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    Default Would you relive your life?

    Maybe this should have been a poll, but I sometimes wonder how many people have had a lifetime (so far) that they would live over again, without changes, if it were possible. I sure would, but how many others who've lived these best years in history would replay the entire movie, or prefer to forget it all and wait for the sequel?

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    Excellent question, Ron.

    I am surrounded by people who provide a daily reminder of the life I have lived to date. I would not change a moment of what has passed, for fear of losing a single one of them or the relationship I have with them.

    Examples of "bad" that led to "good"? First failed marriage - but that is why I have a marvelous daughter and now a sweet grandchild. Second failed marriage - which taught me what to change about myself, how to make those changes, and helped me become the person that was ready for the joyful long-term relationship I have today --- which also gave me the initial connection to Hawai`i, leading to my finally becoming a musician after a career working with them (and, of course, leading me here to HT).

    The capacity to endure the pains I have felt through life have also given me the ability to deeply invest in the things that have provided the greatest joys. Wouldn't change a step on the path that has gotten me there.

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    Welcome to the club, Leo.

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    Maybe if I could just skip my teenage years....

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    Aw, but that's a different club, Susie. What happened?

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    No, not I.

    More disaster than celebration. No need to relive it.

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    Isn't that like watching a Survivor season a second time? What's the point? Can't remember it? Didn't enjoy it the first time? Or is life so dull now that a repeat looks better than what's soon to come? Anyway you slice it, been there, done that, MOVE ON.
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    Having a second chance at life is a great idea. Sometimes the implementation may need a little reading. The blasted whole gene structure of common retroviruses is storable on a floppy disk. These nasty little bugs cannot read nor go to a library. The human mind will outsmart these little bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Or is life so dull now that a repeat looks better than what's soon to come? Anyway you slice it, been there, done that, MOVE ON.
    Considering that "repeating" isn't even an option, I just wouldn't change what has passed. As for "moving on" - that's what each day gives me the opportunity to do. When that stops, I stop, end of take, all done, so long and thanks for all the fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Isn't that like watching a Survivor season a second time? What's the point? Can't remember it? Didn't enjoy it the first time? Or is life so dull now that a repeat looks better than what's soon to come? Anyway you slice it, been there, done that, MOVE ON.
    ...just, wow.
    Everybody tends to review their life at times, and when I do I'm amazed at my good fortune. That it continues to evolve in ways I approve of, even the lower moments, leaves me knowing I couldn't have written it out better had I been a god. And it saddens me that so few others may have had anything less, but hey, I'm movin' on!

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    A second chance....I've been thinking...

    Ok. I would have stayed in Mokuleia for the rest of my life.

    Oh, wait...you mean do the entire thing over again, just as the first time? Well....maybe. Do I get to remember the first time while I'm doing the re-run?

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    Maybe a rerun of life with a delete button for those bad life decisions. But before you can delete it, a preview button would allow you to see the ramification of that deletion. You know, cause and effect.

    In my life my one real regret was taking the insurance money from my auto accident instead of getting my car fixed several decades ago. Bought a new car which caused me to cut budget corners leading me to rack up credit card debt taking me to bancruptcy. Never quite recovered from that bad 20-something year old mistake decades ago.

    Had I fixed my car, I would have owned property in Waialae Nui.
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    NO!

    Say it was possible...

    Choice #1. I still would know the original life. While trying to fix things I did wrong, would end up changing my life anyways.

    Choice #2. Don't know the original life. Would miss out on all the good stuff that's happened. And it just may be worse.
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    - that's what each day gives me the opportunity to do. When that stops, I stop, end of take, all done, so long and thanks for all the fish.
    Excellent Douglas Adams' quote!! . I personally wouldn't want a "reshoot" for any segment of my life; not the tough times, nor the tougher times, nor the "baby Jesus what the hell is going on, this is too tough!" times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlegirl View Post
    Excellent Douglas Adams' quote!! . I personally wouldn't want a "reshoot" for any segment of my life; not the tough times, nor the tougher times, nor the "baby Jesus what the hell is going on, this is too tough!" times.
    Maybe you'd want a rewind of that psycho-landlord segment of your life?
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    No wonder some of you wouldn't relive, you make life to difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    In my life my one real regret was taking the insurance money from my auto accident instead of getting my car fixed several decades ago. Bought a new car which caused me to cut budget corners leading me to rack up credit card debt taking me to bancruptcy. Never quite recovered from that bad 20-something year old mistake decades ago. Had I fixed my car, I would have owned property in Waialae Nui.
    Now, I would've just bought a bunch of pot, see, problems solved.

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    Okay, this is one of my biggest wishes- to relive my life with the knowledge I have today. I wouldn't even have to relive all of it. We could just start at the summer between 10th and 11th grade. If I could have the chance to redo my junior year EVERYTHING would be different. But- I could still have the same sort of life today, because I would have gone to the same college my husband went to and met him there and if we were meant to be together, we could be.

    If I couldn't change anything, there are parts I would relive. High school. Falling in love for the first time and my first marriage. Moving back here after getting divorced- which was probably the most fun time in my life. Living in Hawaii. Falling in love with my husband now. The only thing I'd want is to be able to know not to take everything so seriously!! You'll live through this...that's what I tell myself everyday.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlegirl View Post
    Excellent Douglas Adams' quote!! . I personally wouldn't want a "reshoot" for any segment of my life; not the tough times, nor the tougher times, nor the "baby Jesus what the hell is going on, this is too tough!" times.
    But you had some good times and good places that would be cool to relive. When I moved here, you were doing good. All of our crazy cavorting would be HELLA fun to relive.

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Haha, I wasnt thinking of it like that, I kinda interpreted "relive your life" to mean make changes, do something differently!

    And, nope, would not change a thing about crazy landlord(s)! I have learned some unique things from both of them!
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