Be Honest… Time Travel
Changing the future only costs me one day less? Really…no takers?! Maybe I’m just having a dark day, but I feel I would sacrifice many days to go back and save the lives of friends I have lost if I would have only known in advance. I would stop people I have loved from getting physically hurt in accidents. I would say that last goodbye if I knew I couldn’t stop the inevitable…. Could I have stopped 9/11?? Probably not… But, I could have kept some people I knew at home on that day.
Also, my chronic illness began because of an accident when I was 22 (I could’ve been shopping instead). Would I go back and take the invite to go to the mall instead of doing laundry? Heck yes, I would!
Of all of the 100 bloggers who wrote on the same subject, I was shocked that so many (seemingly the majority) would not take advantage of this super power, if given the opportunity. Apparently, no one is willing to “waste” just one day to make a difference.
Back to reality now. I’m a Christian so I have chosen the path and struggle of faith that life IS in God’s hands. I must trust that all things work together for good for those who trust in Him according to His purpose and will. I’m not God and my intentions are certainly not very pure, so I’d probably just muck it all up anyway… Good thing I don’t have that power to change the future, I suppose.
I’m sorry, I got dark with this one. Now I know why Doctor Who is so melancholy.
This was a Writing Prompt from WordPress. How about you? Would you accept the superpower of foresight if each time you used it you lost a day of your life?
Posted on September 9, 2014, in For Wordpress and tagged regret, Spoonie, super powers, time travel. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
I didn’t see the writing prompt, but I agree with you. I’d TOTALLY go back to change things and save people. The object of life is to face you’re fears. Let me guess, everyone basically said everything happens for a reason; they have no regrets; things happened the way were supposed to…blah blah blah. No sense of adventure! The point of doing the prompts is getting you to use your imagination. Quite honestly, I loved your post, and agree. I would definitely do the same!! I say good job!!
Thanks girl! You have it right on, too. I guess all WordPress bloggers have reached enlightenment, but I still have some kinks I’m working on. I appreciate it. And if I ever get the chance, you can come along for the ride 😉
Not trying to disagree with your point, just trying to understand it better; but do you feel like you would be the same person you are now if you could go back and change the losses you’ve faced??
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Thanks for your comment Caleb. It’s a great question.
No, absolutely not. I wouldn’t be the same person with the same personality, body or friends even. The things I would want to change are the hardships. I know, even now confined to this bed, God has bigger plans for my life.
It’s easy to want to change everything when things are very difficult, but the challenge is to have faith that the struggle will continue transforming us into someone bigger than the darkness we are in.
What do you think Caleb? Do you have anyone or anything you would want to smooth over along the way?
Very true. I think the less time we spend wishing things didn’t happen or why life is hard and spend more time thinking about what God wants us to learn from the trials of life, the easier it is to let God in so he can change us. As for the Blog question, I have mixed feelings. There is a pretty traumatic experience that I had to go through, someone I lost, that I would have loved to change but I don’t know if I would be as strong as I am today if I did. But if I had to change something that would be it. I just rely on God and have faith he knows what he is doing.
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