If you could, would you even want to . . .?

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image84
    Faith Reaperposted 11 years ago

    If you could, would you even want to . . .?

    If you could go back to being young, let's say, starting in your teens, would you really even want to do so?  I know each of us would love to have an opportunity to do some things a little differently, or not at all, but if one did go back, one would just make new mistakes, so what I am really asking is, would you want to even live your younger years over in this day and time?

  2. Stina Caxe profile image80
    Stina Caxeposted 11 years ago

    Sometimes I feel tempted to dream of what it would be like to go back.  There are many reasons I would love to be able to do it.  But then I consider what I love most in my life now, my two babies and my amazing boyfriend... all three are a result of the life I have lived in the past 5 years, not when I was a teenager.  So I guess that although going back might help me solve some problems, it also might make me miss the chance at having the three most important people in my life.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much, Stina Caxe, for the really awesome answer!

  3. Rosemay50 profile image59
    Rosemay50posted 11 years ago

    Sometimes I wish I could turn the clock back and do things over again differently. But what is done is done and gone and if I could change things so much of what I have today would simply not exist. I cannot imagine a different life without my children and grandchildren or not to have had the experiences that I have had. The course of my life would have changed and I would probably never have come to new Zealand and never met my true soulmate.
    So the answer is 'No' I would not go back and I certainly wouldn't want to be a teenager of today, there is far too much pressure on them.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Rosemary!  Really great answer here.  Me too, I would not want to relive those years for anything nowadays, and plus have to go through all the pain of the new mistakes.

  4. JaymoChronicles profile image59
    JaymoChroniclesposted 11 years ago

    In some ways I wish I could go back... To not having to care about any of the trivival elements which I do now. Damn... Just thinking about Pokemon on the gameboy makes me want to return. (Yeah... I did play Pokemon in my teen years...) You say that, most people have things they would have done differently, but by doing it things differently, you would have never become the exact person you are in this moment in time. Running the risk of arrogance, but I am happy with how I am at the moment. Maybe, them things i look back on and wish i would have done differently were just learning curves to create the person I am today. So no, in all honesty, I think I would prefer not to re-live it, as the person I might have become may not be someone who I want to be... Maybe I'm getting too into this, but I like exploring idea's.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi JaymoChronicles, thanks for answering.  Yes, we are who we are today by going through all the trials of our lifetime and learning and growing from all of the mistakes.  Great answer.

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    Larry Wallposted 11 years ago

    I have absolutely no desire to relive my teenage years and if the issues I had to deal with then were added to the issues of today, I am not sure I can handle it. Peer pressure and bullying are worse today than when I was a teen (I am almost 62). I will let the past stay in the past and hope that my memory filters out the tough days and allows me to remember the good times.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Larry,
      Exactly!!!  Me too!  Thanks for the great answer.

  6. Acharya Shubhendu profile image60
    Acharya Shubhenduposted 11 years ago

    It will be very enjoyable to live my younger years in this day and time, but perhaps it will be very difficult because the simplicity of those days is not seen in the persons of this time.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Acharya,  you're the first.  Yes, those times back then were a lot different and I think the nowadays young people missed out.

  7. Sparklea profile image60
    Sparkleaposted 11 years ago

    Faith, things are so different today than they were when I was growing up.
    I see 4 year old kids singing at the White House (Jackie Evancho)...who was a singer on a reality show, who sang in front of THOUSANDS on a stage with not one bit of nervousness.  I can't even imagine being that confident at that age.  I can't even remember what I was doing at age 4!

    I do remember I was so shy and terrified to go to kindergarten, at age 5...now youngsters that age are in Hollywood, auditioning for reality shows and are famous celebrities! 

    I would never go back to my teens.  I did not accept Christ until around age 19, NEVER knew about salvation until then.  IF I had, I would have behaved much differently.

    My twin and I lost our adoptive mother (grandmother on our father's side) on our 16th birthday, so of course one cannot go back to that day, ever.  I reacted so negatively - even though I attended a Presbyterian church, I STILL knew nothing about salvation. 

