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Writer's Block: It wasn't me.

Did you ever do anything in your youth that you lived to regret? Do you think you ultimately learned from it or do you wish you could go back in time and do it over?

Isn't that when you're supposed to do things you later regret? :) Seriously, yes like everybody else I've done things I regretted later. But no, I don't wish I could go back and redo any of them; I'll settle for trying to spot the next thing I might do that I would regret in time to avoid doing it.

BTW - why would learning from it necessarily preclude wishing for a redo?

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seawasp
Feb. 6th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
Well, as I pointed out, in theory if you re-did it, then you wouldn't regret, so you wouldn't have re-done it, so you'd regret, so...
kayshapero
Feb. 7th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
Depends - if you don't remember anyway, what happens is that you did it wrong so you went back. You did it right so you didn't have to go back. Since nothing you can do now makes you have done it wrong again... you did it right. Time keeps right on going.

Trouble is, any change worth the trouble of making is going to echo throughout the rest of your life - it will not be exactly the same save that one glitch. Consider also the effect of probability on fertilization. Even if you marry the same person and have kids with them at the same time you're actually unhappening the ones you had previously. There is nothing that I would want to change in my past that would be worth Vicky never having existed.
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