The Mere Concept of Reversing The Worst Things You've Done

  • Submitted on time! Jul 4, 2020

I had an existential crisis. This was my question:

What would happen if time suddenly stopped and went backwards?

When you think about it, then pops the question:

Would people be able to control their thoughts, emotions, movements, and even just observations of what’s happening, or are they autonomously programmed by the past?

I would love to reverse some of the things I’ve done. Mainly one thing. This is the one action that beholds the most guilt in my brain that keeps me up at 3 in the morning. I stole a mozzarella stick from my counselor at camp when I was 9 and got a detention for it.

So then I thought, what if I could give the mozzarella stick back?


This is what this song is about. Here are the words:


Kcab ti[h] gnivig er’ew

We’re taking it

Looking for feedback on

I would love to discuss this question.


nick July 10, 2020 10:26am

I immediately think about the pre-determined nature of going backward, and how it relates to people’s thoughts about this forward direction also (potentially) being pre-determined. Strange to imagine we are already going backward. @@Kyle is my determinism guru. Chime in here, buddy.

Kyle July 10, 2020 1:25pm

Really cool sounds!

This reminds of a post Reggie Watts made on instagram recently:

“We are all travelers from the future. The more we become aware of this within the incredible and turbulent moment we are currently experiencing, the more possible it is to steer ourselves towards the fantastic evolutionary outcome we have all come from.

We know what to do, we just have to remember.”

Carseat July 18, 2020 9:11am

@@nick @@Kyle INTERESTING! Yeah, I wonder if while we’d be going backward we can observe and reflect on what we did. In a sense, would we be able to interpret our past actions from a different perspective? As we go forward with our lives, we learn more about ourselves. And, potentially, the inhibition behind the anticipation of the inevitable future…

Wow… trying to explain my thought process is so hard… like what is the past and what is the future at that point… what is the present… youch.

alechutson July 7, 2020 2:11pm

Which causes the other: the emotion or the thought?

nick July 10, 2020 12:18pm

emotion? not sure the exact definition of an emotion, but it feels like a more natural reaction, from which thought may be born.