10 Stories of People Who Self-Sabotaged Their Lives

We believe that everything is destined. Anything that is supposed to happen is going to happen eventually. But sometimes, we dig our own graves. We willingly choose the paths that we know will lead to destruction. Here are the stories of 10 people who sabotaged their lives.

An Overlooked Opportunity

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Losing an opportunity can be your greatest regret later. A commenter shares the heartbreaking story of his uncle. He was such a striking basketball player that the Oakland A's called him for a tryout. But he missed the tryout to go out with the girl he loved. She also ditched him later. Then, he spent his whole life working in a restaurant. Became a drug addict. Got divorced and eventually died single in his trailer.

Addiction Kills

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A user tells about his best friend who retired as a Captain from a Fire Department. Everything was going great in his life until he started doing meth. His real downfall began when he switched to heroin. He lost everything. With time, his addiction worsened. Then, one day, he was found dead in his parents' house due to a heroin overdose.

Company Matters

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No matter how good you are, if surrounded by the wrong people, you will also go on the wrong track. Someone writes that his friend belonged to a sober and well-reputed family. Unfortunately, he got stuck in bad company in his high school. He started getting involved in horrible drugs and was indebted to a drug gang. He went bankrupt. The gang set his house on fire. His family left him. Now, he is living a miserable life. 

A Stupid Act

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Sometimes, our stupid acts can lead to severe consequences. A contributor recounts the stupidity of his friend's daughter. She was 18 and apparently disliked any of her teachers. Therefore, she called in bomb threats to her school. She got caught and was found guilty.

Her stupidity caused her to get a three-month sentence.  

A Lifelong Punishment

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Somebody shares that he and his friend went to the same school and office. But suddenly, his friend left his wife and got involved in illicit activities. He was imprisoned many times. But the biggest disaster was when, one day, he returned home drunk and murdered his ailing father. He is now sentenced to 25 years.

A Spoiled Brat

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It is truly said, “Wealth clouds wisdom.” A person adds that in their neighboring town, a young brat from a well-off family was having a party. He pulled out a gun to show it off and pointed it towards his friend. Suddenly, a bullet came out and pierced his friend's chest. Now, he is facing the consequences of his unthoughtful act.

Party Became Punishment

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A commenter shares the incident of his friend, who was a party animal. He says that he used to show up at all the parties, get drunk and drift around. One night, at a party, he asked two girls to come to drift with him. He was drunk. He drove unconsciously and rolled the car. Both the girls died, but he was saved. He was sentenced to 40+ years for manslaughter. 

Chose Thorns Over Flowers

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Sometimes, destiny is in our favor, but we make poor choices. A respondent remarks their friend is silly. They say she has an affluent background. She has traveled the world and has lived a luxurious life, but now she is ruining her life. She chooses to spend all her money on drugs. Destiny gave her flowers, but she chose thorns for herself.  

An Eccentric

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Jolly vibes and good nature make life worth living. A person thinks their father is self-sabotaging his life by being a narcissist. He always thinks negative and shows toxic behavior. He is a ‘know-it-all” person who masters everything. The user adds that his father never focused on his mental health. If he had, then he could have lived a much more pleasant and joyful life instead.

Waiting for Death

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There is surely no bigger blessing than health. Someone recalls the story of one of his college mates who was driving drunk. He had a severe accident and stayed in a coma for six weeks. He is now living with permanent brain damage, unable to work and roam around. Hardly walks and lives an awful life.

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