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I Want To Know Your Greatest Regret In Life

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    Meeting Someone.

    There's one girl in my life I wish I hadn't met, and her name is Nicole. Only one good thing ever came out of our friendship together.
    siriustoast siriustoast 22-25, M Mar 26, 2011

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    Not Saying

    "i love you" to him when i had the chance. i still wonder to this day what would have happened if i hadnt been such a coward. would i be happy now? well maybe it just wasnt meant to be :I its not really a "regret" though. more like a "oh ****, im an idiot" moment :P i...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    I Had To Leave My Baby Too Soon

    I wanted to stay home with my babies until they started school.  It was my first year of living with my late husband.  We needed the money so I had to work. I worked at Campbell's canning factory.  It was a seasonal job.  They kept me longer than usual I guess I was a good...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2011

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    My Greatest Regret

    Thirty years ago I was going through a very very difficult divorce from a controllingabusive man. We fought over everything but especially the daughter we had togetherso custody issues ensued. Long story short he placed a gun at my head one night and told me to sign over...
    LenCarver LenCarver 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    Letting A Friend Go Becuase Of My Mistake

    Jessica and I met for the first time in the second grade. This girl was dirty blond, had an innocent personality, LOVED animals and was never a mean person. I had slept over her house before, we had gone skating in her  neighborhood, we went swimming together, Trick or...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    I Have So Many Missed Opportunities

    and I regret them all.  I can't choose the "greatest" of them all. If I had to pick something that I regret and alters my life, it would be that I silently allow myself to go on the same paths that make me wish for an end yet I do nothing to change this. My laziness...
    sleeplessinflorida sleeplessinflorida 51-55, M 3 Responses May 18, 2010

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    Hmmm...tough Decision

    My greatest regret is not have gotten out there more and lived. They say you only live once and I have missed out on many things that I regret now.
    doglover1984 doglover1984 26-30, F 1 Response May 31, 2010

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    Mother

    the greatest regret in life is not getting away from my mother sooner. I was always trying to get a crumb of affection no matter what it took.I feel like such a coward all my life I could not stand up to her.as soon as she opens her mouth I become that cringeing child again...
    tatra52 tatra52 56-60 2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    The Only Thing...

    The only thing I regret is the time I spent regretting things in the past. Life is too short for regrets, use the past to shape who you are today, and the lessons learnt to become wiser then you were yesterday.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 14, 2012

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    Loving

    Being too open hearted has its consequences, I've been forgiven, good, loving blah blah blah and S T I L L I'm the one that ends up hurt, crying at night...I quit love
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2010

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    I Regret Him!

    I regret marrying the father of my kids, more than anything else in my life.Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, there is really no me without them, and I never look back at the years that they didn't exist.I have been divorced for 11 years now, but this man who is the father of...
    nikki4848dd nikki4848dd 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 27, 2011

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    Meeting Tim

    is the greatest regret in my life He was my best friend The love of my life He stole my innocence He broke my home He killed my babies and he crushed my heart He made a warrior out of a dove and taught me that there are some very bad crash courses in life He deserted me In...
    violetsoul111 violetsoul111 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    Following My Passion

    My greatest regret is not pursing my original career in landscape photography when I went to college. My peers and relatives told me to choose something practical. Really at the time I didn't want to go to college and I wish I just worked for a while and went later. I could've...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 8 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    Wasting 4 Years Of My Life.

    For 4 years I had braces. Before my teeth were hideous, afterwards they were BEAUTIFUL. I mean, straight Barbie teeth. I was in 7th grade and was obsessed with them so I refused to cover them with that ugly retainer. I wanted them to shine! So of course my teeth shifted. THANK...
    Elaine19 Elaine19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2012

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    I Think It's You, Tori.

    I don't know what we had, but it was both screwed up and wonderful at the same time. Maybe I regret not telling you how I felt sooner. Maybe I regret ever falling for you. Or maybe... I don't regret it. You gave me something no one else could ever had given me, or so I feel. You...
    UnderstandsNothing UnderstandsNothing 18-21, M Nov 14, 2012

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    Christopher.

    His name is Christopher. He was the first guy that ever told me that he'd never hurt me. He told me that he loved me. After a month of being with him, he changed. It's strange how one person can go from being great to being a monster. He stole something from me and I want it back...
    Rudinsky Rudinsky 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    Ok Maybe Not My Greatest Regret

    I have to admit i regret my becoming a "Friend collector" here on EP so over the next few months i will be removing some people from my circle. Most of them are women i added solely hoping that they perhaps had some nude photos posted. Obviously i have no problem with people...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    Goodbye Forever A Father.

    I was not with my father before he died.the day we were going to sedate was going to visit and say goodbye and apologize for everything and vice versa, but that morning he died and I could not dismiss him or tell him what I felt.I know he knows I forgive you all and hopefully the...
    SrtaEquis SrtaEquis 18-21, F Apr 23, 2011

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    Having Them In The First Place

    I can't change anything, whatever happened is unchangeable and a waste of energy to think otherwise.  I have to learn that, but I have not been able to do it yet.  
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 6 Responses May 23, 2011

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    Human Nature

    I think it is an important part of human nature to feel like we can solve and do more than we actually can. We also generally pick more than we can chew, and later on beat up on ourselves for what we did, or didn't do. In my experience, the worst regrets are the ones felt for...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F May 18, 2010

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    Quite Simply...

