Question of the day

Your fairy godmother shows up, whips out the magic wand, and instantly transports you back to your 16th birthday, telling you that you get to live your youth all over again. But before she hits the execute button, she asks you a question:

Quick – do you want to know everything you know now, or know precisely what you did the first time around?

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12 thoughts on “Question of the day

  1. Everything I know now, coupled with a plea that she send me to my 26th birthday, rather than my 16th. I’m not sure there’s quite enough money in the universe to entice me to do high school again.

  2. Honestly, it’s a tough decision. I mean, that’s only five years ago, but I think there’s a lot to be said for figuring it out as you go and how that changes you as a person.
    So, the last five years would have been easier if I knew then what I know now.
    But, I don’t think easy is what I would have wanted.

  3. Ugh. Being a minor again I’d remorselessly kick her in the head for transporting me back to my teens. Then, I’d want all the knowledge I could possibly grab.

  4. Would want to know everything I know now. Otherwise, why go back? Unless you could say, tell yourself one thing.
    It’d be tough making that one decision what to tell yourself, though.

  5. What I know now is a hell of a lot less than what I thought I knew then. I think I’d have more fun this time around if I stopped being such a 16-year-old know-it-all.

  6. Re: ?
    I’d probably take the knowledge, but in doing so would understand how incredibly frustrating it was going to be trying exist as the person I am now in a world of teenagers.

  7. Jeez, louise, I think I’d consider her a vengeful, horrible fairy godmother if she made me go back 34 years to being a 16 yr. old again. Blech. I wasn’t particularly fond of it the first time around.
    BUT, if I HAD to go back, I wouldn’t even consider it without the knowledge I have now. Armed with present knowledge, I wouldn’t care about figuring out and trying to get along with all the evil pressure-inducing peers of the day…
    And I’d be able to snicker to myself, knowing the fate of all the ne’er-do-wells that were held in such high esteem back then.
    And I wouldn’t be foolish enough to believe the statement, “Why not? Everyone else is doing it!” when indeed, everyone else was lying.
    And I’d save all my clothes and shoes from back then to sell to vintage stores when I finally arrive back to now. I’d be able to retire early on my profits.

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