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What thing is there you don’t want now that you miss if you could not have it?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26783points) May 1st, 2011

Over the years I have heard people speak of things they miss having or now can’t have that they didn’t want when they had the chance to get it or do it. Sometimes that thing was the ability to play the piano that they missed after an accident that took away that ability. Sometimes it was a house they inherited or a boat handed down to them that they didn’t want until it was gone. At times it was the chance to go to a particular college on a scholarship that wasn’t used for whatever reason. What do you have that you wish you could have back that you did not make use of when you had it?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t like to waste time with regrets.
If anything, I appreciate what I have more than ever.
:)

SABOTEUR's avatar

I’m inclined to say my youth. I was in such a hurry to grow up that I emotionally surrendered a lot of what could have been pleasurable moments.

Realistically though, I wouldn’t be the man I am today had I not experienced my youth exactly as it evolved.

And, if I may be so bold to say it…

I really didn’t turn out that bad.

Cruiser's avatar

Everything happens for a reason. Enjoy what you have when you have it….nothing lasts forever and attempting to hang on to something when fate has other plans is wistful thinking.

Aster's avatar

’... have heard people speak of things they miss having or now can’t have that they didn’t want when they had the chance to get it or do it. ” WAT? I don’t get this one. I’ll take my fish oil now.);

adr's avatar

being single

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@adr What about being single do you miss now but didn’t think about much when you were single? Not having to call home or have people asking where you were? Being able to take off and go anywhere and not have to tell anyone or plan on them coming with you? Is not being single a step up, a laeral step or a step down?

@Aster have heard people speak of things they miss having or now can’t have that they didn’t want when they had the chance to get it or do it. In a nutshell people miss out on something they now wish they had back but when they had it they could care less or little about it. Such as the chance to go to college free of cost but they chucked it off to go play with their band (which never did as well as they hoped) so now they are thinking they should have went to school, etc.

adr's avatar

Actually, I meant it the other way around. I am now single, and am not particularly fond of it, but I’m quite sure that once I am not single, I will miss it! There is a lot to love about being in a relationship, but the freedom of self when single can be a liberating time in which to learn a lot about yourself.

YARNLADY's avatar

The ability to run. I used to be able to run fairly well, but I didn’t care to do it every often. Now, with my grandchildren running all over the place, I wish I could run after them.

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