Teenage Follies

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    Apr 27, 2014 2:56 AM GMT
    What is the one thing that you have done as teenagers, and truly regret today that you did?

    You can also talk here of missed opportunities.
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    Apr 27, 2014 2:58 AM GMT
    you can say I regretted not making more friends or have more friendship experiences... #shy people problem
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    Apr 27, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
    I kept waiting for life to happen instead of making life happen. A lot of time spent at home watching TV and all that. Feels like wasted time, but I know that wasted time has shaped who I am now so maybe I don't truly regret it. *shrugs* icon_biggrin.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Apr 27, 2014 3:01 AM GMT
    I regret that I pretended not to notice when Josh Fox winked at me in history class.
  • MikeW

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    Apr 27, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    INTERESTING topic. But when you were 16 years old a half a century ago, it may take some percolating to even *remember* one's naiveté and regrettable foibles. Maybe if I take a hit or two off the bong, that'll jog something loose. Laters… Maybe. icon_cool.gif
  • Karl

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    Apr 27, 2014 4:11 AM GMT
    I didn't focus on my studying then, I was an online game addict, I was the worst student of my class.

    I didn't know much about something like scholarships, SAT and other stuffs then as I'm just a boy who lives in Vietnam, those things seemed too far.

    When I made it into college I realized it's totally possible and I started to work hard , I can't go back to high school to start over again, if I did, maybe I'm in the USA now.

    Hmm but life's a journey, what will be will be.
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    Apr 27, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    I regret saying sorry just to please other people.
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    Apr 27, 2014 5:00 AM GMT
    I regret spending the years from 17 to 19 trying to 'cure' myself after my first boyfriend was murdered.
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    Apr 27, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    I regretted being a loner. I was such a home body that I rushed home right after school everyday instead of spending time with friends.
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    Apr 27, 2014 6:03 AM GMT
    I regret not shoving our star football jock, Adam L, into the lockers and kissing the guy senseless to show him what he was missing by being such a dick.
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    Apr 27, 2014 7:05 AM GMT
    I wish I could have taken Math Analysis instead of Business Math in senior high. It would have changed my attitude toward Calculus & Econometrics in college. icon_sad.gif
  • MikeW

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    Apr 27, 2014 7:06 AM GMT
    ElectroShark saidI regret spending the years from 17 to 19 trying to 'cure' myself after my first boyfriend was murdered.

    Ouch. Don't beat yourself up about that, please. That must have been a dreadful shock. I can't even imagine.
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    Apr 27, 2014 7:11 AM GMT
    I regret taking on more responsibilities then I should have. I missed my teens completely and went straight into adulthood. You don't get to have them back it's a one time shot with no do-overs.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 27, 2014 7:12 AM GMT
    I wish I would have noticed the gym and exercise earlier than I did.. but it would be a few years later, during law school that my lower back issue would force me to think about exercise. If I had started earlier, I may have avoided a lot of pain.
  • MikeW

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    Apr 27, 2014 7:27 AM GMT
    I'm finding this difficult because what I remember most are the things I did that I don't regret. I wasn't a 'crazy wild' teenager type although I did have a few adventures. As evidence of this, when I was around age 22 my older sister (15 years older!) said to me, "What ever happened to you? You used to be SUCH a good little boy and now you've become SUCH a problem *adult*!" LOL… She was dead serious and I laughed right in her face, YAY!!!

    But, no I didn't do a lot that I regret as a teenager, sad to say. I did fall out of a tree and broke my left arm… but I can't say I regret that, actually. So far as I can figure out in retrospect, the anesthesiologist shot me up with ketamine, leading to my first psychedelic like experience. Seriously, it tripped me totally out. As I was counting backward from 100 I saw this spiral galaxy spin out of my heart chakara, and I didn't even know I had one! When I woke up the next day I felt like *Superman*… that shit was AMAZING.

    I suppose the on thing I regret most is being a bit of a dick to one of my younger nephews. There were several near my age (my brother and sisters were much older than I, and they tended to breed young), but one in particular that I picked on a lot. He was 4 years younger and we often got into spats. I didn't seriously dislike him or anything but I knew how to get under his skin.

    Well, later on, when he's a freshman in college, he confronted me about my abusive behavior (never physical). I really got it, I'd been an asshole about a lot of things, and so I apologized. We actually began to become good friends at that point. He, too, was gay and died fairly early on during the AIDS plague. So… I regret having been a dick to him but I'm glad we got it cleared up, too.
  • Cam65

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    May 04, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
    Im still a teenager, but i regret not having sex with a friend when i was younger, he just asked me if i wanted to have sex with him but i said "no, im not gay" cuz at that time i kept on trying to avoid the fact that i felt attracted to guys icon_sad.gif
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    May 04, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    Please. If my life were an Edith Wharton novel it'd be "House of Mirth."
  • KittenpasteCo...

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    May 04, 2014 5:33 AM GMT
    Everything and nothing? :p If I could do it again, with the knowledge I have now.... well, you know the story.
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    May 05, 2014 4:48 AM GMT
    when I was younger, I cared too much about what other people thought of me
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    Jul 11, 2014 10:23 AM GMT
    I cared to much what others thought of me so I hid who i was .icon_cry.gif... but in high school wrestling if I had payed attention more I think one particular guy who always wanted to grapple with me was flirting, it was the way he grabbed and touched while we practiced.
  • Apparition

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    Aug 20, 2014 3:18 AM GMT
    i should have raped the shit out of scott webster

    oh and engineering instead of physics.