I’m thinking of time and whether it makes a difference which direction it flows.
Time seems to flow forwards so that things lose energy and orderliness.
If time flowed backwards then things would get more coherent and energy would increase.
Which of these is better?
Flowers bloom and then wither and die. We then throw them away (or, at best, recycle them). If time flowed backwards then we would take the decomposed matter from the recycle bin, attach it to a plant stem (or put it in a vase) and then watch as the flowers become increasingly healthy and vigorous until they reach a state of beauty. Then, the blossoms would shrink back into buds, their stems, would shorten and retreat into bulbs or seeds, which would then go back to wherever they came from. Sounds like an eminently sensible thing to do, doesn’t it?
People decay and die when time runs forward. Imagine how nice it would be to experience them growing fresher and more beautiful as time moves on (aka backwards).
We tend to think of food as providing nutrition, but does it really? Strikes me that there’s a great amount of toxicity in the things we put in our body. Also, a great many things we do to the mind and body are harmful. Imagine taking away these poisons and leaving a more healthy being. This is what time flowing backwards would do. The result: health, youth and invigoration.
Of course, we can’t reverse the flow of time, but thinking about it can teach us valuable lessons.
It’s worth thinking about the effects (decay and death) of what we put into our bodies and minds. What about a daily dose of positive thinking? How about healthy and nutritious food. Why not hang out with good people. Who’s to say that we can’t improve by taking better care of ourselves?
Anyways, there you go. Not trying to moralise nor nothing. They’re just my thoughts as I was thinking about time. What do you reckon? Would you like to turn back time? And what would happen if we could?