God willing, I’ll be 58 by month’s end. These train of thoughts had on many occasions crossed my mind... In my teens, twenties... and way past my 50s. What ifs... the choices would be lmitless, and the resulting consequence, exponential.
But every time these thoughts entered my mind and lenghty debates between all the what ifs, the conclusion would always be this: if I made a change in my past, would the current future be certainly different?
If I had better grades and gone to a different uni would I be what I am today? Would I have married to a different spouse, thus having different kids to what I have now, or not having kids at all! How would my future life be if something so insignificant (or significant depending on how you see it) then (in the past) were to be changed from that very future?
Remember that movie “Back To The Future”? Changing something in the past might have dire consequences in the present future?
Yaa, I thought of correcting my past choices. But in the end, those are the choices I made and in consequence to that, made me what I am today. Had too many spices in my life. As for now, I’m just enjoying the ride.
And in making ill choices of watches in the past? It is part of this curse I have and I hope to learn from those. But it was fun. The excitement, if only for a fleeting moment of a beautiful watch on my wrist is priceless. A snapshot of my euphoria in my timeline of life... I think I would not want to erase that.