If you could change one thing that happened last year what would it be?I suspect the submitter of this question meant something like "If you could change one thing that happened TO YOU last year…"
But to be honest, I had a pretty good year.
Don't get me wrong. It was a crap year for a lot of people. I have some friends who lost jobs. There was some health problems for people around me, some friends lost loved ones. There's the fact that we're still at war despite everyone saying in public that there's no reason for it, and some people I care about had friends and brothers killed in what seems to be pointless fighting. The economy's still in shambles and, just to top thing off, it's been one of the hottest summers on record (I can't really back that last statement up with stats, tho).
In short, to paraphrase Chuck Dickens, it was a year like all other years.
But it makes me appreciate the good fortune I've had. I live in a nice neighborhood with a beautiful Supermodel Wife, two great kids, a house with a roof that doesn't leak. I dropped 35 pounds in the last 6 months and my cholesterol and blood pressure are both down to normal. My health is better than it has been in years.
So, I really can't say I would change anything personally.
Oh, wait. I just thought of something I would change. You remember when I bought that lottery ticket that would have paid out $300 million if I had won? Well, I'd change things so that I would have bought the winning ticket.
And I suppose a close second would be that the Japanese tsunami hadn't happened.
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