A Conversation for Ask h2g2

What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 1

Abi

I saw this conversation on another Community site and I was wondering if any one had skills they wish they had learnt.

For me it is definitely money management and being emotionally independent. (I still aim to learn the latter!)


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 2

Whisky

smiley - bigeyes Abi was on another community site smiley - yikes
what's going on here, aren't we good enough for you now smiley - sadfacesmiley - crysmiley - wah




whisky

PS. I wish I'd learnt to control my emotions and persecution/inferiority complex smiley - winkeye


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 3

Abi

smiley - hug Whisky, I came back didn't I? smiley - winkeye


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 4

Whisky

smiley - wahsmiley - crysmiley - sadfacesmiley - ermsmiley - smileysmiley - biggrinsmiley - wow That's ok then, just as long as you still love us smiley - winkeye


Now to answer your question seriously, I really wish I'd learnt to play the piano when I was younger... I've taught myself to play a little, but in doing so have picked up all sorts of bad habits. What's worse is that I could have had three or four years of professional lessons free of charge when I was about eleven years old, and turned them down smiley - sadface


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 5

Xanatic

Ride a bike. I learnt it when I started in school at which point everybody else had.


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 6

Mother of God, Empress of the Universe

Wish I'd learnt some self discipline sooner. It's a difficult thing to develop at this point in my life.


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 7

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

That sex is a wonderful thing and nothing to be scared of. I could've lost my virginity a lot earlier if I'd known that smiley - cross


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Post 8

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Oh, and I wish I'd gotten into Tom Waits early enough to go see him play in London during the 70's and 80's.


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Post 9

Blues Shark - For people who like this sort of thing, then this is just the sort of thing they'll like

I wish I'd learnt earlier that rejection (of any kind) is only temporary, and isn't the worst thing that can happen in the world.
smiley - shark


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Post 10

Wand'rin star

That my husband was having an affair.
That diabetes is more likely if you're overweight, had large babies and a parent who developed it. smiley - star


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 11

FABT - new venture A815654 Angel spoiler page

the stuff i needed for my exams, well actually, i wish i'd learnt the stuff at all. would have made the exam a whole lot easier


so i guess the real answer is self disiplin, which i STILL havent learnt. can it even BE learnt?


FABT


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Post 12

Purple Moose - He comes, he goes. But mainly the latter...

I wish i had learned that AS Maths was going to be this hard...
Regreting it SERIOUSLY!
(though by some strange coincidence my last test mark was only 42%!
42!? scary!
smiley - reindeer


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 13

Abi

I also wish I had practised being tidy as a child.

*looks sadly at desk*


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 14

Purple Moose - He comes, he goes. But mainly the latter...

i wish i found H2G2 quicker!smiley - biggrin
and learned GuideMl...
smiley - reindeer


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Post 15

Orcus

Self confidence


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 16

Xanatic

Oh yeah, that one too. Still waiting.


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Post 17

Mina

That you can't make other people do what you want.


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Post 18

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

learnt another language..admitedly I wasn't that interested in them at school, part of this whole life-regrets thing I'm sure everyone gets.. I wish I could go back in time -----

"Hi, I'm you 8 years from now...there's a couple of *really* important things we need to talk about...."

so let's see.

another language.
I'm hopeless with music so maybe an instrument as well.
I wish I'd specialised in the sciences. Now that I come to think about it. smiley - shrug


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 19

Abi

That people who think before they act and put other people first are very rare indeed.


What do you wish you had learnt sooner?

Post 20

FABT - new venture A815654 Angel spoiler page

how to time travel.














paradoxical posting smiley - cool

FABT


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