If you can travel in the past or in the future; what you will choice?

travel in the past - travel in the future
@icesmile (7172)
Romania
February 6, 2010 11:57am CST
Past or in the future? If someone you could give you this option, you choose the future or past, of course you can not change, no future, nor in the past, only to travel, and be in the position old, or to see your future?, I ll choice the past, 100%, i don t like to know my future, i am afraid, but i ll come back in the past, to try to be in few situations, when i was very happy, and see people who now are not any more in my life.
34 responses
• India
7 Feb 10
I know my past so it would be good and interesting to know what is there for me in future. There is no point visiting past as it will have collection of things , good bad and something that might disturb me as well. I would like to travel my future :)
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
is your choice, but is so dangerous, this can influence all your life...but you can change your present, if you will choice to travel in the past, and learn from your mistakes
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• India
7 Feb 10
Mistakes give their results soon in our life so no need to know them by traveling past.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
Sometimes in our lives there are things happening that even now we do not know what was going on, can find an explanation in the past if you visualize it again; you can find there, in the past many answers to this kind of questions"why me"?
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@ian1979 (47)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
I would rather see the future.. If I'm able see what's going to happen then I would be able to plan better so that when that particular instant in my life comes, I would be ready and openly accept what lies ahead.. We all fear the unknown right? but if we have a first hand knowledge on what's going to happen then we will be able to prepare for it and we wouldn't have to fear it..
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
No, you can t change the future, but you can travel in the past and change your future with past informations
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• Philippines
7 Feb 10
Yes I wouldn't change anything that I see in the future.. That's why I placed this sentence in my response: "If I'm able to see what's going to happen then I would be able to plan better so that when that particular instant in my life comes, I would be ready and openly accept what lies ahead." What I mean is that I'd make the most of the present so that whatever lies ahead, I'll gladly accept it since I have already prepared myself for the inevitable.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
you can t change the future if you don t know the future; but you can change the present, and this will make some changes in your future; God gives us a destiny, but he gonna do in the bag, we must make efforts change our future, if we know the past(mistakes from the past), and we make changes now, in present
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@zkapfo123 (320)
• India
7 Feb 10
Hi icesmile, if i was given a chance to go to either past or present, then i'll definitely choose the former, because then i can go and change the mistakes that i had commited in the past and correct it all, i'll also be able to get to meet my grandparents, as well as uncles and aunts to had expired long time back. Yeah i'll go for the past, positively. Thank you and God bless.
• United States
7 Feb 10
She said you couldn't change the past. So would still go to the past even if you can't change the past not even one thing.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
You can t change the past, just because you will change the past, your present don t exist any more; is simple; but you an travel in the past, and where you made mistakes, you can saw mistakes, and in the future never repeat again; you can change the future, using past mistakes. I am right? you can change the future when you don t know how will be;
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@jambi462 (4599)
• United States
7 Feb 10
It would be tough to pick in between the two. There's so many opportunities of learning and experience with the invention of time travel. It would be interesting to travel back in time to periods when the Egyptians were building the pyramids and other mystical tales that are throughout our history. It would be cool to check out Greece during the Greek Mythology period as well.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
hi, you are right, is so intersting, to know better all this kind of things from history, but i ll choice my family history, my life history, and i will know what i must change in the present;
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• United States
7 Feb 10
I would go to the future. I would learn so much more in the future then I would in the past. I like to see if a certain character has been created yet or if a non-existent invention has been invented yet. I would also use future pop culture in a media so the future in my story will be accurate. I would like to see how much things have change. With the past lots of things I enjoy won't exist yet. I don't want to repeat anything all over again. I rather learn from my mistakes then to repeat it.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
If you want travel in the future, but in my opinion is dangerous, so, if you want go in the future, you can t change something, but you can come with some informations in the present, and can change something in present, because i don t say any thing about present, so you can change present with future help...but i ll repeat, is very dangerous, because you can see that after one month you can die...and you will be disapointed, and you will lose this month too...is complicated to want to travel in the future
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
7 Feb 10
Hey icesmile! I definitely wouldn't want to know the future either! What's the point if you can't change it? And what's the point of going back if you can't change the past? The only thing that makes sense is to live in the present and live each day to the fullest! I forget that sometimes and I should remember that and we all should because no one is promised tomorrow! We should all live each day to the fullest and enjoy every minute!
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
If i ll let you to change your past, for sure that your present ca t exist too, and just one minut from the past, if you can change it, this will change so many people destiny...no, you can just learn from the past, and don t make some mistakes in the present, who for sure will change your future..what you say?
