Is there any experiences in life you feel you have missed out on?

Canada
September 16, 2009 9:03am CST
For me, there are two experiences that make me sad to think about because I had missed out on them. They're recent experiences (I'm still young so I have yet to face life's many disapointments) I missed out on prom. Yes I did GO to prom and know I cant really complain because some people out there never got a chance to even go. But I went to 3 of them, and all 3 were horrible. My date for one was an @$$ to me, even though he was a boyfriend at the time, and my other boyfriend ended up getting super sick before both of our proms and we didn't have a good time and left early. Also, the second experience is going away to college. I was supposed to go away and experience what it was like to go away and live in dorms, but then last minute I realized it didn't make sense financially to go because Id be in debt for so long. Those are two experiences in life that I get sad thinking about because alot of poeple have stories where they had the time of their life and I cant say the same.. Is there any experiences you feel you have missed out on?
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@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
16 Sep 09
I think I missed out on the whole "having fun" as a teenager. My Mom was very strict with me and i actually had to earn my allowance on the weekends. We had a business where I would help out and that's where I'd earn some extra pocket money for school. Although it taught me how to be a responsible person at a young age, I must say that I missed out on a lot of outings with buddies.
• Canada
16 Sep 09
Your not the only one who feels this way. Depends how strict your parents were. If you werent allowed to go out at all, then I would say you missed out. But as for the party scene, its the same old so you didnt miss to much there.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
16 Sep 09
I felt I did miss out because now all of my closest friends have all immigrated to different countries and it will be many years before we get to see each other again in one place.
@Raven7317 (693)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Good morning. I can also say that I missed out on going away to college... I watched alot of my friends go into the big cities, attending college, living in dorms/apartments, taking the trains, living the city/night/college life... I was envious and I regret not having that chance. I ended up going into the military right out of high school, so even though I feel that I missed out on a very important 'rite of passage', I know that I experienced something else that NONE of my friends did... and I still say to this day - it's been almost 20 years - that it's the best thing I ever did!
• Canada
16 Sep 09
Atleast your happy about the decision you made. Personally, I was ready to go all enrolled and everything and realized I would be 40 000 in debt going away or I could go to community collage and be like 10 000 in debt once I was done. It was more practical financially to stay home and not go away but I do feel like I missed out.
• United States
18 Sep 09
You should never live with regret, it won't do any good. There are some things I would have liked to experience but the opportunities I've had far outweighed what I thought they were going to be. Since you're young you should embrace each day, proms are not the pinnacle of life, neither is high school, its a blip on the radar of life.
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
i missed out on being a "normal" kid. i didn't get to play all day. i didn't get dirty. i didn't fall/hurt/scratch myself. i didn't get to explore and be curious about my environment. i didn't get to learn how to ride a bike. i didn't get to do all those stuff because i was at home reading and studying. my parents weren't THAT strict. until now, i still don't understand why i didn't do all those stuff before. all i knew was that i had to finish my homework, study for tomorrow's lessons, go to bed early and wake up early. my parents didn't force me to be studious. that's why i don't understand why i was too pre-occupied with school before. but atleast all my hardwork paid off. i got good grades, i went to a great university and now, i'm a nurse.
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
Hi, YoungInLove These days I'm kind of wondering what would my life be like if I did not go into post-graduate studies and instead married young and started a family. When I graduated in college, my husband now was already my boyfriend then. He got a job and I decided to study some more because I did not want to be a bank teller or an office clerk which is the usual job my classmates got with our course. My partner and I married only ten years later after I finished my second course. Now, I have two diplomas in my office, still trying to build a career and, at the same time, trying to have a child I am not complaining, though. I am just wondering, if life was better if I married young, became a clerk and rose from the ranks and have at least one eight year old kid. But I'll never know right? Cheers!
@advokatku (4037)
• Indonesia
17 Sep 09
in life there is only one regret that made me feel left behind. Why the first, when I was high school not serious to learn english language. If I was fluent and intelligent in English language, of course now I've been working abroad or at least be a manager in a company known
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
17 Sep 09
Traveling when I was younger! I still can but I'm not care free and have all the time in the world to do it! I was an extremely jealous when I was young of everyone! I was so obsessed with it I ended up no having fun,driving people crazy and driving myself insane! I also couldn't except things I needed to except! Examples like I wasn't normal! A lot of the stuff I was going through ,everybody does! I thought I needed a man in my life! That took forever to realize! So I wasted alot of years when I could of been traveling,having fun and following my dreams!
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
i am a person that has missed out on many experiences and opportunities. it is quite sad but anyways, it is all my fault. i would like to start not to lose these opportunities around me . i want to enjoy life now.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
17 Sep 09
I'm trying to be pregnant and it isn't as easy in my age anymore I sometimes wish I was pregnant in my 20s, much like many girls I know but I didn't meet anyone I love enough to marry and settle down with so having kids with them will be just disaster for me and the kids I'm sure people can change and there are young couples that make it but I didn't meet the right man at such a young age
@satan88 (586)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
16 Sep 09
i feel like i've really missed out on elementary school because for the longest of time i was very unpopular so i didn't have many friends. till this day i hope i can go back and make things right and enjoy my childhood with friends like everybody else.
@sblossom (2170)
16 Sep 09
If I can think one it should be the experience happened in my university time. When I almost graduated from my university, one of my friends introduced her classmate to me. She told me the boy paid attention on me for a few years, now he wanted to date with me. I also liked the boy,but when I was told he will go Japan to continue master degree I was hesitated to develop the relationship. I was afraid to go abroad at the time. To many people it was a good opportunity to go abroad, but I let it away.
@redanol (37)
• Italy
16 Sep 09
I believe that everyone has lost or had had bad experience. But these things we need to see the positive part. After have recognized the error and meditate upon, you can avoid mistakes happen again in the same occasion, and not have it slip. For example, I knew a very pretty girl in high school and we saw every day. We don't know each other well but we always greeted. I am sure she feels the same love for me, how she looks me.But I, like a fool I've never had the courage to speak or say her what I feel for. Time passed so well over the years. I am now at university in another country, and I lost her forever. But I learned one thing: to be more sure of myself, and in fact I now attend with a beautiful girl ...