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I Want to Know What Your Worst Mistake In Life Has Been So Far

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    My Graduation Night.

    After my graduation last year I went to a party that my friend was holding at her house for our entire class. One of the guys i graduated with and I kissed. He wanted it to go a lot further, and although i was a drunk mess i would never allow that to happen. I shouldn't even have...
    RoseDawson RoseDawson 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2011

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    My Mistake

    I'm 14 now but at the age of 12 I started smoking marijuana. I was already pissed at life and the high didn't exactly help. It made me depressed. I disconnected from everyone and everything. Suicide was on my brain a lot of the time. Sadly, I bought into it a couple times. Every...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 6, 2012

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    Her Dying Wish...now I Regret

    The biggest mistake I made in my life and to this day I still regret it. My grandmother use to ask me all the time, “Chelsea why don’t you ever sleep next to me anymore?” Well she was old and sick plus had a bunch of tubes stuck to her. There was no room and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    Being Myself

    I still make this mistake everyday, and I regret this everyday. I know that I'll be happiest by just being myself, but I find myself molding my thoughts and actions to accommodate others. I always have regretted this, and I try so hard to just be myself. I always filter what...
    glacieful glacieful 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    Realizing

    Realizing that I didn't believe in myself and who I was.  Lying to myself and all around me that I was really someone else and not my true self.
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 11 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    I Wanna Know

    I wanna know,Your worst mistake,What is it,Please tell,I wanna know it all.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    Too Many To Name!

    I AM SUCH A KLUTZ AND HAVE MADE SO MANY STUPID MISTAKES I CAN'T NAME THEM ALL!
    grapes305 grapes305 13-15, F Sep 4, 2010

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    Friggin Canadians

     I tried to fit in here, that was my biggest mistake. I got busted for shoplifting, I was addicted to ketamine and self mutilation, I had sex with three boys because I was a moron and thought that maybe they would like me for it. They never did, I was just a ***** with an...
    thegirlwiththefatcat thegirlwiththefatcat 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    Falling Out Of Love

    The title is my biggest mistake so far, hands down, I actually forced myself out of love with the last women I was with... Not really sure how but I managed to and so here I drift along in a sea of confusion. She was (I thought) my yin and I just couldn't let her balance me for...
    vavaeon vavaeon 26-30, M Nov 30, 2011

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    Start Smoking Cigarettes

    I started smoking regularly in 1969 at 17 years of age. Lots of people including friends and relatives smoked although my parents did not. Now at the age of 59 I want to quit but have had many failed attempts over the years. When I enlisted in the military in 1977 nearly everyone...
    sgtrock21 sgtrock21 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    Relying On Other People To Make Me Happy

    Worst mistake I've made in my life has been to rely on others to make me happy. As a kid I was never popular or pretty. I always allowed myself to be a punching bag for others just so I could hang with them so I could feel some type of acceptance (which was obviously false...
    miavalentine97 miavalentine97 26-30 3 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    Relying On Other People To Make Me Happy

    Worst mistake I've made in my life has been to rely on others to make me happy. As a kid I was never popular or pretty. I always allowed myself to be a punching bag for others just so I could hang with them so I could feel some type of acceptance (which was obviously false...
    miavalentine97 miavalentine97 26-30 1 Response Jul 6, 2011

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    My Worst Mistake In My Life

    Marrying an abusive man is the worst mistake I made and having children is the second worst.  Both incidents have ruined who I was and can never be again.
    Comprehensive2 Comprehensive2 31-35 5 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    My Worst Mistake.............

    NOT TRUSTING MYSELF ENOUGH TO GET OUT OF BAD SITUATIONS. BUT I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT IS NOT A MISTAKE I WILL BE MAKING AGAIN. I AM TRUSTING MYSELF & MY INSTINCTS MORE & MORE EVERYDAY, & I KNOW THAT AS LONG AS I DO THAT I'LL BE OKAY..... NOW I'LL JUST MAKE A BUNCH OF...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7, 2009

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    Tattoos

    I was young and full of vim and vinegar when I decided tattoos may be the thing to deter me from my feminine feelings. The more macho I could become the more I did not have to face the real me. I've made lots of mistakes but this was the worst as it certainly screwed me up...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    The Worst Mistake And One That Shatters Trust

    The worst mistake I have ever made was lying. Today, I never lie, but I lost people I love because of lies in the past, and it only made me worse, feeling closed up. Never lie, it isn't worth it, truth is reality, you can't fix that to your liking, EVER!
    Adalbjorn Adalbjorn 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    Married

    a girl who puked on my shoes
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2010

