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A Chance to go Back in Time

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.

Would you?


Tana said...

OK. I would go way back. I'd love to meet Jesus and listen in on a few sermon's from the Master himself! Wouldn't that be great?

Loree said...

I agree. I am sure I would be tempted to change a few things but then I suppose I would not be the person I am today if I did that.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Thanks for the feedback Loree and T.Anne

Jeff King said...

I have no need to change anything in my past, since it has been fun and rewarding to live.

But I would like to go back and change the Holocaust. Somehow save all the lives of those innocent people, from that horrible fate.
Maybe stop us (USA) from dropping the atom bomb. Don’t know how I would do it but I would like to have found a better way to end the war then incinerating hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of people, men, women and children.... I could go on but you get me drift. That’s just my two cents.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Jeff, I'm sure we would all want to change the awful things that happened to our fellow men/women in the past. What I wanted to concentrate upon, was the idea of changing things in our own lives (past).

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Great post and great question, Anne! I think I would go back and change a few things even though those hardships might shape who I am today.

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Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Welcome to my blog Victoria.

Glynis Peters said...

I would leave home at a much earlier age(16 not 18), and learn to stand up for myself.


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