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1. Not being independent
2. Missing out on an academic scholarship
3. Wasting away the prime of my life
4. Not telling my doctor about my depression and social anxiety earlier
5. Thinking about ending it all a number of times, I DO want to live


That is all I can think of RN

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Mine:


  1. Not taking the chance to ask out my high-school crush
  2. Not being a better brother, son, and cousin
  3. Not making better efforts to actually befriends people who wanted to get closer to me
  4. Not taking initiatives to better understand people, relationships, etc.
  5. Not taking more risks

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1. travelling from balls to mothers vagina
2. travelling down fallopian tubes
3. fertilisation
4. getting born
5. taking first breath

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1. travelling from balls to mothers vagina
2. travelling down fallopian tubes
3. fertilisation
4. getting born
5. taking first breath
Why do you identify with the sperm and not the egg?
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1. Experimenting with drugs as a teenager leading to later addiction
2. Dropping out of school at 17
3. Not buying bitcoin when I first heard about it
4. Not spending more time with my dad while he was alive
5. I was awful to an ex of mine during some of my heavy drug use years and she didn't deserve it
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Did you apologize about the ex thing?
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Did you apologize about the ex thing?
Tried. We never spoke again after the breakup. I sent a letter a couple years later, no idea if she read it or not. It's been 13 years ago now.
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1. not getting help for sa and depression earlier
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3. not seeing bands in concert when i had the chance
4. not hanging out with my crush when i had the chance
5. going to the bar that one night...


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1. Not throwing those peanuts back at the bullies on the school bus (age 8, )
2. Speaking bad about a kid not realizing he was there (age 10)
3. Distancing myself from friends because of anxiety or just not liking change. (Though they didnt exactly stay close to me either)
4. Letting myself fall for someone that was never going to commit
5. Lying to a friend about something important

(For some reason experiences 1 & 2 are ingrained in my memory and I just feel bad about it lol)
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1. Not throwing those peanuts back at the bullies on the school bus (age 8, )
2. Speaking bad about a kid not realizing he was there (age 10)
3. Distancing myself from friends because of anxiety or just not liking change. (Though they didnt exactly stay close to me either)
4. Letting myself fall for someone that was never going to commit
5. Lying to a friend about something important

(For some reason experiences 1 & 2 are ingrained in my memory and I just feel bad about it lol)
You were just a kid, you really can't hold yourself responsible. These days, I try to look at my mistakes in life as part of the foundation that made me who I am today. That, and living in regret doesn't make anything better but only ensures that you miss out on more opportunities and end up with new regrets.
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You were just a kid, you really can't hold yourself responsible. These days, I try to look at my mistakes in life as part of the foundation that made me who I am today. That, and living in regret doesn't make anything better but only ensures that you miss out on more opportunities and end up with new regrets.
Yeah I know, it's interesting some of the things that stick with us throughout life though. I'm definitely a better person now than who I used to be. Just wish I had gotten to that more quickly
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*Dropping out of college
*Wasting so much time with stupid/empty things
*Getting involved with my ex (a lot of things just shouldn't have happened)
*Letting anxiety dictate much of my youth
*Buying a car I can no longer afford

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For me, my biggest regret is letting my social anxiety stop me from talking to a girl I really liked, and she liked me that is the thing that annoys me.

Don't really have any apart from that tbh
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1. Running away from girls in high school and not having a girlfriend
2. Messing with my face and causing acne scars
3. Doing the wrong degree
4. Not getting a job when I was 16 or 18
5. Not travelling, going to parties or having any coming of age experiences
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1. Being such a pushover in my youth. Which lead to:
2. Wasting so much time and effort trying to make my parents' religion work. Which lead to:
3. Acquiescing to my parents' wishes to attend a university I absolutely hated the first time around. Which lead to:
4. Being lazy and getting a useless English degree, when I knew I didn't want to teach. Which lead to:
5. Not being able to support my parents in their old age.

Everything just kind of piles up. Though I'm probably still blaming others too much; I know everything is my fault.

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Why do you identify with the sperm and not the egg?
that was covered in #2 and #3. I accept my dual nature lol

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1. Waited too long to seek help for SA and anxiety.
2. All the self-medicating with alcohol and drugs.
3. How I have behaved to some of the most important people in my life. Mainly for the reason above..
4. Not standing up for my self in school and workplaces enough.
5. That I woked up from my 1 month coma last year, would have been an easy way out, painless and calm.

.....I have had some good moments/periods in life too..
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As if I could narrow it down to just 5.
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1) Postponing going to college or work, but realistically I wasn't in the right headspace for it.
2) Developing a dependency to alcohol that nearly killed me
3) Pushing out people I cared about b/c I was afraid
4) Giving up on myself and not trying hard enough
5) The things I didn't say

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