The biggest mistake you've ever made in life..

@GemmaR (8526)
May 30, 2011 1:05pm CST
What would you say your biggest mistake was that you'd made in your life? For me, I think that I should have chosen a better University. I have met amazing friends there, and wouldn't change them for the world, but with regards to job prospects when I graduate I don't really have much that I can look forward to. I feel as though the career that I have always wanted to go into is now of my grasp, and there's nothing that I can do about it apart from wait and hope that somewhere else will take me on to do a post-graduate course.
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@Hatley (164521)
• Garden Grove, California
30 May 11
hi gemma the biggest mistake I ever made was taking the wrong major as I wanted to work as a research librarian so need a b s in library science instead I settled for a bachelor of Arts in English. I was going to write the worlds very most best seller which of course I never did accomplish and I worked as a page in our library for years but if I had had the training for a research librarian I would have made a lot better wages.l am now content but it would have been so much better for me financially and that wou ld have made my life a lot easier. but too late now as I am 84 going on 85.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
31 May 11
That's a great age , Hatley...
@GemmaR (8526)
16 Jun 11
It is a shame that you don't feel as though you majored in the correct subject, however you should forget about that now and remember that you did the best that you possibly could have done with your life, and hopefully you're a good person now because of that. Although, you should know that I don't think 84 is too long to go into what you wish to do providing you're still nimble on your feet! There is a lady at my university who is that age and, I'm not joking, she's just as lively and entertaining as all of the 20 year olds that we have on our course.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
30 May 11
Which university you graduated can help with your first job, but is that true of future jobs?? I always thought future jobs depended more on past experience and accomplishement. I don't know what field you are speaking about, but that is what I have seen. I know the first job is important, but if you made awesome friends that is quite important in life too and I hope you can keep track of them. The job market in many places is tough now and I wish you only the best!!
@GemmaR (8526)
30 May 11
It isn't too bad with regards to future jobs, but I need to get my step on the ladder right from the beginning in order to get those future jobs, I just don't know how I'm going to get that first job because of my total lack of experience and good qualifications, but I suppose that I will just have to make the best of things and cope with them as and when they arrive.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
31 May 11
I understand and I also think with your positive attitude that will help you. All the best!!
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
30 May 11
I really think appreciate all my mistakes because they lead me to that point of my life and I wouldn't change anything because then I'll not have what I have now :)
@GemmaR (8526)
30 May 11
I think this is an excellent attitude to have towards life. If you know that your mistakes have had an overall positive effect in your life, then that is something to be proud of, and you should remember that you have grown to be a good person because of your mistakes, not in spite of them. I hope that I will be in this position some day, but it doesn't really seem like it at this moment in time. I'm sure things will get clearer for me, though.
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
30 May 11
I wish you then to get to that point in your life :)
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
31 May 11
my biggest mistake might be when i had a child at a young age. although i consider my child as my little angel, i can still say that being irresponsible about having him is a mistake. but, if i will still keep on having that irresponsibility that would be a much bigger mistake. life is all about mistakes and learning, it's all about falling to the ground and rising up. so if falling to the ground means you had a bid mistake, then how big would that mistake be if you will not rise again?? :) that's what i often tell myself.
@GemmaR (8526)
16 Jun 11
Having a child at any age is a blessing, however I understand that you life would probably have been made a lot easier if you had waited a little longer. It's incredible that you kept your baby and managed to make a good life for your child though, because it's so easy for people to run away from their responsibilities and end up either having an abortion or giving the child up for adoption. A life within the care system is never an easy one for a child, so well done to you for being a good parent even though it wasn't the best of circumstances for you.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
31 May 11
I would have to say you are young yet and have not made enough mistakes. Also I do not believe in mistakes. I believe everything happens for a reason, even the bad things. Everything in my life that I thought was a mistake has led to something great.. so it wasn't really a mistake, was it?
@GemmaR (8526)
16 Jun 11
I know that I am young, but I also know that I have made very many mistakes in my life so far. I wouldn't have as many close friends as I have now if it weren't for a few of the mistakes that I have made, because some people were there for me who I would never have expected to be, which was a nice surprise. As sad it this might sound, you often don't know who will truly be there for you until you need them to be the most; and then you're not in the right mood to appreciate them until much later because you'll be too busy concentrating on whatever has upset you.
• India
31 May 11
choosing a wrong profession its a waste of time even thinking about it should have seen it long time ago
@GemmaR (8526)
16 Jun 11
It is never too late for you to retrain and try your hand at another profession. I am at university doing a psychology degree at the moment, however I think that I will probably never use my degree and might just go into trying to become a writer instead. I have to try to build up my portfolio and try to get some publishing companies to consider my ideas first though, as I have no experience in that respect so far, so I will have to try to do that and see if there is any chance of me being able to make it as a writer at some point in the future.
@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
30 May 11
There were two that I think were equally important. I dropped out of college because I didn't need that "establishment bulls!it", that was the early 70's when everyone was trying to "find" themselves and rebelling against authority--well, I never stopped rebelling but I would be more comfortably defiant now if I'd continued! The other was staying with my husband..neither of us had the courage to end it when it should have ended. I think he was afraid of losing the children and I kept thinking that somehow I could make it work although I guess I just made it worse. But if I changed those things I would not be the person I am today so I'm happy that I made those mistakes.
