Should Our Lives Have a Reset Button
Should our lives have a reset button? Would you want a reset button so you could just go back in time to change or fix something?
Should we really be allowed to have a reset button? I reading a poem of someones on their blog this morning and I caught reset button and thought, really?
What if we could have one to push at any given time and just go back? Wouldn’t you just love a little green button to push to start and a red one for when you have reached the destination, hour, minute and second for where you want to stop?
Now I could think of a lot of good and cool reasons for having this button in our possession. It sure would be fun to perhaps go back and start fresh with a clean slate and start writing some more. A button to go back and have 24 hours in the day to do some more writing. I mean on top of what you already wrote in that day.
We’d all give up a lot to be able to do extra things. Maybe in another world this could happen but really not in ours, so sad to say.
This button would be cool if we wanted to just go back to any given moment in time to remember something, visualize it and play by play action. Also sad to say, this probably will never happen until we die and if and only then will we get to see our whole life in action.
Would you really want a reset button though? Who honestly wants to go back in time to fix something? Erase something that has been done. To do things differently. We all know we would want to go back and change the things we did or didn’t like. If we would we could.
But then, maybe we wouldn’t. Who wants to really relive the past is beyond me. I’m all for jumping forward in the present moment at hand as that is what matters. We can only change who we are now, not who we were. Nothing can really change about the past. Unless you can change something about it in the present moment, you can’t really do a thing.
Like if you have held a grudge and there has been conflict in the family, workforce or anywhere else, you can have the opportunity to fix it now if you can or want to. But once the moment is gone, you can’t repair.
You can’t take back what you said yesterday, as it’s already been splattered into the other person’s thoughts. You blabbed, you crabbed and now it’s been said. But it’s water under the bridge and you can’t drain it.
It’s up to you to make it better though.
No, we shouldn’t have a reset button. The only one we should be allowed to have is the reset button in our minds that reminds us of all things past to draw from for the present day. But don’t decide to go back and live in the past.
Dwelling will not get you to the future, my friend.
Do the best to make your life perfect so that you will feel no need for a reset button to fix a problem in the past. Done. Done. Done.
Jennifer Jo Fay
Copyrighted September 9, 2012
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