This one made me think....

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  1. Scott Engelhardt

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    You know this post has had me thinking so much. I do wish I could go back, maybe not to relive the way I felt but maybe change how I made others feel.
    I know you can't go back, but I know what I can do going forward.
     
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    • 747mopar

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      I hear that especially in regards to women, first kiss, first love, etc. I can remember the feelings and excitement.. marriage as great as it is looses a lot of that newness and excitement.

      I don't know that I'd want to change anything, I lived a pretty honest life, didn't horn dog around and knock anyone up or anything truly regretful. I never took to drugs, never was an alcoholic although I used to enjoy some Rum once or twice a week... Pretty quite life really.
       
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      • Darius

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        I tell my wife all the time that I am the luckiest man alive. I have done everything I ever wanted to do. If I could change just one thing it would be to have started saving and investing earlier than I did and FORCE myself to be diligent about it.
         
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          • Dennis H

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            My Blessings have little to do with anything I did. It’s unexplainable. Maybe timing and luck. The right parents, right place, right time. I had nothing to do with any of that. No complaints.
             
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              That's great, so funny discussion, you know High School Days that's when I bought my GTX I've owned it for over 40 years, would I go back, hell no, I don't think so, although these were the times of my life, all the wild shit that us Northerners did, I am lucky..
              I escaped jail, not so many of the 10 where so lucky.
              Northerners had a saying "strength of 10, feer of none"
              I'm still here........
               
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              • moparedtn

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                  There are a few things I'd like to never have done and there are a few things I'd like erased from my mind. 48 years later I still haven't gotten over my first love. Doesn't help that we're "friends" on FB !!
                   
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                  • Dennis H

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                    Jesus Chrysler! The Libs out here have a 1 800 HELP line.
                     
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                    Where? What? Eh?
                     
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                    Yes, one of the "bad" things that happened to me made me more resilient, and mentally tougher.
                     
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                    • Under Pressure

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                      I’ve told friends and family, “I need 2 lifetimes to get done what I need to get done”
                      Life’s been good to me
                       
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                      • Dennis H

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                        4567 is looking forward to “the end. That’s not good.
                         
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                        • Triplegreen500

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                          All true.

                          We are also the result of fate, sometimes.

                          7/16/08 I was in an accident that killed me. Literally, coded six times - in the ditch, on the life-flight helicopter, and on the table. Surgeon came right out and told me a year after "man, we all (in the E.R.) thought you were going to leave in a bag."

                          I went to work that day...and didn't come home for nearly six months.

                          Part of my internal injuries included 2 closed-head brain traumae - swelling, bleeding and bruising to my stem, and to my frontal lobe. Coordination....and emotion/personality.

                          We all change. We all make choices. Those choices bring about gradual change in our lives and personalities. These injuries....were a global shift in who I am, how I thought, how I felt, how I behaved...and they were instantaneous. I came to in the hospital 2 weeks after the accident, and my first thoughts were "where am I" and "who the hell is inside my head". It was years of therapy coming to terms with the fact that a) I was never going to get "myself" back again, and b) that was O.K., and I just had to make the best of who I'd become in the blink of an eye.

                          I am nowhere I ever thought I would be in life.

                          I am no longer married. I was when I had the accident...but apparently it was too much for her. I had to keep forging ahead; she chose not to. I was pissed at the time. Extremely angry. I still probably wouldn't piss on her head if her hair was on fire...but the anger is gone. I see her all the time anyway - she's currently married to one of my drummers (I work with live bands, when the world is open for business). Whatever. Just another landmark, on the highway of life.

                          My life has gone down a completely unexpected path. I cherish every memory I have - good AND bad - because I know those memories can be wiped out in the blink of an eye. My life has been good to me - this new path is not a 'bad' one, it's just not anything I ever expected myself to be doing, or a place I ever expected to be in.

                          I am extremely lucky, on many fronts...not the least of which, simply still being alive.

                          Cherish everything, good AND bad. It can ALL be taken away from you in an instant.

                          Trust me.

                          I've been there.
                           
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                          • dla4567

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                            I think you misunderstand, to me this is a positive thing. I just don’t look back. Don’t care to remember. To me life is just a long check list of things to do. Life is most enjoyable when all the work is done,“At the end”. Going back and starting over means I’d have to do all that work again, relearn everything, experience all the hard times again. No thanks.
                            Think of it as restoring a car, once it’s done a lot of guys can’t wait to start a new project, I just want to enjoy the finished product.
                            I’m more about the destination than the journey.
                             
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                            You should savor them both.

                            Motorcycling really taught me that. Some of the best rides (and best days) I've ever had were when I went off-route and ended up someplace totally unexpected and new. It's good to have "a goal" in mind - leading a good life, for example - but don't forget to look around and enjoy where it takes you along the way.
                             
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                            • Kern Dog

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                              I see it as enjoying the journey and not just the destination.
                               
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                                If I could go back and redo something,

                                I would go back to when I junked a 71 Cuda because the rear wheel wells had been cut with a torch to fit big slicks.
                                It had a Hemi in it last. One guy got the Dana out of it. Another took the louvered fenders and shaker hood. I got what was left.
                                I saved the Hemi K member, front suspension and the tail lights and scrapped the rest.
                                I have no idea if it was an original Hemi car...........

                                Also I would buy that blue Superbird with a flat tire for $1500..............
                                 
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                                  Poignant meme Greg

                                  some stuff I wish I could go back & see more too
                                  between age 21 & 41, I felt I had the world by the tail
                                  loving life, living life to the fullest extremes

                                  stuff after that started going a lil' differently
                                  I won't go into all of it

                                  I'd like to have a 'Time machine' to spend more time with Lisa
                                  spend more time with my mom & granddad,
                                  now my favorite uncle too

                                  such is life
                                  we live with what hand we are dealt
                                  I can't complain a lot, mines been pretty damn good
                                  with a couple of bad times

                                  :luvplace:
                                   
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                                  • Kern Dog

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                                    Some may think that if you live in the past, you cannot see and appreciate the "now".
                                    I don't dwell on the past constantly but I do think about it.
                                    I miss my brothers, both checked out before they got old.
                                    I miss the type of work that I used to do. The work I've done the past 11 years pays the bills but isn't as satisfying.
                                     
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