Life can be boiled down to a long, sometimes interesting, series of choices. What we decide to eat for breakfast, wear for the day, listen to on the way to work, and who we talk to first thing can dictate everything else that happens. Sometimes, the effects are minimal, almost invisible to our day. Other times, the effects ripple out, leaving a trace in your mind you'll follow back to this newly established idea you'll never forget: Don't do this again. Ever.

These are those stories.


Reddit user, u/Yourmomhomo, wanted to hear about:

[SERIOUS] What's something you will never EVER do again?

Pizza...French Fries...Pizza...French Fries...Pizza...

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Go skiing without knowing how to stop

ImThePara

I think you are underestimating yourself. You know how to stop. Now stopping safely.......

JFLRyan

Who Would Ever Want To-Oh, You. You Would.

Probably sky diving. It was a lot of fun and an extreme experience for sure but once was enough!

_STY

Same here. It was incredible and looking back I'm glad I can say I did it. But mistakes were made, namely not being able to get a breath in throughout the freefall (some sort of weird reflex) meaning my heart was racing but I wasn't getting any air in. Almost blacked out

modfather84

I Mean, Yeah. That Checks Out.

Chop a habenero pepper and then scratch my junk

smutpeddlers_fck12

Ugh I did the same thing but to my eye. Never making that mistake again.

zarchar-walrus

On the plus side, Hell has no horrors for you now.

weirdinchicago

Ease Back Out

Cold turkey antidepressants!

I didn't cold turkey all the way but when I cut it down to half my original dose I said f-ck it and went all the way down. I could hear my eyes moving in my head for a week, couldn't stand for more than 2 minutes straight, and I had to change shirts every two hours because I sweat so much. Discontinuation syndrome is no f-cking joke, literally the worst week of my life

longlivedodos934

It's Alive. IT'S ALIVE.

Ride on an elephant. That sh-t is just wrong.

Dunno why I thought I should do it.

ambivalent_username

I totally get this. I rode an elephant just once, at the state fair many moons ago. As soon as i got on i could sense the vast intelligence and vast grief of this enslaved being.

theory_until

Seems Like It Was Doing Its Job

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Jump a fence with spikes.

It was not worth it, pulling my leg of the fence and getting stitches.

ThatWeirdKidInClass

That Is Certainly A Comparison

Meth.

I used it once when I was 19, and coming down from it was the worst thing I've ever felt. And I've been hit by a car, I've almost died twice... none of it compared.

MyNewPrisonIsShame38

Treat Others The Way You Want

Be mean to people for the fun of it.

I was a very bad kid and now I regret every second of it.

Golden rule is the way to go.

i_like_sp1ce

Keep That Confidence

Tell myself that I'm not good enough for someone

___lifeisweird_

Some People Will Never Be Fixed

Attempt to fix a toxic relationship

m1sterbaw1z

Too relatable. Lesson f-cking learned.

Jennarated_Anomaly

Till Death, Or Irreconcilable Differences, Do Us Part

Get married.

Note: I'm married now, second wife. If something were to happen, there wouldn't be a third.

WippitGuud

Currently separated with my first husband and I can't imagine wanting to get married again.. Must have been someone special for you to do it a second time.

Revolutionary_Net_89

You Can Get It!

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Stay in a relationship just to be validated that someone wants me.

I want me. I rock on my own, guys :)

00smackshack00

Yes you do :)

I can relate, not sure if that helps. Rode the ship to the bottom because I didn't think anyone else would.

Cavitat

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