I was thinking about Quantum Leap this morning. Quantum Leap is one of the best tv shows that was ever created. And I was thinking of the famous intro, “to put back what once went wrong.” And that line reminded me a decision that has been going over and over in my mind. If I could go back to myself when I was 16 years old and let her know what the future was going to be like–would I tell her to keep fighting? Or would I tell her the truth. Would I tell her that each day would be a fight to survive. Would I tell her that she would not have any romantic relationships at all. Would I tell her that the one man who was in love with her, could not declare his love because I did not meet his physical ideal of perfection. Would I tell her that by standing up for herself, she would loose her family and have to survive on her own. Would I give myself this knowledge of the future to allow myself more informed decision making? Or would I allow the same thing to happen twice? In Quantum Leap, Sam tried to change the future for his brother who was going to die in Vietnam. He was not able to save his brothers life; he still died.
So would I tell myself about the future? I don’t know.