If You Could Change One Thing In Your Past What Would It Be?

United States
August 9, 2010 5:33am CST
Looking back I know there are lots of things people would like to go back and change. But if you could only change one of them what would you choose? I think I would have stayed in school. Other then that I've been pretty happy with what I've done. Now thats not saying my life has been perfect and I have done things I probably shouldn't. Too bad there's not a time machine.
19 responses
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
10 Aug 10
You are right, I wish that I can re - done so many things from the past. For instance, the girl I like I shouldn't let her go, and I should make my move and do my best to win her heart. But I didn't and eventually I am still alone. There is so many regrettable moment of myself thinking about the past. I just wish there is a truly time machine exist in this world.
• Argentina
10 Aug 10
I dont think i would change anything....pretty happy of how i am now. But if i had to choose, i guess i would change the fact that i never won the lotery hahaha.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
13 Aug 10
Maybe I would have continued with my piano lessons. I would have gone through all the lessons just enough for me to play whenever I want. I think that would be a great stress-reliever. Not only would it be good for me, it would also create good music that could also help other relax.
• Vietnam
10 Aug 10
whatever we have done in the past, it would be our lesson, they make us grow up day by day .=_=
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
We all know it is impossible to turn back time. But I'm happy with what I have done in the past. I had lots of bad experience and regrets but I have realize that all of this experiences makes me a better person. It's like giving me an idea what to do next. Without mistakes in your life you will never learn from it.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 10
Hi, Very interesting topic to be discussed here. If the time can turn back,i definitely won't follow my husband back to his hometown. I do feel regret now,but it is too late to be regretted. Things has been done and it can't be re-do again. I have to accept the facts and continue with my life here. I really miss my second home(singapore),the place where I spent for the past 9 years. I was there for my study and then I managed to get a job there. Until my husband decided to get marriage and move back to his hometown, I was so blurr to agree to his decision at that point of time. My parents did advised me to think carefully,but I just can't figure out the best way for me. I really hope I will have chance to go back there. although it is a stressful city but I love the life there.It is more happenings and at least I have a job which earn income for me. Like now, I am a full-time housewife,staying at home and taking care of my son,it is not the kind of life I want,if giving me a choice. However, I do enjoy the moments with my son for the past 3 years. I love to see him grow up day by day and he is always my sunshine
• Vietnam
10 Aug 10
I would say to my teacher, the man who went away that I 'm so sorry, I love him so much.2 Years, he taught us with all his heart and diligence but we were childish for understanding , we hurt him so much.
@reneezoso (393)
• India
10 Aug 10
i wouldnt change anything becuase i really dont know the chain of events as that happened wid me.. and i love where i am now. and it would be tragic to inadvertently head my life down a different path by changing something
@anneish (117)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
if there's one thing i would change...it would be my wrong doings,.because that time i don't even think about the people around me who cares for me,nor think if what would be the outcome of the things i will do.
@anncherry (406)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
I think most of us have thought of changing something in the past. I, too, have one in mind: a love decision long ago. However, when I start thinking that I wouldn't have met my very good group of friends right now if ever I had decided otherwise, I get the feeling that things are best left the way they are. :)
@xavier_sh (220)
• Nepal
10 Aug 10
It's really so bad that we do not have time machine with us but if i had time machine and the one thing i would have changed in my life is that i would have gone back to my college life and would have again studied well and continued my studies upto higher level then only i would have got married. I would not have got married before i completed my education.
@intenads (15)
• Costa Rica
9 Aug 10
if I could change something in my past, I would choose my parents more carefully
@aurorastorm (1136)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I would have kept going in school and gotten my masters degree in Psychology, and then my career choices would have been a lot different. As far as husband and everything else probably would not have changed much about that.
@RachelleNH (1408)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I would've done the same thing-gotten my college degree before having kids. I did it all backwards! I did finally get the degree though a few years ago!
• United States
9 Aug 10
I would love to say not getting married to my ex. But,then I wuld not have my daughter to stress me out. So I guess all I have to complain about is nothing. I like where I am right now and it could be better. had I not had a child my life would be better. I would hav edone so much differently. But,there is no regreting her so life is as it is.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I think I would have chosen a different major in college. Looking back I really did not know what I wanted to study and I chose an area that seemed the most interesting at the time. After I graduated I did not pursue any career that has anything to do with my major. I do not regret my education though because I learned alot and grew as a person.
• India
9 Aug 10
I don't really think I would change anything because my life and choices were made for a reason. It was my destiny to be down the path I am.
@jamed28 (1910)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
I will change my course. I really wanted to become an engineer or any kind. But since I cannot afford the course, I just end up in a small college in which tuition fee are cheap but don't offer engineering course.
@gaboni (644)
• Israel
9 Aug 10
If I could, then I would probably tell less bad jokes in my life. Though I would probably use it just for being better student, and big brother few years ago. But as they say, you can't turn back the wheel, the **** thing just keeps spinning.
@serubhai1 (204)
• India
9 Aug 10
Me.