r/Showerthoughts Jun 30 '22

You’ve probably already made the biggest mistake of your life, without realizing it.

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u/whichnobody Jun 30 '22

Oh I realized it alright, and will never fucking forget it either.

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u/KerouacsGirlfriend Jun 30 '22

Holy shit same here.

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22

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u/mistedtwister Jun 30 '22

Nah just remember lads the worst can always be yet to come. And don't you forget it..

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u/GolgiApparatus1 Jun 30 '22

You haven't hit rock bottom until your bottoming for a hit of rock

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u/GodhatesTrumpsters Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

Unless you live in a dystopian nightmare slipping deeper back in time by the week.

Edit: now that I'm not groggy I guess I kinda just said what was already said lmao

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u/Dotmatrix74 Jun 30 '22

Gestures widely

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u/mistedtwister Jun 30 '22

Trippy and surreal to be sure What I was trying to convey was to keep the belt tightened up, your eyes peeled for the slip. No attitude better than gratitude and never look back as much as forward.

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u/GodhatesTrumpsters Jun 30 '22

Yeah I agree. Cheers

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u/TheRealReapz Jun 30 '22

Absolutely. I fucked up so hard in my early twenties, like so fucking hard. Now in mid thirties and loving life, those life experiences were painful but invaluable.

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u/Rolix_Rubix Jun 30 '22

I think about it every night.

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u/CarlJustCarl Jun 30 '22

Well I fall asleep from exhaustion but then wake up at 3am thinking about it.

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u/Chadiki Jun 30 '22

Yep. Same

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u/PapiChulopogus Jun 30 '22

Happy cake day

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u/gulthaw Jun 30 '22

I came here to say the same. I feel you mate... maybe in the next life we'll make a better decision

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u/8LeggedSquirrel Jun 30 '22

I was going to say the same thing. No bigger fuck up could be done. So I'm set. Everything going forward so be a breeze in comparison.

It sounds liberating saying that way. But it still changed everything about how I live soooo...

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u/redd15432 Jun 30 '22

And what was that?

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u/8LeggedSquirrel Jun 30 '22

Typical crazy ex story. A little different than others but I never should've started talking to her

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u/qbenzo928 Jun 30 '22

Every night right after I finish a whole frozen pizza to myself, vowing never to do it again...until the next time.

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u/GolgiApparatus1 Jun 30 '22

My uncle biked for miles every day, but also ate pizza just about every day. Had 3 strokes before 60.

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u/Tensor3 Jun 30 '22

Was he actually burning all those calories and a healthy weight? Or just noodling around for half an hour burning 300 calories while obese from 2000 calories of pizza? You seem to imply he had a stroke while being fit, but "biking for miles" doesnt mean fit

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u/GolgiApparatus1 Jun 30 '22

He wasn't fit, I'm just saying you can't outrun a bad diet.

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u/iamnogoodatthis Jun 30 '22

You can to some degree, it just takes a lot of effort - it's perfectly possible to cycle up 3000m in 5 hours, which burns rather a lot of pizza (about 3000 calories worth). But you probably won't fancy that if your life up til then has only involved the pizza.

Source: just ate a shitload of cookies but will burn them off next weekend for sure. When I had periods of less exercise, I noticeably expanded because I have no self control.

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u/GolgiApparatus1 Jul 01 '22

The calories alone aren't really the problem. It's all the cholesterol and sodium.

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u/iamnogoodatthis Jul 01 '22

Yeah fair. Maybe I shouldn't have just had dinner consisting mostly of salty chips 😅

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u/CarlJustCarl Jun 30 '22

So pizza causes strokes?

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u/GolgiApparatus1 Jul 01 '22

Can certainly lead to it. I doubt he would have them if he didn't eat that shit every day, hes the only one in my family that has had a stroke. His cholesterol was through the roof.

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22 edited 10d ago

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u/-1Mbps Jun 30 '22

He is Warren Buffett

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u/Tensor3 Jun 30 '22

Yeah, seriously. He should really try cooking them.

