What's the biggest regret in your life?

Singapore
March 19, 2007 10:49am CST
Mine is my college life.. I just feel like I could've done better with my grade.. I should've made friends with more people.. My ex-boyfriend was a jealous and control freak at the time, so he would be jealous if I hung out with people.. I was okay at the time, but looking back now, I kinda regret how my college life went... I just wish that I had done more.. Oh well.. There's a saying.. "Don't regret the past because it is what you wanted at the time!" I guess it is somewhat true.. Oh well.. Though I regret it, I just wanna do better in the future.. Let me see if I can make up for that.. =) What's your story?
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@CarlHalling (3627)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar 07
There are so many. It would take a book to record them all. But thanks to God, I am still well and healthy and so have a chance to make up for them; or at least try to.
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@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
19 Mar 07
that's the best thing to it. even if we have done lots of wrong things before, we still have many years to make up for them. atleast, we still have years to try and to make them right.
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• Singapore
20 Mar 07
Yep, I completely agree, maryannemax and CarlHalling.. =) Many people with positive attitude towards life in myLot.. Gosh, I love this!! =)
@stdrst (471)
• Bulgaria
29 Apr 07
I have many things to regret. The biggest is that I had a real opportunity to go to IChO (international chemistry olympiad) but I got ill and I miied this chanse. It happened last year. I still can't forgive myself that my body was so weak. Oh, poor me, I could take so much from that.
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• Singapore
29 Apr 07
Hmm.. I really think that it is something beyond your control, so you shouldn't regret it.. Just do better in the future.. =) Just an opinion.. =) Thanks for your response, stdrst! All the best.. =)
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
24 Apr 07
i think that my biggest regret was when i stayed in a relationship for 2 years with a man who never deserved my love, attention, efforts and time. she kept on cheating on me several times. i kept on forgiving him hoping that one day he will change,but she never did. so it was the greatest decision ever for me to break up with her. but thing is, after some years, i thought that i was lucky to go through such a bad experience. i have learned a lot and i became a stronger person after that,and i can say, that with my present wife,that i have a better wife so, thanks for my bad experiences ,which have done before.
• Singapore
29 Apr 07
Way to go, unisis... =) It is awesome that you can always learn from your past to live a better life in the future...don't you think? =) Thanks for sharing your story! =)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
I dont like keeping regrets. There's no point keeping it anyway. We can never turn back the hands of time. The best thing that we can do is to have a positive outlook in life. Live your life to the fullest and make every day the best day of your life. That way, you ll never have to regret anything because you know had the best time of your life.
• Singapore
29 Apr 07
That's what I'm trying to learn right now.. =) Thanks for your response, faith_hope_love! Very well said.. =)
@zer0charly (5616)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
my biggest regret in life is that i didnt show to may dad how luck,blessed and thankful to have him as my father..he's still alive but they my mom and dad separated 6 years ago.now that he's not with us,it was so stupid of me that i never showed him how i love him.. but i do learn from this..that to avoid the regret in life,we should live life to the fullest!and we should always remember that we only do the things which will makes us happy.
• Singapore
12 Apr 07
Yep... That's true... Thanks for sharing your story with us, zer0charly! =)
@manmaxman (850)
• India
20 Mar 07
yes i also agery with u i also think about college life. i think i dont have done much work in my college life but i wish i could
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• Singapore
12 Apr 07
Yeah... Thanks for responding, manmaxman!
@anubias2 (64)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
My biggest regret in life is having a longtime friend for more than 20 years that you discover one day doesn't consider you a friend, but use you , lie to you or manipulate people to believe him just to get what he want,i wish i have your regret in life and have a better future.
• Singapore
12 Apr 07
Yes... Another backstabbing story..! I hate backstabbers, too... I can understand how you feel... Thanks for sharing with us, anubias2!
@sahira (1071)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
My biggest regret in life was that when i accepted the love of my ex-bf,i trusted him and i thought he's the guy with one word and can keep secret..but then i'd learned that he's a "kiss and tell" man,which i really hate most!..and everytime i remember that past of mine,huh!i wanted to turn back time and let him down!
• Singapore
12 Apr 07
That would have sucked... I would hate it, too, if I encounter somebody whom I trust, but at the end, he/she betrays me... And I especially hate backstabbers...people who kiss and tell... Can't stand them... I can feel your pain... Thanks for sharing, sahira!
• Canada
20 Mar 07
Hind sight is always 20/20! I have not regrets at all, it was because of every crappy decision I made that I ever learned anything in my life, and the good times were a bonus to that. I am who I am because of where I have been in this life time, and for that I am truely appreciative and greatful.
