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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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    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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    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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    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

    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 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 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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    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 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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    K, this is hella ridiculous and beyond weird. I'd like to start off by saying I don't suffer from any hallucinations of any kind. I'm a pretty rational person...I just can't...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I believe that certain people are connected. Even if you haven't seen them for a long time you are still so aware of them. If they think about you then you are likely to think...
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    I saw a book in someone's bookcase. The title was something like "How to manipulate people and get what you want" One should never leave a book like that out in plain view. :)))
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    The romantic in me used to love, and believe in, the idea that there is one special person in life we should ultimately be with. Not from the standpoint of destiny exactly- for...
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    Sometimes I wonder how people really feel about me. I wonder about my friends, my family, and just people as a whole. I'm 16 years old I got pregnant when I was 14 had my baby when...
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    I DO wonder about this. How do people see me here and in real life.... Here i try to be polite and considerate just as i do in real life but here i have only words to convey my...
    onestarrynight onestarrynight 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Interestingly, years later a friend tells me she had a crush on me. Never expected it in a 'million years.' Just one of those things I wondered about but didn't notice or know of.
    bLEu22 bLEu22 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I think about sex far too often (all the time). On the surface I'm warm, courteous, and professional. Underneath I'm a sexual maniac (at least that's how I feel). If meet a woman...
    Bullbuddy Bullbuddy 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just wonder about the unknown can u see yourself rotting away. Can u actually be with past family. Will someone be there to guide u to heaven. Or do u stay in that box dead but...
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    And I have been fortunate to have found this in a few rare people on EP. Each is open, generous, gentle, tender hearted, intelligent. They are so kind towards me and give me...
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    Realization on the identical state of life and death 252) 20th, August, 1977, Saturday. Early morning dream: My father (Amrita by name) had expired . But I...
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    The idiots I know talk about people all the time, but only when they're in another room. So I wonder what they say about ME when I'm not around. Usually I wouldn't care, but I...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I first started having suicidal thoughts in December of 2012. Since then they've been reappearing and disappearing from my thoughts. Sometimes I feel as if no one even notices I...
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    I have been thinking about it. I have made a few friends in college who were in the military. I'd never personally known anyone before who had served. And while I used to not like...
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    AlluringRose AlluringRose 16-17 Mar 30

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    As life has taken its turns I am still with my new beau. Its been a year and a half now. I am 45 and he is 55. There were issues with our sex and it has gotten some better, well...
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    Myself. Ive lost myself and i feel unsafe. I wonder if somebody can save me. If somebody can pull me out of the water I'm drowning in.
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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
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