our relationship will never be the same... Which makes things difficult.

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    Non, je ne regret rien!

    I've lived a very blessed life, and I don't think I've made any decisions where the alternative (or my chosen path) would have lead to disaster. There are parts of my life I haven't been happy with, but they were either out of my control or were balanced out by good and sort of necessary, so worth it in the end.
    Maybe the only regret I have is not buying property sooner. But I don't really ever think about it, I figure wherever I go will lead me to where I need to be.
    It's funny, we were stuck in a traffic jam this morning and DP was all 'get on google maps, maybe I can find another route. Maybe if I just go down there' etc etc. and I'm all 'dude, whichever way we go, we'll get there, and probably in the same amount of time. Lets just sit in the traffic and chill' so I guess that's how I approach life. Sit in the traffic and chill, and not worry about alternate routes

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Non, je ne regret rien!

    I've lived a very blessed life, and I don't think I've made any decisions where the alternative (or my chosen path) would have lead to disaster. There are parts of my life I haven't been happy with, but they were either out of my control or were balanced out by good and sort of necessary, so worth it in the end.
    Maybe the only regret I have is not buying property sooner. But I don't really ever think about it, I figure wherever I go will lead me to where I need to be.
    It's funny, we were stuck in a traffic jam this morning and DP was all 'get on google maps, maybe I can find another route. Maybe if I just go down there' etc etc. and I'm all 'dude, whichever way we go, we'll get there, and probably in the same amount of time. Lets just sit in the traffic and chill' so I guess that's how I approach life. Sit in the traffic and chill, and not worry about alternate routes
    I love that! I approach life the same way ☺️

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    Like others, I believe all of my choices have led me to where I am, and I (generally) like where I am, so don't regret a lot. I only have one pit-of-my-stomach, can't really bear to think about it kind of regret: I had too much to drink one night about ten years ago, and told the partner of a very, very good friend (she was my exBF's sister) that I thought if we had met each other before they did that we would have probably have been together. He agreed. She found out somehow and I was too gutless to face up to it, and we basically never spoke again.

    Four years later, she and her partner had split up, and her face came into my mind, and I felt that I should make contact with her, own my behaviour and apologise. I put it off. The next day I found out she had taken her own life the day before. At the funeral, her mum gave the eulogy and said how (this girl) was always a bright star that was eventually brought to her knees by constant dark clouds of negativity. And I realised I was one of those clouds. I will never, ever forgive myself and it's been one of the toughest life lessons ever for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    Like others, I believe all of my choices have led me to where I am, and I (generally) like where I am, so don't regret a lot. I only have one pit-of-my-stomach, can't really bear to think about it kind of regret: I had too much to drink one night about ten years ago, and told the partner of a very, very good friend (she was my exBF's sister) that I thought if we had met each other before they did that we would have probably have been together. He agreed. She found out somehow and I was too gutless to face up to it, and we basically never spoke again.

    Four years later, she and her partner had split up, and her face came into my mind, and I felt that I should make contact with her, own my behaviour and apologise. I put it off. The next day I found out she had taken her own life the day before. At the funeral, her mum gave the eulogy and said how (this girl) was always a bright star that was eventually brought to her knees by constant dark clouds of negativity. And I realised I was one of those clouds. I will never, ever forgive myself and it's been one of the toughest life lessons ever for me.
    How awful

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    I have to say no, not really.

    I regret not working harder when I was younger & blowing ALL of my money on partying.

    Apart from that everything else in my life has served a perfect purpose.


 

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