Have you ever had that one cringe moment that you now see as a bad decision but wasn't that bad? Post it here!

#1

Procrastinating. I wanna stop, but maybe later?

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Half-Jewish-Doggo
Community Member
8 months ago

lemme try to help. if you need to do something, start it now so you wont have to later. dont overwork yourself, you can take 5-10 minute breaks if youve done a good amount of work. if you want, get a lil candy to reward yourself :)

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#2

If I'm being completely honest, it's posting my opinion onto BP. I have beliefs that apparently the majority of people here disagree with, so now I rarely speak my thoughts out, because I'm afraid of judement. :')

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depressePANcake
Community Member
8 months ago

I kr everyone is always like “you’ll go to hell for (all the things I do, like the gay)”, but I mean I don’t even believe in god😂

Rebekah Tracy
Community Member
8 months ago

You have every right to be gay! People like that are just awful. I do believe in God, and I still say you are who you are! LOVE IS LOVE!!!

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elStiJneriNO
Community Member
8 months ago

it's not the people disagreeing that's annoying. It's the childish swearwords and filling in your complete opinion because they don't agree on 1 subject

Robert Thompson
Community Member
8 months ago

Agree. Bored Panda should be a place where we don't get judged for the life we live. I have lost count of the downvotes I have gotten for some of the "old fashioned" standards that I believe in. I don't suggest others live my lifestyle, I only declare it to be mine and they downvote me for that.

Micah64
Community Member
8 months ago

same.

Mimi
Community Member
8 months ago

It’s ok to speak your thoughts as long as you voice them respectfully, and they aren’t homophobic/racist. (not that I think you are homophobic/racist, this goes for everyone!) If you do those things, I don’t judge you :)

Community Member
8 months ago

I... I'm homophobic- it's one of the things that I get downvoted for. I never force my opinions about LGBTQ+ onto anyone though, it's just my opinion.More than half the time, I never mention anything about it, but whenever I do, it is downvoted to heck :'''>

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Susan Green
Community Member
8 months ago

There are some very miserable people on here, who will attack you, if your opinions differ from theirs. Speak your thoughts! Don’t worry about the childish, angry people, who can’t handle it.

Wonder Woman 848
Community Member
8 months ago

MOST people on bored panda are kind and loving people! I was quite surprised to find that myself. I'm sure you'll find someone here that agrees with you! And if your pro-life or anti-vaxx, I respect your opinion but don't agree with it. I will speak out my opinion although. hugs!

Community Member
8 months ago

Hugs!

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Pog _
Community Member
8 months ago

I agree, one time I commented on a post about how people shouldn't discriminate religions and I mentioned how people shouldn't judge Christians either despite some of the horrible things christians in the past have done, and I got heaps of hate and spam from that.

Calyfan Yelood
Community Member
8 months ago

likewise... though I myself may have been too aggressive. Please do comment and expose us to a range of opinions and I hope that we'll grow better at listening to you! Let's try to find out the truth together!

Curry on...
Community Member
8 months ago

But people on BP are strangers to you, which means you won't be judged in real life. You and other posters can freely state your opinions. At the very least, some comments might offer different insight even if they make you mad.

Community Member
8 months ago

Yeah, I know that they're strangers, and I really don't care about what they think. But sometimes I get constant messages and notifications of people replying to my comment, so I click one, and as it turns out, my comment has a whole ton of downvotes. But thank you <3

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Holes2Heaven
Community Member
8 months ago

Be you, who cares what a bunch of strangers think!

Phils
Community Member
8 months ago

Yeah, honestly BP people are just like any other group. It has become a sounding board for certain opinions. The difference is it's more liberal than some circles. This isn't always a welcoming group, even if you're respectful in your comment. Your opinion might still be trashed if someone disagrees. My recommendation: Go find friends in real life. That will give you meaning and acceptance. Lose the BP peanut gallery...and maybe BP altogether.

Community Member
8 months ago

I was considering leaving for a really long time, but this is one of the only platforms that I get social interaction and cures from boredom with, so y'know I'm just- just gettin' by I guess-

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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

The main problem on BP comments is that while everyone demands positivity, people are very quick to hit "downvote" once something does not 100% align with their opinion. Thus, they abuse the posibility to downvote to express anything from mild disagreement to strong opposition, while it normally is a vehicle to tag spam, racism and other undesired content. You need a big portion of self-esteem to endure this and I think it discourages good discussions.

John Hopkins
Community Member
8 months ago

For all the christians in the house Matthew 7:1 "Judge not, lest ye be judged."

