Going Backwards

How many times have you heard someone say they wish that they could go back in time?

Life is about building. One step, one block, at a time. Everything builds on everything else.

For example, after I graduated college, I wanted to spend six months in England, exploring the countryside before I went to get my masters degree or a job. I let my father talk me out of it. I let him persuade me it was a bad idea.

Let’s pretend I had gone. I might, or might not, have come back to America after six months. I might have gone on and found work there, found a husband, had children, etc.

On the flip side, going to England was merely¬†an idea with which I had been toying. I never did much research on it, I don’t know if I would have gone through with actually going had my parents not been against the idea.

Every day we make choices. When someone wants to go backwards, they usually mean to go backwards with the knowledge that they have today. However, going backwards means that you would choose to give up everything you have today — not merely your knowledge, but also your wife or husband, your children, your life.

I don’t want to go backwards. Do you?