A game i used to play - The Sims. [back in my school days, the 1st version]
( now is like The Sims 4? 5? )
Life is like a game,
It is filled with decisions.
What career line to be in.
What skill you want to hone.
Which relationships to build.
What to buy.
But life is a game that has no Pause Button
has no Save & Load Options
has no Cheat codes.
I remember playing the game and i was a perfectionist.
I pre plan [literally i write the story of the character i want to create] before creating the character and his family and then playing it out.
So i would save along the way many times.
If something happened outside my control i will just load the last saved game.
Cos there are some things in the game mechanics that are random and u cant control.
After a while it became a chore, the game became like a work to me.
I wasnt playing for the fun or entertainment value.
I was playing it as life but too seriously forcing every direction.
I eventually gave up and started playing the game more realistically without saving so frequently and loading when something that i didnt expect happens.
But i still save at the end of the day so i could continue the next day.
So you see, you cannot redo things in life.
Yes you can plan, but you cannot force things to happen that is not within your control.
Having said that, naturally people will tense when your safety net isnt there.
But in life, if you plan and force things outside of your control, you will find that you are not enjoying life!
So dont take life too seriously, you live once! So make it count!