People Divulge The Main Reason They Wan t To Go Back In Time
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As someone who was forced to watch Butterfly Effect more times than should be legal, I've developed a bit of a knee-jerk NOPE reaction to the idea of time travel.

They say shows jump the shark when they start including ridiculous stuff just for the shock views (fun fact: that phrase comes from an episode of Happy Days where Fonzie literally jumps over a massive shark while water skiing.)


Reddit user, KingTonza asked:

"What would be your Main reason to go back in time?"

and long-story-short, we're all greedy curious saps who clearly could never be trusted with a timeline.

*stares in Ashton Kutcher face*

Pets

"I had a cat that died in 2018. He was the best little guy. I’d like to go back and sneak into my old apartment after past me left for work for the day and just hang out with him sometimes."

-BatmanandReuben

"Huh I like that. Wholesome and also side-steps the problem of running into past selves."

-nairbeg

"I never had cats but will do this with my dogs."

"I just lost my boy last year. Even though I still have my little girl, I still miss him so much. I will visit all the pets I've lost throughout the years."

-enigma1021

Jurassic Nope

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"I really want to see dinosaurs."

"I know, I know, odds are high it would end badly for me. I just really love dinosaurs."

-VinnieMcVince

"I'm sure they want to see you too."

-Caperdiaa

Lesbians?

"The Libyans chasing me in a mall parking lot at 2am with an RPG."

-JellyCream

"That's heavy."

-JustDeleteSystem32

"I'm sorry but I really really misread this and missed the movie reference because I thought you said lesbians"

-duuckyy

"Now THAT'S heavy"

-Strong_Comedian_3578

The Necessary Nerd Answer

"To stop the burning of the library of Alexandria"

-thetomahawkkid

"When I was an adolescent and reading porno mags, I can still remember reading one of the models saying that the burning of the library at Alexandria was the greatest crime in history."

"Quite an intellectual that model was."

-YoteViking

"This would make the year 2000 be the year 2500 technologically"

-Lo23co7mcpe

"So. Much. Lost. Learning."

- [Reddit]

Best. Party. Ever.

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"Stephen Hawking’s time travel party."

-childeroland79

"The only appropriate reason to time travel."

-Riverrat423

"I wouldn't go. Or if I did I'd swear him to secrecy."

-rydan

"For all we know the place could of been packed with time travelers, and he took that info to the grave."

-DARTHDIAMO

Money

"Buy bitcoin when it first came out..."

-emvaz

"Kicking myself for not buying some back in 2016."

"I worked with a guy who had a sizable amount and I would make fun of him for it. I was stupid and knew pretty much nothing about investing back then."

"I had about $50k just chilling in my savings. I could be a pretty rich man right now, instead I'm broke and saddled with student loan debt. Fml."

-ParticularBiscotti66

"I wanted to buy some back in 2009 but had no idea how. Probably would have been scammed in the end anyways."

-Ferndawg69

"Imagine the guy who spent thousands of bitcoins on a pizza"

-Biz_Consultant305

Overlord

"With the knowledge I have now, travel 20 years in the past and avoid a lot of mistakes... and become overlord of the whole world obviously."

-Goodcopbadcop33

"I don't know. That seems like a lot of responsibility."

"Can I be overlord of like 50 acres in the woods and a dope cabin?"

-wrecktus_abdominus

"Overlord is good. Me? I prefer All-Being, Master of Time & Space!"

-DavidSkywalkerPugh

"Most mistakes are healthy and are what shape us. I wouldn't have fixed any mistakes if I got a million dollars for it."

-WonderfulAirport4226

Curiosity Killed The Redditor

"Honestly just to see how everyday life was in like the 1400's for the average person. Feel like that's not something we know a lot about, or maybe just I don't know about."

-ThebigGreenWeenie16

"This seems like a bit of a foolish wish."

"I want it too."

"I'd want to bring along a bottle of antibiotics and a bar of deodorant soap, though."

-Bekiala

"It was probably crap. Working long hours of hard labour is pretty much your only option. Unless you are born into aristocracy and live on an estate."

"So like ... you'd probably already be dead, depending on how old you are."

-AxeellYoung

"This is a great choice, but I'm afraid that the diseases that you carry will be destructive for the people in the 1400s"

-bountyhunter205

"Wait, what if a time traveling Redditor was the real source of the plague?"

- [Reddit]

History's Mysteries

"To witness firsthand important events from the past and see how accurate our history books are"

-EezyRawlins

"Let me know who actually killed JFK."

-BigTuna0890

"I wonder if we were there as eyewitnesses maybe it would just seem like chaos . . . hmmm . . . what event would you like to witness."

-Bekiala

"Too many to list, honestly, but definitely the battles of Alesia, Cannae, and the siege of Orleans, as well as the sermon on the mount, and the (start of the) Hijrah."

-EezyRawlins

The Paradox

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"I want to go back in time to prevent myself from going back in time"

-darth_shinji_ikari

"This is the true time travel paradox"

-bountyhunter205

"Are you implying that you have already travelled back in time?"

-Realistic_Analyst_26

So yeah ... maybe let's just not.

I have a sneaking suspicion we'd get ourselves in a lot of trouble and end up jumping way more than sharks.


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