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What If You Can Change The Past

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This is actually a very personal story that i'm going to tell you. Personal, because it has something to do with my exgirlfriend, who broke up with me at Dec 1st 2010. Don't get me wrong though, i'm not telling this to get symphaty, or no symphaty for that matter. I'm telling you this, because one simple action of mine in the past, has changed my present day and future drastically. It was an action of a mere 'yes or no' choice and that's the reason I put it online. And where better online than here! ;-)

Remember, this is a TRUE story. I make it short and simple:

Me and my girlfriend went on vacation to Finland. We were there because her niece lives there. At Fridaynight 26th November 2010, my girlfriend and her niece wanted to go out. I decided not to go out because we were all dead tired. But my girlfriend and her niece don't see eachother a lot so they want to make the most of it, naturally. I told them, just go out with your friends and I will be fine going to bed. They both of course agreed, no big deal. At least that's what I decided first. When it was later in the evening, almost night, I decided to go out with them anyway.

I changed 'no, I stay' into 'yes, I join'.

When we were in a club somewhere in Finand, that choice resulted in an argument between me and my girlfriend. An argument that later resulted in, end of relationship. In other words, if I decided to stay at her niece's apartment, what was my decision in the FIRST PLACE, she still would be my girlfriend as we speak. And yes it's true, I swear it on my grave. That SIMPLE choice, altered my present and ultimately my future. Especially because our wedding was already set. Date of our wedding if I decided to 'stay'? That would be July, 12th 2011. -_-

Me being a BTTF fan, makes me begging for a time machine right now! :D

But of course, this world is not all about me. What if YOU could change the past?

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  • If I could change things from my past, I'd have to change a lot of things. :P
    But then again, I like Max Payne's thoughts:
    [quote]"There are no choices. Nothing but a straight line. The illusion comes afterwards, when you ask "Why me?" and "What if?". When you look back and see the branches, like a pruned bonsai tree, or forked lightning. If you had done something differently, it wouldn't be you, it would be someone else looking back, asking a different set of questions."[/quote]

  • Well thats not really true. If one argument ended your relationship it would have happened eventually. It comes down to a timing thing. Love doesn't last, no matter how hard you might try to deny it. :(

  • I would have stopped the Back to the Future game from ever being made.

  • @Rather Dashing said: I would have stopped the Back to the Future game from ever being made.


    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?! Why? Without the game being made, these forums would never exist! Therefore you couldn't have posted this topic, resulting in a paradox of continuum-shattering proportions!

  • @zelda42293 said: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?!?! Why? Without the game being made, these forums would never exist! Therefore you couldn't have posted this topic, resulting in a paradox of continuum-shattering proportions!


    If I destroy the universe, I also get rid of the game.

    Worth it.

    Also, tons of times Doc and Marty wipe out their reason for going back in the first place, so it's unlikely that a reality-rending paradox would be the result.

  • @PrivateJoker said: Well thats not really true. If one argument ended your relationship it would have happened eventually. It comes down to a timing thing. Love doesn't last, no matter how hard you might try to deny it. :(

    Yeah that is probably true, but still..

  • @Rather Dashing said: If I destroy the universe, I also get rid of the game. Worth it.


    Seriously why do you even come here anymore...

    And uregobland that really sucks.
    If it still means that much to you now, Im guessing you tryed an honest apology?
    If you tryed that, and I hope I dont offend you with this, and that didnt help and its just over one arguement, maybe you are better off.
    It probably would have happened sooner or later anyway. :(

    As for what I would change. Well Im not sure Im comfortable talking about that on a public forum.
    Let's just say even if it isnt exactly the same, I can relate to Marty's situation in the original timeline very well...

  • @oberlerchner123 said: Seriously why do you even come here anymore...

    And uregobland that really sucks.
    If it still means that much to you now, Im guessing you tryed an honest apology?
    If you tryed that, and I hope I dont offend you with this, and that didnt help and its just over one arguement, maybe you are better off.
    It probably would have happened sooner or later anyway. :(

    As for what I would change. Well Im not sure Im comfortable talking about that on a public forum.
    Let's just say even if it isnt exactly the same, I can relate to Marty's situation in the original timeline very well...


    Thanks. I am better off and I will get over it! But the reason I put in on a public forum, is not to feel sorry for myself. I just find it interesting that one simple choice can seriously alter ones future. I know it sounds crazy, but that was really the case.. And because we talking about time travel here, I thought it would fit. :cool:

  • @uregobland said: I just find it interesting that one simple choice can seriously alter ones future.



    That's certainly true, and often kind of creepy.
    After I saw Back to the Future I also got curious about how my parents met.
    And apparently I could endanger my own existance just by distracting my dad for a moment and making him loose a bowling match.
    Yep. If he hadnt won, he wouldnt have been the one paying the drinks, he wouldnt have had a drink with my mum, and they wouldnt have ended up doing... you know what later.
    They wouldnt have ended up together and I wouldnt have been born, which would suck. :p

    Now please excuse me while I get some brain bleech...

  • Maybe , maybe not. It's a proven fact that you can change your present, and there for your future which may be the direction of too similar paths. You can salvage many situations. How often does some one screw up, or is challenged, could give up and doesn't?

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