If you had the chance to go back in time, where would you go and what would you change?
For most of us, life is a maze of constant transformations. We win, we lose, then we lose some more. The things we’ve lost and those we’ve won combine equally to make us the person we are.
If we like who we’ve become, then taking away the pain and suffering we’ve experienced is taking away a large part of who we are. It’s hardship that produces patience. If we’ve never had to wait for something we desperately needed we would never learn how to be patient. We would, therefore, not have the courage to hope for things and dream big dreams. How could we, if we didn’t know that great things happen only after gruelling preparation?
We also know that it’s this hardship-produced patience that cultivates determination. Life is nothing without willpower. Would you take away the grit you now have by changing the bad things that happened to you in your past?
This is a difficult question to answer. Many of us have been through unspeakable hardship, and have experienced terrible pain and suffering in our lives. Of course we would like to go back to wipe all the tears away and heal all the bruises before they were given. If I was able to go back in time and change something of the past, hard as it was, I don’t know if I’d have the courage to delete the hurt away.