Truthful Tuesday — The Butterfly Effect

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts, and this week Frank wants to know…

Would you jump at the chance to go back and correct some of the errors you made in your youth, even if it meant fundamentally changing who you are now?

As Queen sang in their song “We Are the Champions,” …and bad mistakes, I’ve made a few. And some of those mistakes were, indeed, doozies. So sure, in some fantasy world, it might be nice to call a Mulligan and get a do-over.

But overall, I feel that lived a pretty good life and I’d be concerned about the Butterfly Effect of going back and “fixing” those mistakes. The Butterfly Effect, as you know, is the phenomenon where a small change in starting conditions can lead to vastly different outcomes.

So, a small change to something that happened in my past might mean that the life that I’ve lived, and that I’m happy with, might be vastly different than what it is.

And as the old saying goes, Don’t mess with success.

7 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — The Butterfly Effect

  1. lifelessons May 18, 2021 / 8:42 am

    No need for me to answer this question as you’ve given precisely the answer I would give.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rugby843 May 18, 2021 / 10:31 am

    Probably not for if I could correct the doc who bungled two back surgeries and I ended up in a wheelchair and addicted to fentanyl, there would probably be something worse in store.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Irene May 19, 2021 / 6:50 am

    The Butterfly Effect is not to be messed with, for sure!

    Liked by 1 person

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