I Wonder What Life Would Be Like If I Made Different Decisions

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    I'm Surprised

    I'm surprised this group is not larger. Or maybe there are more people content with their life choices than I realized. I've always admired those who can say "I have no regrets." And hated them for it, also. I think those who are truly happy, are those who have choices and...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2011

    What If….

    What if…. I wonder where I would be today if I would have listen to my gut feeling instead of my mother... “don’t go away to College you’re the only one that helps me” only to finish College 13 years later due to mainly working to help the family/ her or if I would have...
    IshouldHaveNOT IshouldHaveNOT
    31-35, F
    Jul 26, 2012

    After some life experiences,

    I tend to be hard on me and the ones I love. I don't want others to change... but do demand respect at all time. I hate telling again and again to an adult what it's just to be mentioned once. Hey, trying to avoid at all time get hurt again, doesn't mean I am a *****. and if...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 2, 2015

    There's many decisions

    that might have impacted my life, and I wonder sometimes what it would have been like.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    16-17, M
    Oct 29, 2015
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 25, 2014

    Mantra

    I peer into the endless luminous depths of the divine, yet see not but my own cloudy shallowness blinding me. I search the innermost regions of my heart and feelings looking for my highest self or truest nature, yet find only the same unsightly reason for my incessant searching...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2008

    Different

    i sit here and think about where would i be or who would i become if i had taken a different turn or meet different people.. what job would i be in and would i be richer then poor right now.. would i have a good husband with kids .. would i be a drunk,homeless,drug user.. but for...
    sunsure sunsure
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2012

    I have thought for a long time

    that the course of my life has depended on a series of small choices. I met my wife on a visit to the pub shortly after breaking my nose playing sport. Had I not broken my nose I would have been at college and the visit to the pub wouldn't have happened. Would I be married to...
    BridgeGuy BridgeGuy
    56-60, M
    Nov 23, 2014

    of course we all wonder n I don't think we are

    human if those thots didn't cross our minds....but, I think we should not dwell on this concept, either
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    I started typing "I wonder"

    and this title popped up. It made me think. What WOULD My life be like if I did? Dare I say... It would be better and Easier?... I make choices everyday, and no matter what the choice is... I seem to always put myself last, and in turn seem to suffer the most. So had I...
    HopeGluesMyBrokenHeart HopeGluesMyBrokenHeart
    36-40, F
    Nov 29, 2014

    it's all about choices

    and decisions. it's challenging to not let emotions make choices for you. if I had made one choice differently my life wouldnt be the way it is now (good or bad).
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 29, 2015

    Don't go there! If you start to think about the

    what ifs in life, you'll never enjoy the what are's!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 24, 2014

    If I could go back in time to change a single

    moment- I would not have answered that call.
    Perfectdreamingskull Perfectdreamingskull
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015

    Just One Fork In My Road

    Sometimes in the dark of night I lay in bed and wonder how my life would have been changed. I can pinpoint some very significant moments where if I had chosen another path my life would have been something else. I will never know if it would have been for the better but it...
    prncesspain prncesspain
    36-40, F
    Mar 1, 2011

    So much life has passed by.

    ! The whole beauty of it is one can replay and rethink and imagine the outcomes IF the crucial decisions of lifeweren't what actually were taken but the tragic part is nothing can be undone or redone
    XbandoleerX XbandoleerX
    51-55, M
    Feb 19

    I probably wouldn't be this heartbroken

    and so not over him if I just hadn't talked to him from the beginning.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015

    It is in your moments of decision

    that your destiny is shaped. - - Anthony Robbins
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    46-50
    Mar 10, 2015

    I wonder if I never had a stuttering disorder ,

    would I end up actually ordering my own food? talking to people more? would I be more happier? would I actually have a job at this point!? I know I can't just delete my stutter in just a second or that it's my fault I have it..
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19
    16-17, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    I always wonder about it

    but then I think of all the good things that have came out of some of my mistakes
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 8

    I wonder if I hadn't moved in with my ex

    boyfriend how different my life would have been.
    Vampyre76 Vampyre76
    36-40, F
    Dec 13, 2015

    I wonder.. Dwelling on things is my favorite

    game to play. The past, what could have been. I often wish I could make a few changes. Simple things because I feel like maybe, just maybe that's what turned things upside down. Change what's been all wrong back to alright. I often don't sleep at night, contemplating life. Is...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    I am content and happy with

    who I am, but there is always the unavoidable "what if" ? That comes up. The good thing is that the answers are a lot of nothingness.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015

    If I came out to my family 10 years ago,

    would that make a difference to my life? So there's no need to keep things secret even until now. It's tough when you feel like you're lying to your family when they should know the truth. If I didn't stop myself and take that cigarette from him, would that make a difference to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 16, 2015

    What is a decision...

