If You Had A Time Machine...

United States
February 3, 2016 11:31pm CST
If you had a time machine and could only use it one time, where would you go? Would you go back in time and try to change something or would you go forward in time to see what the future holds in store for you? Of course, we know from the movie “Back To The Future” that changing one small thing in the past can completely alter the future. Still, we may want to change the course of our life. Even though that is impossible to do. Young people should really think about that. What you do NOW can greatly affect your future prospects. Decisions that you make as a young person can start your life in a good direction or bad direction. You have the power NOW to make good decisions, because later, you won’t be able to change the past. It’s definitely something to consider while you are young enough to do something about your future. Older persons don’t have that luxury. There are things that I regret doing when I was younger and there are even more things that I regret NOT doing and there is nothing that I can do about either situation. Sad but true. Not that my life has been ruined in any way, but it could have been better. I could be healthier today, if I had exercised more and eaten a better diet, for instance. I could have been better educated, had I opted for college or nursing school, as I had once planned to do. Life planning is something that every young person should do as early in life as possible. Think about what you want your future to be and then take the necessary steps to accomplish that for yourself. Make good decisions while you are still young and able to map out a plan for your future.
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• Brookville, Pennsylvania
4 Feb 16
I would go to the future to get fantastic health care.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
Why do you think that the future will have "fantastic health care?" Just wondering.
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• Brookville, Pennsylvania
4 Feb 16
@IreneVincent Look at how much medical science has advanced in the past century. Maybe not a hundred years from now, but probably by two hundred years from now, instead of trying to mend your old body, they'll just make you a new one.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
@oneoveralpha Oh I see what you mean. Scientists have made a lot of advances but they still haven't figured out a lot of things yet, as you said. Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical companies have been wasting time coming up with medicines that merely treat the symptoms and those have side effects that can make you worse off that you are.
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@Bluedoll (16080)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
I would go back to 1950 and start over. The next 20 years would be great because I would know what to stay away from and what to be involved with.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
1950 would be a good year for me too. I love the song "Lost In the Fifties" because that was my favorite decade in time for a lot of reasons
@Bluedoll (16080)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
shoo do shoo be do - shoo do - do
@Platespinner (17573)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Feb 16
Where to visit in the past? I don't know that I could choose just one. Too many interesting places to go and things to see. Where to go in the future? Judging by the way things are going...I'm not sure I really want to know.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
The future is going to improve. Psalms 37:9-11; Revelation 21:3, 4
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Feb 16
@IreneVincent Yes, but it's going to get a whole lot worse first...
@Hatley (154691)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Feb 16
I wo u ld go back to 1958and 9 and b e sure that when we had our second b ab y the doctor knew that if there was any signs of o ur baby having tro ble breathing to do a Cesarean as my hmo was blue cross and blue shield so I was covered we did not empathize that and thus o ur second child was born not breathing and took oo long to get her to breathe that she was born brain damaged.This should never have happened and the doctor admitted that in that he did not realize my ins u rance covered a caesarian where she would have b een born breathing
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• United States
4 Feb 16
Oh my dear Patsie. I'm so sorry. Whether your insurance covered it or not, the doctor should have done what was best for the baby. You are so right! This should never have happened.
• Philippines
4 Feb 16
We really should think before we act or say something. We definitely should learn our lesson in every experience. I have no use for the time machine just yet. Still undecided.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
Yes, young people need to plan well for their future. A time machine is just a fantasy, but it does make for a good discussion, nevertheless. Here's something you might want to see since it is about typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/activities/help-community/video-philippines-typhoon-haiyan-survivors
https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/activities/help-community-video-philippines-typhoon-haiyan-survivors
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@Shavkat (43609)
• Philippines
4 Feb 16
I wanted to see the days were my father still alive. If there will be a time machine, I would take away his illness and be prevented for having it.
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