Mysterious Panda
Community Member
8 months ago

same

Doob
Community Member
8 months ago

thats like me, especially on BP

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
8 months ago

Sad.

Matt Du
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8 months ago

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Community Member
8 months ago

I don't force my opinion upon anybody, ever. 'Tis how I'd like to be treated. It is not my fault that other people hate my opinions. It's "out of my circle of control" as some preschool teachers say.

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El Dee
Community Member
8 months ago

Yes, people aren't very good about hearing opinions that differ from their own. I love it - as long as the person has a valid reason for it that is..

Cooky Puss
Community Member
8 months ago

Judgement.... lol..... yeah me too I said some things now I just read haha

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
8 months ago

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I mean. If your opinion is trash, it’s fair to be called out on it. Beliefs are pretty serious. It’s not like people disagreeing over foods or celebrities. Actual beliefs like politics, science, etc need to be judged.

Celeste Grant
Community Member
8 months ago

Just because you consider an opinion trash doesn't mean it is, it just means you disagree. It is healthy to be exposed to a variety of different standpoints, that's how we grow and learn. No one has the right to tell someone else that their political beliefs are wrong; we are all products of our own individual environments which lead us to form our own opinions. However strongly you believe in one political party for example, someone else has the right to feel just as strongly about a different political party. People aren't bad or wrong just because they believe in something you don't. Opinions aren't right or wrong and no one should judge or be judged as if they were.

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#3

Not being able to say "no" when I should.

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AccioQueenFans
Community Member
8 months ago

Try searching up some refusal skills. They help quite a lot. If you don't want to search 'em up, here are the refusal skills. 1. Say "No" in a strong voice but calmly 2. Just leave the situation 3. Suggest another idea 4. Try changing the subject

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#4

Not focusing to much on school when i should have

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Kiki
Community Member
8 months ago

same right now I am supposed to be in school

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#5

Not visiting my relatives when o was a teenager because I wanted to look "cold and distant". Now many of my amazing and loving aunts, uncles and grandparents are dead I would give up anything to go back and time and hugged then 🥺

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8 months ago (edited)

"go back in time and hugged them"*, sorry for the typos

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#6

overeating

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Meko
Community Member
8 months ago

I don't see the problem here food is yummers but a good tip to lose weight is to climb a mountain in order to get food, that way u procrastinate and get so anxious that u lose weight and also realise this was all a dream and I didn't get enough sleep last night

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#7

Stress eating “ eating my feelings.” If I could address my stress and anxiety better, and stop normalizing food as stress reduction.

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A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
8 months ago

Me too... sigh...

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#8

Staying at a job too long here I was unappreciated and paid crap wages, for no good reason other than it was familiar and the prospect of leaving it was scary.

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Sarah
Community Member
8 months ago

Understandable. Looking for a job is one of the suckiest activities a person can engage in.

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#9

Letting myself get used time and time again.

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Clearly sunny
Community Member
8 months ago

Join the club girl.

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#10

a messy room

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Meko
Community Member
8 months ago

THIS I mean my rooms not that messy *weirdly hops to other side of the room* *develops specific methods of walking across my smoll room* *can't close door* *finds treasure on the floor every day*

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#11

Going to a huge 4-year uni instead of a CC. Costs were nuts and the teaching was impersonal

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Mii
Community Member
8 months ago

Might get downvoted for this but what is a CC?

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#12

marrying the wrong person

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Community Member
8 months ago

Im sorry for your experience, but I'm really glad that someone out there can understand me. I'm going through a lot right now and nobody understands me. It's hard, really had. And ther is nobody, literally nobody I can talk to. It's feels like I'm drowning

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#13

Using the key once on my math homework. Now every time I can't complete it easily I get frustrated, remember how easy copying the key is, and copy it. I can not stop it's insane

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Kiki
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8 months ago

same

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#14

Not speaking my real feeling because it can sound harsh. It always ended up with me being hurt cause I’m too sensitive.

Boy, how great my life would be if I can speak it up.

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A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
8 months ago

Thank you for speaking up this time!

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#15

Staying with my mum when my parents split up

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Romery
Community Member
8 months ago

ouch. im sorry about your parents. i know what its like to have a bad relationship with my mom.

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#16

Trusting a fart after eating Mexican food.

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K1tt3n
Community Member
8 months ago

Bwahahahahaha😂😂😂

#17

Playing video games at school, I never got caught but now I can't sleep well.