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    No Title

    Letting my first love walk away without putting in more effort. When I caught up with her 10 years later I was nearly brought to tears.
    regularjohn regularjohn 31-35, M Sep 30, 2009

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    Putting Others Before Myself And The Person I Love(d)

    Ours was a complicated yet deeply loving sacred relationship. Married for 18years we were confident and secure in both ourselves and each other.  I was so full of love that I felt the need to share it with others - not in a sexual way - apart from one other - a woman like...
    sidtsara sidtsara 51-55 Jul 6, 2011

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    I Regret This More Than Anything In the World....

    My mother was sick. REALLY sick. And I treated her like the scum of the Earth, all because I was an angry teenager who was tired of being controlled. I actually told her that I wish she was dead. And then soon enough, she was. I regret feeling those horrible angry emotions...
    ashenseraph ashenseraph 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    I Made a Lot

    I think life is about experiences, and mistakes. We learn from our mistakes and that's how we mature. I can't point out a mistake and say I wish I hadn't done that. I am not sure if it was a mistake, though it did not fit the definition of a perfect deed, I think it taught me...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Marrying Someone I Didn't Love

    That has been my worst mistake.... especially because now it's grown to involve 3 innocent, beautiful, precious children.
    FinallyInLove FinallyInLove 31-35 3 Responses Sep 30, 2011

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    Worst Mistake Ever

    took a mission early for another team due to a medical issue it was just a trash mission and group could have done it we gave up 3 days R& R in japan with our wifes to fly back into indian country it was thew last time i saw my wife and her alive and almost my death we were...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Aug 4, 2011

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    His Name Was Jacques.

    Jacques was a good person. He came from a good home, he had great parents and he was smart with a lot of ambition. He was a good looking guy and so charismatic; a real people magnet. He used to have a good time with his friends and they enjoyed experimenting. He smoked weed and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 19, 2012

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    Allowing Others To Exploit Me..

    I know this is my worst mistake and i keep on repeating that one way or other.I always wear an invisiblesign.i am a weakling ..you can take advantage of me..and then dump me.See there is no end to that..i  always fall prey to those who exploit my goodheart..kindness,..love...
    tenderheart35 tenderheart35 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    Worst Mistake

    Not being able to save her, that was my biggest mistake. I can't help but feel like I didn't do enough. Maybe if I'd yelled at the doctors more, if I'd comforted her more...there must have been something. Maybe she died because i wasn't strong enough to save her...people tell me...
    godsmack666 godsmack666 18-21, M 8 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    What Is Your Worst Mistake That You Have Ever Made Out Of Your Life

    that your life   been so far that you remember  since you grow up  thank you eveangelist pastor susie houston
    pastor24 pastor24 56-60, F Apr 12, 2011

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    Nil Per Os

     Hands down, the single greatest mistake of my life...one that has hunted and haunted me for weeks...one that jaded my mind, eclipsed my non-existent soul in a fiery inferno of pain, torment, and indigestion, would have to be: Ordering that Eggs Benedict at the local diner...
    zeligocity zeligocity 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 18, 2009

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    Ok

    living with my mom whilst going to college so that I hate college and drop out because of her. If I had moved out sooner I would have kept going to college and completed it. Now that I'm older I don't plan on going back anytime soon, unless it is for 1 class. I guess my real...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2009

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    Eh...

    I would say that everything happens for a reason and I have no regrets but I would be in denial I guess. But anyways I wish back then I would've been more stronger. I wish that I didn't let things get to me so easily and didn't hurt those who were trying to help me. Cause at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3, 2013

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    My Heart Breaking Mistake

    I wanted to have the college experience and I had graduated high school with a 4.25 GPA. I had the opportunity to get free ride scholarships and go anywhere in the state. I listened to my overprotective parents and went to a terrible two year technical college. I knew it was a...
    Scooter19991 Scooter19991 18-21 1 Response Apr 28, 2011

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    Life Changing Move...

