If you can go back to the past...

@youless (98651)
Guangzhou, China
April 18, 2009 3:41am CST
If you have a time machine and you can go back to the past to fix something, which stage will you go to? I think I will go back to the time when I was in the kindergarten. I would tell my parents not to keep me there. And I would start to study hard when I was a child
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@rocketsky (1013)
• China
18 Apr 09
if i can go back to the past ,i hope i will never do something wrong and make myself as perfect as i can .if i can go back to the past ,i hope i could went to a better university rather than the one i was before . when we talk about the topic ,we may have so many srange and naive thoughts and ideas :) ,but there is no such a thing which is called time-machine ,we can never go back to the past . we live in a new and current life time,we need to look forward and do things well ,we need to be full of confidence and hope ,as long as we can do things independently and hopefully ,we will never make ourselves disapponted .
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 09
The past is past, but sometimes I will wonder whether I can mend my mistake if I could go back to the past.
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• United States
18 Apr 09
I would go back to 1999.. and reversed a decision that I made based on believing a lie... a life wouldn't have shattered that day and a precious heart would have been saved from the hurt of being broken. I've never regretted anything in my life more... than that one day. I can't tell ya how many times I visit that day in my mind and helplessly watch it play out.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Apr 09
I am sorry to hear that.
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@Archie0 (4667)
2 Jun 09
Meditation, journaling, hypnosis, talking with others with a similar situation. It also may not have been just one moment, it could have been many over time. It could have been the lack of something that you never realized was missing. I would go with the journaling first, as meditation has always made me feel scared once I get deep into it. Plus, writing things down allows you to have record of it.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
18 Apr 09
Wow, I like these sort of questions, my mind runs away with me and I can think of so many! But I think I would definitely go back to 1998 and reverse a bitter decision I made which had dire consequences for me and it was a simple fact of saying NO instead of yes! You can't believe that a simple NO would have made so much difference in my life! It would have saved so much heartache, misery and regrets, but we can only look forward can't we, we can waste precious time wishing if only and having deep regrets, the decision was made at the time and cannot be changed, accept it and move on but I do get days when I wish I could change the past!
@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 09
Perhaps I can guess what it is. Actually in 1998 my heart was broken.
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@sid556 (30997)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Me too! 1998 was the year for heartaches it appears.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Touche! I would definately go back and study my butt off and make school fun by actually doing what it is there for... learning. Today as an older person I love learning and am actually thinking of going back to college (20 years later!) but I really do love it and I am not going to let age stand in my way (since I don't have a time machine. Great discussion Thanks Zelo
@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Apr 09
I don't have this machine, too
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@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
many regrets and pains we've been thru in our past... if maybe given the opportunity and chance to go back... id rather choose that time when my first boyfriend leave me... i would have atleast fight for it... but i didnt.. then look at what has gone to me now??? yes ive experienced alot and that makes me a more stronger individual but... still that but feeling of if only we didnt part??? would life be more wonderful??? i guess so and hope so... but thats life..regrets that may lie there forever...just for us to reminisce and remember how painful every detail of it takes!
@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 09
There is a sentence like this. If he loves you, let him go. If he comes back, he is yours.
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@AXLAERO (426)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
if i have an opportunity to go back to my past i will choose the time that my kids are still a baby that my hubby betrayed me.if i can go back to that time, i will not accept and forgive my hubby again so that i will never experience this kind of life that i have now.i forgave him that time beacause im hoping that he will change but im wrong.he still betrayed me so many times and if i didnt accept him maybe im sucessful now and happy with my life.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 09
I am so sorry to hear that.
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@GardenGerty (114383)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I am not sure I would change anything in the past, because it would then change what is happening now. Each thing in the past has led us where we are now.
@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 09
Thanks for your response.
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• China
20 Apr 09
If I can go back, I will fix something what I did wrong. don't be a jerk, because the girl I loved was also love me, so don't do something stupid, and lose her, okay? ask my friend don't eat so much garbage food, because there's a disease called leukaemia, and it will take his life. In fact, there's many another things I wanna fix.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Apr 09
Nice to meet a Chinese here
• China
20 Apr 09
me too, and you're chinese too, right? I see your information, guangdong, hehe.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Apr 09
And I can see you are from Chengdu, I have been there twice before
• United States
17 May 09
It is just as well that I can't go back to change things. I fear I would go back and reign down on those who have wronged me so powerfully I would come back to the present and I would be in jail.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
19 May 09
That means to say you made the right choice in the past
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• United States
19 May 09
Or by the grace of G-d , I didn't have the knowledge to to bring ill to people back then.
