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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I don't know. Maybe it's because I just graduated from University now. I wonder what happens next in life. There is no more schooling to go to. No more annoying teachers and...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I wonder a lot!!!! Mostly about the future!!! I'm still in high school and stuff... So I always wonder what I want to do in real life... But then again I'm young and I got time so...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F Jun 28

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    I wonder if I'll be a wonderful pastor and bring a lot of spirits back to God. I wonder if I'll ever have the love and acceptance of my real family like I was never gone. I wonder...
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    One thing I wonder is what my dog thinks about me. I work from home much of the time, and I generally run around the house in just a pair of panties. My dog seems to be generally...
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    I have weird dreams about an attack on our village, and i try to protect a girl that i love, but this girl is unknown to me
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    I feel like god is playing with me and my family , like he don't wanna help us out , my faith for him is kinda down because it's like he don't answer prayers , I feel like he is...
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    I woke up at 7am. I made my bed. I grabbed an apple. Poured 4 cups of water to start the day. Sat down. Checked all my phone notifications. And then sat there. (I have never in my...
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    Is there really a right person for everyone?
    justkiml justkiml 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I'm sure everyone at some point or another wonders about this. It's human nature!
    missylawl missylawl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Actually, I tried to delete this group. But the software isn't allowing me to do that. Did I break the software? Is EP going to sue me? I was just wondering about all the...
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    "And I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference". Robert Frost I have always loved this poem, especially this line. It is my favorite and I will always...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Ever since my birth, my way has been laid out before me, ready for each carefree and childish footfall. I never thought anything ill of my life, and I would be content for a long...
    TheLastAngel111 TheLastAngel111 18-21, F Jul 2

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    Everything needs its own time. Everything needs a beautiful path to be taken. I believe that sometimes we need to suffer, we need to experience the pain, because the sorrows allow...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    It's hard to say what life is all about any more. I've just started my MSc. in Mechanical Engineering and sometimes wonder if I made the right choices. Of course everyone has a...
    RedScythe RedScythe 22-25, M Jul 14

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    What if? I do think back and wonder what wouldve happened if I did the opposite and what life be like if i chose another direction but then where I am now would not happen!I know I...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I sometimes wonder if I'm going on the right path or if i am missing certain opportunities... But i have no clue what i am actually searching for. I just feel like i shouldn't be...
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    Does unconditional love exist in this day and age? Since I have re-entered the dating scene, after losing the love of my life to breast cancer 2 years ago, I have noticed in every...
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    My mother is a pathological liar. Its a constant string of sometimes pointless, most often hurtful and ultimately, always destructive, lies. Her lies never breach the realm of...
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    I know that pain all too well. I had that person for 7 years of marriage, sadly, she passed away July 30th, 2013. She knew exactly when to lay her head on my chest, listing to my...
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    Whenever I let my mind rest it follows paths and routes and spirals leading me around in fantasy land. The fantasy land that is so malleable, so easily affected. Free of everything...
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    I went out with a great guy one night and had a good time. The next morning, I had to tell him I couldn't see him anymore because I had just taken a pregnancy test and it was...
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    I have no reason to kill myself, yet no reason to live. What a pathetic existence. I'm just so lonely. I never feel anymore. I dont have the ability to obsorb any feeling except...
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    That I will make one of my personal missions for the love of human kind, because I wish I knew this! A narcissist is insecure and compensatively arrogant in various ways. They...
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    I was dating this guy, and he was a serial cheater and a pathological liar. He would lie about everything from talking to his ex girlfriend, to just minor things. He told me that I...
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    I promised myself that I would change by the time school comes around again. But about half the summer is already gone and i haven't even started. I don't know how. I need help, I...
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