Recently I was talking with someone about those things you’d probably edit from your past if would had the chance, so I took a couple examples to explain it better:
The first one was about a speech that Steve Jobs gave at Harvard (maybe) when he said that he realized how some -apparently irrelevant- things he did in the past (a typography course) became crucial years later when he used them to innovate on the computers business through Macintosh (by adding font types to the text editor). Simply smart.
And the other one was about a movie called The Adjustments Bureau where (regardless of the love story) they used the term “Inflection points” to define these -apparently irrelevant- things that radically change the way the events happen for a person or in that case, for a couple. It’s something like this:
So I thought “oh well, sometimes it’s not just to make things happen”. In many cases those things will happen, not now, but if you are not there definitely won’t, so I found the importance of leaving a remarkable memory of you whenever is possible and rather than being cool or carrying a smile everywhere it’s about being you, the same guy that probably will meet that other person later to make things happen; I’m sure that if you’d had the chance to look back in your life you’d realize about the reasons why things are going on that way in your present and what would you like to change them to make them run better; unfortunately the time is one way only, that’s why regret exists.