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I Often Wonder What If

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    What if I had come out

    as bisexual many years ago how different life would be. But everything happens for a reason!
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    What If...............

    Well this is something I like to think about and it helped me come to terms with my nans death. What if my nan was still alive? Well she died in 1996 - I was 13. We were best friends, she was the greatest person I ever had the pleasure of meeting. She lived two doors away from...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    What if instead of having terrible anxiety

    and being socially awkward, I was bold and confident?
    Lunarlight Lunarlight 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    ...everyone was telepathic.

    Would people be nicer to each other?
    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 1 Response a week ago

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    Until November

    Posted in this same experience group are two other stories, the events that immediately preceded this part of the story. A reading of them is not essential to an understanding of how we find ourselves this afternoon, but I offer those links here anyway. The way we came together...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 7 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Brought Back Memories

     Whatif by Shel Silverstein   Last night, while I lay thinking here, some Whatifs crawled inside my ear and pranced and partied all night long and sang their same old Whatif song: Whatif I'm dumb in school? Whatif they've closed the swimming pool...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2008

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    Wonder

    I have always wondered what kind of life I will get. Will I get a good job? Will I live longer? Will I get married...etc. But in the end, it doesn't matter. It's all up to me whether I get to do these things.
    EduardoMontes EduardoMontes 13-15, M Jul 27, 2013

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    What if money didn't exist?

    Would everyone finally be equal? Would the world be a more peaceful place? Would there be less criminals? Would people study and get jobs in subjects that actually interest them?
    xmer831x xmer831x 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I Wonder....

     Letters to JulietOne of my favorite movies!  This scene makes us stop and think....What if? It's the stuff dreams are made of....
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2012

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    It's funny how the smallest thing can send your

    life careening in one direction versus another. I think about "what if" a lot. If we COULD know the answers, would you WANT to? I kind of think I would...
    betterlife2 betterlife2 41-45, M Dec 14, 2013

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    I turned out to be an extrovert,

    will I be happier with my performance in school and gain more friends?
    huangzichen huangzichen 18-21, F Jan 28

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    No Wonder..

    Would I live my life over again? Make the same unforgiveable mistakes?Yes, given half a chance. Yes.
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Nov 25, 2013

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    What if there was no money.

    Money is the cause of all things bad if there was no money there would be no competition, no classes. Everyone could live, and do what makes them happy instead of working to live and living to work, worrying about tomorrow, worrying about the food your going to eat. There'd be...
    Beemommy Beemommy 18-21, F Jan 20

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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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    I often wonder what if.

    .....and i think later why not? You must think before action not always,you must act before you think not always. Many times i want leave my mind behind and fuction intuietively not always right,but in the end action must take place,this is important.
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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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 4 Responses Oct 18, 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 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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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 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 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 5 Responses May 1, 2013

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    What if I had said yes.

    Where would we be now? How would things be?
    Aleppppppp Aleppppppp 18-21, F Jan 26

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    I'll Never Know

    I wonder. What if I hadn't… No, what I really wonder is what if I HAD. What if I had tried out for that part. Or gone on that blind date. Or said yes that one time. Or taken that risk during college. I can sort of imagine the answers to "what if I hadn't." But...
    gottatell gottatell 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2008

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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 16-17, F Jan 27

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    Not really, shoulda, coulda.

    woulda, Can drive ya nuts. I believe you can reflect on past experiences, learn from them and keep moving forward.
    say81 say81 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    What If?

    What if jealousy didn't exist?If everyone loved to see others thrive...If we didn't try to own people and chain them to us...What if our second grade teacher would have taught us, "Kids no one is evil. No one is good.  Every person goes after their desires and when others...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F Mar 13, 2013

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    I often wonder what would happen

    if i ran, if i left this place would anyone care enough to find me, would my life become a book of them trying to reunite with me. Would they leave me be and accept it, and would my life be better on the otherside? There is only one way to find out i guess...but do i have the...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F Apr 1

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    What if I don't find my other half?

    My missing puzzle piece? My partner in crime? I'm young but I'm tired of feeling alone. I'm just ready for someone amazing to walk into my life. Whether it be a guy or a best friend. Waiting is the worst part in all of this.
    justashadowgirl justashadowgirl 18-21 1 Response Mar 20

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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 13 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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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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    Is He Worth It?

    He lives in ohio, I live in texas. He has a little girl, I have no kids. He drinks like crazy does drugs and doesn't care about his future, I don't drink dont do drugs and want to open up my own bakery. He wants to be with my body, I want to be with his heart. Will he ever change...
    Christianruby Christianruby 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    What if we are a program?

