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I Often Wonder What If

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    I Sometimes Wonder "What If"....

    My mind tends to wonder quite a bit....especially on high stress days at work, like today. Usually I can just send myself to a 'happy place' and make my mind settle down a bit...but not today. Today was a 'what if' day...a day my mind thinks about how things could have been...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 4 Responses May 1, 2013

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    I've Missed Much Without You

    I wonder nearly everyday how your passing altered my life. I wonder would the little boy in me be less broken. I wonder if Dad would have come home more at night. I wonder if Christmas would have been the happy Holiday others tell me it is. I wonder if it would have made a...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    You Can't Spend Your Life Not Knowing.

    What if, is always a hard thing for me to wonder. What if. When the past is already done, you still think; what if? But for some you just cant spend your life not knowing right? But how can know if its the past? But what if is also a beautiful thing, because it gives us hope...
    Artemis17 Artemis17 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    what if a time traveler killed his mother

    so he did not exist but if he does not exist he never killed his mom? wait what the what!
    xlderp xlderp 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 22

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    what if there was no autofill data facility

    for browsers...i wonder how some users would remember their loooong and crazy usernames.. the usernames would've been shorter and simpler if there were no form-autofill.. lol
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M Dec 27, 2014

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    people didn't have hidden agendas

    and ulterior motives. what if people can be nice to someone without wanting something in return. what if I wasn't damaged beyond repair and I could fathom someone loving me. what if I could love myself enough I didn't need anyone else.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Mar 10

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    heck was having fun typing a typical convo

    from absolute strangers... disappeared.. weird how some people want to know ALL about you without even making the effort of KNOWING you first... internet speed dating ??? am old fashioned.hmmmm
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3

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    What if you did that thing

    that you're afraid of and you did it full out with intent? How do you imagine that it would turn out? Can you even stand the thought of pushing through it? Can you stand imagining the scene in your mind?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 10

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    A Pebble

    I hear her measured steps moving further away in front of me. "Mama, I want to walk with you!" "Then try to keep up dear. Walk a little faster and look where you are going." I look up. I try to take faster steps. I see Mama’s dress, so faded and patched at the hem, swinging in...
    DinahMoeHumm DinahMoeHumm 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    One Of Us ...

    I live in a city by the sea where a huge variety of people live side by side in a state of relative tolerance and understanding. I describe it this way because, although I'm sure it's not perfect, it does seem to be accepting of people of all kinds and I've heard it said that...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 25 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Unplanned, Unlikely, Unforgettable

    She lifted the pillow from her eyes, and the morning light found her calculating the time from the brightness in the room.  As her mind cleared and her eyes adjusted, yes, probably about 7:30, she found him next to her and watching her with his eyes wide open and a smile on his...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 11 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    What if I put a prank on my friends,

    me and my friends will go to the mall and I'll tell them i'll treat them and they just sit in the table and i'll order the food, and while they're waiting i'll just leave them there haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23

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    What If

    ... I would have had the courage to talk to the guy that I had a huge crush on when he came to sit next me in the movie theater although there was plenty of free seats... ... I would dare to contact the person I lost contact some years ago... ... I would have told him...
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    I always wonder that

    if my friends knew half of what I've gone through and still go through and knew what went on in my mind, if they would still be there and help me get through it.
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    I am the only person

    who isn't that close to their extended family -sister, mom, etc...
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    xxtina15 xxtina15 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    If a soccer player falls in the woods

    and there is no-one there to see it.....does he still wither around in pain like he just passed a kidney stone while giving birth to a bowling ball after being shot three times with in the leg with a handgun????.........
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M Jun 30, 2014

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    I often wonder what if my parents would have

    never moved from the place that I was born. Would I have graduated high school, went to the local university, got a degree, got married to a guy that I met in college, bought a home, had children, and had a normal life like I have yearned to have for years? I often wonder what...
    capehope3 capehope3 41-45 1 Response May 19

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    I wonder a lot of things.

    Like if I was born into a different family would I be the same person i now? If I had chosen a different road where would I be? I think to much :p But either way I am happy with my choices in life and who I have become :)
    Runenox Runenox 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    ...........all our dreams came true?

    Imagine seeing flying pigs and roaring dragons, fighting Darth Vader.....And King Arthur riding with his Knights of the Round Table, holding Excalibur in his hand.....and kissing Captain America! OMG! ;) And having a Mary Poppins or Jeannie touch so that *POOF* all our chores...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 4 Responses May 19

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    If he hadn't chose to listen to his stupid

    sisters lies. . . would we still be friends? If I hadn't cared what others thought would we still be as close as we were before? If I hadn't been so angry at him would we have continued speaking? If that had happened would he have had the courage to tell me how he truly felt in...
    TokioDoll TokioDoll 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    xmarziax xmarziax 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    what if we dont all come from rich

    or upper class backgrounds with a family name that everyone recognizes but instead we come from a family that has great value and has struggled to make it in this society and their children did not grow up with a silver spoon in thier mouth but was willing to work just as hard...
    mzzdede123 mzzdede123 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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    I often wonder what if.

