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I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

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    I wish I could know then what I won't know.
    sammyde sammyde 18-21, F Jan 29

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    Regrets - I've always loved to watch a good interviewer sit down and talk to a seasoned celebrity or honored individual who never does interviews. One question that inevitably...
    Endomorph Endomorph 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    Slow Grower - I feel like at times I am slow at growing. I feel like although I know that I am a certain age, I don't share the experiences that some of my peers have had. I am not...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    I would definitely change my actions, not be involved with some people... I would have been much better off, hein...
    MrAwesomeKyle MrAwesomeKyle 16-17, M Jan 30

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    If I only I had known the answers before I did something really stupid I wouldn't have made such a fool of myself. Guess that's just part of life though.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Oh how many times I have thought this over the years.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I wish I knew then how to turn it off. How to leave them alone. I let our little fling go on way too long. I should have nipped it in the bud when I saw the signs but I thought I...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    but i cant change the past no matter how hard i try :(
    changemylonelyworld changemylonelyworld 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    You asked me to write a tune All about the things that go wrong And then you asked me to come home soon To the place where I belong But you stand on the other side Of the...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F Feb 5

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    If I Could Turn Back Time... - Life is hard, its full of ups and downs, and its true what they say, how you react to life's hardships is an indication of the type of person you...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2012

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    I do , because I've made a lot of mistakes.
    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F Jan 28

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    My Parents Were Not Right... - The world is not going to be kind, it's a screwed up, nasty place with the good souls busting their butts to spread the love. Men are not...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 25, 2009

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    I think it takes courage, a solid up bringing and a strong sense of self; to be able to stand up for what you believe in and who you choose to be; even if it unanimously attracts...
    chameleonsouls chameleonsouls 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    Woulda Coulda Shoulda - if i could whisper to myself through time i woudl tell myself so many things to do . My life is full of regrets and missed opportunities.... ...i hate when...
    redgone redgone 31-35, M 11 Responses May 7, 2008

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    Wish I Could Have Realized Sooner That It Was My Fault. - In the last 7 years I've been sad, and probably depressed from all the things that had happened to me. I was sexually...
    Soulartgirl Soulartgirl 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    I used to always feel like good and bad days took turns coming throughout the year, but I've learned something that really moved me. I've learned that there are no good or bad days...
    mrethnbeautiful mrethnbeautiful 22-25, F Jan 23

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    The Unknown - life is filled with unknowns. where the hell is my magic 8 ball ? How different would my life be if I would have taken another road? I undoubtedly took the wrong...
    hartleybroken hartleybroken 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 16, 2010

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    My mum died on the 19th of last month. She had a brain aneurysm which caused a huge hemorrhage. It was instant and painless.. Although, no matter how much you tell yourself that...
    supertamza supertamza 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Some guys are mere douchebags. I wish I knew that before I fell in love with the same douchebag , twice :-/
    pmprdprncs pmprdprncs 18-21 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    I should've let them beat me harder back in elementary. I would've had more evidence for the corrupt principle to actually take ******* action.
    jaycampos5423 jaycampos5423 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    To Change Or Not To Change - Sometimes I think if I knew then what I know now . I could have a different life . Not so many hard times and heartache .I could have avoided so many...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 66 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    If Only I Knew -   I am about to share a true life experience that happened to me more than Ten Years ago. I was born into a family that could afford me...
    joerio joerio 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I Would Have Asked You Out - If I had known that 15 years later I would feel the same things for you, I would have asked you out back then. When I look at you now, I still see that...
    TheRedBandit TheRedBandit 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    yeah well not exactly cos I really try not to regret stuff or look in to the past with what ifs. It's all part of the fun - the learning curve. But yep, i've changed a lot. All...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 20