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Cooky Puss
Community Member
8 months ago

Playing video games since I was 5 ...... a solid 40 years never did i cringe

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#18

Not caring about high school, I had no GPA in 11th grade. Still doing well in life but if I would have applied even anything back then who knows.

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Kateryna
Community Member
8 months ago

Glad things worked out for you!

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#19

Gas station sushi.

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Clearly sunny
Community Member
8 months ago

Help

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#20

binge watching shows, and them missing them once i watched all the episodes later

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#21

When I bought my home, I put my husband on the deed even though the mortgage was in my name and my parents had given me the downpayment. He tried to get half when we divorced, but I reminded him that I paid off his student loans with my inheritance and he shut right up. I miss that house.

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A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
8 months ago

I hope young people here read this. So many of my friends and relatives made this same mistake. Just think seriously about the financial side of divorce before you get married or make any major decisions. Thank you for posting.

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#22

Not going to college! I wish I had pursued my dream to be an avian vet; now I don’t have the time to do it.

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Terilee Bruyere
Community Member
8 months ago

It's never too late! I went to college with a wonderful couple in their 60s that were working on their third degree (not meant as a pun). With online or correspondences courses available, you just need to find what works for you.

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#23

engaged in an online discussion

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Tracey Hirt
Community Member
8 months ago

Arguing on the Internet is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon craps all over the board and then struts around like it won.

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#24

Looked for happiness and left a high paying job to do things I wanted to do like travel, write and what not.

Now I am in a role that is not just annoyingly demanding but comparatively low paying.

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Mary
Community Member
8 months ago

I can feel your pain, now our task is trying to change the role we`re having now; I`m in a somewhat similar situation; best of luck!

#25

Trust a friend that pushed me in a lake causing me to get surgery on my foot.

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yut lung
Community Member
8 months ago

i hope you're completely fine now

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#26

Started "dating" too soon. It set the unstable pace for the rest of my emotional life. And led to worse decisions.

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Vanta Black
Community Member
8 months ago

Define "dating" and "too soon". If you mean you had a boy/girlfriend in high school or something, I wouldn't count it unless you lasted into adulthood. Most high school couples get together purely for superficial reasons.

#27

Nearly committing suicide

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Matt Du
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8 months ago

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#28

I said my opinion on a character's sexuality in an anime because I think he's Bisexual (not proven and I even say that but it is a huge theory) and I started an entire war on a YouTube video with one comment that said "There is no way this character is straight"

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Scagsy
Community Member
8 months ago

You are as entitled to your opinion as anyone else.

#29

Agreeing to wash the whole team's rugby jerseys when they played on grass on a wet day. (Their team colours are white and Maroon)

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yut lung
Community Member
8 months ago

oh damn..

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#30

To come to work today...

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Vanta Black
Community Member
8 months ago

What happened?

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#31

being born

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Tina Smith
Community Member
8 months ago

I have days like that too. Remember people do care and it does get better!

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#32

16 when a lit agent wanted to represent my novel. I told her I could only write short stories 😂🥺

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yut lung
Community Member
8 months ago

damn

#33

I was accepted into a few colleges and chose the one further from home. After one year I transferred and all my credits didn’t transfer so I basically was a freshmen for 2 years due to my bad decision of just not going to the closer college in the first place.

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El Dee
Community Member
8 months ago

The reality of adulthood. You have to make decisions without all/any of the facts. Sometimes this works out, sometimes not. You have no way to know what could be a problem therefore giving you no way to prepare. Life's crap like that..

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#34

Quitting a job after 20 years due to racial discrimination 🙁

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yut lung
Community Member
8 months ago

nothing to regret. if they disrespect you, you report it and leave you can get another job, keep looking

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#35

I'm going to tell myself that I'm going to play Minecraft for only 1-2 hours but i end up playing it for 5 hours

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I am avoiding my homework
Community Member
8 months ago

Same

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#36

Lying a lot 😅

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Vanta Black
Community Member
8 months ago

I don't believe you.

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#37

Making my bedtime too late. Now, it's really hard for me to go to sleep any earlier and I have to wake up early so I'm always tired. :|

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
8 months ago

Forcing yourself to go to bed earlier just does not work. If you are not tired you will not sleep and toss and turn in bed, I have tried it numerous times. Perhaps a doctor could advise?

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#38

Deciding to drive to the hospital to see my dad for the last time. I wrote the car off, thankfully was not injured but could have avoided that accident by realising I was too emotional to drive.

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R L
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8 months ago

Were you able to see him?

