I’ve asked before on this blog whether I’d change my past, warn my past self that I would change my mind about many things, and thus not to be dogmatic. Even though I never experienced a LOST-style temporal paradox, in a sense I did warn myself. Others who had passed that way offered advice, which I often failed to heed. And sooner or later we get to offer our later perspective to others, who are where we once were. And then we’re judged, and its painful, but it hopefully leads to repentance and a committment to doing something other than simply repeating the cycle as your life goes on. That doesn’t mean you won’t make mistakes – it just means that you’ll try to make new ones rather than simply repeating the same ones over and over again.