If you were given one chance in life to change whatever you wanted to?

United States
December 22, 2009 11:09am CST
I often wonder about this, if I was given a chance to change one thing, and absolutely one thing in life, what would that be? Fortunately I have had a good life (and yeah am having still, Touch wood!) with no regrets, but when I inspect my life under microscope, I would want to change how I spent my time always studying and not enjoying , ever. It looks like, to compensate for that time, I don't feel like studying now (I should be studying 'HARD' now!). Maybe if I had been liberal and enjoyed while studying I wouldn't feel so much :) What would you change, if you had the same chance?
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@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Although my life has been filled with heartache,grief,bad times,and good times,I wouldn't change one thing. Why you may ask? because if I was to change one thing even a small thing it would change all the other events of my life. Like meeting my husband or having my child. So I don't think I would change anything if I could.
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Yes, true indeed. As someone mentioned earlier, if you change something it would cause a butterfly effect. Good luck. And happy holidays.
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• United States
23 Dec 09
Yes the butterfly effect I was trying to think of what it was called/
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi, :ets! The only thing I would change is to be in better health. I had a horrible, abusive childhood, but it made me strong and determined to make the world a better place, especially for kids. I have the world's best husband and children, and I love everything about my job, except for the boss, who is about to be transferred, so things will get better again. Life is beautiful if you can see the positive side that virtually everything has!
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Cobrateacher I am sorry you had an abusive childhood, but like you said looking at the positive side you turned out to be a strong and wonderful person who adores her family. And I am sure they love you to pieces. It is very important to focus on the positive side no matter what happens. I am not saying its easy but just that it's worth it. Thanks for your reply! Happy Holidays!
@lowloy (316)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I would like a second chance on the things when I put my foot in my mouth. I believe that I am driven by how God wants me to live, so maybe I did not put my foot in my mouth.
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi I agree. What you think as 'put your foot in your mouth' might have seemed like a different thing to others. It all depends on who is the other person and their view too. So don't worry. Whatever happens, happens for a reason, and there's no harm in believing it happens for good :) Happy holidays and Merry Christmas.
• United States
22 Dec 09
I would have went on to college. Now I'm 29 with no degree and finding it hard to get a good job with the economy how it is because I lack a degree. That's the biggest thing I would change.
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi That is one serious thing to want to change. I am sorry you were not able to get a degree. I am sure it's tough without one (actually even with a degree it's hard), and that too in this kind of job market, I wish you good luck and hope you find something which will make your sadness go away. Wishing you all the happiness in this world! Merry Christmas!
@novelcai (603)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
i will be given a chance to change one thing in my life that would be falling in love with a wrong person. i dunno whats wrong with me. lots of my friends told me that i look good im very easy to be w/. im a good person. but i always failed in terms of love. i always ended up with a wrong person. well maybe mr right is still on his way for me to catch up :) merry xmas
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Noveclai Let me tell you, there is nothing wrong with you. It's just that life isn't always fair. I am sure your Mr Right is already on his way to you. If you are patient enough, you will meet him soon. Always hope for the best. Good luck to you and merry Christmas!
• United States
22 Dec 09
I too have had a good life. However, I am not sure I would change anything. With the butterfly effect, changing one thing could lead to a completley different life then what I have now. I love my husband and had I taken the scholarship to HPU I would not be with him now... I love my children and had I waited to have them and go on for more school, I would miss out on all we have shared so far.... I don't have enough money but really don't know that I would change anything to become a higher paid perfessional..
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Jodylee I agree with you. And I sure can understand the 'butterfly effect'. Being so farther down the lane of life, it's hard to imagine your life in any other way. I am glad you have no regrets. Let's give thanks for our good lives and pray for those who don't have it. Merry Christmas!