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If You Could Go Back In Time...  
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

if you could go back in time, what would you change about your life...what decision would you make or not make again...

please...let's stay off politics and make this more personal experiences...

mine would be to get a 2nd degree while at college, i feel like i dont know much outside of aviation...


The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
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User currently offlineIndianaPilot From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 59 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

Well for me, I would have went to college RIGHT after high school. Also I would have started flying as early as possible. Instead, i got on the fire department full time and now am trying for a career change. Not easy !! I'm 25 y/o.

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

I would have chosen Journalism as studies instead of Translator-Interpreter. Journalism was my first choice, but there was a lottery for these studies and I could go to the school for translators right away. In the end I didn´t end up as a full time translator or interpreter and I´m perfectly happy with my life as it is, but I am very curious where I would be and what I would do as a journalist.

User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

I can't actually say I have any major regrets. I have always pondered joining the military, but then again, I don't want someone else running my life, like the government.

I've spent time living in Europe, Canada, and I've been to Mexico many more times than I can account for. I went to school, did the whole college thing, I'm taking flying lessons -- something I always have wanted to do. I've had a blast riding a sportbike for two years. To me there's not much more fun than that.

I suppose I would like to take up hang gliding in the future. I've heard many good things about it...well bad things as well for that matter. I'm an optimist when it comes to a sport like that.

Martial arts come to mind as well. I was in Ken Po for 2 years, but I would like to go back and finish off a black belt anyway.

Someday soon perhaps.


User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

I would go back to a day in July 1988 and go home to my then wife, rather than
what actually took place. I swore I would never do what I did, but..I did..and I've lived with the regrets since then. I love my current wife tremendously..but..
my kids lives were changed in ways they should not have been. Anyone considering an extra marital affair, consider this.



Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

wow man that's deep...sorry you went through that...


The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

I'd go back one day and play the winning numbers to the 125 million dollar powerball drawing!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

I'd go back to Aug 12, 1999 and quit work that day...since I would then have had a year to spend with my Aunt before she died...and one yr and 9 months before my Mom did also...  Sad


COBOL - Not a dead language yet!
User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Fly Aeromexico instead of Mexicana to Cancun.


Cheap@$$ star alliance Unitedwannnabe airline that mexicana is!  Pissed



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

I wouldnt' want to change anything, I'm happy with my life and what I am right now.


אני תומך בישראל
User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

I'd go back to the time when I declared my major field of study in college. Instead of declaring business economics, I would have chosen to be a History major and Poli. Sci. minor. Both subjects interest me a LOT more than finance and accounting do. I would have sought to become a teacher of US & European History and Geography.

But...as Indianapilot correctly states, it's very difficult (if not impossible) to change careers once you're pretty far along one path. For me, I'm now trying to get into grad. school and pursue international business, which will hopefully allow me to spend time in Europe and Germany specifically.

I'd also want to go back earlier, to when I was younger and try to stand up to the people who picked on me a lot. Even if I didn't prevail, it would be better than just running the opposite direction and doing nothing. I still do the same thing today but in different situations...not good.  Insane


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

If I could go back in time, it'd be to the beginning of my Junior year in High School, so I could stop myself from throwing away the only relationship that meant anything to me. I'm still hurting from it. Word of advice, NEVER take someone, or anything for that matter, for granted!  Crying  Crying  Crying  Crying

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

You can go back in time.

You can go all the way back to today, right now!

Tomorrow you won't be able to do that anymore. Want to change something? Start now.

IndianaPilot believe me, at 25 you are just a kid. If you want to change something then march boldly forward and change it. Start now. I've known guys who became pilots in their late 30's, even late 40's. Death is nature's way of telling you it is too late. Short of that, go for it.

I can't even think of all the huge changes I've made in my life, career, and general circumstances after twenty five. Believe me, 25 to 35 is a great age for making big changes. If you say that you want to make changes in your life then any difficulty you may see, any argument you can offer for staying the same is just one more reason why you must make the changes.

I am in the process of making major changes in my life, career, geographical boundaries and hobbies and I am lots older than 25. I have hiking boots that are older than you are.

Want to change something. Good! Go do it. You WILL be able to do it and you will be proud of yourself when you do. I'd like to hear back from you on the results.






Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

I would have played a team sport in high school or college. There certainly were opportunities, especially in college - it had plenty of teams, and was in Division III with no recruiting or athletic scholarships, meaning that almost anyone who wanted to play a sport, could. Unfortunately, I was pretty much of a couch potato in high school and college, even though the term didn't actually exist at the time.
I'm now much more into fitness, unfortunately at 40+ there are very few opportunities for team sports in my area. Most men, once they pass 35 or 40, seem to have no interest in anything more physical than watching the game on TV or maybe an occasional round of cartball  Sad



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11574 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

I would go back and been more active in my life. I would have played soccer more and been more aggressive in relationships and been more demanding of myself.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

I would try to go back in time to early may 2004, and not book that DUB-LHR return ticket, thus avoiding meeting with a rhaat of individual
Cheers,

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

I would go back to early 2003 and not go to CMF on the day I met up with that Rhaa of 707cmf.

Cheers,

UTA



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Well, then I would not have gone to DUB prior going to LHR.

Good idea indeed.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Go back to 1980 and do college all over again, but with MORE self confidence, and LESS goofing off.


If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

I would have cleaned up the runway before the Concorde crash! Could you imagine those beauties gracing the skies today?!

If I couldn't clear up the runway and the crash still happened, I would have jumpseated on the last flight.

Cheers
JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Speedbird Concorde One
User currently offlineSkysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

If i could go back in time i'd be tempted to change alot of things, but as time has gone by i've learnt that there's no point in regretting what you can't change. So, i guess the one thing i should've done in the past is get my pilots license instead of blowing all my money on travelling to other countries! But if i'd have gotten my pilots license instead of travelling, then i wouldn't have ended up living in Canada.....so having no regrets works just fine for me  Smile
Ohh wait, there is one thing i would change.....i wouldn't have given up my leftie guitar, hell i might have been half decent at playing it by now!!!!!

Cheers



In the dark you can't see ugly, but you can feel fat
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

As painful as my experience was in upstate NY, I would not change my life to have stayed here in Cleveland for my whole life. I *did* learn a lot of hard lessons there, but they were lessons that I have used since I moved back... Some were counterintuitive, others were practical. I am a better person for having survived that ten year ordeal.


redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Wow...now that is a hard one! Going back in time....there are so many things that I would love to experience again......but I wouldn't change my life for anything. Things may not have always gone the way I planned them but I do believe everything happens for a reason and even when things were really bad....I kept telling myself it could be worse!  Big thumbs up

So....I guess my answer to this question is NO....I would want to go back in time!

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1775 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

I would go back 100 yrs ago to Kitty Hawk and give a high five to Wilbur :P Big grin


Earthbound misfit I
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

actually i thought of this right after 9/11....although it's not about me, but about something that affected me...

i wished i could go back into time and change the weather on 9/11 to solid IMC, so that no flights would have taken off, and maybe from there somehow their plans would have been foiled because of a later date.... it'll always be a wish and nothing more....



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