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BigDug13
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(05-04-2012, 08:16 PM)
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I used to think joining The Navy 20 years ago was the worst decision I made. Then as I stuck with it, watched everyone else's pensions vanish, watched as medical costs continued to skyrocket, watched as education costs continued to skyrocket. Now I'm looking at a yearly income for doing nothing, over 100k in free tuition and housing, and affordable healthcare for life.

So that became my best decision.
phil-x
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(05-04-2012, 08:17 PM)
Moving to Montréal even if I initially loathed Quebec.
WanderingWind
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(05-04-2012, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by BigDug13

I used to think joining The Navy 20 years ago was the worst decision I made. Then as I stuck with it, watched everyone else's pensions vanish, watched as medical costs continued to skyrocket, watched as education costs continued to skyrocket. Now I'm looking at a yearly income for doing nothing, over 100k in free tuition and housing, and affordable healthcare for life.

So that became my best decision.

...I'm not reenlisting, gorramit.
Plywood
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(05-04-2012, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by BigDug13

I used to think joining The Navy 20 years ago was the worst decision I made. Then as I stuck with it, watched everyone else's pensions vanish, watched as medical costs continued to skyrocket, watched as education costs continued to skyrocket. Now I'm looking at a yearly income for doing nothing, over 100k in free tuition and housing, and affordable healthcare for life.

So that became my best decision.

You make it sound so good dammit.
TUSR
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(05-04-2012, 08:21 PM)
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not get married
Macmanus
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(05-04-2012, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by ChiTownBuffalo

Not marrying a Go-Go Dancer.

So was your worst decision to become a time traveler?
Graffgor
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(05-04-2012, 08:24 PM)
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Buying a Sonicare...

Really though I had to write a paper on a new experience, and for a while I considered getting a flight lesson or skydiving, but ended up signing up for OKCupid.

Now I'm with a women I'm very likely going to marry.
Claude
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(05-04-2012, 08:24 PM)
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I don't know. I'll let you know when I've experienced everything life has to offer.

Originally Posted by BigDug13

I used to think joining The Navy 20 years ago was the worst decision I made. Then as I stuck with it, watched everyone else's pensions vanish, watched as medical costs continued to skyrocket, watched as education costs continued to skyrocket. Now I'm looking at a yearly income for doing nothing, over 100k in free tuition and housing, and affordable healthcare for life.

So that became my best decision.

*runs to the nearest recruitment office*
Pagusas
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(05-04-2012, 08:25 PM)
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Telling my ex no when she tried to beg me back. Hardest choice I ever made, but I feel its starting to pay off and my life is better for it.
Rickard
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(05-04-2012, 08:27 PM)
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Rented Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind having no idea what it was.
Anustart
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(05-04-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Continuing my education after a 9 year hiatus. I've always known I wanted to program and have self studied for years, bit getting back into a structured environment has helped a ton.
Mr. B Natural
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(05-04-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by SUPREME1

My wife.

Easily.
Marc13
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(05-04-2012, 08:35 PM)
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Quitting my previous job to travel and live elsewhere.
Seanspeed
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(05-04-2012, 08:39 PM)
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Damn. This thread just makes me think of the countless bad decisions I've made.
kylej
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(05-04-2012, 08:39 PM)
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Probably graduating college. Barely made it out of high school, was a complete failure, went to community college for 2 years and got a 4.0, transferred into one of the best schools in the state and carried Honors the whole time. It's the only time my family has ever been proud of me and the only time I've ever been proud of myself.

Graduating in 2 weeks time. Been working for the entire last semester, doing lots of lifting, making good money, and even though I hated most of the college experience, looking back I'm glad I did it.
GasProblem
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(05-04-2012, 08:39 PM)
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Coming out. Such a relief. And in general going out more and meeting people. Used to be pretty shy/turned inwards and I'm happy I'm starting to change myself in that regard.

Climbing up from VMBO-TL to university.

And I'm getting a gym membership on monday, pretty sure that's going to be another good decision.

Hope there are alot of other good decisions still to come.
injurai
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(05-04-2012, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blablurn

studied it for around 1.5 years in Germany already. but that was shit compared to the normal languages classes i had in china. i could write a lot, but i couldn't speak. china changed that! GO FOR IT!

Guess I better hit the books and start studying. I would have about a years worth of mandarin before heading over there. I would probably get some killer job opportunities knowing mandarin as well, and Computer Science is huge. I think I smell a double major opportunity.
CriscoDisco
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(05-04-2012, 08:41 PM)
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Breaking up with my girlfriend last week. It's tough as shit right now, but she brought out the worst in me.
big_z
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(05-04-2012, 08:42 PM)
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I can only think of the worst decision I've made and I doubt I can top it. Really wish things were the other way around.... My luck sucks.
Tapiozona
really should be sexing his wife instead of posting on videogame forum message boards on the internet
(05-04-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Making him..



And marrying her..

marrec
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(05-04-2012, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tapiozona

Making him..



And marrying her..

In that order?

Heathen.
Digishine
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(05-04-2012, 09:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by bud

i have yet to make it.

.
Seguin
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(05-04-2012, 09:02 PM)
Changing my major from history education to chemistry. It's nice to have a job.
WanderingWind
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(05-04-2012, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tapiozona

Making him..


