My younger sister does it all the time —- revising, and looking at our past life. In the beginning I hated it. When she would start revisiting, I would quietly groan to myself — oh no! Not again. But now I let her do it. She can’t change herself. Maybe she finds it mentally therapeutic.
If one could really go back in time to undo past regrets, and the outcome doesn’t change, one will face stress, and more heartbreak.
My two younger brothers lost their wills to live due to the hardships they faced as orphans. Looking at myself I can say I managed to survive.
No wish to go through that again.
I do wish I had a better understanding of grown ups, and human nature as a child, and now as an older person. I am still taken aback by the true nature of some people in my life.
Go back in time to an event you think could have played out differently for you. Let alternate history have its moment: tell us what could, would or should have happened?