Tuesday, March 29, 2011

46. Avoid playing the What-if Game

What-IF Rules
Price: Situational
Playing Time: 1 to 9,999,999,999 minutes
Players: 1 to 5 (Conversations with more than 5 people are not productive unless hand raising is involved)
Ages: People start playing right around their teen years
Object of the game: To make you question every decision you've ever made because in hindsight there is ALWAYS a clearer right decision since you have more information. Oh also there is the oppurtunity to see who can be the most bitter about their bad choices.
Contents of the game: All the bits and pieces of information swirling around in your head
Game Preparation: Only required if more than one player is playing the game, in that case some activity is usually accompanied with the game. The activities are typically drinking booze, watching Titanic, stalking an ex, or vacationing.
Game Play: Game begins with player number one replaying a past debatable decision then asking either themselves or players number two to five if they made the right choice. This choice is likely unchangeable and possibly at least 5 years old. Now discussing this possible dumb decision will not change anything but it may keep said player from making the same mistake twice. This game has no winners and should be played on rare occasions because the only thing you may win is some bitterness.

46. Avoid playing the What-if Game
Do not play this game! Playing this game alone or with others will lead you nowhere. Yes, looking back you would have done things differently because you are not the same person you were five years ago. This game is monotonous and no matter many times you try you will never be able to time travel back into time to make a better decision. Take you mistakes and keep it moving! Sucky people are the ones still bitter about things they can't change and they love to talk about these decisions on a regular basis to whoever will listen. The what if game is not helpful because you will never know what would have happened if you did one thing over another. All you have to go on is what actually happened. I am pretty sure it is scientifically impossible to re-do things. Don't suck; make a choice, live with the outcomes, and learn for future choices.

Today was pretty uneventful, I just did some physical therapy hours. This semi-spring break week of mine is almost halfway over so I am slowly thinking about easing my mind back into study mode. OK seriously for some reason this library loves to keep the air conditioning on negative zero. My fingers are slowly freezing as I type. I have to get out of here before I become an ice cube so I am about to go be lazy and watch some Grey's Anatomy because I heart it. Laters!


  1. Ugh I hate when spring break comes to a close. :(

  2. Ahh me too! Spring Break needs to be two weeks long, one week to party and one week to recover.