    Three years ago my husband and I decided to make a change from the city life and move to Arkansas to a small town called Heber Springs. We contacted a realtor in that area and began to work with her while our home was on the market in another state. A year later we bought a home...
    Legalities Legalities 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2010

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    I Threw Away, What Should Have Been, Some Of The Best Years Of My Life

    Im 18 years old, and feel I merely threw away those 4 years of high school. I hardly did anything. I slacked off in school, played no sports, rarely hung out with friends and wasted countless hours of my life starting at a computer screen. I am only 18, and I know I will make...
    justsumguy justsumguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    :-(

    I think my worst mistake in life was allowing myself to become estranged from my family.  I missed so much in those 6 years of my life.  If I had it to do over again I would have done more to keep that bond going because once you lose it you never get it back again...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Worst Mistake

    I would have to say one of the worst mistakes that I made in life was the fact that for some strange reason I believe that there is good in every single person in this world. That is if people would just take the eime to see it. And no matter how much people try to warn me about...
    washio2005 washio2005 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2011

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    FOLLOWING MY HEART

    I THOUGHT THIS STORY NEEDED MORE THAN A VISUAL SO I'LL PROVIDE A LOOK INSIDE FUKKBOII'S ROMANTIC PSYCHE. I WAS A HUGE SUPPORTER OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE Slayer CAUSE I IDENTIFIED WITH HER, OR MY HIGH SCHOOL SELF DID. I AUDITIONED TO GO TO A SCHOOL TOTALLY OUT OF MY ZONE AND KNEW...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2009

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    Listening to Others Instead of Myself

    All through life i have listened to others advice instead of my own from myself and following it through.
    gothere gothere 41-45 4 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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    My Biggest Mistake

    I would have to say the biggest mistake I ever made was feeling so desperate to be loved by the age of 16 that I fell for the first guy to come along and pay attention to me.  By the time I was 16 I had never had a real boyfriend, which I now realize wasn't really a bad thing...
    teri58 teri58 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    Stupid Me...

    I should have never left the States last November. *slaps self in the head* Almost everyone that I hold dear is North American. I am an ***..but not an arse.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Human Doormat.

    for allowing myself to be a human doormat for my entire elementry and high school years and only trully realizing my self-worth and value now. (well got to realize it some day better now than never lol)
    BelleRaven BelleRaven 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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    Not Doing More...

    I think that I regret that I didnt do more with my life when I was younger. I'm only 34 but i wish that I was, where I am now, 10 years ago. I would have buckled down and finished my schooling and travelled more. I try to live my life to the fullest but so much wasted time. i...
    allinduetime29 allinduetime29 36-40, F Jan 21, 2012

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    So Far, Anyway...

    My worst mistake in life, so far, was to gullible enough to believe an epeep when he promised me the world.  I walked away from everything in my life, to be with him.  He knows he lied, but thinks that he GIGANTIC lies about almost every facet of our relationship, is no...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    I Feel Like The Woman At The Well.

    I don't know how many of you have heard the story in the Bible about the woman at the well.  It was about Jesus meeting a woman who had been married five times and was even then living with someone not her husband.  He forgave her.  I have the same problem. ...
    pwillow pwillow 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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    Worst Mistake So Far

    Staying with someone you think you know, but fiugured out the person is a complete stranger. 
    sensygreen sensygreen 18-21, F May 17, 2011

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    Getting Involved W/ A Man W/ A Child From A Previous Relationship

      I absolutely HATE being a custodial stepmother. Being a custodial stepmother is much more difficult than being a stepFATHER or a NON-custodial stepmother.  There are very few supports for custodial stepmothers.  Custodial stepmothers have the Wicked...
    scapegoatprophecy scapegoatprophecy 31-35 2 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Falling For a Married Man

    The worst *recent* mistake was falling for a married man who fed me a bunch of lies. And not just falling for him but allowing him to financially support me and moving into a house that he paid for (I couldn't work at the time due to depression and other things). Once he had...
    IndigoPeachblossom IndigoPeachblossom 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    My First Marriage

    I don't want to necessarily say that my first marriage was my worst mistake, because I got my kids because of it. But it was never smooth and things got ugly. So maybe my worst mistake was not being able to keep it together. Either way, it has something to do with the marriage...
    chromatic chromatic 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2010

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    My last words would be " what the **** " because i never know whats going on
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I love you Principo. Sorry for all my mistakes. I wish I could have been more to you.
    Mjjim86 Mjjim86 26-30, M Aug 25

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    "Come here." *moves their ear towards my mouth as I whisper* I hid the money *cough* under..... the______" I know it's old, but I wanna go down with some humor :P
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    "I told you, no matter what you do, I will always love you. See you two soon."
    Beatenrodent Beatenrodent 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "Sprinkle my ashes into your spaghetti"