If I were to go back in time and change something or do something over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. Period. In fact, I don’t even think about what I should have done differently in the past. Instead, I focus on how I can better myself for the future. Going back in time and doing something over again may seem like you are making the best decision for yourself, but it causes a chain reaction and can change your future actions not only for the better, but for the worse. I am who I am today because of the bruises, failures, and betrayals that I’ve dealt with. I am proud of who I am today and I wouldn’t want to do anything that would change even the most insignificant thing about myself. Even though I have made many bad decisions in the past, I try my best to turn every poor experience into a positive learning lesson. The only reason for me to go back in time would be for me to relive the betrayals, losses, deceptions, and failures that I’ve experienced in the past. I would do this because I treasure every experience, good or bad, as a great learning lesson. No matter how bitter, atrocious, or horrifying a certain experience was, I always try to make the best of my situations. I am the type of person who never understands the true value of an object, situation, or career unless I know how much effort went into getting there. I guess you could call me ‘spiritually materialistic.’ The value I find in something is almost fully dependent upon the amount of work and effort that was required to create it. You see, most people buy Louis Vuitton purses just so they can show off the minuscule logo to their friends. However, in the very unlikely case that I am to spend $3000 on a purse, I wouldn’t buy it for the tiny logo or the bragging rights, I would buy it because of the hours of hard work, effort, dedication, and craftsmanship put behind the work of art. The same goes with my life, career, and successes. No matter how wealthy I become, I see myself no better than a penniless drunk living on the streets if I didn’t persevere, work hard, and put in the effort to become wealthy. No matter how lean and muscular I become, I see myself as a scrawny, weak boy if I didn’t work hard in the gym, run every day, and put in the effort to become muscular and physically healthy. I find satisfaction in figuring things out myself. I love the sense of pride and accomplishment when I solve a difficult problem on my own. However, I see no value in myself nor in my accomplishments if I went for the shortcut and cheated. For this reason, I would never go back in time to do something over again because, in the end, my success would be overwhelmed with my shame and guilt. I never worry about what I could have done differently in the past. There’s no point. Instead, I think about how I can improve myself and make better decisions for the future. Until a time machine is actually created, I doubt I’ll have any thoughts about what I could have done differently in the past.