It can be difficult to look at where life has taken us. Looking back on the memories/moments in my own life, I’ve come to the realization that all of my past experiences have shaped me into who I am today. However, sometimes I wonder what it would be like to relive one of my greatest memories or even have the ability to change one of my biggest regrets. Imagine what it would be like if you were able to alter time and make up for past mistakes. Without a doubt, this simply impossible. But let’s imagine that there was some type of power that allowed us to alter time, would you use it? I am not so sure I would.
Chances are my life would be very different and the things to which I am most grateful for may not be apart of me at all. Although it would be super cool to change the past, unfortunately, it would cost me the price of losing the very things in which make me who I am. For that reason, and that reason alone, I would not want to change a single memory or experienced in my lifetime. Having the people, opportunities, and memories of my life today far outweighs the risk of losing it all just to change a single bad moment in my past. I would rather have both the good and bad of my past than to have none at all.
Our memories are what shape us for who we are. They are the sole purpose of how we think, what we do, and who we will become. Without them, we are lost in a world where there is no recollection of identity. They fill us with joy and sorrow, build us up while also tear us down. But no matter what, memories are our own special treasure that we all ought to cherish. Without them, our lives are empty.