What's Your Life Mistake You Wish You Could Undo?

@katie0 (5212)
Japan
April 19, 2011 6:22am CST
There were some people in my past that I regret things I said as I didn't follow my heart, now I do and the only time I really regret was the things that I wanted to do or say and didn't, because of that I seeked for these people to say I am sorry. Now I feel free. How about you, what's your life mistake that you wish you could undo?
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@jasmeena (850)
• Indonesia
20 Apr 11
Hmmm...so many. I wish I could run away to meet my ex BF had been together for so long. People now blame me as he got married with someone else. Here`s the story; we met at our campus and after 2 years of friendship, we started dating. But at that time ,my parents were overprotective and in full control of my life after they were disappointed with my eldest sister, who preferred to go to Aussie with her BF ( now hubby) to study, leaving her study here. My parents know that the guy I was dating with is nice, but we decided to have backstreet relationship. He is the one who understands me. In 2005, we broke up after he went to work outside Jakarta, but we still kept in touch like usual, and in 2009 we met again and my parents, whose first response was cold,became friendlier to him and it seemed everything was okay. In 2010, he told me to run from my house after my parents blamed me for having relationship with a bad guy ( we didn`t know until someone told us, but not my ex in campus)and my ex knew that He supported me and he didn`t want to see me under pressure and he told me to RUN AWAY, unfortunately I couldn`t do that. then he left me..I told him that I wanted to be with him, but it didn`t mean that I ran away. I know how patient he had been for me and OK, maybe i am too preoccupied with my new job as soccer reporter and translator so I didn`t have time to cry after knowing that he is now married, but it seems that my friends keep blaming me for not brace enough to fight for our love. That`s my biggest mistake. Now I don`t know whether I can find a man who is better than him..
• United States
20 Apr 11
I met a wonderful girl when I was a young enlisted man in the Air Force. Her name was Karen. I should have never let her go. Something tells me that if I'd just tried harder to stay in touch with her, even when I was sent overseas, I would have been a different person--a happier one. I think she could have kept me young and ambitious, fuelling my excitement for life that faded as I got older. I think that Karen would have balanced out my awkwardness too, and helped me become a better person sooner. But then, what do the young really know about love?
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
19 Apr 11
I wish that I had continued with my schooling and not left at the age of 15. I was supposed to go back and continue my schooling, but something happened and I decided to go out and join the work force instead. I was bored by school at that stage and just wanted to start earning money. A friend of mine at the time who planned to continue studying and was going to go to university said to me at the time that I would earn more than him over the next few years, but that when he started work, he would earn more in his first year than I had in the previous four. That has always stuck in my mind! Finances have always been a struggle over the last 20 years or so. I am self employed and working from home now, which is great, but I still am not in the financial position that I dreamed I would be at this stage of my life. Maybe if I had finished my schooling, I would be? Who knows?
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
19 Apr 11
There are several things that I would do differently if I had a chance. One of my ex's might not be an ex if I could go back in time. However, I love my husband and I know that he loves me and we are happy together so be it. I am happy with the life I have.
• Mexico
19 Apr 11
Hi katie: I have first think about all the things I have said and I don't really feel them, the times I have hurt people I love with my words. But then I think that even if I've made big mistakes I have learn thanks to them so these bad decisions have made me the person I am now. If we could erase all the bad things just to be perfect we wouldn't learn valuable lessons from life so I thnk I prefer to live with my mistakes. ALVARO
@Hatley (164357)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 11
hi katie I have made lots of mistakes but the one big one I regret is ever selling the next to last house we owned as we did not get enough for it and we just lacked one hundred dollars of having it paid off. we were stuck then having to rent apartments and never letting us have any pets or any yard for growing things.it was the wrong time to sell as housing prives were not high enough and rents were going up. we should have kept it and paid our bills a different way. thats the biggest most costly mistake of our lives, and wish it could be done over.
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
Halu katieo, when i cried in front of my MUM,becoz she didn't want the guy i should marry,i told to my MUM that i loved very much that man and he loves me too as i do,but it was all false,when we married and that's the time i found the true heart inside of that man, he always hurt my feelings,he doesn't stop making affairs to different gurls,.i loved him, i served him with all my love and patience,i did all my best to save our relationship but it doesn't work at all,or im gonna say he didn't want to change his attitude nor he doesn't really love me. i cried again in front of my MUM,saying that i hated that man,it's all my mistake ,it's my big mistake and if i will given a chances to undo, i will not marry that man, it's better to be a single MUM than to marry a man who gives all pain, till i was tired to loving him,tired to understand him. i undo all that but never my sons,it's better for me to be a single MUM, i was contented to be with my sons,im happy enough with them. thanks GOD BLESS
@alex_rae (22)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
I guess the mistake that i wish I could undo was letting go of the one that I truly love. Even if I'm in a relationship right now, nothing beats the feeling being with the one your heart longs for.
• India
19 Apr 11
i wish that i could change some of my wrong decisions that resulted in bad situations !
@umabharti (3976)
• India
19 Apr 11
hi, as we are humans mistakes do happen however some mistakes do great harm and they cant be undone.We cant forget such incidents in our life and they become a part of life and be with us forever.We can just learn as it is an experience to us .We cant say we did a mistake because it gave a negative return ., we can not judge anything unless it is over and nothing is in our hands to erase and change it to some good incident.Never it can happen , we can just say that by hitting a child we give something like a choclate to erase but we should knw that what made us hit the child.It would be our wrong also .We always find fault in other person we are egoistic never want to accept .
@tiina05 (2318)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
hello, Yes, Me too if only I could change the past I will. There are lot of things I wanted to change in my life. I want my life to be perfect that I don't want to hurt other people feelings.I wish I wish! but the only things I don't want to change is when I found my boyfriend now.