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

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    I think what my life could have been like

    if I stood up for myself more than I do.
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M Jul 30

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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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    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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    Right now this is on my mind.

    I have a big feeling if I had made a different choice long ago, my health would be better. I wish my younger self had been wise, but then again it's because of my expierences I know better now. The price was high to pay.
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Mistakes, I made a few,

    but then again too few to mention. If that were true why do I live in regret and in the past. I love the life I'm in but what if......?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 26

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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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    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 if I let my car be written off… I wonder what happened if I didn't persuade and waited for the part time job… I wonder what life be like if I...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Feb 3, 2014

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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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    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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    I wonder what my life would have been like

    if I didn't have to move to a new school.
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M Jul 30

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    I went to a small liberal arts college

    because my mother and grandmother wanted me to. I was going to go to engineering school but a professor I worked with that summer before basically hated me and told me I would never make it so I ditched the engineering school. Then I drifted from job to job profession to...
    cb934586 cb934586 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    what if i stayed with him.

    I'd have a loving but busy boyfriend. I miss him but now he is gone..
    sahikat sahikat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I'm 100% sure my life would be better,

    well if not better, certainly easier. But I made them, and my life is effectively over because of them. At 26, life won't get much better. But I've made the wrong choices and I'll pay for them forever and forever. Remember, in life, you can't make mistakes. Well, you can, but...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 30

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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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    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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    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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    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 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
    Alexander149 Alexander149 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 29

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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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    Seeing that person who used to play a big part

    in your life again ,brought back so many memories, seeing him having his own family, the feeling unexplainable... Few years ago I was so inlove with this guy, we were very close and i almost believed him when he said we were soulmates! Lol He made me feel so special, like nobody...
    Mercilyn Mercilyn 31-35, F 2 Responses May 26

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    what if I stayed with my boyfriend

    and never broke up from him, I'm wondering what was happening. I think he was sleeping with other girls while I'm waiting for a call from him.
    anonymous1anonymous7 anonymous1anonymous7 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I look back and see thing

    that I would like to change, but then I realize that I am quite happy with my life as it is and don't know where I would be with the changes.
    ghostZ3R0 ghostZ3R0 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    I was offered a job by a man to work his

    Equitation stable. The only thing it was sort of weird. He told me he wanted me for the son he never had. So I turned the job down. I wonder what might of happened if I had of taken the job. Maybe I might of been a equine centre owner.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27

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    I would constantly wonder what my life would

    have been like if I had cut certain people off sooner, gathered the courage to say hello to others, been brave enough to do or say certain things, and if I had made different choices. Then I realized that nothing good came out of thinking this way. In the end, I was still left...
    ThatOneGemini ThatOneGemini 16-17, F Jul 31

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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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    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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    If I would have waited to have sex,

    my mom wouldn't have called me names
    izzylark izzylark 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    The 3 C's of Life: Choices,

    Chances and Changes. "You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change."
    sumtone sumtone 31-35, M Aug 6

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    I wish I never had married my husband of 7

    years. He never changes his expression and is rather slow. He does not take care of my feelings. .. ... only hos own. .....if he even has any
    stegall stegall 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 2

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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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    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 10

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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 6 Responses Apr 14

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    I have to wonder...If I had made the wrong

    choices, if I hadn't messed it up, would I still be with him? Would I be as happy as I am now? He tore my heart to pieces and now it's stronger. I'll wonder how it could've been but I'll never regret what happened
    MagicalLasso MagicalLasso 16-17, F Jul 30

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    Everyone probably wonders this

    but I think you were going to end up where you are regardless
    gundyone91 gundyone91 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I asked myself this question

    for quite some time now and I realized that little would have changed. Maybe I wouldnt have gone through this guilt and healing process but I do realize now that our friendship was doomed to fail. So it was just a matter of time, but I also keep in mind that even though I made...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M Jul 4

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    Traceavery Traceavery 61-65, M 5 Responses Jan 19

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    I wonder what my life would have been like

    if I had not allowed people to bully me
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I always wonder what girls have actually had a crush at. if I knew, then i might have a higher self esteem lol
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