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Poll: What one thing do you wish you had stuck with as a child?
  • 51.7% - Playing a musical instrument 716
  • 8.7% - Dance lessons 120
  • 7.4% - Gymnastics 103
  • 19.9% - Some other sport 275
  • 7.5% - Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts 104
  • 4.8% - Other (comments, please) 66
1384 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

SunflowerPrincess


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Other: Wish I had stuck with learning a second language, spanish.

Oops, my Tiara slipped!

curtisuxor


quality posts: 56 Private Messages curtisuxor

Staying young.

fuzzypeaches


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Skateboarding.

10 quality post! Whoo hoo! I'M SOMEBODY!!!

epistorius


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Horse back riding

epistorius

roadlizard7


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Baseball. I'd be a millionaire. Yes, I was that good!

upbeatbubble


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SunflowerPrincess wrote:Other: Wish I had stuck with learning a second language, spanish.



Yes. Learning a language is SO much easier when you're a kid than when you're an old fart.

charliecarroll


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SunflowerPrincess wrote:Other: Wish I had stuck with learning a second language, spanish.



Not a bad idea but a better one would be for all those coming to the USA to learn a second language....
ENGLISH!


shaferwafer


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Hmm, in college right now majoring.in playing trombone, eagle scout, and take ballroom dance lessons with my girlfriend. Narrows it down quite a bit

vrini87


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Well, I didn't necessarily voluntarily give up on the violin. The high school that I attended was a magnet performing arts school, so after stinking up the joint 1st semester Freshman year, I wasn't allowed to re-enroll in the program afterwards. This was unlike elementary/middle school where you'd spend the entire year in the program and would be automatically enrolled the following year.

Still, it was my fault. I would never truly practice at home. The violin is a wonderful instrument, I'd like to pick in back up now that I'm more disciplined, but I'm kinda fearful that it would be nigh impossible at my age (25).

Now, language.... Started learning French in middle school and continued on to high school. Remember very little of it. I think I could probably learn to read/write it in a snap. The problem I'm facing is whether to even bother re-learning or simply settle on Spanish. Personally, I care nothing at all for Spanish as a language, and I haven't had a Hispanic friend since elementary school, but still, in some workplaces at least, it'd come in handy. If I learn a language, I want to make use of it. I've encountered like 3 Québécois online...really though? Shoot! Why does Japanese have to be from a totally unrelated language family. I don't even want to speak it, just read my manga.

packratpatty


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SunflowerPrincess wrote:Other: Wish I had stuck with learning a second language, spanish.



Me too! I took Spanish for two years in Junior High, I wish I would of kept at it.

calicojack42


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Learning a second language. French...

geekwench


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upbeatbubble wrote:Yes. Learning a language is SO much easier when you're a kid than when you're an old fart.



Actually, it is.

andihansen


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singing opera - seriously

sweetaddietude

compunaut


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I started playing French Horn when I was in 4th grade and continued to participate in Concert Band thru college. Learned SO much about music and musicianship.

Still, I wish I'd had the chance to learn piano. I'm pretty sure I'd still be playing today, while my horn has been sitting in the closet for over 20yrs.

RWoodward


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Seventh grade. I coulda been somebody.