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#39

50 years ago, I could have bought cakes of Red Seal pu’er tea in Hong Kong for about two bucks a cake. They had piles of them. Now one is worth about $300,000.

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh dear

#40

i decided to skip pe for a day next pe class we were doing gymnastics and it was compulsory and they practiced in the class I missed so I had a sprained foot because I missed 1 pe class

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#41

Decided to make a curry last week. But instead of mild curry powder, put extra hot chilli powder instead. Guess I should have labled the containers. Fiance' was not happy.

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#42

Staying with my family. My parents divorced and I stayed with mum, she overworked herself to the point where she had to retire early due to mental breakdown. Now she has crappy pension and (in her opinion) has to take care of Granny that can no longer walk. Since I started working along with attending Uni, I became far more straightforward and clearly say that I don't agree with that. She is exhausted and all she does is complain to me in the evening about everything at granny's. I love my family, they gave me and my brother what they could with the little we always had, but it's a while that I started to notice just how toxic this family actually is. Every little thing will either be ignored or start a both sided yelling fit, there is no room for healthy discussions, every time I wanted to raise a valid argument over something, it's ignored or I'm point blank told that someone like me (a stupid student that can't hold a job, I work with people, not really possible nowadays) should just shut up and leave if I don't like something and in the next breath they start to discuss when will we do the transfer of ownership of Granny's apartment (another issue altogether). I just can't, I'm exhausted, every little thing that happens at our place becomes my fault although I warned them it could happen. I just wish everything will be open again so I can at the very least escape to my job...

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Mary
Community Member
8 months ago

Stay strong, you can get through this; It might not get better but you will be stronger or it will get sorted out somehow; trust me...

#43

Not attending an Amy Winehouse concert because I was too hungover and really didn't want to travel an hour to the venue. I never got another chance :(

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Scagsy
Community Member
8 months ago

Did you go to Rehab? Or did you go 'No, no, no'?

#44

eating lots of food

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Black Pug Puppy
Community Member
8 months ago

Never a mistake

#45

today... telling my colleagues at work that i once helped a young refugee with integration...

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A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
8 months ago

Why is that a regret?

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#46

I was given the chance to fly a plane. I fricking hate myself for that

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Vanta Black
Community Member
8 months ago

This isn't very clear. Did you pass it up, or accept it? And was it real, or RC?

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#47

Letting my father push me into computer science instead of graphic design when choosing a carreer path.

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#48

i got a lot of em.
repeatedly breaking the trust of those i love (not like commiting a crime, more like computer when not allowed).
Not taking my meds because "i can miss it just this once" and "eh i don't have water up here" or "i'm in bed already"
Less my fault, but not telling my mother that i'm not grabbing her because i'm joking around, i'm grabbing her because i have a bad headrush. if i'd told her, i wouldn't have hit my head on the table after fainting.
Overeating.
Staying up too late.
Not studying enough.
Not taking enough notes in class.
Procrastinating.
Breaking the "take care of yourself and your mental health and don't do dangerous things" contract.
The list goes on for miles, as most of my decisions are small and bad.

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Sarah
Community Member
8 months ago

That sounds rough. Start with one bad habit you can break; just one. Once you've conquered that, you'll feel better about yourself and more able to handle just one more...and then just once more.... Hope this helps.

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#49

Creating and using a BoredPanda account.

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
8 months ago

Why?

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#50

I once saw a squirrel that had somehow got the wire of a bird feeder stuck between it's two front teeth and was hanging helplessly. Without thinking I cradled it's little body and helped it free its teeth. Once free it spun round and sank it's teeth clean through the fleshy part of my palm . It then shook around for about ten seconds (absolute agony) before hurtling off up a tree. Oh how the nurse laughed as she gave me my tetanus shot!

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Mary
Community Member
8 months ago

next time take gloves :))) this is quite a nice story though I`m sorry it ended up badly for you

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#51

Smoking 🤮

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
8 months ago

I think there will be many who feel the same.

#52

accepting the job with the initial salary and not negotiating

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#53

Not studying enough
It's not too late to change this though

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Scagsy
Community Member
8 months ago

Good! Go for it! For some of us it is too late and you don't need those kind of regrets when you're having your mid-life crisis! lol

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#54

Spend all my money I got from my first ever job, I was trying to save up for a car but I've never had my own money so spend however I please. So it was nice to buy things I wanted (a pc, a new phone) but now I'm saving up for a car and going to be more strict about my spending habits due to the fact I really want a car. :)

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Scagsy
Community Member
8 months ago

That sounds like a solid plan. Try not to worry about what you've spent - you can't unspend it. Focus on enjoying your purchases instead. I did the same with my first wage but I still have the watch I bought and I love it. It kinda reminds me about what I had to do to earn it. In a good way!

