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I Wonder About the Path Not Taken

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    hmmmm.......i wonder what its like to be kissed if it all its made out to be i wonder what other countries look like what its like to be stranded in the forest with nothing but a...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I have been obsessed & terrified of death since I was little. I used to go to the cemetery a lot with my mom and/or grandma to put flowers on the graves of our family members. So...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I wonder about my daily activities, hopes, dreams, desires, passions, hobbies (basically my life) and then I turn my inner eye to those around me. Looking at their lives. From...
    BriMoon BriMoon 31-35, F Jan 3

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    You know sometimes life is boring. I think that it is boring because everyone in my family avoids talking about things with me. It has been subtle but over the past 8 or so years...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    You see, I really wonder if it's really so bad. I mean, we all have at least thought about ourselves being put on the pedestal, haven't we? And it's true, we are all very important...
    Ellaven14 Ellaven14 13-15, F Jan 18

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    I am full of wonder. I can spend countless hours lost in wonder. It's a magical place to be sometimes, but it can be dangerous when you've stayed there too long. There is living to...
    ScienceExperiment ScienceExperiment 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I sit here and watch mindless distractions. some keep me in thought, some wait in the queue. I wonder when did I really wake up or is this just all a false awakening
    rezuat rezuat 26-30 Jan 9

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    I have a tendency to look at things from both a scientific and a spiritual perspective. The scientist in me wants to dig deep into the details of everything. The spiritual side of...
    Nixie1291 Nixie1291 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Will somebody clue me in, A lot of my experiences have negative implications, however I have been going thru life with wonderful experiences but those are very personal and of...
    cagosg987 cagosg987 41-45 3 days ago

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    Ok I'm showing my age here- no apologies to gen Y and younger. In a recent article by Julie Power in the SMH a few weeks ago, she wrote about the demise of the Aussie backyard. She...
    ha40 ha40 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Every so often I meet someone that has led a life of caring for someone they married that became sick or paralyzed early in their marriage. I commend them for stay in that...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I often times think about what is morality . Is one person morals different from the other based on their brought up , faith and life experiences . Why there seems to a clash of...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Well we all have some sorrow in our lives.We post about them here.But if no one responds to them we can't help it.What others do is not in our hands.“You have power over your...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I generally do not agree with those who say bad things about teenagers today, but one thing I have observed is that they are far less autonomous than we were at their age. They...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    If Who you once were in the past bothers you and straps you down..stop it!!! Even if it was a great past and it is no more...stop pondering and move on!!! Find the balance that...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F Jan 1

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    You probably don't care, but I do. I'm absolutely torn apart from this, and I thought you were it. I really did. Everything was fine and okay. But I knew something was off for a...
    DanceTillSunrise DanceTillSunrise 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I want to circle more people on EP, so I can have a more constant feed, but I find it hard to find people whose profiles I like... Also I wouldnt be able to keep close tabs on the...
    thischickiswack thischickiswack 18-21, F Jan 8

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    So today is my 33rd birthday..I am upset that my husband didn't really plan anything...he came home with flowers and cake ..I told him I was upset and his response was "it's my f...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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    G- ZUS!! Can someone smack sanity into my so I can refrain myself from eating the Entemman's chocolate cake?!?!! The torture!
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    A person that thinks too highly of themselves is just trying not to think lowly of themselves
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    The scale of suicidal and arrogance but both are looked down at. I act arrogant but by now and do I mean it. It just keeps a positive atmosphere for myself.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Jan 19

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    How is it that every person on earth can manipulate time without the vaguest idea of what time is. does time actually even exist outside of human awareness?
    garionrox garionrox 51-55 Jan 22

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    The whole concept of death intrigues and terrifies me. For years I have laid in bed unable to sleep, haunted by the lack of existence that awaits me. All that I have known...
    Shikeji Shikeji 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 23

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    As I sit here drinking my tea I wonder, wonder about what is right andwhat is unjust. Many people only think of themselves in this "the strongest survive" kindof world. They say...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F Jan 19

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    Do you ever think how you got the idea behind your fantasy? I wonder about mine. Daddy and daughter... I don't know if it's because I didn't have a dad growing up or what. But I...
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 1

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    What makes you think you are anything less than wonderful? Just stop for a moment and think...yes, start picking out those things you like. I dare you to pick more than one thing...
    Lavender007 Lavender007 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I wonder occassionaly. You meet many people in your life. Most of them are just passing through. But there are one or two that you always wonder about. Not every minute of every...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 14

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    I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 8 months now, and we've been talking about marriage but now I'm ambivalent. When we first started dating I was over the moon happy, as he...
    ccapron ccapron 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I've moved 7-8 times so I just wonder about this from time to time
    Bonshaquitalafondria20 Bonshaquitalafondria20 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am adopted And wondering about more of where I come from
    Itsmiprada Itsmiprada 16-17, F Jan 7

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    Sometimes. Been alone for a long time now. And most of the time it's fine. But occasionally. Often late at night. When the world is asleep. I wonder about it. Whether I'll ever...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 21

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    It makes me sad to see so much hate because a lot of people do not have perspective and/or understanding. I always feel the need to defend others, to help them be understood but I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    When I was about 11, I went to the dentist to get my last baby tooth pulled. I was wearing a red polo shirt, blue Levis and white keds. They decided to give me a little gas to...
    jarno11 jarno11 36-40, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Enlighten your days with these 7 cultural concepts we don't have in the US--by Starre Varten on the Mother Nature Network. "If you want to add a new and different perspective to...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    I have A fast question. I've rosemary and lavender crucial oils, could they be extra to the serum in small quantities?You should incorporate h2o to this recipe, or else It is just...
    Jamys726n0sm9 Jamys726n0sm9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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