Saturday, November 24, 2007

Turn back time!

'Misspent youth? Hmm, interesting, it brings to mind lots of interesting questions. Looking back at my life, what’s the one thing that I would change if I could? Would I change anything at all? Is there anything I would do differently if I could turn back time? No, I wouldn't.

My ‘teens’ were my worst period if you ask me. One of my own doing, now the wiser ‘me’ admits. I never cease to shudder at the memories. At the time, I rebelled against the world in general. It was my way and no other’s. I knew better, I was technically, politically correct or so I believed then, no one could argue. I had the last word, and I thought I knew what was best for me. Parents and teachers were best ignored. Studies were out of question. I barely scraped through the exams. God knows how.

The result – I sunk so low that I had no respect for myself, every friend that I had left me behind for better opportunities. It took me years to make up for what I lost.

Today when I look back, would I repeat the same thing given another chance? 'No way' is my first thought...

But…

Would I be where I am today if my life had taken a different course at the time? 'Absolutely not'.

Given a choice between the two, I would pick today versus the ‘unknown’ any day. Contradictory, huh!


It doesn’t make sense to turn back time, does it? What good would it do anyway? What has to happen will happen, no matter what! Why fret?

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In response to the prompt from Sunday Scriblings
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13 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Yes you're so right - we can't turn back the clock - no regrets...

Robin said...

This really resonated with me, for many of the same reasons.

What a luxury it is to have made it through well enough to be able to say now that we accept who we were for who it made us.

Herb Urban said...

Absolutely, well put. If we are happy with our lot in life, it would be pointless to undone anything.

Lucy said...

You're so right, my post states something similiar.
Turning back would turn your life around, and who is to say it would be for the best. Great post Ul.

paisley said...

we are all the culmination of all that we have been,,, and nothing is interchangeable if desire the same end result....

tumblewords said...

The clock keeps moving forward - who knows where we would be if we went back and re-worked it all? Scary thought - suppose we didn't do it as well? Scary. Nice post!!

Steve said...

I hope, we get to meet. If we don't I am still going to be a better person for knowing you.

Patois said...

Very well done. I'm with you on being satisfied with the mistakes I've made because they've made me.

Jo said...

You are right......any slight change means you wouldn't be who you are today. Good post, Ul.

Secret Agent Mama said...

What a great scribble!

Thinking aloud said...

so well put!!! i like to believe that what i am today is a culmination of everything that has happened till today - for better or for worse...

Just Jen said...

Ditto! as crafty says...no regrets...

Bala said...

Absolutely....no point in turning back, especially when one knows the roaqd ahead is smoother than the one travelled...

"Let the dead past bury its dead....

Act, act in the living present......"

Good one