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PoetryIsLife
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0 posted 01-27-2003 12:32 AM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife


If you could start over, completely discard the life you've lived, and have it be completely fresh, would you?

And if so, why?

What would you have done differently? I'm not neccessarily referring to regret, which I don't participate in (for it's lack of results), but more, just simply things you would like to have done differently, or have ended up differently.

For those of you older then I am (my picture shows I'm not too old but even those in their mid twenties would be suited to answer this question):

          is this how you thought your life would end up like?

Kay. Bye.

~Titus

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
                 --Aldous Huxley

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1 posted 01-27-2003 12:44 AM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

Um...   Yay, you made me think. It depends on whether I get to keep the knowledge I have now. I have paid too dearly for it to lose it all and start again. It may be precious little knowledge, and even less wisdom, but I have earned it, and I wouldn't trade it for an unknown. What if I started over as something I didn't want to be? As for the second question, even though I'm younger than you, I'm going to answer. No, I'm nowhere near where I thought I would be, but I like it here, so its all good.

(Can you tell I'm in a good mood today? lol)

Kielo

I know only one thing, and that thing is that I know nothing.

[This message has been edited by Kielo (01-27-2003 12:58 PM).]

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2 posted 01-27-2003 02:42 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

No.

I wouldn't start over again.

I wouldn't choose a different story with different players, not even the really awful ones. (Just whom could I discard without discarding part of ME?)

I earned every wrinkle, felt the pain and JOY of healing in every scar, and I think the gray streaks in my hair look kinda witchy.

Start over?

HELL NO.

I could be one hand-hold away from the top.

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3 posted 01-27-2003 03:59 AM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

I wouldnt cause i have learned lessons from the mistakes i have made. To start over would mean having to go through all that pain,anger, hurt, happiness, etc..  right over again.
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4 posted 01-27-2003 07:15 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

That's tricky. Yes and no. No because I would lose everything that I have learnt and my wonderful coping skills [insert the sarcasm].
On the flip side, I would because there are too many memories in my life tainted with crap.

"Write something, even if it's just a suicide note." -- Gore Vidal

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5 posted 01-27-2003 11:27 AM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

There are things I wish I could change, like never smokeing..etc..etc.. However, I would not want to start my life over, one thing I  change may not lead me to the person I am with today. All I can hope for is learning from my past mistakes and try and make my future better.
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6 posted 01-27-2003 11:29 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Umm... maybe I'm kind of young to be replying to this, but I don't think that I would start over. Yeah, my life has had sucky times, but everything that happens has a purpose. Every experience is a lesson, and even though some were learned through great pain, I look at it and I realize that I couldn't have learned it any other way. I'm too stubborn

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.--Jesus Christ

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7 posted 01-27-2003 11:53 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

For all of our mistakes we've made, and for all of the good things we've done, to remove them would be to take back the effects we've managed while here.

That would equate to a whole lot of unrippling...

It's not as simple as just going back and changing ourselves.  It would have a much broader effect, don't you think?  Now, if this were "what would you change about yourself, and take away from others" opens it to a whole new perspective.
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8 posted 01-27-2003 12:33 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

Indeed I have had a great deal of pain in my young life so far, and I regret so much of which has passed me by and that I never really lived one happy childhood moment, nevertheless I wouldn't change my image for the world, as I am sure God Himself designed this elusive plan to make me a stronger and better person! If I didn't experience the pain, I would be plain selfish like so many others in this world, and no one would ever think of me the same. The iron doesn't always soften to the heat, so sometimes you just need to suffice for the rougher resources!

It is because of those predicaments that I AM ME! To take for granted my history would be like expressing myself in the third-person omnipresent point of view. Accept yourself for what you are NOW, even if the current perspective is bittersweet, and take to heart it is much well worth being original and not the facsimile.

This is a wonderful ponderance, God Bless You!



Love,
Noah Eaton


"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (01-27-2003 12:33 PM).]

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To be entirely honest, that is a daydream of mine, the idea that I could start completely over and keep all the knowledge I have today - pretty much time travel backwards and live my life with foreknowledge.  I have regrets, many many regrets, and I know things could only improve were they set differently.

Yes, I would start over, and hopefully I'd do a lot better the second time around.

"Faith" means the will to avoid knowing what is true.
~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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10 posted 01-27-2003 01:38 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I'm quite content where I am, and where I will be, AND where I have been.
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11 posted 01-27-2003 02:31 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

Sunshine, I wasn't that serious. I know it would in reality be impossible and would cause consequences we can't even imagine; I just asked it see people's answers, and to get a glimpse into them.

~Titus

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
                 --Aldous Huxley

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12 posted 01-27-2003 03:00 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I'm apparently in a serious mood today, Titus, but it does fall within the realm of "everyone has probably thought that, once in a while", especially a Quantum Leap fan, such as myself.  

So to get back to your original question, then....

No.

Because just as surely as I got zapped back in time, I'd have to go to school all over again.  

As for the second part of your question, "is this how you thought your life would end up like?"

I'm still working on that part!
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13 posted 01-27-2003 06:46 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Whats the guarantee that Id be happy in this new life. There are certain aspects of this life I wish were different or went better. But is partly down to me and party down to destiny and I know better than to argue with destiny.  

got hips like cinderella must be having a good shame talking sweet about nothing
cookie i think you're tame" The Pixies

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I start over every day.

Shiva went on break now look at how much it's gonna take to make this place a space where we can breathe.

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