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    All Along I Thought You Were Kidding - I thought all you wanted was attention when you told me you will leave your only daughter in my keeping.I laughed it off,remember?I even...
    MyZen MyZen 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    I wish I knew how much this would hurt me too if she found out. Which she did... They usually do. I never though about how much hurting her, would upset me. I'm not a bad person...
    JMACD86 JMACD86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    No Wisdom Without the Journey!! - i would not liked to have come into this world brusting with the tinsy wisdom it has taken 26 yrs to acquire through the joys of sucess, the heart...
    DanieBell DanieBell 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    Bored - In collage right now ;) break soon!!
    rosie1995 rosie1995 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    I Wish I Could Turn The Clock Back -  I have really messed up my life over what I thought was a good idea at the time. I feel trapped and have no job, home or money. I need to...
    katie31 katie31 31-35, T 5 Responses Jul 4, 2010

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    I wouldn't have married my husband.
    brokenbecauseofhim brokenbecauseofhim 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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    Back when I was 19 and first got pregnant... I wish I had known that was no reason to leave my hometown and get married. I wish I had known my baby would pass away after 6 weeks...
    TMcMillan14 TMcMillan14 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Ahh, If Only - If I knew then what I know now, I would have certainly done more, would have took all I could, stayed longer, payed more attention, and would have declared, "Again...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    My Golden Summer - In the summer of 1996 the whole of England was swept-up in the euphoria of the Euro '96 football championships, the Atlanta olympics were in full-swing, the...
    CosmoLang CosmoLang 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2012

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    Never...never again will I go to Taco Bell and not take something for heartburn, indigestion, gas, and diarrhea... And Pepto does NOT cut it!
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    A little over a year ago I was struggling with depression but I had just met a boy. He was the funniest guy I had ever met. But my mom wouldn't let me date him because he had...
    DesSam77 DesSam77 18-21, F Dec 23, 2013

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    Why do we get scared? I fell in love. Wait, let me rephrase that: I'm in love. And I'm quite sure that this time, as cliche as it might sound, it's forever. There you go, most...
    ditasurachmad ditasurachmad 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    Yep, Just Got To Keep Wishing I Guess - I wish I knew then what I know now, I wasted time and effort on a girl, I never had a single shot, I should have listened to my friend, she...
    Desolatebones Desolatebones 18-21, M 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    I Wish I Knew ... - As a child not to be so shy ... And not to be afraid to be me ... I wish I knew I were good enough to fit in ... As a teenager not to be in such a hurry to...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Middle school is not important
    rachelle1972 rachelle1972 18-21, F Jan 30

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    Exactly! then I would have never given my friend a chance in love then I would not have to know what despair was
    1rarechick 1rarechick 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I Probably Wouldn't Be Me - If I had known that burying it deep down would only mean it will come back years later, I would have tried to sort it out then. If I had known that...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    It's a fruitless task, explaining yourself," he said. He was enjoying confessing the truth for once. "Either people get you, or they don't. In fact, even when they get you, it's...
    Nishitaa Nishitaa 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    If I did, I'd probably wouldn't have made the same mistakes, and I would've had better timing.
    tah34 tah34 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    But we're no wiser than our string of years allow
    pylet pylet 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I would have told the guy that liked me as much as I had liked him how I felt. Howe are just friends and NOW he tells me. No was just like thanks, where were YOU two months ago...
    peacelovejoy123056 peacelovejoy123056 16-17, F Jan 12

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    I wouldn't have gotten my hopes up for anything involving someone I didn't know or trust or give some people the chance to know me... Oh well, live and learn
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Shake It Off - The day I was released from the treatment centre for my anorexia it was made quite clear to me that as a condition of my release I would need to receive ongoing...
    takethesebrokenwings takethesebrokenwings 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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    I wish i knew then that my underwear was showing. Maybe then i would of stopped shaking my butt on the dance floor drawing more attention to it
    elliesa elliesa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I wish I knew the relationship would end and that he would become abusive, I can't believe i married him, I'm such an idiot!!!
    akiyama10 akiyama10 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    Boy Do I Ever :) - Lesson 1 – Listen to your heart. My mom always made decisions with her heart, my Dad nahh not so much.  He was more the practical one, while I have a mixture...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    She Wouldn't Have Gone - The sun was just starting to dim. The street seemed to drag on and on. She was filled with resentment and anger. Every step she took only contributed to...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F Apr 18, 2012

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    I would have avoided so many stupid situations XD
    kindainsane kindainsane 13-15, F Jan 4