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    I'd go back to age 5 if I could somehow persuade my parents to give me music lessons, piano perhaps. Maybe at that age it would have been easier and I would have persisted at it.

    Also, I'd listen to more classical music at a young age and build up more knowledge than I have. Learning new pieces was easier when I was younger, too.
    Last edited by Open Book; May-30-2020 at 02:11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    I'd have taken better care of my teeth. And not allowed myself to get those three nasty sunburns as a teenager.

    And spoken to that lovely girl at university..................
    Seems like a reasonably safe thing to try and fix. I'll go with this. Anything more significant risks upsetting the timeline and I wouldn't want to lose either wife or sons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmonie View Post
    I've given this too much thought, haven't I?
    Probably, but you enjoyed it didn't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potiphera View Post
    I'd love to have become a great pianist!
    If I could go back I'd talk my parents into shipping my grandfather's Steinway piano to our house. If my Dad had done that I'd know how to play piano. He ended up giving it away.
    “Music makes you feel feelings. Words make you think thoughts. But a song can make you feel a thought.”

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    I might be privileged to say I wouldn't change anything, yet. No, I'm not trying lecture, my time may come still. But I had what I felt were regrets, to later find that it was only the green looking greener on the other side.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    There are lots of regrets, but I'm in a good enough place now, and too close to retirement, to want to go backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    If I could go back I'd talk my parents into shipping my grandfather's Steinway piano to our house. If my Dad had done that I'd know how to play piano. He ended up giving it away.
    Yes, I'm at pianist today because my younger brother begged to take piano lessons. We got a piano --- and then he begged to be allowed to quit after a few weeks.
    "We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made us." -Jean-Paul Sartre

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    I'd go back to maybe age 18, make those shrewd investments as the OP mentioned, and do whatever struck my fancy the rest of my life (which is basically what I've done the last 24 years, retiring at age 42). Play some clarinet for sure. Take lessons, and/or some college courses (but no slugging out 4 years in a row for a degree). Scuba dive (started that 15 years ago). And most of all, lot's of travel.
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