If I had my life to live over I’m not sure I would do anything differently. Life is a journey, a series of crossroads, roundabouts and T junctions without any signposts to guide the way. At each intersection we must make a choice. Our decisions are based on limited information. Emotions, intuition and experience colour our judgement and we choose what we think best at the time. We evaluate, we take a risk or not. Whatever path we take there will be highs, lows and plateaus but the journey will not necessarily be better, just different.
The truth is life is unknowable. Crystal balls and tea leaves will not help. Surrender to your journey wherever it will take you for it is uniquely yours, your own fascinating story. Enjoy the highs, learn from the lows, rest during the plateaus. There are no good or bad journeys, only what was meant to be.
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Nicely expressed, Nikita, and thought-provoking. I once thought that science fiction writers like me who had an interest in time travel wanted to change something in the past. Maybe it’s true, but I now realize that if I picked some event and could change it, cause-and-effect would chain out and change everything else in unpredictable ways, and all of the joys of my life would be lost. So no, I wouldn’t either. As you said, life is a mixture.
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