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I Want To Know Your Greatest Regret In Life

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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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    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 3 Responses Mar 21, 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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    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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    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 26-30, M Nov 14, 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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    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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    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 5 Responses May 23, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Greatest Regret

      My greatest regret is that I have no living children. I look into the eyes of my youngest niece and see the little twinkles sparkling back at me and I long to hold my own baby in my arms, to have my baby suckle from my breasts, to care and love him or her, nurturing...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 15 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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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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    One Of.....

    gave away a front row seat to see jj cale to get on the **** with me mates....fukken dumbass
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 29, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Lately this has been lacking. I want look forward to having some true fun.
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    Happy new day :-) I wish you well and happy as you go about your week! Be kind to yourselves :-)
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    This year I will be a senior in high school & I already feel the pressure of picking the right school and the right major that will have an huge impact on my future. But how am I...
    lIShayIl lIShayIl 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have less than 6 months to figure out my story for next year I have two doors Door 1: Find a a flat and a job in the city I'm in and start my life as an "adult" Door 2: Move back...
    Penthouser Penthouser 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A very poor woman with a small family called-in to a radio station asking for help from God. A non-believer man who was also listening to this radio program decided to make fun...
    bvaghela bvaghela 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have really been being negative about life lately. Trying to figure out my life's purpose has been getting to me but today I said no more. No more self doubt and pity. A more...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I will be reaching my 30's soon and I feel my time is running out. I don't have that great apartment, great relationship and great job. Instead I am separated from my husband...
    macabre00 macabre00 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I had my friend (girl) in the shower with me on campus, in my dorm. I got to bite her neck and kiss her. I got to play with her sexy breasts and she played rough with mine. But...
    PandemicFox PandemicFox 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think this is a topic that frustrates me the most. Life looks like it's suppose to be easy and work out but there's a lot to do to just maintain a home and food to survive on. I...
    Wellnezamy Wellnezamy 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have many, many medical issues physical and emotional and am only 28 years old. I cannot get permanent disability I keep trying though but meanwhile I am on temporary disability...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My life is boring af. I have no close friend. No one to hang out with. I always go out alone. I wanna have fun but I don't know how. I don't hv bf and I have never had. I haven't...
    Acrylic19 Acrylic19 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This message may change our attitude.. Do read it. ?Name the 5 wealthiest people in the world. ?Name the last 5 winners of Ms. Universe. ?Name the last 10 people who won the Nobel...
    bvaghela bvaghela 26-30, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Vivid memories, live again! My favorite book as a child was titled "Grayling". It was a book about a Fisherman who had gone out to sea, found a distressed baby seal in the storm...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Can u judge who is the better person out of these 3 ? Mr A - He had frienship with bad politicians, consults astrologers, two wives, chain smoker, drinks eight to 10 times a day...
    bvaghela bvaghela 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm so deeply overwhelmed I feel as though my heart is breaking inside. Today I was lost in a city I've never been in and I had a panic attack on the over pass. I held onto the...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want to find new friends and start life again. Erase all these years (just leave out the good stuff), travel places, start living life the way I want to, not the way my parents...
    QuiteReal QuiteReal 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    If I crave anything at all in life it's experiences both good and bad. I don't want to live a stable boring life after having chaos for so long.
    KawiiKay KawiiKay 18-21, F a week ago

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