Listen, everybody makes mistakes when they’re young. That’s when you’re supposed to mess up, when you’re supposed to learn and do better the next time, etc – but sometimes those mistakes can be big enough to follow us into adulthood.

If you’re wondering what sort of flubs people made that caused regrets that stick around to this day, these 11 people are willing to share.

11. Such a hard thing to do as a kid.

As an adult, you realize how important it could have been.

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10. We all wish we were braver, I think.

Or at least, that we cared less what people thought sooner.

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9. Bodies are weird.

You can never tell what whim is going to end up being permanent.

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8. Playing the field is a good thing.

Otherwise, how can you figure out what you like?

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7. You never know how much time you have left.

A sad fact of life.

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6. Having to re-tread territory can be frustrating.

You just want to get on with the rest of your life!

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5. What do you have to lose?

The answer to that question is more complicated when you’re a teen.

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4. If you can hold off trying cigarettes until you’re 18, you probably won’t ever become an addict.

Those are facts, friend.

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3. Some of those grow up to be storytellers.

Others just have regrets.

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2. Bangs are almost never a good idea.

Seriously, take a day or two before you pull the trigger.

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1. You make the best decision you can at the time.

There’s no do-overs, so let it go!

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Yeah, I can see how you might wish you’d never made those particular missteps.

Do you have a mistake in your past that you would undo if you could? Tell us about it in the comments!