Question of the Day – No. 250

If given a chance to change a moment from your past, would you? And what?

proposed by theCommonGirl

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  1. Iโ€™ve thought countless times of what to change…be more serious anout schooling or my art or skating…but without those choices I likely wouldnโ€™t be in the great place I am now.

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  2. absolutely, since choice is nil and end predictive. i’d skip over trauma, heartache, and pain and head straight to
    bird status. in other words, the moment changed would be that at conception, wherein it would be rewritten that my soul had repaid all karma, having no need to return to this realm in ‘human’ form; yet onward we go, in constant changing of the guard(ed) heart, flowing with the seasons and holding tight to the lamp of love till meeting expiry date.

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  3. Yes, if I had the chance I would go back in time and say goodbye to my dad as I didn’t get the chance to before he died. This regret haunts me everyday since his death and I wish I could change that and the fact that I did not spend much time with him at the end of his life. For the rest, I agree with people above, the past, the experiences and even the mistakes, awkward moments, are things who made me who I am today.

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    1. My Dad died in 1977. It was unexpected and I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye as I expected the doctors would revive him. For a long time I was in denial that he was dead.

      I eventually came to terms with not being able to say goodbye to him.

      Mom died unexpectedly in 1997. Again, I didn’t get to say goodbye. I think Dad dying helped me to accept not getting to say goodbye to Mom.

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      1. Sorry to hear both your parents died unexpectedly. I do hope however I will get to say goodbye to my mother before she dies (let’s hope in a long time, not too soon! I still haven’t recovered from losing my dad 9 years ago, I wouldn’t survive losing my mother too), but who knows maybe I’ll accept my dad’s death someday, or maybe I’ll just live with this regret all my life. But even if we have to live with it, life goes on!

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      2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t know if we get the chance to say goodbye… we can only do it symbolically by writing a letter to that person with whatever we want to tell and then burn it.

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  4. When I look back on my years, there are some real forks in the road that I did not recognize at the time. For example, this past summer, I was asked a question, and my response determined a whole host of bad results. I think if I could change one thing, it’d be RECOGNIZING the forks in the road as significant, instead of glossing over them like I might do.

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  5. I wonder if it’s like the film sliding doors, & no matter what happens we continue to the same destiny… in which case yes, I would change things. There are easier ways to get to my destination. On the other hand, who knows what differences a minor change would cascade, & I like where I am right now.

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      1. at the moment, although what if I changed things & had an even better future? That way madness lies. I think I have to believe that I would change nothing, to avoid going down that rabbit hole…

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      1. I’m sure it’s possible. I don’t think I’d take that risk though. I’m a strong believer that changing even the smallest detail, has the ability to change the rest of the course.

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  6. Great question:
    I decided to quit a job because I was being pushed out and I wanted to save face and leave with my head held high. I wish that I had gone up against my superior instead of resigning. I would have collected the severance owed to me and I would have retained my pride. I had a self-righteous moment that cost me thousands of dollars.

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  7. While it is so very difficult sometimes to see it in the moment, everything that we go through is to help us be who and what God wishes. To go back and change even one thing would lend us to not being able to serve God in the way he desires.

    For example I was abused as a child, that helps me understand abuse in ways some one who wasnt can.

    No I would change nothing in my past.

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    1. I find it very interesting how we learn the fact that our past difficulties have a great influence in the end. But yes, as long as we learn something about our past (and we always do), it’s probably for the best that we cannot change it.

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  8. No… have a Happy New Year and hope the new year is all that you wish for it to be…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ€œEvery single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to comeโ€.

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      1. Yeah:) First because I dont remember anything. Second, I made a lot of mistakes, like everyone. But I dont think I could have done better about these situations at the mental stage I was at. I see them as mistakes now, but they were the right thing back then

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      1. Absolutely not. I have no control over what happens if I change one little thing in the past and I have no idea if it would end up worse or better. I like my life right now. Sure, it could be better but things can ALWAYS be better. No matter what you change.

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  9. Reblogged this on Scribbles By Sparkling Cherry and commented:
    As I was answering questions from this blog site, I came across this intriguing question and thought of just blogging about it. If given a chance to change from your past, would you & why?

    Yes indefinitely. As much as I don’t want to have any regrets, I mean who wants it right??? But that particular incident was a very regretful incident in my life.

    As I was reading some comments and answers for this question, I envied some, especially when they grew from their unpleasant incident.

    As for me, I was finding myself from growing apart from it.

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