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I Wonder About the Path Not Taken

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 19 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 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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    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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    It makes me wonder.. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an outsider. Almost all the girls and most of the guys everywhere I’ve been, have always hated me for some...
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    Ownership Ownership 22-25, F 4 days ago

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