Monday, August 8, 2011

Day 16: Something I always say "what if..." about

Today's challenge question is right up my alley because I often ask myself "what if" questions. For example, the other day I was talking to one of my girlfriends and we kept busy contemplating the question:  'what if things were different?'

After our talk, I mostly kept on droning asking myself so many questions like: what if I wasn't born into my family? what if I didn't go to my alma mater? what if I became a superstar? what if I wasn't born African? what if I was born disabled? what if afrocentrism was the hegemonic worldview? what if I actually tried at something for once in my life? what if we all did our best in everything? what if I made different choices at every turning point in my life?

But enough of the mental hopscotch. Today, I only ask myself "what if I could do anything - how would I change my reality, heck how will I change the world?



What if questions are not bad but I'd prefer to ask why questions instead... the reason is 'why' questions are questions of reason and purpose and for us to be successful and responsible for our lives and the choices we have made, "whys' and 'why nots', I believe, are the way to go...


9jaFOODie said...

"hat if we all did our best in everything?" GHAM!!! my that is what I always wonder, It's never too late though, we still have youth. commit to do your best with every single thing no matter how small.

Anya Posh said...

LDP, I like your approach. 'Why' questions help you discern purpose a lot better than 'what ifs'. *high-five*

9jafoodie, it's a serious commitment but once you determine to do your best, it can change your life!

Giagerry said...

And of course your final what if makes the most sense because it has to deal with the present and the future--that's all we have.
#30dayChallenge going strong!