@GemmaR (8526)
16 Jun 11
The thing is about being a teenager is that we do tend to rebel against authority and those who actually just want the best for us. I have made some mistakes myself, some of which were my fault and others I think were the fault of my family for not being able to cope with the person I was becoming during my teens, but the good thing is that we grow out of this stage and become better people because they've managed to learn lessons from their mistakes and built good things onto their personality because of that.
@Jessi_T (380)
• United States
30 May 11
Life is about making mistakes we learn as we go along. I have made many, which was my biggest I'm not for sure. I have a lot of regrets, and some of the regrets I know I couldn't of done nothing about but yet I still have them. I wish you the best and hope you find someone who takes you on in a post-graduate course.
@GemmaR (8526)
30 May 11
Yes, I certainly have to learn from the mistakes that I've made in the past, and I need to make sure this time that I choose a good university to get my post graduate qualification from. I am trying my best with the application forms and such, but it's hard work, particularly when you're trying to finish your final year of your current course at the same time. But, I am rather stubborn, and I know that I will be able to do it in the end.
@maria118 (27)
• China
19 Aug 11
I think the biggest mistake I have made until now is put on weight in the middle of school and can not lose weight now. I kept afatbody during my best age and can not find a good boy friend.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
1 Jul 11
I can not say that I feel like I've made any big mistakes, but right now. I feel like I should be doing more to get myself a job and yet I don't. I just wait for opportunity to come to me, but that is not how it works. I am trying harder now but admittedly not as hard as I could be trying.
@KrauseHome (35528)
• United States
3 Jun 11
Personally looking back, there are a Few things I could have changed if I could but I know some of them even if bad had to happen to help make me into who I am yet today, and might not have given me the chance to have my wonderful husband as well. The one I do regret not being able to follow thru on is going to school and making sure I have a degree that would have given me a better chance for a stronger career but then at the same time would not be motivating me for something more, and that more means working for myself with the Business I am trying to get built.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
31 May 11
When I went to university, there were only 3 perceived universities in the area that were regarded as premier universities. Although there were a lot of educational intituions in the area, only the graduates of these 3 universities usually landed the jobs that they wanted. I was lucky enough to be in one of these universities, and I have found it a big help.
@murfus (79)
• Colombia
31 May 11
the biggest mistake i had ever made is when i bought a console and i dont use it and it was really expensive T_T so i lose my money... XD!!!!! see ya and happy myloting guys hope you earn a lot of money here xD! best site ever mylot forever... xD!
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
31 May 11
My biggest mistake is to let people take advantage of my goodness and generosity. I'm a learning to weed out the bad from the good people better now a days. At least I have a future to make things which will be good for me and others.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
31 May 11
well, i tend to look at things positively. even the mistakes and faults in our lives are just spices to make life better and enjoyable and fun. come to think of it, the biggest mistake in my life perhaps is having to stay in a company for more than a decade, and not really achieve a monumental leap.
• India
31 May 11
In terms of career i have taken the right choice though i had many dreams before as far as i got to know that Finance was the perfect line for me. Well talking about Biggest mistake.. Yes i made my biggest mistake there was a seminar been held on career development and foreign educations. We were told in college that the session is very helpful and you will surely benefit out of it. But due to my laziness i didnt concentrated on that much and instead i stayed at home.. but soon after i realized on the next day that the session the students attended they got some scholarships and a part time job. I just regretted myself for what i did but when i realized it was too late. So this was like my biggest mistake and indeed this happened i think it was for good because i learned my lesson. Laziness always stabs us in our back.
@ckciasigurl (1718)
• Vienna, Austria
31 May 11
hi i have a two worst mistake that i do in my life which is on high school i didn't march or i mean walk on stage because i have a failure and i need to summer, this is really a mistake in my life , i admit that i tried all my best to past the subject but the teacher doesn't consider the 2nd one is having a low grade this is very mistake now im trying to do my best to remove old and continue for future and the mistake will be surely be corrected.I know i can learn by my mistake
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
31 May 11
It really depends on how you look at it. For me, not attending university, despite being accepted, may rank as my biggest mistake. That's the glass half empty view, but if I go half full then I realize that going to school would have led me on a different path in life that may not have brought me to where I am now. I try not to think of them as mistakes, rather just a different road travelled.
• Romania
31 May 11
For me it's the same thing. I'm talented in drawing and painting since I was 3-4 years old. I like very much art but for some time I really quitted it because the work and doing other things. I'm kind of sorry but I don't have the impulse to start all over again. When going to university, and that's the biggest mistake in my life, instead of choosing architecture(that goes hand in hand with my talent) I chose economycs and informatics. :)
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
31 May 11
I'm not really sure. I do not want people to take this the wrong way. I ha a child but it was not a big mistake. The mistake is that she has no respect for me whatsoever. I didn't know a child could do someone this way after all you have done, is love them.