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I Wonder What Could Have Been If I Had Made Different Choices

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    If I Could Go Back ....

    I wouldn't have been so harsh towards people who were just trying to love me. I wouldn't have drank, smoked, or done drugs at such a young age. I would have tried harder in school and would have been more outgoing. The biggest thing .... I wouldn't have hurt my family, I wouldn...
    flowersareweeds flowersareweeds 18-21, F Mar 16, 2010

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    sometimes I question this.

    I am a big what if person but then I always think it could have been worse had I made a different choice. kind of hard sometimes
    tellmeyourstory tellmeyourstory 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I often think about a million different things

    that would happen when I make a choice, I often go with the one that helps most people, even if I'm hurt in the process
    LoveWithoutEnd LoveWithoutEnd 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    We wonder at almost a constant basis

    and every living adult has asked themselves this question a million times by the time they're 50. We beat ourselves over this most complex of questions even though there's more variables than any math problem. I have, you have, we have made rash decisions and sometimes...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Man . . .

    There are so many what-ifs in my life, I could probably write an entire series about them. Good news is, I'm trying to make up for it now. Here's hoping for a better year . . . . .
    Rookie009 Rookie009 22-25, M Jan 31, 2013

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    I Wouldn't Have...

    I regret so many choices from my past. They're going to hunt me until the day I die, and I'm quite aware of that. I hope those who made me suffer can one day understand the pain that they put me through, and suffer it in their own flesh. If life came with a map...
    Katniss Katniss 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Oh, to Have a Crystal Ball.

    Don't you wish that when you were born you were given' a map?  One that showed the different paths your life could take you and what was at the end.  Would I have chosen the one that led me to were I am now?  I don't know.   I am married and...
    pheonix69 pheonix69 26-30, F Aug 10, 2009

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    THE OTHER PATH… I wonder what would've

    happened if I didn't go to college and took a job instead? I wonder what life be like if I went to university? I wonder what happened to me if I didn't have all the surgeries done… I wonder what happened if I let my car be written off… I wonder what happened if I didn't...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F Feb 3, 2014

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    Forget it! I did this

    for years and it's soul destroying!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    Over 20 years again I worked with my best guy

    friend..The whole time I was dating my then boyfriend he liked me..I got married and years passed..Recently we reconnected and became super close even had a affair..I think I love him but also love my husband..I can not get him out of my mind and cry when I think about what...
    Shanley1025 Shanley1025 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    And So She Disappears.....

    it has happened on more than one occasion that i would get to know someone on EP, shared experiences and then like a misty cloud, they disappear into thin air. (this time GoddessFM) without a trace....... We all have experiences that haunt us, stuff that happens where we do not...
    solarstruck solarstruck 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Maybe?

    maybe i woulden't have made the friends i have.....but......maybe i woulden't always be in trouble......but .......maybe i woulden't have had a first love......but......maybe it woulent have ended in heart break....but.....maybe i woulden't have had the experinces i had.......but...
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove 13-15, F Mar 7, 2011

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    To Rebuild A Bridge...

    To each his own, and may the ends justify the means. It seems to make sense, doesn't it? Even the most awful choices we make seem to justify the goal. I've reflected quite a bit on the things I've done. I'm pining...brooding...it's what you do when true love crumbles. You...
    TheHonestLiar TheHonestLiar 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2010

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    Spending all your time pondering about the

    choices you did not make will just take you in circles. If chasing your tail is fun for you than that is what you should be doing. Sliding doors can be fun to ponder at times as long as it is not influencing your life. Hmmmm now I wonder what it would have been like if I had...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I often wonder what the other road had on it

    that I missed? was I supposed to take the detours was it a rash decision will it work out. can I straddle both roads?what if?
    whoknowswhatithink whoknowswhatithink 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Doing it My way! In restropect I wish I had

    not I would have heeded my Parents advice and not married young or married my first wife. I worked too hard for the family only to find my first wife having an affair with my best friend. I should have kicked her out but did not, but let her have custody of my little girl who...
    TheEnglander TheEnglander 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Even little things. 'What

    if I would have stayed just an hour longer...' 'If I had said yes to that one invite.' That choice to leave the house or stay in bed. I always wonder if I'm missing a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet someone that could impact my life greatly in a positive way, or did I...
    landhoee landhoee 18-21, M Jan 19, 2014

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    Trapped by my profession

    because I'm trapped by my life choices. A quick sign onto work has resulted in 3+ hours of work. And I'm no longer billing by the hour :(
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 7 Responses Jan 19

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    So many choices I've made the past few months

    and I can't stop asking myself how it would've been if I'd made different ones. I envision different outcomes, where they would leave me now. Though this isn't the best way to live in the present and move on from the past, one good thing about it is that it helps me realize that...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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