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Wish You Could Go Back and Do School All Over Again?




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#21 Anaximenes

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Posted July 06 2014 - 06:37 AM

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#22 Sallysmart

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Posted July 06 2014 - 06:56 AM

I wouldn't want to go back as it was, I'd go back with my own pickings of what to learn. A lot of what I did learn was a waste of time.
Funny I did miss it at one point and for a good few years I was totally horny for more education so I took many things I wanted to learn, some at home and some through the university here. It paid off too. Got me where I am now and I still want to take a few courses but I doubt I will because I know I don't really need them. Had I known what I really wanted to do with my life I would have done this years ago but I can't say I regret doing any of the work I did.
A lot of what I'd like to learn now has to do with moving from what I do now into some other related positions but I really don't want to leave what I am doing now so best I stick with what I have and leave that learning for another life I might come back to, haha.
School wasn't bad tho but I still say lots was a waste of my time and theirs. Sometimes I think it's just a place to plant kids for 12 years so parents get a break.

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Posted July 06 2014 - 09:14 AM

I wish I could go back to the point where I decided not to go to the college of my dreams even though I was accepted. I can't really remember now why I decided not to go but I would like to kick my younger self for making that decision.

It isn't really about education though, just life experience. The school was in a really cool city and I think I would have really enjoyed living there for a few years

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Posted July 08 2014 - 04:56 PM

nope.

wish i could take any class i want, at any college or university i feel like it, and have access to their science and engineering libraries and be able to check things out form them, for free, for ever.

but i wouldn't want to relive any part of my life i was a legal ward/dependent of anybody. i'd rather relive times i lived by myself out in the woods then any time i've ever had to live with anybody.

nothing against my current company. they're probably the best people i ever have lived with. i've just always felt happier and safer alone.

but there well never be an end to all the things more i would love to take classes in and learn.

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#25 Irminsul

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Posted July 08 2014 - 05:27 PM

Nah I learned everything I needed to, got out of uni with a sports medicine degree, put in the effort.

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#26 Monkey Boy

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Posted July 08 2014 - 05:36 PM

Nope, I had a great experience. Although I'm only half finished paying for it.

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Posted August 02 2014 - 01:35 PM

Yeah sometimes I wish I could. I had a blast in college. When I was in high school, I thought I wanted to go into building hot rods and restore classic cars and go to tech school for that. I apprenticed for who ran his own auto restoration shop; I learned lots just working with him. But he fell into all sorts of financial and legal problems with his significant other. He became an alcoholic out of depression of all the situations he was being put into. Every day I had to run to the liquor store and pick him up a handle of very cheap vodka, otherwise he wouldn't work. But if he got too drunk, he became unproductive. He told me how much he hated his life and wished he'd have taken it a different direction. This convinced me not to follow this dream. Instead I got a liberal arts degree, and later a product design degree, a field with not a lot of opportunities. After graduating from both institutions, I worked a shitty mindless job before I finally found a client who'd take me seriously enough to hire me for freelance work. College was a blast, I would totally go back again and study car customization and mechanics, and do something I'm more passionate about. I guess I could go into that without a college degree though, but it would have made the process much easier. I'm very fickle about my career path, and I keep bouncing back and forth.

I would totally re-live college all over again. I'm still dwelling on a girlfriend I met in college who was the one that got away. I would relive those events again if it meant having a second chance with her.
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Posted August 02 2014 - 02:24 PM

I have to update in order to keep doing what I do so I actually have always had to stay current and never totally stopped my "education". I love learning so that has not been an issue. I honestly can not imagine not taking classes or reviewing material.

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Posted August 07 2014 - 09:59 AM

I pretty much couldn't wait to get out of "school". :)


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#30 the_doors_of_perception

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Posted August 09 2014 - 01:20 AM

I graduated college this May and would go back now if I could. Best four years of my entire life...the funny thing is, almost every amazing thing happened during the last semester of my senior year. xD