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  1. Just Ask Susan profile image91
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 years ago

    If you could go back in time and change anything about your life what would it be?

  2. Merlin Fraser profile image76
    Merlin Fraserposted 7 years ago

    Life is full of choices and decisions some we will get right while we will make a complete Horlicks of others.

    However I am glad we cannot simply jump backwards and forwards to amend what we may or may not have said or done. For to do so would mean entering the unimaginable and confusing world of 'Cause and Effect' where a decision you make or don’t as the case maybe links into the world of everyone around you.

    Say for the sake of argument, one day while driving your car you accidently knock down and kill someone.  Undoubtedly you may wish you could go back and maybe stay at home that day therefore the accident couldn’t happen.  Now you have effected two lives, what if the person whose life you have not ended prematurely goes on to become the next Adolf Hitler....!

    I agree it’s wonderful to play mental ‘What If’ games and I suppose like thousands of others there are things in my life I wish could have been different.  My father made a decision that screwed up my entire education... Not his fault, he thought at the time he was doing the best for his family and yes his decision had many other positive effects upon us.   I often ponder ‘What If !’ 

    But there again if we had stayed where we were my life would not have taken the wonderful course it did and all the wonderful people I met and admire would still be strangers.   

    I think your question enters the realm of 'Be careful what you wish for....'

  3. bogerk profile image67
    bogerkposted 7 years ago

    I would go back and write for my college newspaper instead of spending so much time at my part-time job.

  4. cookibuq profile image57
    cookibuqposted 7 years ago

    Merlin's answer is very meaningful (voted up!) but for someone as simple as me, I wish I could've tried out my pen before writing because it was cracked and the ink leaked all over the page...

  5. lindajot profile image69
    lindajotposted 7 years ago

    I would spend less time worrying about things I should've done differently.  I've recently found out that I've let something bother me for over 25 years, and the situation I felt bad about hadn't had one lick of impact on the other person.  They were fine and good, and honestly hadn't spent a moment thinking on the issue.

  6. LorraineRice profile image62
    LorraineRiceposted 7 years ago

    I would have told my Mam I loved her on the day she was dying, as she was obviously in so much pain,think it might have helped her a bit.

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    Antoine Van Hoveposted 7 years ago

    I sincerely wouldn't change anything.
    Because it is my deep and strong belief that all has happened for my greater good, and that my life was the path I had to follow to learn my lessons and become who I am today.
    try to be open to life, in the here and now. It is the only thing we have. Except for all of eternity and space, which the Devine, which I call ALL-THAT-IS gives us with all its love, to enable us, and itself to have this experience.
    Be greatfull for that wonder, open up, and all be fine!

  8. profile image52
    Zola_Marposted 7 years ago

    I would not change anything. Where I am is where I am supposed to be. Everything in the past happened just as it was meant to happen. It wasn't good or bad; it just was. I will work on my present goals to expand my future.

  9. Ruchira profile image67
    Ruchiraposted 7 years ago

    I don't think I would like to change anything since, whatever happens, it happens for a reason. Now we could blame it on our Destiny or Karma.
    The omens in my life directed me to make such choices what I am today...

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    neeraj.agrawlposted 7 years ago

    yes if i could go back in time i would have changed my habits of working hard so that i can work better.

  11. she_online83 profile image80
    she_online83posted 7 years ago

    I would not change anything about my past. I believe that who I am right now is because of my past. If I did mistake before, I learned from it which makes me a better person today.

  12. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
    schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

    I would have been more aware and street smart as to better enjoy what life had to offer...

  13. Ashantina profile image61
    Ashantinaposted 7 years ago

    First boyfriend. Would not have gone there...

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    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 7 years ago

    Not a thing. On August 1, 1982 A.D. a Sunday morning GOD shown me in a vision the other side of death. I have become the person that I am now from everything that have occur in my life and I have grown and produce LOVE PEACE FREE which GOD revealed to me on November 2, 2009 A.D. and have gone around the world through hubpages and google adsense since June 3, 2010 A.D. Thank you. Go in peace.

  15. tyronecomania profile image56
    tyronecomaniaposted 7 years ago

    is i would go back in time and change anything about my life,i won't change anything because all of the past experiences that i have encountered be it miserable or horrible has helped me to become more mature,responsible and strong man whom i will owe from my past life.and i think if there's something difficulties which i have encountered,that is part of our existence and learning from those mistakes is a remarkable moment that i have had in my entire livin.

  16. noturningback profile image75
    noturningbackposted 7 years ago

    Going back in time, sounds to me like living in the past.

    I suppose that is how so many of us beat ourselves up over things we can't change. We can't change the past anymore than we can keep ourselves from physical death in the future.

    The only thing we can do is to be careful of what we do in this present time, remembering past mistakes and trying to avoid committing them again. We need to be thankful for who we are, instead of ungrateful for who we are not. IMHO.

 
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