After I came home from my last tour in Nam and was discharged , I set some personal goals to achieve for happiness ! Then I met this wonderful woman who I have been married to for 34 years and achieved almost all of my goals . No regrets at all . But I made my path and have been happy ever since !
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Well I used to be a friend of the "tough guys" at school and turned on them and became a friend of the guy they were bullying. I don't regret it at all as I believe he turned out to be a better friend than any of the other guys would have.
I most certainly can. While I would much rather not get into the details of the incident, the outline of it would be is that, I used to be in a gang, and many bad actions inside of that gang hurt many people. After realizing all the wrong I had done, I decided to start anew. I am most certainly glad I changed who I was, because if I hadn't, I might not even be around to type this line of text. Sure. Even when attempting to make amends with my past life, and start anew, I still made mistakes, but I tried my best to learn from the past, to better the future. I can thank, A wonderful woman, for the sudden change in my life.
One point in my life I used to like this girl which I loved so dearly I used to love her so much but she fell in love with one of my friends I had to simply move on it hurt a lot I didn't leave my house for a couple of weeks in school I didn't talk to my friends but they kept trying to make me feel better and now I'm fine I still have some feelings for her but now she's in a relationship with one of my closest friends and I regret nothing I learned I had to sacrifice myself for the person I loved the most for her to be happy.
Yeah, I left my mom's house when I turned 18 and went to live with my sister and her boyfriend. I think it was very important because had I stayed with my mom, I really doubt that I would be in college right now.
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yes. in 10th grade i started smoking.. smoking weed.. in many ways im glad i did it because it turned me into a much more understanding, less judgmental, and helped me realize that alot of things i was pursuing were not going to help me out with my life later on down the road.. it helped me look to the future and start building a foundation.. get my priorities in order i guess.. in alot of ways i regret doing it as well because i feel i missed out on something. I know that if i never smoked and really worked hard i would probably be even better off. but would i have known what i know now.. would everything have clicked and i would have started realizing all the things that smoking made me think about.. its hard to get across because you probably think "thats pot head talk" it may be.. but im glad because it made me who i am today.. and for everyone who thinks all pot heads are lazy people who arent going anywhere.. im playing d1 lacrosse at Hopkins next year.. so yea i think it really depends on the person.. for me whenever i would smoke i would go play lacrosse.. every day.. moderation was the key. also knowing what i wanted to do, and and how i was going to do it..
As you get older you will have so many events that will change your life based on the path you take. Many of them will happen when your young and you won't realize how important they are until later. Choosing how far to go in school, deciding on a career, and sadly for some, having a baby at a very young age. Even simple things like how physically fit you are will help to determine your quality of life when you get older and how long you live. We all make good and bad decisions and in the end they all come together to make us who we are. So yes, I've made good one and bad ones but I don't think I would change any of them because I'm happy with the way things turned out in the end.
Yes. I do have some regrets, but in a way I am also glad that it happened. There is only one reason that makes me glad though...and that would be because of who I have now. (He was/is worth all of it.) I wouldn't want to have to go through all of it again, but would in a heart beat if I was promised to still have who I have now.
I've been in a lot some are bad some are good. I learned from all of them. And I'm still in that path where two roads separate. I have to choose one it can be the good path or the bad path. So I would say yes.
25 years ago I had 1 1/2 - 2 years left of college before getting my bachelors degree in political science. The weekend before my finals, which I had already studied for, memorised all possible answers and just had to show up for the exams, I find out my live-in girlfriend had cheated on me. Worse, with someone I knew. I immediately went on a drinking binge which didn't stop for about a month. Yes, I didn't show up for my finals and didn't care. The thing is, I had been cheating too. It was all kid's stuff but I just couldn't handle it. I guess I never really did come down off my drinking binge and now today, when on my travels, every time I walk passed an American embassy I cannot help but think that I should be working there. Life-changing decision? Yep! And I think I'd have to say I regret it.
