What If?

What if you could go back in time? What would you do? Would you attempt to change something? Would there be consequences to follow? Would it matter? A lot of unknowns.

I mean, say you pulled a Biff Tannen… went back and gave yourself some invaluable insight into the future. And say that information resulted in you being a billionaire, then who cares?

Would you go back to stop a major event that could alter the course of history as we know it now? I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure the world could have done without Hitler, whoever invented slavery and the Flowbee haircut system. The Flowbee did no good. At all. Ever. I propose whomever invents time travel, please just stop the damn Flowbee from causing me unnecessary grief as a fourth-grader! That is all.

No really! That stupid vacuum hose/hairstylist was NEVER a good idea! It all goes back to that old saying “Just because you can… doesn’t mean you should!” Clippers on the end of a vacuum canister’s hose. Just no.

Would you just do something as simple as give your 16-year-old self some much-needed advice? I would definitely tell 16 year old me to lighten the hell up and enjoy being young. Of course, by the time I was 16 I was already planning my escape from home and insisting on growing up way too fast. I wish I would have partied a little more and taken a few more risks.

That sounds bad. Don’t get me wrong, I did plenty of stupid stuff and nearly died more times than I care to admit. Those things happened because I just didn’t know any better or most likely didn’t care. However, I wish I could have just eased up and been a kid for a bit longer.

With that being said, everything we have experienced has shaped us into who we are. I’m rambling. My point is that sometimes I wish I could go back and change things. Then I think about it for a bit and figure that would probably not be a good idea.

What would I miss out on if the tiniest thing were different? With a few minor exceptions, I am happy with what I have and the life I have laid out. Regrets? Absolutely! Way back in 2004, I had an opportunity to purchase Google stock at $85/share. I know! I want to kick my own ass! I would definitely go back in time and put everything I had into Google. Then I would be typing this from inside my castle. A castle made of diamonds at the North Pole! And I would be doing it all while floating around in my golden hover-throne! Just like Bill Gates!

 

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