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Things You Wish You Did at 20?

You know what I wish I did so many things before. I know it may sound crazy, but I wish that I lost my virginity at age 13, tried to drink at 13 etc. Instead I tried alchol when I was 15 and lost my virginity when I was 16. I also wish that I knew that proteins makes you grow taller when you’re in puberty.

However, all this stuff is to late now, but I just don’t want to make the same “mistake” anymore;) Do you guys over 20, what would you wish that you had done when you were 20?

Thanks…

Well, I’m only 21. I don’t think there’s anything I missed when I was 20. Maybe get my sh*t together regarding working out quicker… But it’s all a learning process. Just trying to live my life to the fullest, hard to mess up as long as I stay true to that!

I wish I had bought all my big boy toys before I got married and had a child.

I wish I had known about the rule of 72. I was making wicked money in the logging camps and spending it just as fast. Two hundred a month from 20-30 years old and I’d be way set for early retirement.

The one thing I did do was stay in awesome shape. So now I can work through my retirement.

I was 20 in 1974.
I wish I’d bet on Miami instead of the Vikings.

Turned 38 yesterday, and the only thing I wish I hadn’t done was try beer at 16.

Once, during a conversation with my grandmother, I asked her this question. “Granny is there ever a point in life where you can look back at your life before that time and stop thinking to yourself, Damn I was a fool then!” Her answer was simple. “No son, that day never comes.” Enjoy yourself, and be thankful of the time you have. Regret is a part of life.

Started training really seriously. Instead of just training the bare minimum. I would have been a force to be reckoned with!

Wish I hadn’t stopped training, started drinking and smoking weed all day. Wish I’d have saved money and stayed in school.

Live and learn.

The biggest thing I wish I woulda done before I was 20 was to stop being an ass and posting gayness all over the internet while wallowing in melancholy over not losing my virginity and getting drunk when I was a child.

  1. Placed more emphasis on squats and deads (instead of bench press… which I got really strong at). Now my shoulders dearly pay the price.

  2. Worked harder at my art, while the art market at the time (early 80s) was just booming like crazy.

I’m not 20 yet but soon will be I want to skydive (afraid of heights) , shoot some kind of hand gun/rifle (from Canada eh .22 is pusay), Swim with sharks or coral reef dive (afraid of open water mostly sharks…dam you JAWS!).

I got married when I was 20…still married almost 10 years later! But I wish we had taken our time, and possibly seen other people. If it was meant to be we would have ended up together anyway.

I’ve never experienced ‘dating.’(neither has he actually) We moved in together when we were just 18!

[quote]sen say wrote:
The biggest thing I wish I woulda done before I was 20 was to stop being an ass and posting gayness all over the internet while wallowing in melancholy over not losing my virginity and getting drunk when I was a child.[/quote]

LOL

I would have spent more time sharpening my wit so I could have good sarcasm like sen say =(

That or banged more 17 year olds.

[quote]mom-in-MD wrote:
I’ve never experienced ‘dating.’(neither has he actually) We moved in together when we were just 18! [/quote]

There’s some people on here that could give you some advice on ‘dating’ even though you’re married…

Dumped his ass.

[quote]mom-in-MD wrote:
I got married when I was 20…still married almost 10 years later! But I wish we had taken our time, and possibly seen other people. If it was meant to be we would have ended up together anyway.

I’ve never experienced ‘dating.’(neither has he actually) We moved in together when we were just 18! [/quote]

Maybe you should talk to PushHarder about the joys of “dating while married?”

1 - Screwed all the girls that want to screw me now. (Funny how now, at 36, all these girls I went to school with are saying they wish we had slept together AND now they are married so no do overs.)

2 - Moved to Europe and tried to go pro as a cyclist.

I wish I never dated a girl for two years through highschool. I passed up many fun opportunities.

Shit, I have to wait four years?

[quote]sen say wrote:
The biggest thing I wish I woulda done before I was 20 was to stop being an ass and posting gayness all over the internet while wallowing in melancholy over not losing my virginity and getting drunk when I was a child.[/quote]

…and do it as an adult, instead?

[quote]John Roman wrote:

That or banged more 17 year olds.[/quote]

that really applies to any age.