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If you had your time again as a teenager what would u change?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    1. Not hanged around with certain individuals

    2. Went the IT route at college/uni and generally tried harder in school

    3. Listened more to my parents

    4. Stayed on the right-side of the law

    5. Not had so many punch ups over the pettiest of things.
  2. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

    See I find myself quite fortunate. 2 things I would have changed

    1, IT, I would have gotten into that say 5 or 10 years earlier.
    2, been a bit better with my money as at the moment my credit rating is really bad

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  3. Pseudonym

    Pseudonym Byte Poster

    I pretty much drank and took drugs up until my mid 20s, but I'm pretty happy with where I'm at now, physically, emotionally, not quite financially, but there's zero point in regretting anything in my opinion. Onwards and upwards.
  4. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing but also absolutely pointless.
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    No regrets brother. It all had to happen to make me, me. Still glad I got a job in IT instead of going to uni
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  6. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    I disagree, its good to look back on past errors in order to assess what went wrong, learn from it and never let it happen again.
  7. Nyx

    Nyx Byte Poster

    That's one of the things I thought, think I took it too literally and now I don't hang around with anyone :(
    on serious note I wish I have spent my time and money wiser, I don't have any debts but I wish I spent it on travel/following childhood dreams etc. Now I know it's all doable without winning lottery but having perm job/bills/relationship and 20-ish days of holidays a year it's waaay harder than back then...
  8. Ce127

    Ce127 Nibble Poster

    Y'know what, in contrast to some of these posts, I would have gone out and partied just a little bit more in my late teenage years. Made more of an effort to make local friends, perhaps even chose to go to my local college rather than one that's an hour bus journey away.

    But then also, focussed my weekday evenings on something more useful and productive than pissing my evenings away on MSN Messenger and Faceparty.
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  9. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

    I was a total geek as a kid, buying computer parts, building my self a gaming rig. I think that kind of contributed to me moving into IT, so i guess i wouldn't change too much as to how i was when younger.

    The one definite thing i would have changed is be more financially focused, i racked up 18k of debt by the time i was 20
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  10. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

    Great question.

    In all honesty, personally, I don't believe in regrets as such. But looking back, I made choices which in hindsight were wrong, but that brought me to where I am today. I have a good job, I earn enough money to have a nice life, I am healthy (that I know of) and a wonderful fiancé.
    If I had taken different paths when I was younger, then I may not have ended up here.

    Saying that....

    I wish I had spent my money better,
    I wish I had saved more,
    And I REALLY wish I had bought shares in ASOS, Google and Facebook when they first started out.

    Everything happens for a reason and its defined by the paths we take in life. We are all here, we are all happy so to quote Frank....."Regrets, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention"
  11. MSJ Jeni

    MSJ Jeni Bit Poster

    My study habit and my fashion statement LOL :ahhaha:
  12. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    TBH I am not sure, I joined the Army at 16 but because of that I didn't study too well at school, not because I didn't understand it but because I knew I was going in to the Army for a long period of time (in the end 10 years but it could easily have been 22).
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