If Time Travel Was Real, What Would You Change?
This morning on Michael and Maddie, the Morning Show Mindbender asked, " If time travel were possible, 53 percent of us would change this about our lives. What is it?"
The answer was changing your college major, probably because many people don't end up applying their major towards their current job position.
But the question got me thinking: if time travel was truly possible, what would I change? What would I want to re-write? Or would I want to see what the future holds?
In all honesty, I don't want that kind of power. But seeing as time travel is not actually attainable, I'll pretend for a bit. If I could time travel, I would visit myself in high school and tell myself to enjoy life a little more. I remember being so consumed by getting good grades, excelling in sports, and landing a college acceptance letter that I forgot to soak in the little day-to-day moments that seem to fly by too quickly.
I would simply want to remind myself to stop and smell the roses in many eras of my lifetime. I am constantly looking toward the future, planning for my future, and wondering about the future, so I forget to enjoy the present. If I could go back and teach myself the valuable lesson of living in the present, I think I would have saved myself a lot of stress and a lot of wrinkles in my late 20s.
A lot of callers responded to the trivia question with answers like, "I would change who my friends were" or "I would change my school experience" and it made me realize something very important. I wouldn't change a thing. The experience I've had, the people I've met, and the lessons I've learned have shaped who I am today, and I think I turned out just fine.
Now I ask you, would you change anything about your life if you could time travel?