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@csrobins (1124)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I would go back three hours ago before I lost my research paper which is due tomorrow . Notreally ha, I would go back to freshman year of college and start making better decisions. That would affect a lot of other things so I wouldn't have to change them too. What was so bad about kindergarten?
@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Apr 09
I hope you can find your research paper.
@csrobins (1124)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Ha thanks! I didn't find it, but I did finish it...again. At least I learned a valuable lesson about downloading and then saving it haha
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@balasri (26549)
• India
20 Apr 09
I have gone back to my University exam days and try to get that 5 marks that changed the destiny of my life.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Apr 09
Thanks for your response.
@balasri (26549)
• India
21 Apr 09
My pleasure.
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
I will have to go to the time I have to make the decision if I need to marry or not.I messed up on that part and I want to change it because I know I had the right to make my own choice.It's just a pity I can't do it.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Apr 09
I think marriage is a serious issue to be thought over it carefully.
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
Unfortunately my parents meddled on that part.That's why it ended up in a very tragic way.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
19 Apr 09
If I could go back in time, I'd try to overcome my shyness, take the scholarship I was offered and go to college! I know I've missed out lots because of that.
@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Apr 09
You must be a good student.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
20 Apr 09
I was a good student. I was Salutatorian of my graduating class. I loved school and really wanted to be a teacher.
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@sid556 (30997)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I'd walk away from the chance. I have learned so much and become the person I am today for all my experiences good and bad. I would not change a thing because it would have a domino effect and change a whole lot of other stuff. If I had a time machine, I'd just sell it on e-bay for big money.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Apr 09
If you don't want to change anything by the time machine, but at least you can see what had happened in the past and found out many historical myths
@sid556 (30997)
• United States
20 Apr 09
It would be interesting to just go back and watch it all for sure. It was a different world when I was growing up.
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• India
19 Apr 09
hi if i had time machine i would surely go to very ancient days...of Jesus Christ. so that i can see him touch him and speak to him listen to his messages...i would fall at his feet and get his blessings. Bless me God forever pls share your glories, luv, mercy, all so called spiritual nature with us...so that v are blessed...but v are unlucky people that never happens... bye luv shek india
@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Apr 09
What a long time ago
• India
20 Apr 09
hi u have put a pic of child are u gal or small kid...ya pretty long time ago... bye luv shek india
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@acekala (163)
• United States
18 Apr 09
If I could go back in the past I would prob make sure I had a few guranteed stock picks. While that wouldnt have helped change any decisions I made in the past the money sure would help with future decisions lol.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Apr 09
Then you must be so rich today
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@acekala (163)
• United States
19 Apr 09
No I would prob do what I do now and give anything extra to those who need it.lol
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I've always said I'd like to go back and visit the 50's, heck maybe even stay there...it was a much simpler time. In my own life line, I'd probably go back and finish school, I really don't need the diploma at this point in my life but I would have liked to have finished it just so it was done with. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Jun 09
It is a nice thought.
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
6 Jun 09
If i could go back to the past i will go to the stage where i used to trouble some people and tell them sorry.I would improve my skills and talents at a young age so i would be in a better position than i am now.I would also enjoy the tasty foods my grandma used to make when i went to my native place.
@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Jun 09
It is very nice.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I think that I would go back to 12 years old and like you I would put more effort into my studies, then I would also pursue what I wanted to as a career (my folks talked me out of it due to the long duration of the course) and I would be better equiped to support myself today.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jun 09
Thanks for your response.
@Naomij (46)
• China
2 Jun 09
I appreciate my past, whether the sad part or the happy part. Whatever I have gone through is unique. Past is precious. I don't think I would like to go back. It may be a pity to have something undone. But every regretful details leads to me of the present.
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@youless (98651)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jun 09
Nice thought