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• Philippines
7 Feb 10
Hmmm. this is a hard question. Hehehe. I'm still thinking.. thinking... maybe I'll go back to the past... cause even if you said that I can't change my future, I mean just by knowing it, then I would definitely change it.. Unless after I go back I would forget everthing that I have seen and live as if nothing happened, then in that case I would definitely pick future.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
to know your future is so dangerous; i really don t want to know my future, i want to know my past again to try to learn something and feel again all moments when i was happy; and to learn how i can change my present.
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
That's true.. knowing the future is indeed dangerous, cause it can change a lot of things.. Maybe it is really better not to know what lies for you in the future.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
8 Feb 10
I s better to let the future to be just future, and what will be, will be, only God know; i will choice past for sure to learn something from my past, to can change my present,
@pandaeyes (2068)
7 Feb 10
I would love to see into the future. Imagine the gadgets that will be around! I am not sure I would want to live there permanently though. I think we are sort of made for our own time ,for instance our immunities and our body composition. They say that if we went back in time we might give the inhabitants all kinds of diseases that we are now immune to and I certainly wouldn't want to pick any up myself from the past or the future,or be the carrier of something now that in the future there is no immunity to (like the common cold).
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
You can travel in the past, only in your time, in your life time, so if you are not a ghost now, mean that you had imunity to your past life desease.
@pandaeyes (2068)
8 Feb 10
oh OK then I would go back to my own childhood and tell my junior self where to choose the right decision. I think many people would do that . Still who is to say that life would be any more 'right ' ?? It is a puzzle with no solution :P
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
8 Feb 10
you can t make changes, in the past, just because you can change present, and is possible to change so many people life; no, you can just learn from your past mistakes, can change your present, i mean don t repeat same mistakes, and let the future bring you surprises.
• China
6 Feb 10
i choose the past too. It can let me remmber my past and let me know we should grasp the opportunity.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
you are very right; this is the right answer; and you can change your present...i don t say that you can t change the present, i mentioned just past and future
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
yah, i would also choose to go back and see my past.. because one can never go back to his past, but the futere?? that is we are all heading to.. so why get so anxious and see what's in the future when it's where we're heading to.. relax. :)
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
• United States
6 Feb 10
Hi, Ice! I'd love a brief visit to the past! I'd love to understand things better than the history books allow. Still, I'd be anxious to return to NOW!
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
6 Feb 10
Hi teacher, i want understand things better, but nor from world history, just from my life history, and maybe i will know don t repeat same mistake in the future, and if is possible, just for few minutes to see my mom and dad again.
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• United States
6 Feb 10
How lovely! I know you miss them terribly!
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
6 Feb 10
Yes, I missing a lot, because I'm a person who does not love too many people, but the ones you love, do not forget, and do anything to bring them back, even in memories, every day....SEEMS THAT I AM VERY FAITHFUL, in every kind of relations.
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
6 Feb 10
I think I would rather see the future instead of the past since I've already been there, done that. I wouldn't want to do everything all over again, eventually time would pass and I would see the future anyways. It's inevitable that the future will find its way here no matter what.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
6 Feb 10
And if you will see that after a year, you will have a car accident and die...you can live with this thought one year? will be like hell; no, in my opinion is not good to know what will be, this can keep us alive
@mzz663 (2776)
• United States
6 Feb 10
Thinking about that, if I was to know I was going to die in a year, I wouldn't mind, I would make sure that that one year I had left was a good one for me and everyone in my life. I wouldn't let it hold me back from living and it would be kind of cool to know how I was going to go in the end.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
6 Feb 10
maybe you are right, but for me is easy to say, hard to make; when you know that will die, is like an obsession, who will be like a poison.is just my opinion
• United States
8 Feb 10
I think I would choose the past because my kids would be little again. And I could have my kids all over again. My kids were always my life and always made me happy and still do but I miss them being little. I loved holding my kids all the time. Now they older and sit on my lap lol. God only knows are future and I leave my future in his hands.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
8 Feb 10
Hi, this is a good point, that only God keep our future in his hands, we can t change something, and sometimes maybe is better don t know what will be;
• United States
8 Feb 10
Thank you. I would rather have my life in Gods hands because I no its safer there then any place in the world. God knows what is best for everyone. We just have to listen to what he has to say to us. Sometimes we are never give him the time and sometimes we never are quiet enough to listen to him. But I trust him with my life. Have a great day.
