i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

from what I've seen, most fictional changing-the-past-makes-domino-effect events:
- are unintended
- change things in unexpected, hard to predict ways
- change things for worse more ofthen than for better
- made by someone who has seen the alternative timeline knows what has changed

and for the rare case of someone intentionally and precisely changing the past with predictable results, they have the benefit of hindsight

@fuchsiashock small Things we do today can have huge impact on the future but we can't know what impact they'll have, and even after we do them, we won't be able to see what the alternative looked like.

We can't utilize the domino effect in an intentional, controlled manner. And we can't observe the difference we've made.

And tbh that's probably for the better, feeling guilty for negative domino effects of some mundane action we did 20 years ago would be pretty overwhelming.

@fuchsiashock now I'm not saying you shouldn't try to do small positive things.

What I mean is time travel is not a great comparison.


@wolf480pl @fuchsiashock also, it's hard to predict which decisions will have a big impact and which ones will not. It's impossible to think about everything.

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