How often do you get asked this Question?
Do you have an answer?
Do the things you mention still matter today?
Did the any of the things you would like to change make you any better, more resilient or resourceful?
Has the experience in any way improved your ability to have empathy for someone in that situation?
Would you really change it if you could go back?
How different would your life be if you could go back to change things?
While I feel the question “What would you change if you could go back in time” is a useless depending on why it is asked or rather often unnecessary, It provides us with useful information in answering the question I prefer which is “What would you do about the future knowing that you can’t go back to change the past?”
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