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Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:11 pm

Things have been quiet around here on this board, so I thought maybe we just needed something to talk about instead of cleaning.

If you could hit the re-set button on your adult-hood and go back to your High School graduation while retaining all the wisdom that you acquired to date, how would you approach life?

How much different would your life be?
What careers would you have chosen?
Would you have the same family or lived in the same area?
What would be the biggest changes that you would make?

As we head towards Thanksgiving, we all tend to take some stock of our lives to discover what we are thankful for, but it is also a good time to think about what might have been and maybe still could be.

Have some fun with it, you just might learn something useful about yourself.
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Post by ACE Services on Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:41 pm

I've thought about this Rob getting middle-aged and look back and wonder what if. But as I've heard many times write down what you have to be thankful for. When I stop and think, I served my time in service and never got deployed drove M1 tanks Bradley fighting vehicles worked on them shot the main gun on the  M1  (What a rush )married to the woman I have loved for 33 yrs. Two great kids. 4th degree black belt. Love the Lord. I have a lot to be thankful for, but I guess if I could change anything it would be how I have handled finances in life. But otherwise I would not change a thing.
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Post by Mo on Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:54 pm

I would like to hit the reset button just to be 21 again. You're in the best shape of your life, the chicks think you're hot and you have the your while life ahead of you.
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Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:33 pm

@Mo wrote:I would like to hit the reset button just to be 21 again. You're in the best shape of your life, the chicks think you're hot and you have the your while life ahead of you.

No, no, and I guess so. (Individual results will vary) Razz

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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:50 pm

In my case, I can't claim good things like ACE.  My life has been a bit of a disappointment and I've made a few mistakes along the way that leaves me where I am today.

Nixon gave a graduation speech once where he told the class to take the opportunity to travel the world while they could.  Careers and families will come along in time and then your opportunities will diminish.

I took that advice and traveled the world with Uncle Sam and it was a great experience, but he was wrong about the careers and family part....they don't always come along the way we would like them to.

With a re-start, I think I would have taken more risks and started up a business back when I was young enough not to care about health limits and retirement.  

I think I would have focused on the business, time with family, and worried about travel when I retired.

As normal, I got everything ass-backwards. Laughing
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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by ACpower1 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:18 pm

I would have invented facebook knowing what I know now lol

33 billion dollars that guy is worth and hes like 25
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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by Devon07 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:51 pm



I wouldnt risk a re-set for fear of it not being as good as it is now. sure there are some things I could benefit from but it would have changed the path im on and have been on. so, not me.

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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by Rainbow Rider on Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:18 pm

Watch "The Butterfly Effect". Changing things can have unintended outcomes.

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Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:49 pm

If any of you remember those Barbara Walters interviews where she always tried to make the person cry, there was the interview with John Wayne.

This was at a time when the cancer was clearly winning and he was looking pretty fragile. Barbara got him to talk about his problems with alcohol and his failed marriage as well as his strained relationships with his children.

Then, at the end of the interview, she asks him if he could go back in time, what would he do differently?

The Duke looked pensive for a few moments and I thought the tears would surely follow, but then he started to grin and looked back at her.

"Not a God damn thing" was his reply...or close to that, going off memory here.

I have wanted to find that clip for years, but can't seem to locate it. I just hope to feel the same way at the end.
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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by ACE Services on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:35 pm

It's  not about the destination. It's what we learn during the journey that matters
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Post by Mo on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:59 pm

We you get in your fifties time becomes really precious.

Gere you go Rob. The Duke three months before he passed.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/interviews-barbara-walters-forget/story?id=23734421
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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:22 pm

Wow that was easy. I looked for days awhile back, great to see it again.

I guess I had the response a little off but the sentiment was the same. I think I like my memory's version better.
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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by dp1 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:07 pm

I love my life and family but if I could get a do over I would definitely have a different life and different family, I hope my wife never sees this post, lmao laughing
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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by milspec6 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:09 pm

I wouldn't worry about it Dp, soon there will be a re-set app for your phone and your new wife will find the story cute.
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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by dp1 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:13 pm

I don't know how much different my life is going to be, but I know I would've graduated with a gpa of 3.5 or higher ( I graduated with gpa of 2.7 without even studying at all on any of my mid term exams and final exams ), I probably would've lived back in Indonesia and have my own maid that cooks and cleans my home and probably party every weekend, lol.
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Re: Hitting the Re-set button

Post by dp1 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:14 pm

@milspec6 wrote:I wouldn't worry about it Dp, soon there will be a re-set app for your phone and your new wife will find the story cute.

LOL, who says something about new wife ? laughing
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