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    I would go back to 1992

    before I enlisted in the Air Force. I picked the most STUPID career choice ever and on top of that, never considered the future.
    Floridabound2016 Floridabound2016 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I would go back in time

    and kill myself. So many ******* paradoxes with that one! How can I kill myself in the past if I also lived pass that point in the past and ended up killing myself in the past?
    Samue1White Samue1White 16-17, M 7 Responses Aug 26

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    In elementary school,

    to strengthen the social relations in class we were shown a presentation. The teacher gave us each one wooden pencil, and asked us to break it. A simple task; everyone managed. After that we were given a whole pack of pencils to hold, once again we were asked to break the...
    Lechette Lechette 18-21, F Nov 30, 2014

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    I've pondered this question.

    .. if you could go back with what you know now, and change your path in life, would you? I've talked to many people that say they wouldn't. For me, I would want to explore those paths not taken. What if I'd continued roaming the world? What if I'd gone to university? What if I...
    jp20156 jp20156 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I would go back to 08

    and never went to the party where my boyfriend died... There is not a day that goes by I don't think about him at least five to six times I'm think I will ever find a man that could ever take his place I love him even though he is not here..
    needhelp123456 needhelp123456 26-30, F 5 Responses May 18

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    I would avoid the person

    and things that caused me a lot of pain, making me feel all these self-loathing. I would never let what happen degrade me even further than I already have. I would change the future but keep my mistakes.
    SparkyLeia SparkyLeia 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    What kills me the most is

    when you have a boyfriend & he says he needs a "break" & then he finds another girl during that "break"
    morgans22 morgans22 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    I wish i could talk to him.

    Because he's my inspiration. Never had i imagined a life without him. But that's life i'm living now. He's no longer with me, to always correct me whenever i do wrong, no longer here to tease me and there's no crack jokes anymore. But one thing that i know for sure, i will see...
    ashamdnor ashamdnor 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Everyday I would hang out with her,

    go walking and just explore shops.I'd get lost looking into her beautiful blue eyes and gaze at Her lovely red hair. I knew we had a thing for each other but i left it for to late. She had a mental breakdown her mother wouldn't let any of her friends see or contact her. So skip...
    Jaiweston Jaiweston 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I mean, who else doesn't want to live in the

    50s!? It was the perfect decade
    zeeeee09 zeeeee09 18-21, F 9 Responses May 20

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    unconsciousdreamer unconsciousdreamer 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 13

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    Sometimes we can look back

    and see where we messed up. Sometimes when we do or dont do something, even if it is in the tiniest form of making a mistake, you can look at that tiny thing that hurt someone, and see how that one little tiny mistake changed every thing.
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    tinyd21 tinyd21 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    To be born in another time

    and live my life before this time. I don't know it's just that some how life seemed better back then. People actually had respect, values were the main dish in the house and falling in love seemed more realistic. Today's world is so messed up and you find few people that are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 13

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    I would go back in time to HS graduation,

    and then go in the military like I planned, so I could have traveled, learned a lot, and met interesting people. Instead, I chose to work in a government office.
    sanntay7334 sanntay7334 46-50, F 5 Responses May 14

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    if I could go back in time,

    I think I would convince America that there would be an attack on pearl harbor and about 9/11. both were terrible tradegies
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I would go back to when I was almost 18

    and would have fought to stay with the man that changed my life forever...I know he had big plans for me and I wish I had made the decision to stay with him instead of staying quiet
    confusedcdgurl confusedcdgurl 36-40, T 2 days ago

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    I would shut up. Listen to you.

    Then I could have understood. I would do the exact opposite of everything I did. With the exception of working at hugs and going out with you. I would show you all I feel. I would have slowed down and taken the time to enjoy you and all of who you are. I would have told you my...
    missy1977 missy1977 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    I wish I could go back at the beginning of this

    year and never entertained this guy who stopped all contact with me 3 days before my birthday. What a waste of half a year of my life. *******.
    damneat damneat 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    There's a lot of things

    that I have done in my past that I really regret now and always with I could go back and change it
    country951 country951 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 21

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    I'd go back in time to change my actions

    and the things i said towards a certain someone, I'm sure that if I did everything would have taken a different, and probably better path.
    Blanka97 Blanka97 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I would go back to November 2013

    when my brother was still here. We just had thanksgiving at my house and played Xbox 360. It was the best day ever. I miss him terribly. I wish I would've bugged him more and annoyed him more in a loving way. As a big brother I've always been overprotective and more like a third...
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808 36-40, M 7 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    PLEASE DONT JUDGE ME!

