What would you do if you were given a second chance at living your life from scratch with all the knowledge of this life? Would you want to live it?
If your answer is no, then I assume that you are already living the life you want. So, that’s great. But,
If your answer is yes, would you want to live any differently? Would you live it without any regrets? Would you live each and every moment of that life to its fullest? Would you expect anything different than your current life?
I had this thought while thinking about how am I living this life. Be it having fear or regrets, having this thought inspired me to ask out you all on what you think of it. So, I had a detailed discussion from many people recently on the respective topic and found their many questions and answers which I would like to share with you.
The article is in the form of a Question/Answers.
My Q: What would you do if you were given a chance at your life again or another life, would you live any differently?
Their A: *After thinking for a while* they responded. Some said yes, while some no.
My Q: *To those who said yes* That means, you are not happy with the way you lived your life till today?
Their A: No, we are pretty happy but we wish that if we were given a second life, we would want to live it better. Maybe, not have any regrets, any complaints. We would want to live it to the maximum.
My Q: Well, Guess What?
Their Q: What?
My A: You can! Yes, you can get a second chance of living the life you want. And that second chance starts from tomorrow. There is a saying “Everyone has two lives, the second starts when you realize you only have one” But yeah, you cannot start from the beginning and you would also not want that. Even I need a second chance, and I don’t want to start from the beginning. But I do have the choice to start living the life I want from now on. You also have that choice.
Their Q: So, how can I live this second life?
My A: You can live this second life by the way you want to live. On your own terms, the way you don’t regret or miss anything. Live everyday of your life like it’s the last. You have a dream, start working on it today.
Their Q: What if I cannot achieve my dream even if I try?
My A: Yes, it’s a fair chance that you won’t be able to achieve your dream, but you will still feel satisfied, because you tried at least. It’s much better to try and fail to achieve your dream rather than not even trying. And no one has just one goal/dream, if one goal/dream is achieved, you set new goals. And we keep doing that till we die.
Their Q: Okay, suppose I am working on to achieve my dream and I die, then?
My A: Then? I will say again, at least you tried working on your dream, Right? As I said, no one has just one goal or dream. They keep changing their dreams and keep trying to achieve it. So, even if you die one day and you die living your dream or working on it to achieve. Still its life fully lived. It doesn’t matter if you were young or old, if you live each day as if it was your last, you don’t regret dying. And frankly you aren’t alive to regret *wink*
Their Q: I am bound by many things on which I have not control, then how can I live the second life I want to live?
My A: I know many people are not in the situation to live by their own terms, be it any reason. But I want to tell you that the only 1 reason for living your life the way you want or not is: You and Your Choices.
If you think simple, yet deep. You will know that anything that happened with you, it was only because of you and your choices. And whatever will happen to you in future will be because of you and your choices. It’s just a matter of choice that you make, even if you are in the situation in which you can’t live your desired life, then it’s the choice that you have made to live the life that you don’t want. If you choose to live the way you want, you can. It’s just that, for that you will have to make other sacrifices. If you choose the situation to take control of your life then you will have to lose your second life, And if you choose to take control of your own life then you will have to sacrifice the situation you are in.
You and Your choices define your life. And it’s not just some choices you have to make some time, know this that you are choosing at every moment of life. The only thing to know is having full knowledge of all the choices you make and the ones you don’t.
All the best for your Second Life!