If life has rewind and forward button, would you use it?

@ivygrey (550)
Philippines
July 7, 2010 9:59am CST
I have seen the movie "click" again... my daughter wanted to see it for the nth time.and so If ever there is such thing like the universal remote control. Would you like to rewind and be in your past again, maybe correct your mistakes or whatever.. click the forward button to see your future and maybe see who you end up with.. or see if you will be rich or famous?
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@chertsy (3817)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I would love to go back and change a few things. I would also like to see my future. Just to make sure if what I changed in the past was a good thing or not. I think I would go back to my past, to when I was 18 again. I would make a whole lot of changes. Well, since I can't, I might as well stick with the choices that I made.
@renestl (99)
• United States
10 Jul 10
I would definitely use the rewind button. I'd want to go back and change things so they were better. Maybe that would help the future turn out better. But I would be weary of using the forward button. I might see something bad and get depressed. Then I would start to abuse the controls trying to fix it.
@balaman (147)
• India
9 Jul 10
What a wonderful idea if things can happen that way all will be in our hands how to manage our life also.We can change our life accordingly, it will be playtime for us spend more time on remote control than real life. Hope this happen in the future at present only the saints and astrological people are making use of this concept in some or other way, which is invisible to us to follow. Friends Happy mylotting
@babblbar (29)
• United States
8 Jul 10
I would never use the forward button.unless Ihad used the rewind and then changed what I wanted to cvhange and then come back to now..Yup that is what I would do. I would change some serios things I did and then I would make a better financial plan for when I am old. and then I would forward to now as I am old and I owuld enjoy the rest of my lifef unstead of being under so much stress.. what a marvelous idea thanks I think i will invent one lol
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Hi ivy, I'm not really sure. If I could change the bad things that I did and the mistakes that I made that would of course be great, but just how much can you change without making your entire life different and then you are no longer you? I didn't see this movie, so I can't comment on it! I would definitely be scared to "see" the future, as I think most people would be.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
8 Jul 10
I imagine if this were possible many people would overuse these buttons and even break them causing all kinds of craziness. It might make a funny movie though.
@Memnon (2173)
8 Jul 10
I would be quite happy to go back and rectify my errors. Not quite sure if I'd want to see what the future might hold.....
8 Jul 10
Surely I would go for the rewind button.I always regret the umpteen mistakes I have committed.This way I can rectify the course of my life and thus attain satisfaction.Certainly we can correct the mistakes because we have the knowledge of the wrongs.
• Sri Lanka
8 Jul 10
If there is a rewind button, Yes I would use it. It's not to correct the mistakes that I have done or to change the wrong decisions I have taken, that's because I want to learn from my mistakes. I want to go to my past simply because I want to enjoy the golden times again which has passed away. I'm not going to use the forward button even there is one. I don't want to see the upcoming challenges of my life. I want to face them in a fresh way.
• United States
8 Jul 10
To go back and prevent hurting the feelings of one's I love, to see my husband and have his arms around me before his stroke, to see my children as children again - I would do it in a moment. Going forward to see the future, no, I do not want to see that. If there is something wonderful, I want the surprise. If there is something horrible, I don't want to live in fear of the moment it happens.
• United States
8 Jul 10
This is a tough question to answer. Everyone has places and times in their lives that they would like to change. I know there are numberous times in my past that I would like to erase events and create new ones. The one thing that sticks in the back of my mind is....what kind of person would I be without the experiences that I've already had. If I go back and change them will that make my future better or worse. Answer the forward button but that still wouldn't tell me if my decision had been for the best...because life is not all about ourseleves it's also about the people we meet and our families. I wouldn't necessarily change my mistakes because they teach lesson and cause people to grow, however, I would include choices and options to help shorten the consequences if possible. For example, if I blew large sums of money in my youth, which I did, I would go back and make sure that I was aware of money managment classes and other options.
@siaosong (165)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Yes, I will rewind to the past to change something I think it is wrong or not appropriate, but I don't want to know what I will be in the future. Happy Mylotting.
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
nope. i certainly will not use it. life will just be so complicated.
@derek_a (10903)
8 Jul 10
That's an interesting concept you have there. Yes, it would be interesting to re-wind life sometimes and even fast-forward it. But I wouldn't do it because all the good times and all of the bad times, have brought me to this present moment and who I am right now. Sometimes it has been painful, sometimes it has been pleasurable and relaxing, but I wouldn't change any of it. -Derek
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
I really liked to do it, but I know a certain changes that will happen in the past can affect what is happening in the present and in my future. If the remote control will rewind me in the past events, and I can delete that event and there will be nothing that will change in the future, I will definitely going to do it. In reality there is nothing like that, so what we have to do now is to take responsibility of our action and do take a serious decision before taking action.
@fake_you (391)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
Definitely. I think if that remote exists, it will definitely be overused. I for example would love to use it to go back in the past and stroll to my future. I'd love to go back and see the lost chances, the people I miss, the stupid things I did, and to correct any mistake I did. I'd also love to see my future. I think most people would want that, which is why there are fortune tellers everywhere. I'd like to see who I'll marry, how many kids I'll have, or if I'll end up being an old maid. I think being able to go back and forth through our life is a very pleasant experience. It renews lost feelings which make people feel alive. I wish I have one now. :)
@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Jul 10
Whn I have a bad day. Yes, sometimes I wish I could fast forward to the end of the day, or something like that. But, realistically speaking, I wouldn't do it if I had the chance to. No matter how much I would like to take control of my life like that, I couldn't bring myself to do it. Life wouldn't be worth making and we would not learn from our mistakes. But, I can't. say I woudn't think about it.
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
If there is a remote control that can bring you back on time or see the future ith no consequences I will, maybe I'll set time when I as a child and all I do is play and look at the sunset or look at the sunny afternoon the beautiful sea nearby my old Aunt house where we live with my family. And dreaming about my prince all day long, but to peek on the future I'd rather it keep secret and find out at the right time and do my best to have the best future ever. And if there are some flaws on it I will use the control again and rewind everything...and wait for the result again. Hehehehe! I'm longing to see my prince you knw, I hope his after God's own heart.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
If I had a rewind button, I would go back to the time where I made so many choices for other people that I lost myself. I would not use the forward button though, but just the rewind and try and see if I made a different choice if my life would be way different from what I have right now.
• Mexico
8 Jul 10
i would go to the past just to remember good things because the fact of what we are is defined by our experiences and if we change our past we would change our identity