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Are You A “What If” Person?

An octogenarian reflects on some of life's biggest questions.

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What if I didn’t take myself so seriously?

What if I had called her or him?

What if I had said something?

What if I had stuck my neck out?

What if I had invested in that project?

What if I had told the truth?

What if I had gone the extra mile?

What if I had gone to the doctor earlier?

What if I had spoken my feelings more often?

What if I had killed someone while driving?

What if I were of a different race?

What if I had been born with a major deformity?

What if I had lived in Nazi Germany?

What if I had only said “yes”?

What if I were only more tolerant?

What if I had only said “no”?

What if I had won the lottery?

What if I were a famous person?

What if I were of a different sex?

What if I had been falsely accused of a crime?

What if I now see the forest for the trees and

branch out in new directions with more insight?

The right questions can lead to some surprising answers.

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