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Do you regret not having done anything in your younger days?

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I probably regret leaving my first husband as it doesnt matter who you are with, you have problems.

I did not realise this when I was younger, and probably would have had a nicer life if I had....but then again "in hindsight"!
by Finy
So much, it would take a book to fill.
Just can't believe I did what I did....pretty stupid.
The funny thing about it, everyone around me watched me 'crash and burn', and no one said'don't do it''!
That still leaves me surprized, there never was a life line,from one person.
I got married and had my children at a young age, now I do regret not having the luxury of travel before I became a mum. There are so many wonderful places in the world I would love to visit, maybe when the children are adults!
I regret certain decisions that I made towards the end of my senior year at high school. I hurt two people dear to me as a result. I wish I had done things differently.
by Vee
No - I think that things happen for a reason. Regrets are simply lessons not learned. I would only regret something if I had done it before so I should have known better not to do it again.
by AJ
I cannot think of things I did not do when younger which i now regret,though maybe I could have done the things I did do,them differently!!! Ha ha ha!!! Even the awful things we experience can and should be learned from, and thus make our lives better.
Bugger - wrote this scintillating reply and lost it for some reason!
Can't be bothered writing it all again....,suffice to say mine is the same as Finy's...should have stayed with first husband, my life would have been totally different, however perhaps then I wouldn't be the fabulous woman I am now! (modest too)
by Fran
I regret not taking up professional photography when I had the chance at 18 and waiting until I was in my mid 40's.
Tape-recorded my maternal Grandparents' 'thoughts from their lives'.
They were 'showies' & travelled around Australia to all the Shows, big & little towns. Their lives', & those they met along the way, would've made fascinating listening, if not a book!

Like most men who returned from WWII, my Father didn't speak much about it. He was in the RAAF, was a photographer, & 'developed' the film brought in by the RAAF pilots. He was stationed at Port Moresby. He told me a few things, especially if we were with his lifelong mates from that campaign. But his story would've been very interesting to hear, totally. I miss him terribly. He was a very good Dad to me.
Me too Donjo. Wish I had asked so many questions of my mother and my father, but I guess you can't put an old head on young shoulders. Nowadays of course I spend hours and hours on computer trying to track down relatives (second cousins) etc. Too bad.
by fran.
Yes, but no point in regretting it now, life moves on
Nothing I can thing of now, except when i wasn’t in my youth, but I’d had my 30th birthday, I didn’t get to say goodbye to my dad, just before he died.
We were living in the same house, for a month together, but there wasn’t anyone in the room with him at the time, & I’d just gone to bring his 2 little granddaughters in to see him. The eldest hadn’t raced inside yet, & I was holding the baby, aged 8 months. I’d always wished I’d told him I loved him & to thank him for the 5 month overseas holiday he’d given me, for my 21st birthday. I always think about that.
Yes, remaining in it
I think everyone regrets something from their past while growing up. I regret a lot but am a lot wiser now for it. I tried not to make the same mistake again. My main regret is hurting others and not feeling their pain. I was immature and growing to becoming an adult which was a big learning adventure.
Yes - Met my father (my mother remarried).
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