So adorable! How's it feel to win at life?
U2NUMB
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(05-04-2012, 09:03 PM)
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Finally serving her the papers.. felt good man!
jkoch
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(05-04-2012, 09:09 PM)
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I got laid off in 2001 (was 25 at the time and married) and decided to go back to school to get a degree in math and become an actuary.
GungHo
Single-handedly caused Exxon-Mobil to sue FOX, start World War 3
(05-04-2012, 10:34 PM)
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So... how long do you have to live?
eudaemonic
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(05-04-2012, 10:42 PM)
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Deciding to stick with the whole living thing.
StriKeVillain
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(05-04-2012, 10:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by U2NUMB

Finally serving her the papers.. felt good man!

This plus the Saul Goodman avatar had me cracking up at work. <3 Saul
Az
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(05-04-2012, 10:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tapiozona

Making him..

[IMG]baby[/IMG]

And marrying her..

[IMG]wife[/IMG]

You won. Beautiful family.
ChiTownBuffalo
Either I made up lies about the Boston Bomber or I fell for someone else's crap. Either way, I have absolutely no credibility and you should never pay any attention to anything I say, no matter what the context. Perm me if I claim to be an insider
(05-04-2012, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Macmanus

So was your worst decision to become a time traveler?

I wish I was a time traveler, it would've let me get my 2nd best decision of not spending ^7500 on an engagement ring for a go-go dancer.
YoungHav
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(05-04-2012, 11:13 PM)
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Going to Europe for a semester in undergrad.
Mr. Sam
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(05-04-2012, 11:14 PM)
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I bought a hat yesterday. £3 from Primark. It looks really good on me - everybody agrees.
kaizoku
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(05-04-2012, 11:59 PM)
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After a year off soul searching and being a bum after uni I almost took a job as a door to door salesman in some shitty pyramid scheme (cobra group). I did the day out giving it a trial run, passed the interview, shook hands and everything. I was desperate enough to go for it. Told me to turn up for work on Monday. But I changed my mind and told them I wasn't gonna do it.

Few weeks later I got a job at the BBC which got me down the road to being a software engineer and my life has transformed beyond all recognition.

The contrast between the two lifestyles and futures was so great and the only thing separating them was a decision!
Patrick Bateman
(05-05-2012, 12:01 AM)
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Buying a RayBan Wayfarer.
Liquidsnake
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(05-05-2012, 12:03 AM)
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Not ignoring the hard peanut like lump I had on my testicle.

Saved my life.
mac
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(05-05-2012, 12:06 AM)
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I took the red pill.



It turns out the blue pill was GHB and everyone who took it got raped.
equap
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(05-05-2012, 12:15 AM)
when I made an account with NeoGAF.
Mahonay
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(05-05-2012, 12:36 AM)
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Moving to NYC when I was 20. Turned my life around.
Gameboy415
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(05-05-2012, 01:16 AM)
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Going to Japan to teach English straight out of college was incredible.
I was in the best shape of my life, made lots of great friends, was respected in the community, and dated a bunch of cute Japanese girls.

In retrospect, my WORST decisions ever were deciding to move from the countryside to Osaka and later coming back to the US... I should've stayed where I was. *sigh*

More recently (Feb 2012):

Quitting a god-awful telemarketing job.
I just woke up one Saturday morning and thought to myself: I have horrible hours (nights AND weekends), horrible pay, and tons of stress - why am I doing this?
Called in sick that day, thought everything over, and then resigned on Monday.
Everything's been going pretty well ever since!
ssolitare
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(05-05-2012, 01:18 AM)
It's not a decision that I made, but it's one that my mom did.

Her going to college and getting us to Ames, Iowa totally changed my life's forecast. It wasn't all rainbows after that, but it made a bigger difference than I could have achieved by myself.
Riggs
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(05-05-2012, 01:28 AM)

Originally Posted by Kentpaul

switching from console gaming to PC gaming.

This made me laugh really fucking hard. Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. But nice one.
OverHeat
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(05-05-2012, 01:30 AM)
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Saying fuck u to my job in networking and joining the army.
TheRagnCajun
(05-05-2012, 01:32 AM)
Most recently, quitting my job and taking a better one. Don't know why I didn't do it sooner. If you hate your job, quit. Thats all i gotta say.
Chichikov
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(05-05-2012, 01:34 AM)
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Like the OP, moving to another country was the best decision in my life.
And I urge everyone to at least explore the possibility, yeah, the place you were born at might be the best place in the world for you, but it's statistically unlikely.
zerokoolpsx
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(05-05-2012, 01:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by bud

i have yet to make it.

Same here.
RadioActiveLobster
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(05-05-2012, 04:55 AM)
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So far?

PRK Eye Surgery after 19 years of wearing glasses.
Fry
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(05-05-2012, 04:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by bud

i have yet to make it.

Hey, me too...

But I'll tell you this, if I decided to leave my house tomorrow, it would probably qualify as my best decision ever.
Last edited by Fry; 05-05-2012 at 05:01 AM.
mt1200
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(05-05-2012, 05:07 AM)
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Going to a community college 3 years ago, I was broke, unemployed and dumber back then, but my dad gave me a good advice
darkiguana
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(05-05-2012, 05:08 AM)
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My wife

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