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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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    Life in general will not change.

    But your path may change little or big. For better or for worse.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 25

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    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 1 Response Nov 29

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    I wonder how life would have been had I made a

    decision on choosing my current man as opposed to the one I chose.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Sep 25

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    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 46-50, M Sep 24

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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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    Would I be any kinder?

    Would I be more open? Would I have a better job? Would I be lonely and broken hearted? Would I have more friends? These are few of the things that could be affected by bad decisions I have made in my life.
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Sep 24

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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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    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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    Ive been thinking a lot

    if I made a good decision to leave my current country and moved to different country. Many people who I care would mostly say why moved there? When they all moved here for the higher money and I moved for lower earnnings. I just said whats all the worth of having good money when...
    swisspinay30 swisspinay30 26-30, F Sep 24

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    Take A Path

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

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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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    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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    I really really wonder too,

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

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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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    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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    I was going to be a model

    when I was 16 but I had terrible anxiety issues and had a problem with change. My parents weren't involved at all and I felt scared and alone. I was put in a loft of some kind with other girls around my age I was scared to death and didn't know anyone around me I wanted some...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Think about it all you want.

    But know that you can't undo the past and even if that special person were to come back to you. Chances are they wouldn't now be the person they were then.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 25

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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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    What if I never let my mother hit me?

    What if I stood up for myself? Would I not be afraid of the world anymore?
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25

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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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    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

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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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    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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    If i do such bad behavior .

    ... Well people in my surroundings think im such a ***** and will see me no future. But if i am such a good girl like go to school , house and innocent! Then hehe people will praise me , reapectful by people and love me more!!!
    mizchenee mizchenee 18-21, F Sep 25

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 25

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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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    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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    then again, it's all cyclical.

    different ****, same day
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23

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    I don't think anyone would be too upset. I mean, everyone around me is constantly telling me I'm not good enough, so maybe they'd like it more if I were dead...
    pxthetic pxthetic 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I would cry like a lil bishh (¥o¥)
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I sometimes wonder if I would loose my love for life or my spirit when I finally become an adult? I sometimes wonder if life would be better or worse. I wonder if I would ever find...
    Zineq Zineq 16-17, F a week ago

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    I often wonder what if I never existed? Whose life would I have changed for the better? Whose life did I save? Whose life did I condemn? If I had never existed would anything be...
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I sometimes wonder what my life would have been like if I wasn't diagnosed with cancer. If I could still walk and do things normal teens do.
    tiaa26 tiaa26 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I wonder what would have happened had I pursued skateboarding more
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Nov 27

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    Maybe this isn't a place to write about trauma -- to ask questions...to search for hope, healing, forgiveness. But maybe it is -- maybe by just sharing this one story tonight I...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Just gonna stand there and watch me burn But that's alright because I like the way it hurts Just gonna stand there and hear me cry But that's alright because I love the way you lie...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    1) How big is your bed? Both are singles. 2) What colour are your bedsheets? At my mum's my sheet is white, but my duvet cover is floral. At my dad's my sheet is pink and my...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    1) How big is your bed? I have two..King size and a double. 2) What colour are your bedsheets? normally blue. 3) What was the last thing you were doing in/on your bed? knocked...
    acomoclite acomoclite 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    A good number of people understand that the foremost difficult part of their fitness plan is sticking with it. Usually we tend to drift from plan to program, becoming passionately...
    edward324 edward324 22-25, M Dec 4

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    I wonder if you would notice if I disappeared.... would you even care? Would you try to contact me to see if I was okay? Would you even notice? guess not...
    imgivingupnow imgivingupnow 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I would love to have a cross dresser pen pal, I think it would be wonderful to talk to someone like that:) if a crossdresser would like to have a non cd pen pal please pm me.
    Batman328 Batman328 18-21, M Dec 2

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    sometime I wonder how others see me and what I look like to them
    cookieeeee cookieeeee 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    i sometimes wonder whats wrong with me these days like seriously running around the house shirtless throwing food in the air.....i am a dork ig
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M Dec 7

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    I wonder what people really see What I see. Are we seeing the same color? Same shape? Texture? formatting into object, meaning, definition... I believe not because we have define...
    562alex 562alex 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You know, I keep seeing this same Victoria Secrets ad on the right hand side of my screen on EP and I wish I had someone like that for me in life. Now, before we get all kinds of...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    life at the moment has its special moments like dining out with family going to the cinema swimming and the theater . These are the times which will stay in my heart as happy...
    scoobie2412 scoobie2412 41-45, F 1 day ago

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