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Was a thought I had heard.  Most answers were somewhat superficial - Would have married a stud / model / been rich / ...

Me, I don't think I'd have changed much.
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Re: If you could change one 'thing' in your past life, it would be...
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 07:46:48 PM »
Knowing what I know now, I sure wouldn't have married my first wife!  :thumbsdown:

That life lesson was costly in more than one way for me.

Other than that, not much else really.
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Re: If you could change one 'thing' in your past life, it would be...
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 02:03:21 PM »
i'd have saved more money instead of spending it
on superficial b.s.
20/20 hindsight and all that. . . .
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Re: If you could change one 'thing' in your past life, it would be...
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 02:09:31 PM »
Knowing what I know now, I sure wouldn't have married my first wife!  :thumbsdown:

That life lesson was costly in more than one way for me.

Other than that, not much else really.

But here is a what if, to that situation. If I hadn't married my first wife, would I be as appreciative and be the husband I am now for my current wife? Would I have the great life and marriage without the pain and suffering I went through with the first wife?

IDK? But I think everything happens for a reason, even the bad things in our lives. Some of life's lessons, and experiences that shape our future lives, and how we think and feel.
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Re: If you could change one 'thing' in your past life, it would be...
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 02:42:13 PM »
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tough question to answer for a fellow who's been married "a number" of times, but.....

I was thinking the other day that if I ran across a young person who was willing to listen, I'd suggest that they do a couple/three of things (that I didn't do and wish I had.....)

1)  keep a diary and put everything in it :  romances, jobs, vacations, school activities.....everything

2)  take pictures and keep 'em :  same things as above (so easy to do today - and be sure to back-em-up)

3)  pick your Parent's brain about their lifetime  (I lost my Dad when I was age 6 months and I failed to have extended talks about my Mom's life and that of my Dad.....so sad

what I would give to have done those 3 things.....
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 02:53:27 PM »
Very excellent advice Tango.  :th_thicon_idea:
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Re: If you could change one 'thing' in your past life, it would be...
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 12:57:16 PM »
The only bad thing about changing the past is it would also change everything in your future. You wouldn't be who you are today.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 01:29:57 PM »
The only bad thing about changing the past is it would also change everything in your future. You wouldn't be who you are today.

'taint necessarily so.....for instance I suggested (above) that I would change the way I "didn't" record my family/my history - wouldn't change a thing in the future had I done so

but I understand your saying so.....
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Re: If you could change one 'thing' in your past life, it would be...
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 03:24:27 PM »


3)  pick your Parent's brain about their lifetime  (I lost my Dad when I was age 6 months and I failed to have extended talks about my Mom's life and that of my Dad.....so sad


this ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ is very important ! !
ask questions of any other older relatives too. any elderly person who'll talk to you as well.
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