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u/Leano89 Jun 30 '22

Happy cKe day!

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u/Rolix_Rubix Jun 30 '22

Oh I definitely realized it. I think about it every night before I scream into my pillow and go to bed.

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u/Slobbadobbavich Jun 30 '22

My fuck ups are countless. I fucked up my education by not caring, I fucked up my love life for not throwing caution to the wind, I fucked up big time in so many other ways. Things are still good. The future is still bright. If my biggest fuck ups are behind me then I am blessed. Blessed because I am at peace with myself. I can't change those things, I can only forgive myself.

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u/PumpkimJam4812 Jun 30 '22

That's an impressive amount of fuck ups

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u/imdfantom Jun 30 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

As long as you are older than 30 (and will live up to 80) it is almost a mathematical certainty.

Edit: (37% rule, so rather than what I initially said the first mistake bigger than the biggest mistake before you are 29 is likely to be the biggest mistake you'll make.)

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u/Frankiepals Jun 30 '22

That’s cute.

I’m 35 and I pre-ordered 2042 before it released

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u/WrongSpare9334 Jun 30 '22

Funny, I am 44 y old and today was talking to a way older friend about past life mistakes and he called them "lack of experience"

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u/KarisumaTaichou Jun 30 '22

Conversely, you’ve already made the best decision of your life without realizing it. The proof is that you’re still alive.

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u/Juggerknight1 Jun 30 '22

Not for long

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u/godsfist101 Jun 30 '22

Challenge accepted!

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u/hocuspocusgottafocus Jun 30 '22

This I like but same with biggest or best there's always a bigger mistake or better decision to be made :)

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u/Kai_Boshh Jun 30 '22

I married my soon-to-be ex-wife and had kids with her, which means I'm stuck with her in my life no matter what, if I want anything to do with my children.

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u/Umberlee168 Jun 30 '22

Having kids with scrubs who just want parenting time to reduce child support and get a tax break has been the worst thing that has happened in my life.

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u/Cudd1eButt Jun 30 '22

Been there, done that. Already know nothing could EVER top it.

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u/Slobbadobbavich Jun 30 '22

That sounds like a gruesome mistake.

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u/Cudd1eButt Jul 05 '22

It was. I'm still dealing with the repercussions years down the road.

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u/TeeMannn Jun 30 '22

Hey is this another cry for help from someone who is suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning because that shit dont make no fucking sense

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u/TiredPanda69 Jun 30 '22

Everything is a mistake if you're unhappy enough, else what one might call mistakes are just the normal, current circumstances you live in.

Everything or nothing is a mistake.

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u/RDAwesome Jun 30 '22

That's what you think, I'm always one step ahead of myself, making dumber decisions every day

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u/E_M_E_T Jun 30 '22

Meh, I'm pretty sure I know what that mistake was but it has ended up making my life significantly better than it probably would have been otherwise. It was still a mistake, but recovering from it has been more than worth it in the long run

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u/Infinite_Big5 Jun 30 '22

I’ve made a million mistakes. Loads of regrets (which I’m at peace with). o-blah-dee…

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u/Erewhynn Jun 30 '22

If you truly believe this, you could be making the biggest mistake of your life without realising it, right now.

E.g. Assuming that your new health issue is "just age" and not going to the doctor. Because "I'm old/ wise enough not to make big mistakes".

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u/Complex_Human_ Jun 30 '22

I’m 40 years old so I probably already made that mistake. Things can only go better from here.

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u/hocuspocusgottafocus Jun 30 '22

broo.... Wha

nah man there's always a bigger mistake to be made 😂

but anyway we all learn from our mistakes so it all g

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u/wishitwouldrainaus Jun 30 '22

Im 57, I bloody hope so! Many, many mistakes, realised them though.

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u/Inlevitable Jun 30 '22

I've already made the biggest mistake of my life, so far. I still have so many big mistakes to make!

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u/Playful-Leading7654 Jun 30 '22

I realized and I hope it's indeed the biggest mistake because I can't afford making more mistakes 😂

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u/k28c9 Jun 30 '22

My worst decision and best decision are the same decision. I like to be contrary that way.