    .. What if a man that would truly complete me is out there What if I did not have 4 young children would I set out to find him. What if I'm too caught up in love/romantic books or movies What if life can't be like fary tales What if I stop believing that someday I will truly be...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F Mar 10, 2014

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    WhereIsTheLogic WhereIsTheLogic 31-35, F Nov 5, 2014

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    Wonder

    I sometimes wonder if I will get a job one day. I wonder if I will live a long life or a short one. I wonder if people my age consider me their friends. I wonder if I will get married and settle in. I wonder what lies ahead of me. I wonder if there is a god or not. I wonder what...
    EduardoMontes EduardoMontes 13-15, M Jul 27, 2013

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    I often wonder what if I never existed?

    Whose life would I have changed for the better? Whose life did I save? Whose life did I condemn? If I had never existed would anything be different? I doubt it, I honestly doubt it.
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    I Hadn't Gone Back Home That Day

    I walked back in the house that morning, it must only have been 20 minutes after I had left first time, I had to go back and get some papers I had forgotten. My wife was naked and a man was standing behind her, fondling her breasts and pounding her so hard and making her scream...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    I play this "game" with myself daily.

    How radically different would my life be had I made one or two different choices? It's a cruel game.
    perpetuallyfifteen perpetuallyfifteen 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    Eric Clapton really thought she looked

    Wonderful 'tonight', or was it just the 20th outfit she'd tried on & he just wanted to get to the party..........
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    What If I Had Chosen ... ?

    An EP friend of mine, "txwoman2" (btw, she's very bright and very cute) posed the classic, "What if?", question in a story recently. As I age (just turned 60) that thought crosses.my mind more often. But I know that I have been blessed with a cup that has been more than half...
    habeant habeant 56-60, M 10 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    Imagine For A Moment

    What if you forgave yourself?What if you gave yourself the grace you afford others?What if you looked in the mirror and saw what the person who loves you most sees?What if?
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    I am not a suicidal person,

    but sometimes I can't help but wonder how everything would be without me around. Sometimes when I am sitting the car, I stare out the window and just think about it. What if I got in a car crash right now and died? What would happen? Would the people who bullied me feel bad...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    What If It Happened To You?

    This story was inspired by an article I read a while ago. It was about a 17 year old girl being beaten within an inch of her life by someone from school. When her boyfriend found out about this the next day, he then tracked him down and killed the one who assaulted her. He was...
    JesusKravitz JesusKravitz 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    what if i had done something differently.

    ..my life would not be so dull. I wouldn't have lost my love. My tears would not be my friends. What if..
    jayatri17 jayatri17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    I was a different person.

    ....no matter what I do in life I never seem to make much of a mark. I guess I always had this idea that I'd become the person I'm supposed to be and I would stand for something...my parents raised me always to be a leader...but I don't even seem able to make a mark as a writer...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    bleedingouttheeyes bleedingouttheeyes 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Often I wonder how many couples I ruined out of

    pure mean spiteful and jealousy. In the end they are at each other's throat, while I sit here and laugh. I know, I'm mean.
    DeeplyLoves DeeplyLoves 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    "Didn't we almost have it all?

    " This song was playing as I typed this post. And this got me thinking about the what ifs, the what could've beens, parallel timelines or whatever you call it. Is this regret? Wanting to know how my life would have been, wanting to turn back time and make smarter decisions? I...
    thecasualdilettante thecasualdilettante 22-25, F Feb 9

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    Oh, Oh, Oh, It’s Magic

    Is magic in our heart and soul? We climb mountains to find it. Is magic the way we think and feel? Emotions go this way and that. We seek it, this thing called magic. Is magic found only in another? Is it you that I have searched for? Can the magic be shared? We seek it, this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Isn't it funny how we end up becoming the

    things we said we wouldn't? How different our worlds are now because of the choices we've made? Why have we let the world change us so? What has caused this change in our hearts and souls? Why do we allow ourselves to no longer be happy with our lives? I wish I knew
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    I'm actually meant to be this way.

    I wonder if this is who I am. I wonder if I made a mistake in becoming like this, or if I was supposed to become as bitter as I am. I wonder if something has a plan for me, or if it's all been a mistake....
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter 18-21, F Jan 4

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    lostandforgotten75 lostandforgotten75 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I wonder what if I gotten in the big awesome

    resource rich school With good looking people with better attitudes A school where I can't really be known by almost all grade level student A school that's bound with resources That makes their students competitive applicants for higher education I do wonder every time I...
    amongstleshadows amongstleshadows 16-17, M Feb 11

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    We've all had the what

    if suspicions, we've all had the feelings that were not good enough, we've all had the scare that no one wants us, we all just want to be loved :'( < 3
    sch4denfr3ude sch4denfr3ude 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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    I wonder if anyone has a major crush on me?

    Like I do on some people ... But probably not but that would kinda cool to know I'm loved
    Imfearlessbae Imfearlessbae 18-21, F Jan 27, 2014

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