If you could go back in time, would you change anything?

United States
December 7, 2006 2:23pm CST
What would you change if you could go back in time? I think I would change the way I raised my kids, and I think I would have gone on to college, and maybe gotten married when I was older and more stable. Just for the purpose of not having enough money and struggling, I would have rather a good paying job and not lived from paycheck to paycheck, and been able to show my kids what would happen if they went on to college, and maybe there live would have been better as well.
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@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
I would have finished school and not partied my teenage years away. I would have waited to get married..and then have children...I would have changed a bunch of things..but those are two of the main ones...
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• United States
7 Dec 06
Thank you for your response, I have to agree with you on both of those, I just hope my kids dont make the same mistakes, I worry about that all the time.
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@soldenski (2504)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Those are the same two I would change. I did finish school but did not go to college and I regret that so much. Stay in school kids!! That is my motto
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• Philippines
16 Dec 06
so do i. I want to finish my studies also and not married that early but my kids nevr regret having them..NEVER
• India
7 Dec 06
I would certainly change the name of Microsoft's managing director to my name .... lol
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• United States
7 Dec 06
Good one, Thank you for your response.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
LOL..I agree with you there! Or buy some stocks or something.
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@john1984 (309)
• India
8 Dec 06
cool job .
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• India
8 Dec 06
yes...i wud correct all my mistakes..
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• United States
9 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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@jimbl75 (152)
• United States
8 Dec 06
The only thing I might change is completing college. I plan to complete college someday, but now it's harder to get done then when I was younger. Other than that, no I wouldn't change anything, even marrying my first wife. That's right, although I did not enjoy my divorce and am still suffering some of the legal issues involved with that divorce, I am currently VERY happily married. I have to imagine that if I didn't get married when I did the first time, and didn't get divorced when I did, I would not have eventually met my current wife who is the best woman in the world! Basically, I am a firm believer in "things happen for a reason". In fact, my wife likes to say, "I have to thank your first wife, because she kept you off the market all those years and then let you go just in time for me to meet you". All in all though, I take the good with the bad, and love where my life is right now so not much for me to change. Jim
• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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@fishy24 (63)
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
For me, I wouldn't change anything. What I am today is because of what happened in the past. It made me learn something new and old. Learn quite new lessons...
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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@blueman (16516)
• India
8 Dec 06
i do not think i wan't to change anything. and i think if someone way able to change anything in the past it would be against gods plan which is not possible to think also.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
8 Dec 06
sometimes, i due feel like going back in time to change something i did wrong. however, come to think of it, i should be thankful for my past because it turned me into the person i am now. i don't want to change anything in my past. i love myself. all i wanna do is do something great now for my future.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
8 Dec 06
There are so many changes I would have made. I would have become a Christian sooner. I would have been closer to my family. I would have changed my course of study.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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@arafin (292)
• Bangladesh
8 Dec 06
going back to childhood - childhood enjoy
no i'm happy with my life happened ago. i'm going forward.
• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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• Romania
8 Dec 06
I thpought about this question. It depends on how long can I go back. But if I would have to start my live over, I would try TO BE A KINDER PERSON, TO HAVE MORE PATIENCE WITH PEOPLE. and ... I have to think more ... sure there are other things too
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response, now days it does take alot of patience with people and kids.
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• India
8 Dec 06
Everybody in his world has done a lot of wrong things in their past and me too. If i get this chance I would have saved a lot of thing which I have loosed regarding my career, relationships and my first LOVE.
• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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@elzenren (192)
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
ill get back to the day when i was still reviewing for the CPA board exam and pass it so that i'll have a stable job and i'll have a brighter future for my son...
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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• India
8 Dec 06
well i dunno actually but i feel i cud change the year whn i was in my 12th std
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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• Romania
8 Dec 06
i change nothing!!!
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response, I am glad there are some people that are happy how everything has went in there life.
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@jade17901 (597)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I think I would go back and change the last three years of my life. I wouldnt change anything specific, just everything I did, Id do the opposite so I can have some closer on my life situation right now
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
I think I would have followed my dreams. I would have learned to drive at 16 and become a cop at 21. Too late for all that now..
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• United States
8 Dec 06
I dont think it is ever to late, well to try at 16 it would be, but to become a cop, you can still go for that dream, it just wouldnt happen when you were 21, go for your dreams. Thank you for your response.
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@Bhutto (742)
• India
8 Dec 06
I wish i could really back firstly i would change myself and secondly try to change the world to be a better place.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response, The world does need some changing, and I sure wish there was a way to change it, but how.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
I don't think I would change a thing. I feel as though I've learned from my mistakes, including the moron I married. If I changed things my life would be completely different and I'm not unhappy with the results I've had. To be honest, I wouldn't give up a single moment, even the toughest times.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Very true, we can change still change things, and I am starting to do that, Thank you for your response.
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@ru88en (2997)
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
No. I will change nothing. I just want to work with the things that I can still change and that is the present to make the future better. I see a bring future a head of me If I keep learning and growing each day. Good luck to every one.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
I would change getting married my senior year in college. We thought we had it all worked out. The I got pregnant 3 months after being married and spent a miserable final year in college. I evem ended up graduating a semester late because I was so huge and miserable I could not complete my internship. I would never change the person I married, but definitely the timing.
• United States
8 Dec 06
Thank you for your response, I wouldnt change the person I married either, without him I dont know what would happen.
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