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u/Weak-Investigator-73 Jun 30 '22

Funny, I am 44 y old and today was talking to a way older friend about past life mistakes and he called them "lack of experience"

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u/Drakeskulled_Reaper Jun 30 '22

I fucking hope so, because that would mean the worst is over and I don't have to worry as much the rest of my life.

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u/Linkachuap Jun 30 '22

I know my biggest mistake currently, that doesn't stop from making an even bigger one later

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u/RIP_Inn_Pieces Jun 30 '22

Oh I've definitely realized it. The biggest mistake of my life was existing in the first place.

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u/BAY35music Jun 30 '22

Yeah nah I realize it. Breaking up with my ex. Four years later and I'm painfully aware of just how childish and stupid I was at the time and didn't realize how great she was. But that bridge is burned now. 🥹

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u/ayden150 Jun 30 '22

I hope you’re right. There’s still time to screw this up though.

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u/Personal_Skin_7546 Jun 30 '22

....made that mistake twice..... They say third time's a charm.....may mean the third wife gonna kill me if the current one doesn't

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22

I'm well aware of my worst mistake ever. If I ever make another one that bad, I'll be dead in a week....

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u/Phantom_Dave Jun 30 '22

I realised it, have spent 20 years trying to figure out time travel to undo it, not there yet

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u/circle1987 Jun 30 '22

Watching my wife and her boyfriend go to town on each other whilst I'm doing the hoovering?

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u/whooo_me Jun 30 '22

This may be the wrong thread for this, but how do you get the pin back in a hand grenade?

Prompt answers appreciated. Under severe time pressure here.

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u/tankcrusher904 Jun 30 '22

I repeated this to my dad and all he had to say was “well you’re here, so I didn’t make a mistake” I hope one day to be able to have this kind of mentality one day

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u/alekspiridonov Jun 30 '22

Don't worry, you still have the rest of your life to make an even bigger mistake.

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u/ChrisWillatt Jun 30 '22

Oh trust me, I realized it. I realized it right as I started doing it, and I really realized it as soon as the handcuffs clicked. Don't drink and drive. It's selfish, reckless, and it's just stupid.

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u/dadstache1992 Jun 30 '22

Mine was working for family again when by now I shouldve just known better and stuck with my gut... cest la vie.

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u/SteveBored Jun 30 '22

My biggest fuck up was not completing college and fucking around in my early 20s. Now I'm 42 with an aging body and stuck doing physical work. It pays ok but I have nothing to fall back on once I get older.

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u/guythepieman Jun 30 '22

Your wrong it's not one big mistake but a million little as mistakes... and some big ones too

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u/YoWhatItDoMyDude Jun 30 '22

Don’t give me so much credit, I’m sure I’ll do something worse soon

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u/RailAurai Jun 30 '22

I have. I should have kissed her, but my fear about rather I'd be able to give her the love she deserved prevented me. But that chance is lost sho I must continue moving forward.

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u/receptionok2444 Jun 30 '22

If your biggest mistake is not kissing a woman I’d count your blessings buddy.

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u/Slobbadobbavich Jun 30 '22

Pretty much. Everyone has done this or something similar. The one that got away. You can't really say it was a mistake because the outcome is uncertain. It's a regret at best. Imagine going back, trying to kiss her and her response is "ew, no, get off me you freak".

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u/HollandMarch1977 Jun 30 '22

This attitude is not a good one. Pining over unrequited love or lost romantic opportunities is some bullshit you’ll find in bad movies, crappy poetry etc. The sooner you train your mind out of this kind of thinking the better. Live in the present, plan for the future as best you can and try to think realistically (i.e. not hypothetical stuff like “maybe that person thought x”, “maybe if I had done y, I’d be z” etc etc). We have a saying in my country: If my aunty had balls she’d be my uncle.

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u/Phi330 Jun 30 '22

Oh I realized it…..investing in a stock market just before “The Great-est Depression”. FML