At times I find myself saying things like hindsight is 20/20 or if I only knew then what I know now. The other day I was thinking about something that I had not thought about in a long time that made me say this yet again. I am not sure why this popped into my head but at times I could just kick myself for not being more vocal about it. Which by the way I have no problem with now but this story was from my childhood.
It was around 1981 or 82. I has a school project that was given out for social studies. We were learning about the stock market and our teacher had given us an amount of fake money that he wanted us to invest in stocks. Our assignment was to look at the daily newspaper, pick a few stocks, invest the fake money, and track the progress for about two months I think it was. Imagine that no internet to make things easy on kids. I could not tell you what all of the stocks I picked were but there is one that sticks out in my mind very well. I don't know what made me do it but I invested almost all of my fake money into this stock. My stock did very well. So well that it had the biggest gain out of anyone in my entire class. I was so impressed with my ability to pick a stock and of course seeing money in the future for myself which was a big motivation for me at that young age I went straight to my parents. I asked them if they could please take a little of my money and invest it into my stock. Like most parents would they said "no you are not going to waste your money on some no name company. You will lose all your money in he end. It is just a fad." To this day my parents can't believe that the company that I picked for my school project ended up becoming such a huge company and they admit they should have listened to me back then. It was probably one of the biggest financial mistakes they ever made but who would of thought their own child would have a good sense when it comes to money and investments. It was not until later that they realized how good I was in that aspect. So that virtually unknown stock in the United States at that time that stock my parents labeled as a "fad" that I never got to invest in was....... Reebok
If I only knew then what I know now.....
So have you had any moments where you think that something might have somehow changed your life in a way if you knew then what you know now?