IF I HAD KNOWN THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW:
I would have been a wee bit less physically careless during the decades from 20 years old thru 40. Maybe the joints in my extremities wouldn’t complain as loudly and as often as they do now.
- I would have certainly not believed that I knew everything there was to know at the age of 21. How many of you remember the well-deserved warnings from your parents, or even your peers, trying to steer you away from ill-advised decisions you were making at the time?
- I would have chosen a different major in college instead of going with the subject matter at which I excelled most. It seemed like a no brainer to me: I’m a straight A student in the French language, so obviously that’s what I’m supposed to be studying during my university years. Haven’t used it since.
I would have known that Peppermint Schnapps and beer do not go together…at the same time…many times over. I can only say that I am a living testament that I somehow survived those careless early 20’s irresponsible drinking bouts and learned my lesson BIG time.
- I would have known that a rabbit coat – although fashionable at the time – was cruel beyond measure. It was inexpensive, it was warm while I lived in Alaska; what can I say, I thought I was making a fashion statement.
- I would not have purchased a snazzy white 1979 Mustang with bright yellow & green racing stripes. Further confession: I didn’t really like it all that much. At least it wasn’t a convertible.
I could go on, and on, and on – pretty entertaining, aren’t I? But I’ll now turn it over to you to add your own Baby Boomer Lessons Learned comments at the bottom of this article.