    Stay with me. What if we are all programmed into some larger computer and we are just living our lives as avatars? We have role playing video games and computer games in which you can create avatars. These avatars don't know of a larger being than them (us). They just run about...
    Stoke453 Stoke453 18-21, M Feb 14

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    I Wonder It Now But Dont Want To Later

    i have always sat back and wondered what if this and that. wondered if i would be missed , if i was never born, and other things. i still do but. but i dont want to become old and be sitting in my house and thinking... what if i would have tried to keep markus, what if i tried to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2013

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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

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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 12 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    I wonder if you miss me.

    I wonder if you ever think of me. I wonder if I will ever hear from you again. I wonder if I am right. I wonder if I am wrong. I wonder if you are happy. I wonder if you feel alone. I wonder how your kids are doing. I wonder if I helped you, or made you better in anyway. I...
    MsRack MsRack 36-40 1 day ago

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    In this season of love my heart is curious to

    know is the feeling true is it leading me to you. Am scared ,on my mind thoughts patter drip drop like raindrops. In my soul some unknown feelings like flames erupt… Tug of war takes place between thoughts of being mislead to gain ultimate desire, the feeling of purest...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Feb 14

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    I have been with a boyfreind

    for seven mouths, he says he loves me and i believe him. i love him too. he tells me how much he loves me, and what will happen later on if we stay togather, i think he is hiddening something, what do i do?
    SadAliceSaid13 SadAliceSaid13 13-15, F a week ago

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    And Don't Know How To Stop

    I have a tendency to analyze situations I've been in and wonder what would've happened if I made a different decision, if I said No when I said Yes and vice versa. Usually this leads nowhere good, I get frustrated over those situations.
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2010

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    Read This ..

    I Have A Lot Of What If .. Some Are... 1. What If I Gain A Lot More Weight, Will I Be More Attractive ? 2. What If I Ran Away From Home, Will The Kids At School Start To Care About Me Now ? 3. What If I Tell A Boy How I Really Feel About Him, Will He Accept Me Or No, As Usual...
    CookieMonster62 CookieMonster62 13-15, F Nov 24, 2013

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    Sometimes..

    .. I find myself wondering if I will ever be good enough for someone. I have had boyfriends, or something like it. But it never works out. This is a common thought, I know that. But it doesn't matter how common it is, it will always be a hell of a struggle for each individual who...
    abk2106 abk2106 18-21 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    Only If ...

    Hmmm. There was no Hatred around. Ice creams would grow on the mount. Any one could easily run and pick one. Enjoying varied flavours. All chosen fun. We would be able to walk so easily on the road. Ahhh! Vehicles would forget to shed their load. Fruits, veggies were of...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 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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    I often Wonder What if We Switched How We View Violence And Sex.

    What if movies with lots of violence got x ratings and movies with lots of sex got pg-17 ratings. I wonder what would happen if instead of hundreds of violent actions viewed per day, on TV kids got to see people making love to each other instead (I am not talking **** her, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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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 2 Responses Mar 10

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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

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    My "what If" Story

    Two years ago I got involved in a long distance relationship. I live in New York City and he lived in Colorado. I got to know him & grew to love him. I flew out several times to see him and spend time with him & it was perfect. To make a long story short, he decided to end the...
    MarilynnQuinn MarilynnQuinn 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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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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    So Many What Ifs...

    Last night, I got a call from an old childhood friend. I was surprised because I didn't give him my number, plus I thought he was still in another continent. Apparently, he got my number from another friend that I've just bumped into recently.Anyway, this guy...I used to have a...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2012

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    You Would Still Be Alive

    He gave me a letter, a simple piece of paper wrapped in a white envelope, told me not to open it until the weekend. As my best friend i thought it was some little joke that he always liked to play, my curiosity was ridiculous but i complied to what he wanted. The next morning i...
    kaylen94 kaylen94 18-21, F Feb 20, 2012

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    Hmmm

    I've often wondered what would have happened if I hadn't gotten pregnant so young. I can't imagine being single with no kids.
    MzJo MzJo 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2010

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    iDntCurr iDntCurr 22-25, F Feb 15

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    Have you ever really wondered

    if there really is like Supernatural beings? I'm allways wondering that.........
    TheUnbrokenGirl TheUnbrokenGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I grew up so... Loud. I was always the first to talk and last to shut up. I guess people never knew I was troubled because I wasn't quiet. Because I knew if I didn't talk, they'd...
    FrenchRotterdammer FrenchRotterdammer 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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