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4JC May 17th, 2017 8:55pm

"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard. As I've gotten older & more experienced, I've realized how true this is. If only we knew when we were 20 what we know now, the mistakes we could've avoided!

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ladyniner81 I hate people
05/18/17 8:24 am

If only I could forgot all the dumbass decision I made 🤔

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/18/17 9:12 am

I don't want to forget them, as that's how you learn. I just wish I could go back and UNDO them and start over, doing things better! Lol

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
05/17/17 9:05 pm

Agree, but we would find new mistakes to make.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/18/17 9:13 am

Maybe so, but if we could go back while retaining all the knowledge we have now, maybe not. I can hope, anyway! Lol

Advil sc
05/17/17 8:32 pm

My past screw ups seem to be returning to memory as I age. I sometimes question my sanity now that I can look back. If I had known then what I know now, I would be rich.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/18/17 9:18 am

I'd be a lot happier, better off financially, and with less regret! Lol

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/18/17 9:11 am

I wish I had been able to see the mistakes I would make with others and with my children, so I could've prevented them.

Nik
05/17/17 4:51 pm

Not only avoid mistakes but to know that they are not the end of the world✌️

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TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
05/17/17 4:34 pm

Yup. If only I could have known what mistake I would make before the sperm part of me even came into existence.

Sentinel Ya ie wa noh
05/17/17 2:54 pm

"Hindsight a bitch!"...... LOL!....

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Jazzy5 USA
05/17/17 2:42 pm

Experience is a great teacher, if you are smart enough to learn from it...

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orgblu10 Shamerica
05/17/17 2:13 pm

I totally agree.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/17/17 2:04 pm

Nope. If you already know the answers, if you don't make the mistakes you learn from, it isn't living, it's just going through the motions. The joy of seeing everything for the first time more than makes up for the inevitable mistakes we make while living the adventure.

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GrandmaALiCE
05/17/17 7:00 pm

I agree, but that doesn't negate anything 4jc said.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/17/17 9:26 pm

I meant it to though. Knowledge isn't understanding. Life's lessons can only be learned and fully understood through experience. Even if you could have known at 20 what you know now, and somehow still know what you know now having avoided the mistakes (avoided living), it seems like missing out on all of that would be the biggest mistake you could make.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/17/17 1:56 pm

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"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard. As I've gotten older & more experienced, I've realized how true this is. If only we knew when we were 20 what we know now, the mistakes we could've avoided!

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