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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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    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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    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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    Take A Path

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been thinking about it. I mean I have kissed other girls but I never felt anything. Probably because we were just doing a dare at the time. I am curious to see what it would...
    thoughtfulgirl thoughtfulgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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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...
    SabrinaRavenCroft SabrinaRavenCroft 18-21, T Aug 16

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    i wonder how would it be to kill myself with white oleander
    andrada26 andrada26 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    Probably fold under the pressure and ask Woodstock to shoot him, as snoopy likes his peace and quiet, a very chilled out little dude...
    Fasilly Fasilly 41-45 Aug 27

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    I don't care what people think i will be dead. I am so done this society is garbage and i don't belong anywhere let society have there drugs i am done i don't belong **** everyone...
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Pass a law saying that on a rainy day people should enjoy a mug of root beer.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 27

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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 Aug 20

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    I want to kill myself. Whenever someone asks what I want to do with my life I say that I want to be a veterinarian. I get excited because ideally, it's what I would like to do. But...
    Thehorrid Thehorrid 18-21, F 1 Response a week 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 Aug 17

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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 Aug 14

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    I'm a 24 year old single girl. I just recently moved to Phoenix a couple of months ago. I was living in Rapid City, South Dakota, and I moved because it was difficult to meet...
    julyjewel78 julyjewel78 22-25, F Aug 25

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    I really have no idea what to do in my life now. It feels like i have no destiny in life. A little background of myself is that im the youngest child in my family. I have 3 sisters...
    iambacknow iambacknow 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Aug 14

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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 1 Response Aug 16

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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 3 Responses Aug 20

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    All the good I do is over looked and ignored, the little bad I do is like hell just rose and kicked my ***. I'm a disappointment to my family, the black sheep and I wonder if...
    constantfuckup constantfuckup 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    The night comes...the day ends..time to reflect..time to think over and over...and ask yourself...what's there more to life? Seems like time passes by...you try hard..you live..you...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    "O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us" Possibly the only good thing Robert Burns ever wrote, apart from Auld Lang Syne. Seeing not just myself...
    Wonderfulduckling94 Wonderfulduckling94 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    " I see it as passionate and dominant.. a controlling man who found a love who would love him no matter what and no matter how difficult it was to know him....a love that is...
    NonchalantEros NonchalantEros 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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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 1 Response Aug 17

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    I also wonder what people think when they see me. What do you think?
    ollie27 ollie27 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I would like someone 13-15 talk to me about this idk I'm just insecure
    shibaunu shibaunu 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I always wonder if people see colours the same way i do? Like if what i see as green, is what purple looks like to them? If you get me?
    James5946 James5946 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 23

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    1) I seen my dad kill a scorpion when I was a kid. Can't remember its size but I do recall it's black. Nasty, it was. 2) I have attended a dinosaur exhibit before. It was so cool...
    Iancharles Iancharles 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    i wonder what people see in me, wat i look like to my self is a girl who is not pretty, has thick horrable tangled hair, and fat but people look at me and say im pretty im not sure...
    TheColorfulDino TheColorfulDino 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    In the past I used to have a really good set of people/social skills so much so that I was popular in primary school. I had a best friend then after a year at the same school they...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I wonder what people really see when they look at me. Do they see a depressed person just walking by. Do they see a monster in a hoodie, avoiding eye contact at any cost. Do they...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I see no point in living because I am short. Wait! this is not the usual rant about social discrimination towards short folk! I think that everyone's entitled to his/her...
    10ky 10ky 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Life is great. Everybody loves to be around me. I'm more independent than ever imagined. I know I have a great head on my shoulders. They say life is like a roller coaster, but I...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Aug 14

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    In times of need the ep community have answered and helped, through this I have made some fab friends. I hope I have been able to return the favour. I'm not saying this to win...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F Aug 14

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    I wonder what people really see when they look at me. Do they see my beautiful smile that holds all my insecurities. Maybe they see my fear held deep with in my eyes. Can they see...
    SusieBlu SusieBlu 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    I went from a young man to a femme sissy to a full blown almost woman. I dress accordingly and carry out my everyday duties as a women but life would be so much better if I didn't...
    CdKimmi CdKimmi 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    (Updated)This a new and updated addition of my “Read this before you add me to your circles, I suppose I wasn’t too satisfied with the other one)Ahem, well to begin...
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 5 Responses