Yes, I think everyone has a testimony for their life. I grew up with alcoholic parents, my mom practiced black magic, so I really didn't have much discipline at all, I was pretty much on my own at 13, drinking my young life away. Long story short, I knew there had to be more to life and cried out to a God that literally saved my life.
Yes, after my prostate surgery, I opted to NOT have chemotherapy. Sadly, it was a mistake. Unbeknown to me, my cancer had spread, and now I'm biding my time in hospice, waiting for the end. Regrets? Yes and no. Yes that my choice has hastened my death, no because chemotherapy is as close to dying as I would ever want to be ever again. To me it was just too horrific to go through again having gone through it once before. Sadly, now I'll pay the ultimate price for my aversion to that form of health care.
Yeah, there have been times. To be honest I think we're faced by a whole series of watershed moments which, sometimes imperceptibly change our lives.
My biggie was clowning around at a dance in my salad days. I knocked a girl off her feet (scarcely swept her off them) apologised, bought her a milk shake, and she's still in the offing. She changed my life, and my personality, in more ways than I would have considered possible.
My decision to leave school early (if 15 year old kids are capable of decision) cost me dearly and left me behind the financial eight-ball for decades.
Falling off a train, drunk, was enough to keep me sober from then on. It could have been bad but the outcome was good.
I could list hundreds of occurrences, some so insignificant as to slip by unnoticed at the time, that shunted my life in a different direction. Most were good, a few definitely bad, but all coming together to make me what I am today.
I've had such a tumultuous and wild ask.com life to say the least. YOU of all people know it as well. :P
I've gotten sucked in to this site more than a year ago. It was supposed to just take my mind out of the boredom of work and it turned into way more than just that. It made my life messier for sure. Happier for sure. Sadder at the same time. Wilder. I'm at the point right now that ALL That's happened to me are worth it. I found an awesome girl that made it so. We've been together 6 months and I know that's still young considering real life relationships. But THIS IS A REAL LIFE RELATIONSHIP to me and no one can tell me otherwise. I LOVE HER WITH ALL MY HEART AND I MET HER HERE and I'm glad you're one of the few people who knows it. Also met you which isn't really that bad. ;)
I have made many mistakes, big and small. I have become the cake I am because of those ingredients. I like my cake, so I guess I accept the big mistakes, though I don't like them. I would not make those same mistakes again; I believe there are other ways to develop into who I am.
Well, about a year and a half ago, I was given two options. A year of chemo treatment, and 30 days of radiation treatment, or 9 months of it. The 9 month treatment involved much more radiation therapy than I got, much more chemo than I got, and there was a higher chance of dying, than I got. I picked the first one, and am pretty happy with it so far
I chose to stay here because when I was younger I had intentions on ending my life with overdose on a bottle of pills. I came home from school that day and had went straight to my bedroom pretending like I was going to take a short nap. I laid there upon my bed thinking and thinking about it then I reached for the knife in which I had hidden and was going to do both so it would cause me to die quicker. Was dumb though and I actually used to do self harm to myself I even have a scar across my wrist where I held a knife down tightly and was wanting to glide across so badly, but my family came into my head. The thought of leaving them in sorrow and feeling like it was their fault that they didn't help me out. So I cried and toughened up and worked over the years of making myself strong to handle things in life. At such a very young age I was already thinking about suicide and now I don't very seldom it comes to mind, but I'm always able to battle it and whatever bothers me out of my head and move on looking back on my messed up past smiling and know what kind of person I've turned out to become today and also that I've decided to stay here until my time by God that is anyways....
Well the older I get the harder it is to accept me as I am at times. I wasn't born a healthy fellow and as older I've gotten I noticed that I was a little bit different then everybody else. and sometimes even now til this day I was I didn't have what I got now. But I have learned to accept it and know that I won't have it forever. I know that I am not alone and have family and friends who love me for me and well I am just glad to be here and thank you everyone who have helped me a long the way.