• United States
8 Feb 10
If I can choose what point in time that I travel to, then I would definitely choose the past and go back to the times with Da Vinci, Bernini, and Galileo. If I wasn't able to choose the point I would go to, then I would probably pick the future, because I would want to know whether or not the path that I've started on is the correct one or not.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
8 Feb 10
Hi, so you are more courious what was in history, but nothing about your life history? you don t want to know and maybe understand why some things happened in your past? I am, and i hope that i can find many answers
• United States
8 Feb 10
Honestly, no I'm not. I've lived through my history and if anything traumatic happened, then I would probably remember it just fine. It's more interesting to me to go back and meet the man who invented a helicopter before electricity was understood. The whole scientists being imprisoned thing would suck though...
@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
7 Feb 10
If I were given this dilemma, I would still choose the past. But I wouldn't want to go back into history because I'd try to change some parts of the past which might make things worse now and might erase my existence. So I would not choose to go back in history and change things such as slavery, no, I would choose to go back to my time and warn myself not to do the things I did. It would be interesting to observe and see what my ancestors looked like and did, if I could take a train ride through their moments in time. But I should be forced to stay on the train and not interfere, even if I saw bad things happen. It's funny, but wouldn't it be odd that if sometime in the future we were able to go back into our past. And wouldn't it be freaky if the ghosts and nightmares that scared us as kids were really ourselves trying to warn us and keep us from making bad decisions and doing things that effect us now?
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
8 Feb 10
You want make a kind of genealogy tree, if i understand good, yes can be very intersting, i want to know, maybe few generation my ancenstors was some kings or why not important people...yes, is intersting.
• United States
8 Feb 10
Hi icesmile, Yes. I have been working on my genealogy tree since 1973. After all those years of looking I think I found some family members. My grandfather was kidnapped when he was a small boy. So I'd like to go back and see why the lady kidnapped him, who his father and mother were, who their parents were, etc. The lady who kidnapped him had told him that we are part Cherokee Indian. Both my grandfather and the lady who kidnapped him are deceased now, so I am on my own. And do we have kings or queens on our tree. So I'd like to see what they all looked like, the kings, scoundrels, slaves, all of them because they are the reason I am here. :)
@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Feb 10
The future is too uncertain. I think I'd want to go back in the past and see my mom again or my grandparents.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
me too, is the best choice, and why not we can say words, who make us feel better; maybe just "i am sorry" what for sure will change just our souls, and don t feel guilty in the present
• New Zealand
7 Feb 10
I am interested in Past travel, not because I necesarily believe in it. Its just that I have had to main focus besides the time I live in now. One is in the 1500's or thereabouts worked on dress, furnishings etc. I am in this Room overlooking the Docks. The people look like Doctors and Nurses, I am unsure where I fit in, its weird. But if I was asked where to get an item from in there I would know. it is weird the Room I always see exactly the same. The other is a Building in New York, which has curved windows all decorated. i would like to understand more. I am sort of Physic, and I don't get that either.
@amirev777 (2552)
• India
7 Feb 10
hi, my choice would be to go back in my past since it was my childhood which was the best phase of my life..i stil feel that i shud have been a child. there wer no tensions, no worries..it was all about playing, studying n getting love from all. i wud not like to go in future coz i dont wanna see what my future life holds for me..
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
8 Feb 10
Hi, my childhood time was the best time from my life too, i want to be again with my grandparents and parents, in my childhood home, happy...maybe they will discover a time machine, this make so many people happy, just for few minutes...
@gracce (335)
• India
7 Feb 10
Well if will have a option,i will prefer to go to my future, I just want to know what going to happen to me if it bad then definitely i will not commit that mistakes in my present, some time we just think that if we know this we can do better thing if we know that bla bla..I mean i'm excited to know how i will look after 5-6 years.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
8 Feb 10
No, i will let future just happened, and when the future will be my present, i am sure that i can take right decisions...i hope at least
• India
7 Feb 10
I would obviously go and see the future to see my economic condition. If I'm a happy person, I will leave as it is, but if I will be unhappy in future, I will try to change my self.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
8 Feb 10
Can be good to live the present as last day, with intensity, if you know that in the future can be worst...but is not for me, i don t want to live with a bad future imagine, i ll chose to travel in the past; to see again,my parents, my grandparents..old friends
• India
7 Feb 10
hi.. i woul choose the past as i ve lready been in it i don't know what about my future.. i think i would enjoy the memories of the past rather than stepping onto the future getting struck up in life...
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
8 Feb 10
Is nice to can see old friends, people from your family who are die now, when you was kid, are so many in the past who can make us to be more relax in present and hope that in the future will be more better.
• China
7 Feb 10
I will choose traveling in the future, I can see what i will be in the future, what will happen about my family and my life, when I go back to reality, I will take preasure of my present life and friends.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
7 Feb 10
You can t...you can t change what will be, just if you come back in the past, and know all about your mistakes, about what you can change in present, to change undirectly the future;to know the future can change us in something bad for sure