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

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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 probably wouldn't be this heartbroken

    and so not over him if I just hadn't talked to him from the beginning.
    IDreamofPeace IDreamofPeace 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Each moment is an opportunity to make different

    decisions. Right now I am very tired. I think I have been doing many things right but I am too tired to do anything at all. It is a true test of living, to accept what I am have done until I am rested. When I wake up I can think again.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 15

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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 22-25, M Sep 25, 2014

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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, 2014

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 25, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    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 1 day ago

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 Nov 29, 2014

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    I think under different circumstances .

    ..if I wasn't so...hmm. I might have been a doctor or an educator.
    AllSeeingiPhone AllSeeingiPhone 26-30, F 4 Responses May 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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    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

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    This a fun one when I was growing up I wanted

    to fly for the army my math wasn't that good I wanted to be a police officer, I've always been drawn to a service life of sorts best I could be is a train guard aka conductor on the plus side I make a shot load more doing this but I always been curious you know
    tornbetween2 tornbetween2 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I really really wonder too,

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

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    then again, it's all cyclical.

    different ****, same day
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 23, 2014

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    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

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    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...
    Lonely90s Lonely90s 22-25, M May 16

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    What if's run my mind all the time.

    I ALWAYS play out scenarios if things were different...
    LostLatina LostLatina 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    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

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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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

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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, 2014

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    It is in your moments of decision

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

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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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    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 22-25, M Sep 24, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I wonder this myself sometimes.

    I know I've made a couple wrong turns in my life but you can't go back and undo them. If only...
    kathrineh kathrineh 46-50, F 2 Responses May 17

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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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    I wonder what life would be like

    if we could truly live in the moment. Accept our mistakes & painful lessons and let go of the past. Envisioning the life we want & shifting our focus to optimise our actions. Suspended in gratitude for the blessings around us right now. And for change & opportunity.
    BreakingBored BreakingBored 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    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.
    xBlueMoonx xBlueMoonx 16-17, F Jan 19

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    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

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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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    If I wouldn't have married my ex.

    I wouldn't have the same children I have now. I wouldn't have moved to our old home. I may not have worked the same jobs I needed to support a family. I may not have lost a home. I probably wouldn't have gone bankrupt. Would I have enjoyed the things I did? Would I live in this...
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 2 Responses May 17

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    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
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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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 12 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    After being rejected (very nicely) by a guy on

    an internet dating site I decided to delete my profile, but couldn't find the delete function so left it til the morning. That next morning I met a man on there, who, three years later, became my husband and best friend. Funny to think that my life now would have been...
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I wonder how happy I would be

    if I hadn't confessed and slept with my cousin.
    CosmicPanda CosmicPanda 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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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