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I Wonder About the Path Not Taken

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    What If

    Isn't it normal to wonder what if?  If I think about this too long,  it becomes too confusing...  if I had done things different...  I wouldn't have learned the lessons I've learned.  I would not be in the situation I am now.  And as...
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M Nov 27, 2009

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    I Had Two Options.

    In March of 2012, I had two monumental options: stay at my old school, or try out a new school.At my old school, I was bullied by being ignored. People treated me daily like I didn't even exist.  If they treated me like I existed, it was to let me know that I was only useful...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Curiosity Or Fear Of Long Term Commitment

    I have been blessed to be very curious about many things. It is this innate curiosity that  has led me to a very interesting life. And the more I learn the more I realize how very little I know. With hindsight I realized that I really wasn't a planner, but more of an opportunist...
    wisdom360 wisdom360 41-45, F Sep 11, 2011

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    What Are We All So Scared Of?

    His name was Sam. We were friends...belonged to the same group...for people who wanted to move in new directions. The group was effective at least for us. I left my corporate sales job to go back to school for something closer to my heart and he took a sailing trip halfway...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 25 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    I Aint Bothered

    i would just like to know what would of happened if i took a diffrent route but i dont regret nuffin.its like when you try searching for something or find something you didn't want to find. people say sometimes it is best to leave somethings closed i say, how would i know what...
    PriestAzrael PriestAzrael 22-25, M Jan 20, 2010

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    Trailing Path

    She walks along her chosen path with a trail aside her a ways away. Her path is clear and filled with love and laughter But that trail is constantly tempting her to stray Step by step she stays head strong hearing the trails whispers Her path has never hurt her, its dependent...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 20 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    The What Ifs..

    i do wonder what would of happened to me if my family and i had never moved to another country when i was little. But i guess i would of ended up going to the same secondary school as every1 else + grown up with them. But i'm glad that path never happened i wudnt have i any other...
    xxxsmurfiiexxx xxxsmurfiiexxx 16-17, F Aug 7, 2009

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    What If I Did Not Tell My Boyfriend I Was Pregnant & Raised Baby Alone?

    I look back a lot on the day that i found out i was pregnant  in 2000.  I was with my best friend and was terrified when the nurse told me i was pregnant. I wished so bad i was dreaming. In that  time i had seen some things about my boyfriend that kinda bothered...
    lostdreams80 lostdreams80 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2010

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    I Know I Do

    I think it's inevitable that we all eventually wonder whether we've made the right choices in our lives, including all of the "what if's." But the thing I have come to find is that "the path not taken" may not have been a better choice; it is simply a...
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    But It's Ok.

    I often wonder what could have been. What would have been. What should have been...   But that's a different story. I believe in parallel universes. For every decision that must be made, a new one splits off holding all the events of the path not taken. knowing this...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    What Life Would Be Like

    We all have choices to make everyday, "what to eat" "what to wear" and other mundane things. There are those choices one makes at significant times that determine who we are or where we are. I make predictions time and again of what my life would be like if choices/things had...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jul 7, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    like i wonder sometimes why ive allowed u in so close to me. why have i tried to make u a best friend, when i dont think u really care. sometimes i wish i could go away for a while...
    000SadisticBitch000 000SadisticBitch000 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I not only wonder about them, but I am interested in being one. If you are a girl who has the same interest, feel free to message me.
    NuclearELDER NuclearELDER 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I started watching that show "vampire diaries" in netflix, and I think I can die Happy, it's soo good, the exact idea I had if a perfect relationship... And, Stefan, my idea of a...
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    My experiences so far after having both on-line and "real" friends have made me realise that on-line relationships and or friendships are tenuous at best because it appears that...
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    I know a scandinavian girl who was an exchange student in japan. She was very excotic over there, because she was tall and blonde. Nearing the end of her stay, the father of the...
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    I sometimes wonder how I will die. If I were to die, it would be in the place of someone that I love dearly.
    AwkwardlyClumsy AwkwardlyClumsy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I much wonder why that thing first created me, then wants me exterminated.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Aug 16

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    I wonder why people wait for things to get better and it never happens.
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    If Jehovah is the omnipresent pseudo-version of Slenderman. Kidnapping souls and enslaving them in Heaven, appearing to people in order for them to believe him in being a...
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    I have always wanted to know this, and only after that make any choices of my life! This is the smarter approach, it truly is.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Aug 16

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    Who doesn't is a lier, I cannot help but thing the one is own death is the key answer to meaning of life.
    gypa gypa 26-30, M Aug 21

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    I always feel like I was born on the wrong planet. I feel no one will ever understand me :(
    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M a week ago

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    I'm a loser, a fool, a nobody. I'm not going to commit suicide, but lately, I've been wondering about what I have to do and what hope I have left. I am good for nothing. I am good...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I'm always wondering about what if's and what could of happened and what would happen.
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    When Robin Williams died I was thinking about life and death in general. I wondered about things that make life reasonable to live. There are so many people who commit suicide...
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    For the longest time I have thought about love, about real true love. Always wondered what it was like, if it truly even existed. Not to say that have not been in love before. But...
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    This story is regarding my spiritual path and my discovering of my sexual orientation. And it is going to be very very long so, be prepared.I was born as an Orthodox Christian, i...
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