    !!! If I could change my past I would, I'm so ashamed and embarrassed and disgusted in myself!! I wish I could redo all of high school, I was way to promiscuous and I totally ruined my reputation!! My best friend stopped being friends with me in tenth grade because of my...
    xxNicholexx xxNicholexx 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I know it's not good to dwell in the past ,

    but sometimes I think about how if I could go back in time I would do a lot of things differently , especially when I was in highschool . Right now I do realize I can't change my past , but I can mask my future , and then my future will become my past , but only difference is I...
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    I would make the effort to see my father one

    more time just to hold him. Just to tell him that I love him and to thank him for having my back when it counted most...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I wish there was a rewind button in life to

    erase all the mistakes you've made in the past. If I didn't make the dumbest mistakes like going with someone who didn't care about education, listening to my sister who didn't care about me, and just sticking to making good grades, that would have been great. To be honest, I...
    Darkspawn6 Darkspawn6 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 28

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    deseeluv7eleven deseeluv7eleven 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really wish I could go back in time

    and change a few things that have happened. Because of bad influences in my life. I didn't realize at the time who you hang around with could cause so much negativity and put you in situations you otherwise would have never been in. Be weary of who you surround yourself with as...
    Sajebeauty Sajebeauty 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    expiali expiali 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Anyone else over do it causing yourself

    extreme muscle pain ,then think of other thing's you can not do and decide what the heck already hurting maybe I can do it anyway
    kcstarfire kcstarfire 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    If I could go back in time,

    I'd force my family to put me up for adoption so I could go to a family that loves me unconditionally.
    ThatSexyB ThatSexyB 18-21, M 4 Responses May 18

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    I wish some memories of the past wouldn't be

    so badly stuck In your head in the future
    liketotalkalot liketotalkalot 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish I can go back in time to

    when I was born just to make random giggles for my parents again. idk....my mom said that I stopped doing that right when I was almost 3 and I even saw a video of me giggling and compared it to now. My giggles should have been in one of those diaper commercials but now it just...
    ItsLingDing ItsLingDing 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I Want the Tardis Oweoooweeeooooweoweoeo

    I would Love to go back in time...would love it love it love it But what would you do I hear you ask....well ; 1. See if modern day man has changed much from Neanderthal man. 2. Check out what it was like when coke was in coca-cola and drink lot's of it. 3. Id...
    caroli9 caroli9 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 12, 2007

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    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I'd go back in, but I won't change anything.

    ... maybe one or two things..... jk no regrets I'll just do it all over again
    morningwould morningwould 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Just to be a fly on the wall.

    I walked pass my future husband in the halls of my high school for three and a half years before I finally noticed him in the last semester of senior year. Apparently he'd noticed me and had a crush for years -- he'd even tried to talk to me a few times. I can be sort of out of...
    AnonyB AnonyB 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    Not to change anything.

    Just to relive a few of those beautiful moments. :)
    Trish101 Trish101 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    There would be a lot of things to change.

    Some things were said which can't be taken back. I know each individual is responsible for their actions but it would be better to go back and erase that time. Some people carry anger for a long time and it changes the future
    unme1 unme1 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    mrymxmm mrymxmm 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    In a heartbeat. I think one of the things we

    learn, called wisdom,would come into play. I have made a lot of mistakes concerning finances, choice of career, raising my daughters. On a positive note the great thing about grandchildren is, you get another chance to do it right, with that wisdom you earned. I feel that...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 3 Responses May 29

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    Probably would want to go back to the 40's

    and 50's to become mob boss. Al Capone 2.0
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses a week ago

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    Back to August 18 1986.

    ..I should have told my dad I loved him when he dropped me off that morning.
    Kennedy9154 Kennedy9154 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    To July 22nd 2013 .. my birthday .

    .. lovely sunny day .. The day i kept pressuring Eric to leave work early .. The day he did as i asked ... And met with his death on the road because of it .. The day my soul died.. Edit ..to add this .. Many people have asked me about what happened that day .. this is the...
    RowenaBrana RowenaBrana 26-30, F 20 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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