Would you change your past if you could?

by John Doe 36 Replies latest jw friends

  • love2Bworldly

    I feel that all the BS I have gone through in my life has made me who I am and I really like myself. My only regret has to do with getting a degree while I was young and childless, so that I could make enough money to actually support a family. And to concentrate on a career that I actually enjoy.

    I am going back to school before this year is out, but I have to work a full-time job and take care of my family too. Spending time with my kids is very important to me, which is why I have not gone back to school before now.

    So, I think that is my biggest regret and it's thanks to the BS of the JW's that kept me from getting a real career when I was young. But I'm not bitter, I'm just older and wiser and hounding my kids to get a college degree and do something they enjoy.

  • kls

    If i could change it i would with out a second thought but i can't so i don't even think about it.

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  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    I just wouldn't have gotten baptized as such a young age as I did to please my parents.


  • dh

    if i did that i wouldn't be me .

  • Terry
    if i did that i wouldn't be me .

    You are always you.

    Think about it.


  • dh

    i think i am the sum of my experiences and maybe a soul or an energy on top, but without my experiences i am not me, i would not be who i am now, i would be someone else, with someone else's thoughts, alien to the ones i have now. maybe the same soul if you believe in that, but if i change my past, then that makes me a distincively different person to who i am now.

    edited to add: i suppose you could say i would be 'a different me'

  • freedom96

    I think all of us would change certain things in our life, but hopefully we have learned from our past. With that, we can make our future better.

  • Krystal

    I like who I am now and I am not sure if I would have gotten to this point if my past had been different.

    So, NO I wouldn't change my past, cause if I did, who knows what I would be like now.

  • Lehaa

    I don't think I would.

    I'm not happy with some of my life choices, but I don't really regret anything. Hell things could be worse.

    I'm happy with myself and have learned to love myself.

    If I had not made the chioces I did I would not be where I am today, and I'm happy with my life right now.

    Plus I wouldn't have the two beautiful children I have today, they were worth all the heart ache and pain I've been through. And I would be prepared to go through it all again just 4 them.

  • Lehaa
    I've concluded that self-reflection is beneficial, but regret is bad.

    Regret is living in the past, self-reflection is looking toward the future.

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