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What's the smartest thing you ever did?

Asked by wundayatta (58599points) December 31st, 2008
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asmonet's avatar

So far? Got my ass out there and got my GED. There was never a question about my capability, there were a lot of roadblocks and I finally just got fed up enough to barrel the hell through them and get it done.

asmonet's avatar

Oh, and starting college, for real this time, next week. :D

mea05key's avatar

to be alive until now

wildflower's avatar

Try to learn from the stupid things I did (read:do).

mangeons's avatar

um… hmmm… well… can’t think of any…

gailcalled's avatar

Had my son and daughter. All other accomplishments pale beside that.

susanc's avatar

3 cheers, asmo. You’re going to have the time of your life.

So: when my good, dear, buttoned-up stepfather was very ill, toward the end of his life, he called me from the hospital and said his doctor had incidentally put him on Prozac. He loved it! So I said, Well use it! Call all your kids and each of your grandkids and tell them you love them. He said, Really? Is that a good idea? (He really said this.) I said yes. It’s good. Try it and see.
He did! He never had before; he thought it went without saying. My favorite sister in tears. We all loved him, but it was a very inexpressive family.
Then he died.
The smart thing I did: kept that conversation with him to myself.

AstroChuck's avatar

I invented the cordless extension cord.

GAMBIT's avatar

I married a good women.

buster's avatar

I did hard drugs from the time I was 15 to 24. I have left the cocaine and arm dope alone for 3 years now and have no desire to ever fuck with them again. Im going to college for the first time this summer hopefully. Im already accepted to a school.

Vinifera7's avatar

Think for myself.

jessturtle23's avatar

Rescue my dog even though it cost me a fortune.

judochop's avatar

Turned my back on a job that would have made me a millionare by stepping all over other people to get there. Told them how I felt and walked away. No amount of money could ever make me walk on people.

AstroChuck's avatar

Do you know if that position still available?

syz's avatar

Got divorced.

skfinkel's avatar

Had children three and four.

Sooner_Coolkat's avatar

Learned to be smart with my money.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Learned to live for myself. Not let other people’s opinions influence any of my decisions, no matter what. The life I lead will be decided by me and no one else.

judochop's avatar

@astrochuck: it’s available but you don’t want it if you have a family or a significant other. You also don’t want it if you have morals. On the other hand….... Awwww nevermind.

Knotmyday's avatar

Left a bad, bad girlfriend.

augustlan's avatar

Went into therapy, and got to know and accept myself. Turns out, I’m not so bad after all.

asmonet's avatar

@Judoschop: Is the job Satan?

judochop's avatar

Not Satan but close.

AstroChuck's avatar

I’m so there.

Knotmyday's avatar

Was it Crocodile Dundee? I recall him walking on people, at the end of the movie.

lercio's avatar

not starting to smoke.

bythebay's avatar

Breaking off an engagement when I was very young and waiting until I was 29 to get married – for the right reasons and to the right man.

mgleezy's avatar

staying in school and continuing on to college to where im going to get a degree and hopefully be ballin one day

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