• Question: Would you rather go to back to school and learn all what you know now again and build everything quicker and more efficiently no that you know how to do it , or would you keep everything the way it was?

    Asked by EmilyRidley to Fran, Peppe, Greg, Petros, Pooja on 14 Nov 2017.
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      Greg Chance answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Fantastic time paradox question! I guess if I could keep all the same friends and family I’d love to go back and start again knowing what I know already! It would be a hugely unfair advantage but you could progress science forward a great deal.

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      Fran Zuch answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      That is a great question. As difficult and different as my path was compared to everybody else, I would not want to change it one bit. It made sense and the experience I had along the way made me the person I am now, so no. I am really happy with how it all turned out.

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      Giuseppe Cotugno answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      I would keep the things as they are. I won’t have been able to achieve my knowledge and mature my point of view if I wouldn’t have gone through the exact process I lived so far. I personally think that you learn most from failure and carrying on learning from your mistakes. Success is there to tell you that you are fine as you are. If I would go back as I am I wouldn’t fail and hence I would not learn anything. With no leaning there is no improvement and so possiblity to change and adapt.

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      Petros Papapanagiotou answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      No I wouldn’t! By the time I re-learn everything, so many new things will have been invented. Everything you do in life helps you learn. You often learn more from your failures than you do from your successes. I have done many things in the past that, knowing what I know now, I would have done completely differently and much better. The thing is, if I hadn’t made the mistakes in the first place, I wouldn’t have learned how to become better. I wouldn’t be able to appreciate how different techniques and experience can make things better. Having said that, I’d love to reset my age and be 20 years younger! That would be awesome! Life is awesome! 🙂