A Life Do-Over

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by faded jeans, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Who would consider a life do-over, but only under these conditions:

    • You would start again at age 10.
    • There would be no memory of your previous life. (the one right now as you read this)
    • There would be no guarantee that any events from age 10 onward would be the same as the first time around.

    So to summarize: You would get a new life, but you would not realize it was a new life. You would not have any knowledge or experience from your first life to guide you with important decisions. There would be no guarantees. None.

    Who would be willing to roll the giant dice? snake eyes.jpg
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  2. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    I would not toss the dice.
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    No Deal !!
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    No way!!! If I keeled over this second at the keyboard I would have died a happy man. I have done things and been places and met people who I could never expect to duplicate if I lived 10 times over again.
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Why thanks!!
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'd do it only if I could keep my present knowledge of things to come.

    Otherwise (being stupid), I don't think there'd be any difference.
  7. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Nope, not me.................
  8. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

    I'll go with Cypher's "reboot" point of view on this topic.

  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    If I had not met my wife I might consider it, but there's no way I would risk living a life without her. So no.
  10. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    FJ - You ask the question of our BC Community without a hint to your own resolve.

    FJ - Would you do it?
  11. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Well aj, I would pick up those dice and ..........................
  12. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis


    Better question.

    I would take a do over if it could be at 6 years old.
  13. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Because you're a gambler, your answer surprises me!

    You just know what a sweet deal you already have with "the hammer" at your beck and call.
  14. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    No way from me.
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I would. Ive had a great life, and I could have it again. I was meant to be with who I am so I still would be. I knew that when I was 20. hes the one who didnt figure it out til we were almost 40. It would be another wild ride I would welcome. I could meet more fantastic people, and have more wonderful times. yes I would.
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    That's funny. That's the exact opposite of why I would not do it again. I know what I have been through the 1st time. I know where I am at now. I do not what to go through, again, what I have already been through.

    Maybe this should be part of the question.
  17. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Hell yes.
    I would love to be 10yrs old again.
    The only caveat I would ask for is let me make the final decision 10 seconds before I die from this wonderful life I have had.

  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    if you change the first condition to "you would start again at age 0" and keep the other ones, then you would have basically (close enough) described a process known as reincarnation.

    10 is sort of an arbitrary number, don't you think?
  19. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Don't think I would. Have had many things I'd like to do over or, more correctly, DO RIGHT, but, all in all, have had pretty good life.

    Have done almost everything I've ever wanted to do. Well, my list wasn't that extensive but I'm happy with it.

    Had good son
    Many hot rods
    Drag Raced almost anything there is.
    Loved lots o chicks.
    Had good, but, at times, aggrevating employment that let me retire.
    Got all things paid for.
    Got, now, wonderful lady that's a working machine.

    Don't know if I'd be any smarter another time around.
  20. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I would roll the dice - not because of any real reason, or some profound unhappiness with my current life, but just because I enjoy life and the events that comprise it. Even bad events, when I cannot see my way out of it, are, in hindsight, enjoyable - if for no other reason than it gives perspective. A philosophy I have on life is that good events or bad events are just events - there is no true significance to anything, except in what it means to ourselves and other people; for some, that may seem troubling, but I find the simplicity and Taoist nature comforting.

    If given the chance to live another life, I would like to remember what I've learned in this life so far - but, if I couldn't, then, well, such is life (haha, get it?).

    Obviously, I'm still young, though; so maybe if/when I settle down, have kids, and build that white picket fence, I may see things differently.