Awhile back TB was talking about temporal mulligans. If you could fix one SMALL mistake or event in your history, that would make a big difference to you today and nobody else... what would it be? Yannow - I got that one lodged in my mental rectum and it just stuck there like...like... GAH. My mind is forever in the toilet, HAR HAR HAR!!! Regardless, I have been trying to grunt this one out for several days now.
I couldn't think of a single thing. Seriously. All my mistakes were huge, and I either fixed them or I did my best to, but for one reason or other, I couldn't - and they just became facts of life that I had to deal with and live with. For the little stuff - I learned the hard way not to sweat it. There are any number of people willing to do that for me, for free!
I made most of my mistakes among people making many of their own. Mine were either caused by, or a part of, or otherwise influenced by others who were making their own in exactly the same way under the same circumstances. Sometimes our stupidity combined exponentially to create stupidity singularities. Other times my idiocy cancelled theirs and vice versa. Most of my life has been spent in a quantum foam of idiocy - with stupidity popping in and out of my existence everywhere. Schrodinger's Cat existed in a quantum dual state of life and death. Filthie's Cat exists in a chaotic system of idiocy and lunacy, HAR HAR HAR!!! To personalize it and be specific, for example: my theory is that if I hadn't gotten pounded by Pete for crapping in his lunchbox... I would have gotten pommeled for crapping in his desk drawer. If I didn't do it to Pete, I would have done it to Quartermain. Regardless - a beating is in the works either way. If I hadn't arrived here by a certain chain of stupid events, then it would have been by another. Or maybe I would end up somewhere else as the result of a certain stupidity/time line... but it would be no different there than it is here?
Yannow maybe the biggest thing in life is hitting that tiny demographic of humans that can actually learn from their mistakes? Or maybe the biggest thing is to be that pebble, tumbling along the raging torrents of the river, to settle in some peaceful bend or eddy of relative stillness and order?
I'm sure most of the folk stopping by here are smart enough to do all that and then some. For me, intelligence, time, higher dimensions dark matter remain beyond my perception. I hope you have a wonderful spring day, and that Darwin gives all us slow kids a break.
As for me - I have mistakes to make. Wish me luck, and have a great Sunday.