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If you knew at 20 what you know now

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posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: toolgal462
I don't think at age 20 I'd listen to the older, wiser me. Having a good time was about all I cared about.

So yah, I think I'd still be an idiot.



You wouldn't, I guarantee it.

I gave the person in the OP perfect advice at that time. He refused, absolutely refused to listen to
reason, yet now it's the "biggest regret" of his life....




posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 02:10 PM
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LOL if it meant I'd lose my daughters then no, but if we are talking some magical funky monkey dust ride, where I could go back to the 80's with no repercussions on this timeline ...hell yea sign me up. Number one Id get laid so much more lol, I mean like a lot more,without even trying . #2 would spend more time with my Dad and Mom but in particular, my Dad since he has passed and my Grandmothers too. Definitely be a little like Hot Tub Time Machine, take a wide berth around my ex wife LOL,and chase a few who got away. Money wise just a few well placed investments you would be set. Like not selling my Apple stock pre IPOD pre Itunes .



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 02:19 PM
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I like this thread because I think about it all the time.

I'd still be an idiot and choose my short term good time over my long term happiness.

Maybe we can go back and do it over and over until we get it right. Isn't that in some movie?

"take a wide berth around my ex wife" hahaha, that's a good one. But do you have children with her?

There is no way you can change that past if you have children (and love them). Right?



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 02:27 PM
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I would hope I might have been more aggressive with my college coach in insisting that my migraines were a real problem. I brought it up with him once, and he brushed me off and redirected me to an allergist. I should have kept pressing for a migraine specialist. If I'd gotten a better handle on them back them ... I might have salvaged years of my life that I spent only marginally functional.



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 03:06 PM
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I'd know every coming lottery number... at 20 if I know what I know now. Would of gathered up every silver coin I could afford and would of bought Apple stock as much as I could. And my first wife wouldn't of been my wife.



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: toolgal462
I like this thread because I think about it all the time.

I'd still be an idiot and choose my short term good time over my long term happiness.

Maybe we can go back and do it over and over until we get it right. Isn't that in some movie?

"take a wide berth around my ex wife" hahaha, that's a good one. But do you have children with her?

There is no way you can change that past if you have children (and love them). Right?



LOL Edge of Tomorrow kind of thing

And well that's the thing it depends on how it works, obviously, if it meant no daughters I wouldn't do it. But if was independent of their lives, they get to see me in the rest of their lives but I'm going back to the past on another time line, Id have to give it a shot I had a great life but I've made soooo many things Id call mistakes. The scary thing at 20 I already knew my future ex-wife, lol she was dating a roommate at the time. So would likely have to avoid that whole scene to start with, which is no problem wanted to go away to college instead of stay in town anyway. Now I'd make it happen..



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 03:30 PM
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we can change the past by changing something now. And still I choose to be a lazy bum ...



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 03:43 PM
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I dont know that I would know what to do with the knowledge I have now.. Thats a mouthful!

Im only in my 30s, but in talking with some younger folks (early 20s) the past couple years, I was reminded just how dumb I could be at that age too! In some respects it doesnt seem that long ago, but in others it feels like several lifetimes back.

But, Id probably be a lot more involved and serious about racing (cars, rally, motorcycle, and downhill biking) than I was. As well as going backpacking, hiking, rock-climbing, etc. a lot more than I did. I did a lot of all that, but would have done more.

Id probably date and such more than I did. I actually miss the nervousness and awkwardness that goes along with it. I would have gone to more conferences and conventions.

Really didnt figure all those things would end so abruptly, but sometimes life does that to you.



posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I knew enough when I was twenty and made the mistakes anyhow..




posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 05:04 PM
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Awesome question.

Tough to decide, for everything that went wrong since then , a lot went pretty good too...

I could have put off college, debt, drugs, sex, and rock n roll life and done a tour in the Navy instead, , while investing heavily in that new company Microsoft... I still would have finished college at 28 like I did anyways, lol.

20 was so young...




posted on Aug, 8 2019 @ 06:00 PM
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I would have taken much better care of my body and my heart. I would try to love myself more and be much more brave about my life choices. I would listen less to others and more to my own needs. Yes, I might have lived more selfishly but maybe have been more fulfilled in my 60s. Yes, regrets, I have a few but then again...the ones mentioned.



posted on Aug, 9 2019 @ 12:45 AM
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I would have chosen my major sooner, I wouldnt date anyone Ive dated since then, and I would have been more of an activist in my younger years.



posted on Aug, 9 2019 @ 01:39 AM
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Ultra soft > ultra strong



posted on Aug, 9 2019 @ 01:41 AM
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Eat moar fiber



posted on Aug, 9 2019 @ 08:08 AM
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Ha,heres some honesty for you,I`d be filthy rich from stocks,would own a big ass yacht crewed by 21 year old gorgeous women,a big house in Jackson hole...Well, you get the idea.Seriously,I would certainly have done a lot of things different,mostly in finances.And the number one priority? Being kinder to everyone.



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: ridgerunner
Ha,heres some honesty for you,I`d be filthy rich from stocks,would own a big ass yacht crewed by 21 year old gorgeous women,a big house in Jackson hole...Well, you get the idea.Seriously,I would certainly have done a lot of things different,mostly in finances.And the number one priority? Being kinder to everyone.


There are some people that I wish I wasn't so kind to...



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: JAGStormProbably should have said ones that deserved to be treated better.



posted on Aug, 10 2019 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I would only tell myself one thing...
"Put every cent you're making into Apple stock"
A man could be a millionaire today from a couple hundred investment in stock purchases then.



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