I read an interesting question yesterday, which asked “If I had a chance to decide what I wanted to be in another life, would I choose what I am now?”
I wouldn’t have changed my experiences (both the good and bad), since they made me what I am. Sure, life would have been easier if my father wasn’t a (non-violent) alcoholic. Yes, my childhood would have been less sad without all the bullying I suffered from as a child. But maybe I was meant to experience this life and go through these challenges to be the person I am?
I would change myself, however, or more specifically, I would have changed my responses and reactions to things. I would have stood up for myself more and be honest about what I wanted. I would like to have been more adventurous and open to experiences, but at the same time caring more about myself and what was best for me.
I would live life more to the full, but put myself first. I may have not done this in the past, but that doesn’t stop me from doing it now.