If you could rewind your life…..
As above, I'd have stuck in at school just when I started mucking around. I'd have loved to have gone to Cambridge but I just didnt know it at the time.
And am a little ashamed to admit I would at least try and do a little bit of brown-nosing at work. Took too much pride in being a social hand grenade in the office……it just doesnt pay off in the long term.Posted 8 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
Not very exciting, but I'd have stayed at my local authority as a plant/vehicle fitter instead of going self employed with Ma & Pa at our petrol station, (went t*ts up eventually). Government pension & i would've had 37 yrs in now! Instead I've still got 13 yrs to do in the prison service, bugger.Posted 8 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
I don't know… 1995 had some fantastic things happen that I wouldn't change for the world. Then through to 2000 there was the band, perhaps go back to that time so I could do less of the narcotics and more of the pushing things forward, who knows what we could have been.
I would certainly take the last 2 years back though.Posted 8 years agoskiMember
I would have loved to have chatted to my Gramp more, I only learnt after his death what an amazing life he had led, he was a very quiet man & I had no idea he was in the special forces! until my Gran passed on his diaries many, many years latter.
Thats all for me, the rest I mucked up myself, so if I went back, I would just mess up in a different way I guess 😉Posted 8 years agolukeMember
Back to my second year of A levels, that way I could have been somewhere I wasn't and suspect the outcome would have been different, and I wouldn't have made use of the £1 a pint lunchtime special before my 3 hour long Business and Economics exam, after straight A's in my mocks I fell asleep 20 minutes in to the exam.Posted 8 years agoMtbColMember
Not a chance! If I rewound I wouldn't have my awesome 20 month old boy around would I!Posted 8 years ago
Life might be crap at times, especially in todays climate, but I just have to look at him and as soon as he gives me a cheeky smile and a hug I couldn't give a monkeys about work, money, crap marriage etc…pantsonfireMember
June 2000 We all knew my brother didnt have long to live but the speed he went caught me out. I was on a plane somewhere above the North Pole when he died if I had that time back again I would have told my boss to shove his job and got on the 1st plane back and spent a couple of weeks with my big broPosted 8 years agoChatsworthMustersMember
As Philip Larkin wrote in "This be the verse" –
They **** you up, your mum and dad,
They may not mean to, but they do,
They fill you with the faults they had,
And add some extra, just for you.
Think I'd like to go back to before conception and have a fresh start.Posted 8 years agoigmSubscriber
Out on the road last night, saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac, a voice inside my head said never go back, you can never go back…
I have a wonderful wife and son, almost enough bikes (and the gears change nicely on the ones where they should change at all), a decent camera, good collection of bad music, and a job I enjoy that pays for necessities and toys.
Could I go back and end up with more of something? Maybe, but I reckon I'm pretty lucky.
So if I were to rewind I'd probably chose to make all the same glorious decisions and stupid mistakes again – they kind of net oof inthe scheme of things.
Might work a bit more on fitness though.Posted 8 years agoMofMember
So many cock-up's made in my life I'd need more pc memory to list 'em… but one single afternoon in the summer of '74 always springs to mind though. During the 6 week skool holidays I screwed up to the extent it probably resulted in the reason why I never married until I was approaching 50. Life could have been soooo different.Posted 8 years agoPhilbyMember
Too many forks in my life where I took the wrong turn – 3 immediately spring to mind.
Like others above working harder for A Levels and having some idea of what I wanted to in career terms would have made some difference!
I always wonder what would have happened had I accepted an invitation from a young lady I had fancied for 2 years, who invited me to her hall ball at Uni, and which for some unknown reason I declined because I was off to see a mate down South the same weekend!
And the third would have been not leaving one particular job where I was highly respected by the Board Directors, to move to another organisation solely for more money and which ended in redundancy, a long period of unemployment, money and health problems, and my fiancee buggering off.Posted 8 years agoNZColSubscriber
Ahh the wisdom of hindisght.Posted 8 years ago
As a few others have touched on , life is a series of junctions and once you take one your decision is made.
I have one that still makes me shake my head – can't remember the year but a young lady shoed me her funbags and suggested we went and had some fun – but i wanted to go and ride my bike so I did ! WTF was i thinking ? She was lovely as well – maybe i was too shy to show her a good time ? Dunno. Still makes me giggle when i think about it.
Main thing is – don;t look back
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