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

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    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...
    cmystique cmystique 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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    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

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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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    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

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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 Aug 25, 2015

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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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    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

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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 4 Responses Feb 15, 2015

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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 5 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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

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    life changing decision= "what are we going to

    do with all this leftover Halloween candy?"
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

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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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    It is in your moments of decision

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

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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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    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 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

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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.
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx 18-21, F Jan 19, 2015

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 25, 2014

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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 1 Response Jan 3, 2015

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 27, 2015

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    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 Jan 10

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    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

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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, 2015

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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 Aug 27, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    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

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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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    TakeMe6927 TakeMe6927 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2015

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