There would be no point even thinking about turning back the clock. With all my hardships, I couldn’t change my life, because others who initiated my experiences wouldn’t ever change.
It would only be worth our while turning back the clock if we know we could change certain aspects of our past, but how many of us would be in a position to do that? The reality of course is that we can’t turn back the clock, but we can change our perceptions on those experiences.
Turning back the clock doesn’t help, if the experiences we’d had could never change, even if we did go back. Perhaps then, we should only look back on our past so that we can learn from others’ mistakes and to change certain aspects of how we did things, so that we get to do things better in the future.
If like me there were things you would need to change for a less negative life, but you couldn’t change because others would need to change, thinking that they might, which is your reason for wanting to turn back the clock, would only serve to make you feel more miserable.