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.
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
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.
I would NOT tell my Mom to throw away my comics and baseball/football card collections.
by words cocktail8 years ago
Well, not just WHAT, you can also say, WHY would that be 'the ONE thing' you could change about your past? It may be an incident, a behaviour, an attitude, a day or a night..simply anything!
by sneakorocksolid6 years ago
Knowing what you know now where would you have placed more emphasis and where would you have placed less?
by SilentReed6 years ago
If you can go back in time,what is the one thing you would like to change in your life?
by Michael Ward4 years ago
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by Rafini8 years ago
I say having an organized mind, people who know me say being overly critical
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