Do you guys have any regrets?

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    Nov 28, 2017 6:18 AM GMT
    I was trying to think of some....I dunno what to say?

    I guess not.
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    Nov 28, 2017 12:56 PM GMT
    Sometimes I regret studying Chemistry. It pays about half as much as chemical engineering and in both positions the high paying jobs are in The gulf coast region :-|
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    Nov 28, 2017 1:08 PM GMT
    Never seeing the Bee Gees live.
  • matt13226

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    Nov 28, 2017 1:43 PM GMT
    Not working out when I was younger and now lol plus not eating right icon_sad.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 28, 2017 3:42 PM GMT
    I have many regrets. If only we knew then what we know now. I think my biggest regret would be spending my money foolishly when I was younger rather than investing it smartly on things like Apple stock or Starbucks back in the 1980's when it was under $10 a share. I ate out almost every meal, always had to have something new to wear to any event, and I would get a new car every 2 or 3 years. Silly materialistic bullshit as I look back on it. Dumb, dumb, DUMB. I am far more frugal now with my money, where I spend it, and what I spend it on.
  • bro4bro

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    Nov 28, 2017 4:15 PM GMT
    Tom.
    That's all.
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    Nov 28, 2017 4:45 PM GMT
    My main regret, of several, is not coming out younger. Because of all the things I missed, perhaps stuff I might have contributed, and a big chunk of my life lost.

    Although gay friends, of my age, try to console me by saying that I was lucky to have missed the worst of the AIDS epidemic. Something I might not have survived, to be here today. Impossible to ever know.
  • Jhazz

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    Nov 28, 2017 4:45 PM GMT
    Not finishing my degree earlier. Making a dumb mistake power-lifting in 2012 that led to multiple back injuries through the years. Several other things.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 28, 2017 5:04 PM GMT
    Hard to have a major life regret if you find yourself with a long-term love and kids that you might not have met if things had gone differently. But with that said, wish I'd gone west coast out of college and come out much, much earlier. As Bob said, my late coming out probably saved me from the AIDS mess but I should have abandoned the South straight out of school.

    To anyone not totally out (and not still living on your parents wallet) in the US or Western cultures, do it now. The fear doesn't have to rule your life. Be bold.
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    Nov 28, 2017 7:11 PM GMT
    art_deco saidMy main regret, of several, is not coming out younger. Because of all the things I missed, perhaps stuff I might have contributed, and a big chunk of my life lost.

    Although gay friends, of my age, try to console me by saying that I was lucky to have missed the worst of the AIDS epidemic. Something I might not have survived, to be here today. Impossible to ever know.

    But as you've been adamant about, you weren't gay back when.
    It wasn't until you'd hung up your uniform, that you suddenly went poof, and become a gay.
    So how could you of come out any earlier, dearest half brother.
    Please don't feel bitter. Being born a bisexual gave you other opportunities, that us Bona Fide Homosexuals, never had.
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    Nov 28, 2017 7:52 PM GMT
    Regret that I only started dieting and bodybuilding seriously at 24.
  • Happenis

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    Nov 28, 2017 7:57 PM GMT
    - Not pursuing scholarships more vigorously in high school.
    - Not studying abroad or at least travelling to Canada when I was at school upstate.
    - Getting an 8 point speeding ticket that will probably cost me about $1,000 (attorney+court fees+ higher insurance+ ticket itself).
  • Suetonius

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    Nov 28, 2017 10:19 PM GMT
    Non, rien de rein,
    Non, je ne regrette rien.
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    Nov 28, 2017 10:42 PM GMT
    Being so promiscuous, spotty with using protections and being such an arrogant jerk to other gays when I came out.
  • HarborFighter

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    Nov 28, 2017 11:46 PM GMT
    I just wish I had started boxing training as a kid. I would have been a middleweight contender in the sport. I've had a great life in boxing regardless. I became a masters middleweight competitor and a boxing coach. I have owned and run 3 boxing gyms. I live and breathe the sport of boxing, The Manly Art of Self Defense, The Sweet Science.

    After I became a gay boxer, I fantasized about being a porn star. I shot plenty of homemade erotic boxing videos, but would love to have done some professionally produced ones. DAMN!
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    Nov 29, 2017 12:45 AM GMT
    Not taking more risks, especially when I was young.
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    Nov 29, 2017 5:40 AM GMT
    I sometimes feel sad that I never had kids. But I don't exactly "regret" it. That's because:

    1) I don't regret realizing that I was gay in my late twenties and ceasing my efforts at dating women (which could have led to heterosexual marriage and biological kids)
    2) I don't regret having decided early on that I would never intentionally raise a kid as a single parent.
    3) I don't regret having decided early on that I would never make it a litmus test for any potential partner that he would want to join me in having kids (whether through adoption or use of a surrogate). [And none of my previous partners nor my current boyfriend have been interested in having kids.]

  • Nov 29, 2017 3:24 PM GMT
    I wish I had met my partner earlier, even back as early as my 20's would have been great but I guess, better late than never.
  • uncut7in

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    Nov 29, 2017 5:40 PM GMT
    Not starting to explore my gay side until I was 31 (though have made up for lost time since!).
  • bifocaled

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    Nov 30, 2017 4:33 AM GMT
    investment regrets from 30+ years ago are nonsense. 30 years from now, coal is back, so is pollution, and we'll be poor from fighting cancer, while working as housekeepers for Chinese and Saudi families.
  • Ariodante83

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    Nov 30, 2017 5:31 AM GMT
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    Nov 30, 2017 8:19 AM GMT
    icon_biggrin.gificon_cool.gifI don't think of it as regrets, I think of it as maybe mistakes but not even that. I guess
    it's how you see it. There are things that you do and pursue or don't do. Our lives are shaped
    by the actions of the past, present and future. I just try to think of it as a life experience, it's not always
    smooth sailing but many ups and downs and stormy at sea sometimes. But there are things that I've done
    that I felt bad about. Lets leave it at that. icon_redface.gif
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    Nov 30, 2017 11:43 AM GMT
    Wish I wouldn't have sold my Apple stock at 95. Other than that, non!

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    Nov 30, 2017 11:56 AM GMT
    I quit my piano lessons as a kid.

    I LOVE good rock'n'roll piano... Billy Joel, Elton John type stuff... and the "3 blind mice" bullshit I was learning was just infuriating.

    I wanted to BE great at it without working to BECOME great at it.

    Big regret, but learned a lesson from it, i guess.
  • k15thelement

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    Nov 30, 2017 3:12 PM GMT
    No