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If you could go back in time and warn yourself from doing something, what would you do?...

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nicoledesilva | Student, Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM via web

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If you could go back in time and warn yourself from doing something, what would you do? Cuz its fun to read other peoples' experience... :)

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM (Answer #2)

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I'm not sure if there's anything.  I suppose I might warn myself against going and getting a Ph.D. thinking I would become a professor.  I didn't know that all colleges only want professors who will do a bunch of research whereas all I wanted to do was teach.  But on the other hand, the degree has opened doors for me so I shouldn't complain.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM (Answer #3)

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This is a really difficult question.  The things I would have warned myself against are kind of personal.  I would note though that if I had not made certain mistakes, I would not have found myself where I am.  So I guess I really would not change anything.  That's a pretty amazing revelation for me.

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 3, 2012 at 7:31 PM (Answer #4)

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I am the kind of person who believes that every choice has lead me to be where I am today. Good or bad, my decisions have brought me to where I am and helped to create the person I have become.

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 4, 2012 at 11:13 AM (Answer #5)

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i have the same thoughts lingering with post #4

if u change ur past u change ur future so u change ur present and u change who u r what u ve achieved in life

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 4, 2012 at 11:14 AM (Answer #6)

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I don't want to change anything

as some 1 said to go through it first u should survive

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 4, 2012 at 1:27 PM (Answer #7)

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I don't want to change anything

as some 1 said to me to go through it first u should survive

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ragova | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM (Answer #8)

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Playing on a (dry because it was past hours) water side in a greek holiday resort and breaking my sisters two front teeth.

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 5, 2012 at 10:43 AM (Answer #9)

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changing the past is like changing ur name 

avoid it

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luiji | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted November 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM (Answer #10)

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My advice to my young-self would be:

Whatever situation you're in, always stick to your own opinions, don't believe everything your parents and teachers say, andalways be yourself. Don't be afraid to smile or laugh, or else you'll become the placid person you are today.

Don't waste your childhood. Believe it or not, it's the best time of your life. Yes, I know you hate going to bed so early, but soon it will be the end of your innocence. You'll be bogged down with responsibility and homework.

And whatever you do, keep showing kindness. That's what will pull you through when the going gets tough. You show kindness to them, and they'll show kindness to you.

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suzannah304 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted November 9, 2012 at 1:52 AM (Answer #11)

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I wouldn't want to change anything because i wouldn't be who i am now if i change anything of the past. Right now I probably don't have have any regrets about my decisions made earlier. 

 

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