    . Quiet big question yet not hard to answer a decision is what you do and what you don't, in a matter of fact the moment you you do just before you took the decision to do is like another face to the same thing the action yet is different why because a decision is a mental action...
    douaa23 douaa23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    I really really wonder too,

    unfortunatelly answer is ; yes !
    fauxlady fauxlady
    22-25, F
    Sep 24, 2014

    Idk if I'm the only one

    but I wish their was a guide or something tht u get around a certain age that tells you what choices you make in life will take u. Yeah it may take away the fun of discovering it on ur own or seeing where life takes u but not everyone would have to take it.
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    I'm missing him. But it was me

    who let go first. It was a happy relationship. We have this own little world, where it was just me and him who matters. Then reality starts kicking in, my insecurities grow rapidly fast. I started to mind other people say about our relationship, suddenly we are going down and...
    rainbowcoloredmind rainbowcoloredmind
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 10

    I do always wonder what life would have been

    for me if I decided to follow the sheep and make the "right" decisions in life, I guess I'll never know.
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    Then the people who used to be my best friends

    wouldn't already be dead! But I didn't learn and now all my new friends are being threatened and they wake up knowing every day they're near me, more torture for them! I'm so stupid...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 7
    TakeMe6927 TakeMe6927
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    Most of the time I think about all the choices

    I made that I regret, but sometimes there are choices I'm glad I made. When I was younger, I met this guy who had a lot more life experience than I did, and a lot more baggage. I mean, he was driving a veritable U-Haul of history around everywhere he went. He was the first...
    Courier118 Courier118
    36-40, F
    Mar 9

    This is the standard thing going through my mind

    when I can't sleep. It consumes me to the point of not being able to sleep very well.
    oddpodd oddpodd
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 19

    The night I met my husband-to-be I was out

    celebrating my last days in New York City. I planned on moving to California in a few days. A friend hooked me up with a place to stay while I looked for a job. I even quit my job in NY. I already packed and brought a one-way ticket. That night, I was calling it a night heading...
    macabre00 macabre00
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    I wonder how happy I would be

    if I hadn't confessed and slept with my cousin.
    KL30 KL30
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2015
    iamdonaldtrump iamdonaldtrump
    31-35, M
    Feb 19

    Often Wonder

    I often wonder what would be like if I could go back in time and choose the other path when I came to that very critical fork in the road. Would I have been happier if I didn't get married? Would I be more successful and have more money? What would it be like to live alone and...
    howsab howsab
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Jul 14, 2011

    Thinking about switching high schools.

    i am a freshmen. Hardest choice to make in my life.
    puppylove42 puppylove42
    13-15, F
    Mar 7

    I have 2 points t ponder.

    Right out of high school I was hit up by the Marine Corps recruiter. I wasn't 18 yet, and my parents were dead set against me joining the military so they wouldn't sign for me to go in early. By the time I was 18 I had other interests and never went in. I can't help but wonder...
    AngusMacBean AngusMacBean
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    So I'd been talking to this guy

    for a while now met him through a friend he was nice and I really liked him he said he didn't want a relationship just sex and I'm open minded so I was like yeah sure so I went round to his house and we ****** and it was all good or so I thought now a week later he's telling me...
    mellywoo mellywoo
    16-17, F
    Mar 8

    I woke up again to that sight.

    There he was. So unique in his age. I blocked out all the people who tried to tell me the truth about us and just focused on his face. He was so kind it made little wrinkles on his face. I was nineteen and he was forty-five. Then and there it didn't matter. Beyond him, I felt...
    coerietheraven coerietheraven
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    I wonder what it would be like

    if I didn't spend so much time on the internet, like if I didn't use the internet all the time. Without internet friends, what would I be like. Would I love sport, or have a bunch of friends? What if I used my childhood to be outside?
    raraggl raraggl
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    I'm sure we all have thought about this thought

    if we had done things differently. The old would of,could of, should of thoughts that were after thoughts of our failures in life. But I feel we must experience these things to learn from them. I often think of our choices are different paths we walk through and learn from...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 8
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