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

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    I Wonder..

    I wonder what my life would be like if I'd followed my childhood dream to become a photographer instead of heeding my sensible mother's advice to become a nurse.  I imagine myself traveling the world, taking spectacular images, seeing other cultures,  awing their...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    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

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    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 13 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    When I Have Trouble Sleeping

    Some nights, when Mr. Sandman won't come knocking at my door, I play the game; Would've Should've Could've. It's not a health game and at times fills my head with doubts, but in the end I have my life infront of me. I tend not to look back because I am not sure if I want to see...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Sep 8, 2011

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    A Better Person

    If I had made a better decision and listened to advice. I would be at home, watching tv infront of the fire, with my children and wife. Not wondering what if... Not existing in a life with a woman I thought was my future. Sure she is pretty and exciting. But with that came the...
    dad1976 dad1976 36-40, M Oct 11, 2012

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    Split Desicion

    When I was not so young ago, I was faced with the prospect of being alone. The being of no value to me I was someone who always had this fear of.abandonments. I have had this since I was wee little man. My friends and family always criticised me for my childish fear. Being an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 7, 2011

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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 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    Take A Path

    Who cares about those ifs ...
    scarecrowe scarecrowe 22-25, M Sep 29, 2010

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    Different Decisions, Different Life ...

    Of course,  I would never want to go back and change anything in my life.  I feel like I am where I am today and I accept that.  BUT, do you ever wonder what if would be like if ....? I am a married woman, have 2 kids, have a good career and make decent money...
    Mellpn Mellpn 31-35, F Feb 29, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Moving

    There is only one time that I really truely wonder about. I was 15, and living in what I considered to be hell- even to this say I still refer to it like that. I was taking my exams and while all that was going on we had to see the guidance teacher to discuss what we wanted to do...
    Tigerlilly25 Tigerlilly25 26-30, F Dec 8, 2011

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    Guess The Choice Would Have Been

    th stay in Japan the 3 days we still had on R&R and not take the rush jobs that came up then we would have been with each other the day i was reportrd killed in action and she would have been with me and no back in indian count to be killed by a bomb blast then mayber we would...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 2 Responses May 5, 2011

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    Sometimes

    Sometimes,I wonder,What things could have been,Had I taken a different turn,Played differently,Perhaps I'll never know,All I know,This time,For a change,Things have worked out.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 4, 2012

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I do honestly wonder I would never do it but I wonder how things would change How my friends would move on How my family would cope Who would come to the funeral Just stupid...
    nailwire nailwire 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    So I'm not one who usually shares personal info, but I feel I can somewhat share here. II'm curiously peaked at what it's like to be pregnant. So my boyfriend and I have been...
    Toodlez Toodlez 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 8

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    I watched a movie about something like this. The whole premise of it is that the kid says on camera that he is going to kill himself and gets the reactions from his parents and...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I am curious about this topic also it sort of is intriguing to me, and secretly tempting. If anyone female, or even transgender could talk about how their life is and the changes...
    strivexwulf strivexwulf 18-21, T 4 days ago

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    I constantly think about this.. I've been so close to this point but I stopped myself every time. I always think as to how it would impact others if I wasn't here. I just don't...
    Dcerv Dcerv 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    What would u think.... ? Nobody would care if I was gone any ways
    Laurenlovesyou1000 Laurenlovesyou1000 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 25

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    I don't hate my life, don't have much to complain about, and always have something to smile about, but from stories I have heard and from my own experiences Life seems to make us...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I am in love with 2 men! My husband of 6 years and an ex from 2008! I feel so **** as me and my husband have broken up as I've admitted I still have feelings for my ex but he is in...
    FionaP22 FionaP22 22-25 2 Responses Jul 21

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    to have a lasting connection with another human being.
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Hi everyone, Right now, it's raining in Sydney... This is a 17 year old sitting at his desk after a pretty bad day. What is the point of me saying this? I don't know...but I...
    jpark121 jpark121 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    I try to stay positive and not get down on things, but I really do wonder what my purpose here is, being born with the disabilities that I was, I try to understand why, whats the...
    wheelchairwonder wheelchairwonder 31-35, F 23 mins ago

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    ...I was raised in a non-religious home, if my parents stressed education instead of religion and if I was encouraged to go to a university at 18 rather than deciding to go to...
    Whodathunkit78 Whodathunkit78 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When people look at me I wonder if they see things all the same as each other or differently. I'm "Anny" to my friends (2) who accept my really big and obvious problems. I like...
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have always wondered what the point of life is. To exist by conjoined atoms surrounded by negatively charged electrons. Despite centuries of reflection and 6 billion people alive...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    what if i had done something differently...my life would not be so dull. I wouldn't have lost my love. My tears would not be my friends. What if..
    jayatri17 jayatri17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I can't stop my addiction to drugs and my family and girlfriend are completely clueless to it I feel like a different person I'm leading a double life and I can't seem to figure...
    johnadam182 johnadam182 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 26

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    What if there were no labels? No straight? No gay? No lesbian? No transgender? Etc. What if we were all just people. What if we were all just bodies, built differently. Like cars...
    TommieLee TommieLee 22-25 6 days ago

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    I wonder what depression is? I don't know actually what is depression? or why how it happens to a person? for they are unhappy in life? for they are having hard time in life? what...
    satyr1007 satyr1007 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Everyday, we fall. Sometimes it is because we jump, or we slip. Or it because we are pushed, perhaps taken by desire and lust and passion. Maybe we're alone and maybe we are not...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M Aug 6

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    I don't even know. No one gives half a piece of crap about me in my daily life. I just walk around like a ghost, going completely unnoticed. I could be at the top of the class and...
    MiniMiku MiniMiku 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I look in the mirror, I see a young African American girl, with glasses and fancy hair. That always like to dress up and look nice, because she refuses to show the world...
    aviodthisnoid aviodthisnoid 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    It's getting a bit too hard. The situation in school's just going down the drain and so is the situation at home. At school, my 'friends' are trying to make a fool out of me in...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I often wonder what if my mom didn't pas away. Where would I be, what would I be doing.
    Brittany8193 Brittany8193 18-21 1 Response Aug 7

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    I have no reason to live. I've tried everything to get over my depression and anxiety but nothing is working. everyone is giving up on me. I have nobody. I have no life. I sleep...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I wonder what people really see.. When I look in the mirror I see nothing special but I can't help but wonder what other people see in me. I wonder if a stranger looks at me and...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I often wonder what my friends day is like... yeah some say they went to work or cleaned house or just sat around doing nothing. But that's not what I really mean. How did you...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    That's like a question I always ask myself. Except my family, I really wonder if I would miss anyone if I die.
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a fairly positive person when it comes to letting my friends be themselves, but lately...I wonder what the hell is wrong with them. I am an open person but it seems like they...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I am an international student doing a PhD at Sheffield uni, I used to spend long hours at university as was doing a very demanding course, I now have more free time and would like...
    mdoo mdoo 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    So today,while I was peeling a banana I wondered... What the hack is this banana doing here? What am I doing here? Most of people are very miserable and displeased...Make some...
    lanamills lanamills 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    When people look at me I wonder what they really see? Do they see the real me or who I want them to see? Do they see the sweet innocent girl or the stuck up two faced *****. Do you...
    Robin1226 Robin1226 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    When you look at me, what do you see? What stereotype would you put me under?
    KaylaJackie KaylaJackie 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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