Two words when spoken that send the brain into a query of hypothetical. Alternate realities are then created in the brain based on the life choices previously made. Spinning up the imagination engine like a turbo, revealing the barrage of thoughts that you flip through trying to see what could have possibly been your present. Yet these options were on the table at some point but over looked for whatever reason at the time.
Example; What if I listened to my father and pursued a trade instead of going to college? This decision which was so important to me could have altered my entire life and how I am currently living now.
I am going to run a few hypotheticals by you and stay open minded.
Side note; these “What If’s” are built around society and social connection.
What if, in order for an individual to become successful in life, one would be required to be a paragon of decency to other individuals at a minimum?
What if, an individual’s interactions with others were based off how that said person treated others?
What if, an individual’s profession was granted based on how selfless or selfish of a person they were?
What if, an individual’s salary or wage earned was indeed based off how generous one was with their time and resources?
What if, the way Love or affection were granted reflected from how an individual loved or showed affection, if any at all to others?
What if, the paths’ available to create a decent future were based off the deeds and merit of your parents?
What if, our soul mates were decided using the actions and re-actions given from previous relationships prior too?
What if, the status of your elder years were based off how you treated the elderly in your youthful life?
The world isn’t fare and normally those who do not plan ahead or at minimum have a plan end up on the struggle bus. As a body of individuals it sometimes appears everyone is out for themselves and I can’t help but wonder, what happened to the passion of community. Why do we look down on those who wish to uplift others or inquire their motives?
What if, is a big question that leads down a rabbit hole of unanswered possibilities for most, regret for others and satisfaction a few may enjoy. The point to all this is simple, make choices in life that you are satisfied with, have no regrets later down the line. I doubt you want to be at the point of moving from this level to the next and wishing you had or had not done a few choice things. We only have one life and there are no do overs or a reset button that I know of, by all means enjoy the time you are granted.
Stay Blessed, Namaste