1. If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?
2. What is the difference between living and existing?
3. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
This should be interesting...
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- 06-03-2013 00:52
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- 06-03-2013 09:32
- 06-03-2013 11:41
This should be interesting...
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- 06-03-2013 12:07
Say, you're a shy guy, and you changed things so that you never grew to be shy as a kid? You might talk to the girls you fancy, but you'll do something else that reflects who you are, your identity (e.g. reserve/reticence >> averse to commit to a relationship), then you'll be back to where you are now, instead probably a few years down the line. For some, those few years would mean the world, and getting back to square one is a reasonable price to pay. I'm not sure my presumptuous example worked, but there are two broad camps of answer to this question: change everything and lose yourself (not completely, but it'll take time to find you again); and change nothing but keep your identity and personality intact, warts an' all.
But why change anything just because you can? Does the capacity to "edit" parts in your 'book of life' warrant a credible reason for doing so? Obvious, I know, but something about the process (i.e. change itself) should impel you to take that risk, and it's not the same for us all. Some folk hate the idea of a fresh start, or something different, they'd rather go on as they are, and they'll force others follow suit (it's often called "encouraging others to take responsibility"). Whether their hate is ideological, personal, religious or expedient is another question
- 06-03-2013 12:58
But if I did not have full knowledge, as miser said: Could I change anything?
The answer would be no.
Of course, thats something of a wish-washy in answer. Strictly speaking, living is a property of some things which exist.
Last edited by Farm_Ecology; 06-03-2013 at 12:59.
- 09-03-2013 23:01
1) I would change a few unpleasant events so they never happened, and I would have treated a few people differently if I knew what I know now. Recently, I would of made sure I did the right things when it came to a particular lady.
2) Living is to fulfill your dreams and leave a good mark on others' lives. Existing is merely existing for the sake of it - you aren't really happy, but you trudge on, going through the motions.
3) I regret not "going the distance" when it came to relationships. I also regret not taking my own wellbeing seriously enough.. this had a domino effect on other aspects of my life- including said relationships. Looking back, I seemed to have a subconscious commitment, or intimacy, phobia. I hope this is now gone considering how important this aspect is to the human experience.
- 29-03-2013 23:06
What is the distance between living and existing?
Living is when you live for those thrills of meeting your first love or that bliss when you get a moments peace or that excitement of seeing a long lost friend or that fun of your first holiday with your friends without the parents!
Existing is empty. You have no real purpose, no real strive. You just float from one place to another. Never sad nor happy, almost like your hollow.
I know which one i would pick but there are some people in this world who would have to think twice.
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