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I Wonder About the Path Not Taken

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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 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 24 Responses Aug 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I often wonder about what it would be like to have a silent heart, to have a motionless chest. I often wonder what it will be like when my muscles stiffen, and become still, never...
    Greyeyess Greyeyess 18-21 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are true friends of mine TRUE friends who like me romantically. It is like the friendly episodes of cat-and-mouse on Tom And Jerry where the chasing happens but it's between...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 12

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    The Westboro Baptist Church, the Duggars and others - When do they go around showing the love of God instead of going around using God to dish out hatred, judgment and malice? A...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 11

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    How do souls even live together in harmony? Do they ever fight, I wonder, can just imagine one woman saying about her dead husband, "now who is that strange woman he's talking to...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Many of my fellow experience travelers are wondering from a younger perspective than I. I have lost many of my family in the past few years. When I talk to peers, we agree that at...
    wuzgnu wuzgnu 61-65, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wonder if I am fighting myself about certain issues in life.
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 7

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    I find myself more and more with the feeling the what I can give back to the world has reached a maximum, I'm not sure where else to go from here. I don't have feelings like I want...
    curiousc1990 curiousc1990 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I know that most people are scare of death and leaving things behind. but for me most of the time I just always find myself wondering of what it would be like, I'm not scared of...
    ItStartsHere ItStartsHere 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Funny but groups opposing a dictator who is disliked by the Saudis, are called freedom fighters (Syria, Iraq, Tunasia. However, people fighting against a dictator, a very uncaring...
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I was born with physical challenges but I have been discovering lately that some of my physical challenges aren't from birth but from the controlled environment from my mother...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 12

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    sometimes I just laugh at what I do, I wonder why I do them. its just funny really.
    holyteenobserver holyteenobserver 16-17, F Apr 12

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    well, make that IN here. Last night I was graced with the unpleasant "presence" of one person's girlfriend in here. Apparently, that was only his side of the story and that since...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    some of them are kind of hard to talk about but really i want to know about everything. sometimes people say i should wait till i'm older but i really want to know. and sometimes i...
    teechme teechme 70+, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was in history, yesterday, sitting with my friends Danielle and Marcella at the end of class. Everyone yesterday was just in a bad mood.. I'll post a story about that after I...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why do you wear yoga pants out in public? Do you like it when guys stare at your ***? Do you like it when they "holler" or try to get to know you then and there? If you don't...
    kokujin09 kokujin09 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    One of the special ed kids in my school died, on the 25th of March. We heard about it on the 30th. The school has been kind of quiet all week.
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm about to blow your minds I'M FROM JUPITER !!!!
    holyteenobserver holyteenobserver 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    From the time I had gone into a mental coma, needing sleep more than anything else, to all the times Jesus tried to wake me, to help me to realize that He was the answer... I was...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 12

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    I have seen some posts where some people say "I am psychic. Ask me anything." and it follows with smart-y comments by members with weird or obnoxious questions. That is truly weird...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 14

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    doesn't everybody think about death at one point
    jadabruh jadabruh 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    that moment when you try so hard to make things right about the stuffs that you screw up but it doesn't seems to work & you think you're a complete failure to everything.
    uglyskull uglyskull 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Broke my key chain this morning and lost half my keys for a half an hour. Now I have run late all day...1st world problems!
    HappyGirlJenny HappyGirlJenny 36-40, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    nobody miss me even if i leave here 'cos l've already knew This is my second account
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    Can you fall in love more than once? Or do you realize you never actually loved the people you thought loved once you actually fall in love for real?
    Andreandthoughts Andreandthoughts 22-25, M Apr 9

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    Why is it that men ask for PICTURES of everything? :O i mean don't they have BRAINS or IMAGINATIONS? :/ GIrls only need to describe something and we imagine the rest and it's as...
    hanntiger1 hanntiger1 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Death: Something you can't escape from. In the mean time just enjoy life.
    veegee1962 veegee1962 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    death is one of of the many mysteries we go thru
    sissy2985 sissy2985 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    yep it sure is so is living
    sissy2985 sissy2985 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Death and the universe are the last great mysteries
    cordialson88 cordialson88 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    We want to get there faster. Get where? Wherever we are not. But a human soul can only go as fast as a man can walk, they used to say. In that case, where are all the souls? Left...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Three things you are looking forward to: 1. Painting with paint, charcoal, cray-pas 2. Radio Disney Music Awards 2015 (this weekend) 3. Nick Jonas music tour upcoming List ten...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 5 days ago

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