#55

drinking alcohol.

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Scagsy
Community Member
8 months ago

Why? What else are you gonna do with it? Snort it?

#56

When i didn't become friends with someone in my school. His name was lebron james.

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#57

yeah, I can trust this fart...

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#58

Picking up German. Oh my Scheiße, I can't even stop it now

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Nela Rothenbach
Community Member
8 months ago

It may be hard to learn, but is a wonderful language once you master it. Wenn du Hilfe brauchst, hier gibt es viele Deutsche, die gerne helfen.

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#59

Downloading Gacha-related stuff. I am too rooted in the community to ever stop. Ever. (Technically, its my sis's fault)

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#60

not having a good voice if i did i could tell my sister to not want to move at 15 beacause our parents and family can die anytime and we need to spend as much gime with them as possible and she would take me serious

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#61

I was my blind aunt's home health aide. She berated, was rude to me, and always tried to make me feel guilty for not giving her her pain pills when she wanted them. She would put me down to her friends and never was happy with anything I did. I knew I should have quit and gotten a different job, but I stayed and let her mistreat me. That was the worst decision of my life. I still suffer from low self esteem issues from that time in my life.

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
8 months ago

This is not as unusual as you may think. The child who helps the most is usually the one disrespected, I know I have been there.

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#62

Not leaving relationships soon enough because I didn't want to go through the breakup phase.

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#63

I had a college assignment that required us to compile our notes into one document. They said we could use some of each other’s notes for extra detail or incase we missed anything. I went a bit too far with copying my classmates stuff. I wasn’t thinking. We both got called in for cheating. I nearly cried. Thankfully he was a really nice teacher and let me redo the assignment.

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
8 months ago

At least you owned up

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#64

Being Born.

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
8 months ago

This will pass and things will improve, try and think positive about yourself.

#65

Bitcoin

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Scagsy
Community Member
8 months ago

Yup. Same. Very disappointing. Coulda been a gazillionaire by now and bought an island or something.

#66

I was on a toxic meme app for a while (it was full of racists, homophobes, transphobes ect.). I once posted something expressing myself (not a meme), big mistake. I'll tell you the full story, so, I am an insecure person, there's so many things I hate about myself and I wish I could change. I've never been open to my family about it and this was one social media platform that my family was not on. I've always kept it bottled up inside me for so long. I made a picture, just a blank picture with a text saying "when someone doesn't know how to respond to a compliment, it means they think you're lying to make them feel better, and when they compliment you it's because they don't want you to feel the same way they feel" and I posted it, on a toxic meme app...I got a lot of hate comments, only like 3 people actually cared. People were all just joking about it, but the worst thing is I actually started a huge argument because I was so pissed at these people, I was literally trying to express myself, and everyone hated me for it, and the one argument I was in was really ugly, this person kept calling me homophobic slurs and other mean stuff and then after everything calmed down they acted like it was nothing..

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Cynner
Community Member
8 months ago

That's the shitty thing of internet... You will not get the response you hope for, i am sorry it backfired. But if you don't like yourself, wishing you were different, why don't you get some professional help? You don't have to tell anyone if you don't want to. It helped me, i wish i did it yeaaarsss ago. I worked so hard for others and denied my own needs and feelings, i had a massive burnout at 28. You yourself is the most important person in this world, be nice for yourself and for you to do that, you have to take care of yourself. And stop going to toxic forums, stop going to toxic anyting.

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#67

Swallowing something all at once. I mean, its not that bad since I didn't choke.

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#68

Letting my dog get into my purse and letting it sniff around but instead it ate some pills, it died a week later 😭😭😭😭

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
8 months ago

It was a mistake which I am sure you will never repeat

#69

Not realizing I wasn’t cut out for romantic relationships and that the real treasure was friends and family until I was nearly 30.

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#70

Not being born two weeks earlier than my actual birthday. My great grandpa passed away two weeks before i was born and i honestly hate myself for it. I wish i got to meet him everyday of my life and all of my other friends like to make fun of me for not being able to meet him. They all have met theirs though.

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Vanta Black
Community Member
8 months ago

No need to feel bad about something you weren't in control of. Also, why the hell would anyone make fun of someone not getting to meet their great grandfather? How weird are your "friends"?

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