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• Singapore
12 Apr 07
Good... Great for you!!! =)
@lauzpauz (115)
20 Mar 07
I regret a couple of things but mainly I regret not getting to know a man I really connected with, I spent too much time with friends, and so he found someone else.....darn it... he was so nice, but what can you do...I cant go back in time :(
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• Singapore
12 Apr 07
Oh, I'm sorry... I believe there's someone else as nice or nicer just for you... =)
• India
20 Mar 07
Well, regrets are the saddest part of ones life, very pessimistic and demoralizing. I think of them very less, though when I do, academics is the first thing which comes to my mind. I think sometimes, that like you I could have done better in my +2.Most of my friends are very successful in life and quite early for their age. They inspire me, and I am deliberately using the word so that pessimism doesn't creep back into my head and it can lead to complete destruction of any possibility of a better future! So, I try to think ahead and leave behind my past for good. Cheers. :)
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• Singapore
11 Apr 07
Yeah, way to go, enigma2core!! =D All the best in life! =) And thanks for responding! =)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
having read your story, i am reminded that i am like your control freak boyfriend. in my situation, i am the one who is jealous when my boyfriend hangs out with other people.your story is somewhat am eye opener to me because i feel like i will make him regret his college life because i was his girlfriend and i am in control of his life. i hope that someday he will not. although, i know that he loves me like you love your boyfriend that's why he allows me to be that.
• Singapore
11 Apr 07
Yeah, I did love my ex-boyfriend at the time, so I had no problem doing it... But after we broke up, I started to regret this and that... Life was no longer beautiful...at the time... Haha.. Life is beautiful now.. =) Hey, I am glad that my story could possibly help others.. =) All I can say is that if he loves you, he wouldn't go anywhere.. =) Controlling him doesn't make him love you more... That's just my opinion, though.. =) Thanks for responding.. =)
• Canada
20 Mar 07
I biggest regret in my life is that i have not utilized time properly.
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• Singapore
11 Apr 07
Well, you can start managing your time better today, can't you? When there's a will, there's a way.. =) Just my opinion... =) Thanks for your response, smartbrain69!
@timou87 (1641)
• Singapore
20 Mar 07
similarly my biggest regret lies in my schooling life, i regret not going with my interests and choosing subjects that i really like, and i regret not working as hard as i should have to acheve better grades and results.
• Singapore
11 Apr 07
Yeah... I found out the same thing... But I am trying to get better job and be happy to make up for it.. I mean, though I was not too much into the subject that I learned, it becomes my skill now, so I am trying not to feel upset or anything when I feel like I didn't accomplish what I really wanted... =) Still worth something for my future.. =) Thanks for replying, timou87!
@miyawcan (26)
• China
20 Mar 07
what's my biggest reget? it bring back many things for me,many regret things.but at this time staying at office,i just want to back school to learn more things.hardworking for all my subject i took in university.i were a lazy girl before and never thought anything and fighted for my future.so i only can earn little money spended for myself.i opology for my parents
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• Singapore
11 Apr 07
Oh, I'm sorry... I believe that you can do something to make up for it, though.. =)
@langhua (501)
• China
20 Mar 07
the biggest regret in my life? until now ,i thought it is may be my study.in the young time ,i was not studies hardly ,if i studies harder in that time ,my life will another manner in now.
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• Singapore
11 Apr 07
Oh... Can't you make up for it? I believe that you can have better if you want to change to be better.. =)
@subha12 (18449)
• India
20 Mar 07
The biggest regret in my life is that I should have tried CAT exam. After my engineering, i joined my job. Now i regret that if I had taken adimission in a good Business school like IIm, it would have been better. I must have done MBA after my engineering.
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• Singapore
11 Apr 07
I would think that you can get MBA anytime... Even after working... I'm planning to get some work experiences too before I apply for MBA.. =)
@mdarma (868)
• Singapore
20 Mar 07
The biggest regret is, I never saved the extra money I earned, but enjoyed myself visiting places with my family. I was and had a strong believe, that I will be earn the maney within a short spell of time. I did, until one day the inevitable happened bong ..
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• Singapore
11 Apr 07
Yeah... I always believe in saving for emergency...and longer emergency... You know... I mean, when the emergency need quite some time to be worked on until the condition is back to normal...if it is ever back to normal... =) But hey, at least you enjoyed yourself with your family.. =)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I have 3 big regrets now. My latest was joining a GYM because they WONT let you out of the contract. We joined Balley Total Fitness last March and as of January they wouldnt let me quit even though I had NO job and the ONLY one near our new place is 25 mint away! Plus we DONT need the GYM! The other two are NOT taking an internship for college, now I gotta work hard to get enough units and try it through this school. My last is my big win for my workmenscomp issue. I won a lot of money (wont say how much) and instead of buying a car, or saving, I just spent it on stuff I didnt really need. I know we shouldnt have regrets. But I do. Just stuff that has changed my life in some way now in the present.
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• Singapore
10 Apr 07
Oh, have you been able to work out your problems now? I think it was really weird that the gym wouldn't let you quit...!!
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
I fell in love with a real great guy from way back. We met in college but I was in a relationship at that time while he seemed like every girl's boyfriend so I completely ignored his advances. We met again by chance a few years after college and we started dating. It was wrong timing though coz we're both engaged with someone else. The few times that we're together were the best! But I was a fool pretending to be cool about the whole thing. Fact is, I was scared that by doing so, we might lose the friendship along the way. I regret not having told him that I have fallen in love with him. Looking back, it would have made a difference on our lives.
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• Singapore
10 Apr 07
What happened after that? Did you guys meet again and have a continuation? I think just as long as you're still doing great with him, then it would be okay... =)