Good question! My wish for a do-over was to be more pro-active in knowing where my (then) husband put our money, so when the ugliest of the caustic divorce was happening, I would've been able to point out exactly where the hidden funds were hidden. He could not have denied having more money if I had been able to point out exactly where it was, versus stating that there was a (large) amount unaccounted for.
i would not have become a financial advisor in 1985. i was gullible enough to believe that capitalism worked for all and business cycles were normal & to be expected. Greenspan became the FedHead in 1987 & abolished the normal business cycles. financial markets have been dishonest & manipulated ever since.
we have seen income/wealth disparity widen to the biggest gap in history. consequently the middle-class is in the process of being wiped out.
had i not been so indoctrinated i would have made better investment decisions instead of mainly speculating b/c i never could have imagined the global debt levels ever getting remotely close to where they are today.
it will end badly.
I would have become an atheist instead of accepting a Moron (oops, Mormon) baptism at age eight. It might have caused a bit of friction in the family, but on the other hand, I might have convinced them that Moronism (oops, Mormonism) is indeed Moronic.
Many times I've wished I could do things over but when I try to think of what the alternative would be, I realize there aren't any viable options because things happened because of who I was. Here's the thing, though. I'm doing EMDR therapy and during the therapy my mind often takes me back to certain events and replays them but fixes them in the end. Instead of beating myself up after an argument, I forgive myself. Instead of letting my ex-husband abuse me, I get up and walk away. I can't really go back and yet, I sort of can.
Wow. Great question. Tough one too. Wish for more wishes? No, nevermind... different hypothetical. Head spinning. Too many options. Too many mistakes. I guess I'd pick the do-over of a lost love, though I'm sure it would end up much the same way. Ironically, it was covered by the same 10 year time frame of Kurt Vonnegut's Timequake.
I'd have tried to be more present in all moments of my life. And in those moments, tried to have been the most kind person I could be. BUT we can't go back and THIS moment is the only moment we ever get. So let's make this fleeting collection of moments going forward the best they can be.