These are a lot of ‘ifs’; but they are all the ifs of the past. It’s hard to make adjustments to these ifs unless we can make Sheldon Cooper’s dream real and devise a time-machine. Up until then the only ifs we can hold onto are the what-ifs of the future. What if I ask him out? What if the lockdown continues for a year? What if we are embroiled in a pandemic situation again? What if we choose Mr. Trump in the next presidential elections? What if we don’t?
The ifs are all too fragile, they break as soon as we approach them. On the other hand, what stay with us are the ‘When(s)’.
The ifs make us go nostalgic about the opportunities that we lost anticipating the otherwise beautiful memories that we could have left ourselves with, if only…
The ifs are funny and painful. The ‘when(s)’ give us purpose. Focus on the ‘when(s)’.
Can you do that?
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