    ...crawling out of the womb in the first place. :/
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Mine

    Well it seems trivial compared to many of the stories i've seen in this group but i would say my greatest regret would be not applying myself and getting a college degree. I have a good paying job but i am never home, have lost contact with most of my friends and family all...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    The Day I Chose Not To Be Me

    think peaceful mid July evening in  a smaller town. i let the love of my life stay in a place were i knew she was not safe. i didn't argue with her i just said if this is what you want and i left. if i had done what i normally did maybe she would still live here...
    kattarrin kattarrin 22-25, F Mar 11, 2012

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    I Pull Out All Of My Eyelashes

    I am very ashamed to say this, it is extremely hard for me. I need to let this out so others know that they are not alone. It is my way of getting out my pain and frustrations with myself. My eyes were my best feature and still are... they are hazel green with tints of yellow in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    Fighting With My Best Friend

    I was in a fight with my best friend and not speaking to her for several months when she died this summer. There were so many times I had picked up the phone and went to call her, but didn't because I thought she wouldn't speak to me. We had been friends over 25 years, and I...
    dmm2010 dmm2010 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2010

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    I Lost My Worth

    my biggest regret was ever trusting my friend that raped me. we were both drunk& i laid down next to him& we started kissing. if i didnt do that then i dont think he would of literally ripped my underwear off& did what he wanted with me. i would still be a virgin& i would still...
    boogiebear666 boogiebear666 16-17 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdcuaeYV9oM Watch to see my inspiration for this experience. We all, had this feeling. Of being spontaneous, active, happy, loved, courageous, and...
    IntrovertedPersian IntrovertedPersian 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Why can't people at least TRY to be positive on life? No matter how hard or difficult it can be it could always be worse! Do me a favor and laugh at the mistakes you make, and know...
    izzyrhianna izzyrhianna 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I wish I could know about my past life. I've always felt like there's been a piece of myself that's either missing or has been forgotten.
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    So I often think about what I want to do with my life. I know what I like, I just feel like I havent found my passion. I really want to travel a lot. I want traveling kind of be...
    unfinishedsentenc unfinishedsentenc 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    At the age of 29 and going through some setbacks in life, I have always fallen down,dusted myself off and tried to walk again with dignity. It doesn't matter how much hardship I...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I want to forget everything and everyone except my family. My past is bad. I don't want to remember my past because it's bad. I want to forget everything at the moment but the good...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Life just isn't working for me called to make an appointment for a interview they never answered I left a message ... Smfh I dnt have bread to see my girl transmission just went...
    kpmalone kpmalone 22-25, M 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    I want to do things. I want to take action. I want to be brave and stop feeling like I am confined by these expectations that I know people hold me too. I want to be brave and take...
    dreamoftomorrow dreamoftomorrow 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I hate how I have to defend what music I listen to. It shouldn't be a debate or a battle trying to defend your self. It shouldn't be about if someone thinks the bands are posers or...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F Apr 5

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    NOORANI MYSTIQUE RING CALL +27824793207 This is the oldest, mystique and the most powerful magic rings ang gemstones. This power organized by the great powerful magicians(460-800B...
    profamisi profamisi 31-35, M Apr 8

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    Your EQ is 147.You are remarkable when it comes to relating with others. Only the biggest losers get under your skin.You are warm and open. Even when life gets you down, you're...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I know God allows bad things to happen to people for many reasons we don't understand.Sometimes God just wants to save us from ourselves. He may have to send someone home(heaven...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Being positive is good. Being positive is great. However it's so hard to be positive all of the time. When you see so much wrong is going on in the world being positive is the...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I have the chance to start over. For the most part. I'd be someplace I don't really know around people I don't really know, but do know. My life is kind of a mess, because I don't...
    AJlucky AJlucky 22-25, M Mar 24

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    I work in a coffee shop.. Most reaction I get form co-workers are what do you want to do with your life as I respond I'm attend back to school in September and once I do not sure...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M Mar 29

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    We where at the club and there was a life music and at some point a singer started to invite however would like to volunteer and sing along. I wanted to impress my date so I got up...
    lecosc lecosc 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    What happened to me over the years? I mean a lot of years too. I don’t even know who I am anymore & I don’t like me either. I just woke up today & I was someone else. I...
    blueeyez1950 blueeyez1950 61-65 Apr 9

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    Clockwork Orange, Pi, Secretary, ghost in the shell, metropolis, brazil, dogma, office space, amelie, dark crystal, all miyazaki films, the princess and the warrior, team America...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    yeah sure would love to know that would be interesting to know what a dog i was lol
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I suppose I should start with mine.... Pulp Fiction, It's a Wonderful Life, Ice Cold in Alex, The Jungle Book and Jackie Brown.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm 20 years old taking up Info Tech. Before, i studied HRM for 2 years. I wasnt able to finish it cause as time passes by my interest is gettin low. And now, in this course i'm...
    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I was trying to be cool!!!! First date: my car broke down so I was 30mins late Her dad made me explain why and what my plans were for his daughter I was sooo nervousness I farted...
    DrChante DrChante 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    1. Lots of guns 2. Plenty of ammo 3. NRA membership 4. IQ no higher than her shoe size 5. Sexual availability at my beck and call 6. A few good teeth 7. No interest in reading 8...
    Sharpie7 Sharpie7 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Honestly, I'm up to my neck In ****. I don't know who I am, I'm torn between two selves and I enjoy being one part and that's the part that my friends know me as- it's not a good...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi everybody. First of all sorry for my English, I'm an Armenian. I'm so sad because of my poor social life. I have a girlfriend who really loves me and she does everything for me...
    jondodo jondodo 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Just imagine this situation and post your conclusions...thanks. A man and a woman are sharing a nice loving relationship here...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Nosey people. Uninformed people. Phony people. Ignorant people. People who go through life without as much as a headache and take their good health for granted.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 days ago

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