On The 4th Day Of Christmas…

I’d like a time machine. I want to go back in time and tell my past self not to make certain bad decisions. Yeah, yeah, I know, life is a journey and I’m the person I am because I learned from my mistakes, blah, blah, blah. Screw the journey. I wanted a much less bumpy ride. They say hindsight is 20/20. Well in hindsight there’s a lot of things I wish I’d done differently. I wish I’d taken the road not taken in a few instances. The philosophical would say that I’m a better person for having experienced the things I have. Without the mistakes I’m pretty damn sure I’d be a pretty damn good person anyway, but with a lot more fame and fortune. C’mon, honestly in your heart of hearts who wouldn’t choose to go back and give their past selves even a little advice to avoid certain things? It worked out pretty good for Marty McFly didn’t it?

14 responses to “On The 4th Day Of Christmas…

  1. I think about this often..I call it ” the what if’s”. I would go back in a heart beat if i could.

  2. What can I say? I agree with you McFly!

  3. Have you seen butterfly effect? It’s a bit over the top in the drama but I believe that if you did go back and changed something it would have ripples and some of those ripples you caused would be detrimental. I believe in Karma and things coming back around. Some things you have to learn the hard way and having an easier ride might prove a harder ride eventually. Just my $0.02.-N

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  5. I have always taken the road less travelled, and that has made all the difference! *Excuse the poetic copyright*

  6. It did totally work for McFly.And if it works in the movies . . .

  7. No Kelly Clarkson playing in your background huh?

  8. No Kelly Clarkson for me Linny. Natalia- My point is that maybe I don’t need to learn hard lessons. I may be wiser, but am I necessarily happier?Princess- If you’ve taken the road, then it’s not the one less travelled is it?

  9. I think no matter which road you chose it will always be the wrong one in hindsight. Yet..life gives us new choices at roads and new roads for new choices as we go. We have to just wing it! Although there are a few nights in my life I would have liked to have taken the other path. Alcohol is a bad thing!

  10. Phil I found you in Heidi’s site. If i could change one thing, i would go back in time and not return to greece after my studies had ended.

  11. Michigan- It’s nice to see that you’re still alive out there.Chloe- Welcome to my blog. It’s nice to meet you.

  12. Phil-What if the ripple you caused made you wheelchair bound? Or what if your kids had never been born. All I am saying is that hings happen for a reason. And to me, wiser is always happier.-N

  13. This is a good topic. Although there are several things I wish I hadn’t done, or done differently, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t change a thing.

  14. I’d like to go back in time and tell my awkward and picked-upon thirteen-year-old self that everything turns out very nicely. 🙂

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