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If you could have a do over in life - what would it be?

  1. lannm profile image60
    lannmposted 5 years ago

    If you could have a do over in life - what would it be?

  2. Catministrator profile image60
    Catministratorposted 5 years ago

    Lannm,

    Personally, it's a tricky question! There a lot of moments I look back on and wind up regretting or feeling embarrassed or ashamed of in my life - but when it comes right down to it, I'm not sure if I'd want to do any of them over again for a different outcome.

    My mistakes made me who I am today; each one a learning experience to use for later successes. If I went and changed them, would I have learned those important lessons and become a better person for them? I don't know - but I know I wouldn't want to give me up for some other me that could have been.

    1. lannm profile image60
      lannmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cat - you are right it is a tricky question and believe it or not when I have asked this in the past more often than not people seem to want to change their past. I believe like Tom and yourself that my past has made me who I am and molding me for my

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image62
    Tusitala Tomposted 5 years ago

    In retrospect, I don't think I'd change a thing.  Like so many who make it into their seventies I can look back on a full life.  Like most, I've had my moments of 'agony and ectasy,' my boredom and fascination with what has been going on.   I like to think all of it has made me grow inside as a human being.  Without the harshness of some lessons I would not have learned many of the things I know now.

    I've long believed that we come into this world of 'relativity' in order to experience.  That experience covers a wide spectrum.   We have our dreams, our desires, our likes and dislikes.   We compare all the time what we think or feel we'd like with what we've got and try to change the outside world, generally to realize later in life that the world outside changes (in the way we interpret it) only when we change inside.   And certainly this is not the sort of insight I'd have had at twenty, or thirty.

    No, I've had - and am still having - a full and interesting life and, to reiterate, I wouldn't change a thing.

    1. lannm profile image60
      lannmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow... so refreshing to actually hear from someone that is truly happy with where they are and where they are going... Thank you so much for sharing smile

  4. Civil War Bob profile image61
    Civil War Bobposted 5 years ago

    I would NOT tell my Mom to throw away my comics and baseball/football card collections.

 
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