Fandango’s Provocative Question #85

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

I was watching a TV show the other day and one of the characters complained about a decision he had made years ago and said something like “I wish I could go back in time and make a different decision.”

Imagine that you’re standing at a crossroads and you have to choose a path. Most of us have found ourselves faced with some momentous decision, and sometimes that decision was truly life changing. I know I’ve had a few instances where I had to make such a decision and I occasionally wonder what would have happened had a made a different decision at the time.

So, my provocative questions this week is about those “woulda, shoulda, coulda” moments in our lives.

Have you ever had to make what turned out to be a life changing decision? If so, do you ever wish that you could go back in time and make a different decision? What decision was that and how do you think your life would have changed if you’d made a different one?

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22 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #85

  1. Richmond Road September 2, 2020 / 4:20 am

    This is a topic very dear to me. My view is that every single decision that I have ever made has not only changed my life but changed the course of human history. My decision, this morning, for example, to forego a second cup of tea may impact (however infinitesimally) on the Norwegian presidential election of 2042 and, in turn, the colonisation of Jupiter. But, rest assured, your own breakfast selections will be just as influential.
    Another question to consider, of course, relates to the very nature of ‘decisions’. Do we actually make them at all? Or was everything set in motion at the moment of the ‘Big Bang’ and we are merely self-deluded puppets acting out pre-ordained sub-atomic inevitability?

    But, yeah. I really regret putting my finger in a toaster in 1983.
    That was just stupid.

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    • Fandango September 2, 2020 / 9:15 am

      Ah, so you subscribe to the Butterfly Effect, I see. Well, at least it was just a finger in the toaster in 1983. I can think of worse things people have attempted to toast.


  2. Marilyn Armstrong September 2, 2020 / 7:38 pm

    I have to admit in advance, my answer sounds more like a book report than an opinion, but I’m such an insane time-travel fan … How could I leave out my favorite books? Right after midnight.

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    • Fandango September 2, 2020 / 10:31 pm

      I am counting on an answer from you, Marilyn, that is more provocative than the question.


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  4. leigha66 September 8, 2020 / 12:37 am

    I often wish there had been SOMETHING else I could have done to get my alcoholic husband to stop drinking… he died 2 years after our divorce was final, but I couldn’t watch him slowly die anymore.

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