Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Question Of The Day


In my younger years, I may have wanted to glimpse into the future. After all, when we're in our youth, time seemingly crawls and we want to speed things up a bit to get to where we want to be. But now that I'm getting older, the clock is ticking away rather quickly and the future comes faster and faster with each passing year. So there's no need to take a peek; I see each day, each week, each month, each year soon enough.

Therefore, I'd rather visit the past and change a few things. Nothing major mind you; just a small tweak here and there.

What about you?

38 comments:

  1. Ever curious I want to se the future, always wondering what is going to happen. Great question Martha!

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    1. That would be quite an experience, wouldn't it?

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  2. I'm with you. I'd rather the past to tweak a few things here/there.

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    1. Nice and simple. Small changes that wouldn't shake up the present!

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  3. I would want to go to the past and change a few things here and there.

    betty

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  4. I'd go back and make a few different decisions

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    1. Another one part of the 'small changes' club :)

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  5. I'd like to go back and see if I could have saved my Dad from the abusive relationship he was in with my mother. I will always live with the guilt that I could have done more. :(

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    1. Oh, this was heartbreaking :( I'm so sorry you feel this way.

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  6. Well the future is really tomorrow's past. I'm conflicted.

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  7. Oh I've got a lot of things that would need changing.

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  8. I would love to go back and get to know all my grandmothers. I do wonder what it woild smell like in the days before deodorant.

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    1. HAHA! The deodorant comment made me smile :)

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  9. I would like to go back to the past only to change a few things but not to relive it. I fear the future so Id rather it be kept a mystery.
    Lisa.

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    1. Some things are better left that way...unknown :)

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  10. Can I choose "neither"? Because I wouldn't be who I am without everything that's in my past, and I sure as heck don't want to see into the future!

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    1. Yes, you can definitely choose neither! This moment, right here, right now, is often just right.

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  11. I would not want to see the future. Like you, I wouldn't mind tweaking a few things in my past :)

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  12. I wish I could change the past because that would change the future--for the better, I hope.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'll let you know when I finish that time machine, Janie! And you'll be on your way :)

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  13. I'd rather see the future. I believe it would be fascinating beyond imagination. Think how amazed a parson suddenly brought to the present from 1918 would be by the internet, space probes, gay liberation, genetic engineering, near-eradication of famine and major epidemics, emancipation of women, and on and on. 2118 would be at least as amazing to those of us living right now.

    The kind of change I would choose to make in the past, if I had the power, would make the world a better place but would also mean that nobody who exists today (including me) would ever have been born in the first place. It's a conundrum.

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    1. This is such an amazing way of looking at it! Yes, it would be fascinating for someone to look into the future and see all these changes. When I say I don't want to look into the future, I mean I wouldn't want to see MY future. But given an opportunity to take a peek...oh...in about 200 or 300 or 800 years from now...I'll jump on that! I want to see what happens to the world, not to me.

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    2. I would actually see some value in being able to see my own future as well. For example, I never touched alcohol until I was 23. If I had been able to see ahead to today and see how much damage it would do to my life, I'd probably never have started drinking at all.

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    3. That makes total sense. If only we could see into the future and avoid some mistakes.

      But at the age I am now, and how everyone I know is getting older, I expect I'll be dealing more with grief than anything else. I'd rather not know when my mother and my husband's parents and our friends and our siblings die. One day at a time is enough.

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  14. Changing the past might also change some aspect of the future...good question!

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  15. Definitely change the past which would totally change my present and future - i agree with e above.

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    1. Yes, even the smallest change could affect the present. But I'd still do it!

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  16. I think we just have to live the moment, and be (and do) the best we can.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Happy weekend, Jan! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  17. Totally agreed !
    definitely past for the sake of meeting my precious loved one's company

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    1. That is something I would love to do, Baili. I'd want to spend a little time with my father and my brother.

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  18. Can I see the future and if it looks like crap then go back and change the past?

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    1. Since all this is imaginary, I'd say yes, yes you can :)

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