    I never drank, did drugs nor was I promiscuous.  I was just plain miserable to be around, with very low self-esteem.  I lost alot of friends, and my boyfriend broke up with me because he could not stand my tantrums and self-centeredness. 

    I believe IF I had gotten saved at an early age, and if I had a relationship with Jesus Christ, I would have had Him to turn to, and my life would certainly have been more peaceful.  Perhaps I would have reached out to others going through similar circumstances, been compassionate and loving, who knows?  Instead, all I worried about was what people thought of me, me, me!  Talk about an "I-LAND" existence, and that's all I was doing, EXISTING.

    Life was much kinder to me in college, because I had accepted Christ by that time.  I still had alot of flaws, and I still made mistakes, but with one difference.  I took my Bible with me to college, and I read the Psalms every day, and ALWAYS asked God for forgiveness, and guidance. 

    Faith, I don't know how people who have no God to turn to do it.  But that is just my opinion.  All that I am today, I owe to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Thanks for a great question, Blessings, Sparklea smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, Sparklea, thanks for sharing!!! What an awesome testiony, and I would not want to go back either.  I owe it all to Him, as well, my lovely sister in Christ!  God bless.

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      Larry Wallposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sparklea--That answer really sparkled and said a whole lot in a relatively short space about the importance of having God in your life. Great work.
      Faith, this was a very interesting question..

    3. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Larry!

  8. wetnosedogs profile image60
    wetnosedogsposted 11 years ago

    No, I wouldn't want to go back.(If I did go back, it'd have to be the same time, not the now time.) I probably should want to go back and correct all the stuff I did wrong. Since I can't, well, let me be strong enough to live out the rest of my life trying to be a decent person.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Wetnose, thanks for the great answer.  I wouldn't want to go back to this time being young either.  What we went through is how we became the person we are today.  Don't change my friend!  Hugs.

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    Moeskyposted 11 years ago

    I often wonder how I (and my life) would have turned out if I'd taken different routes or made different decisions. But the decisions I made were the right ones at the time, so I probably wouldn't do anything different if I did go back, which means nothing could be changed.
    However, I like who I am now, and where I am, and how my life is, and I love my son - everything is the result of my past journey, so no - I wouldn't go back... much more fun to go forward and see where the adventure leads me.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Moesky, yes, it is much more fun going forward.  I know, I wouldn't want to give my up children or grandchildren for nothing!

  10. Stachart profile image60
    Stachartposted 11 years ago

    No, the past is the past and must stay as it is! I prefer to be focus to avoid such mistakes i made in my past instead of thinking about deleting them! I learn and i move forward, it's the fact!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Stachart, great answer!  Yes, hopefully we all learned from our past, and I wouldn't want to make new and different mistakes all over again.

  11. Maggie Bennett profile image60
    Maggie Bennettposted 11 years ago

    Of course I would.  It would mean I can add those years to my current life. I can't live beyond a certain age.  So if some thing would allow me to go back in time I would, as I would regain years to my life.  Making mistakes would be the last thing I would be thinking about,  I'd be too busy being reborn.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Maggie, I believe you are the first one to say you would want to go back.  You are right, we shouldn't be afraid to make new mistakes, as we will with the rest of this life too.  Thanks for the different perspective!

  12. JimTxMiller profile image76
    JimTxMillerposted 11 years ago

    Not just no but HECK NO! That's like going to Jail without passing GO! and not collecting $200!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      LOL JimTxMiller, You said it!

  13. Little Grandmommy profile image60
    Little Grandmommyposted 11 years ago

    Oh, no!  And have to relearn all those lessons I learned again?  Not on your life!  I love the age I am now.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Little Grandmommy, Me too!  Love your hub name!  Thanks for answering.

  14. phillippeengel profile image83
    phillippeengelposted 11 years ago

    I enjoy being young. It was the time when I was blooming, robust and flourishing. My skin was as smooth as silk, and my organs were all functioning well. But if I could regenerate, would people think that I am a witch?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi phillippeengel,  thanks for the interesting answer!


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