‘What-if'(s)

Hi!

Today, it’s time for yet another of my ‘Just a Quote’ posts! You can find the link to my previous quotes right below!

Fair deal

Hope

In the moment

Happy mulling! 😅

Stay tuned and (more importantly)…

Stay safe! 😊

39 Comments Add yours

  1. PRASHANT JAIN says:

    Nice blog

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you Prashant! 😊

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  2. James McEwan says:

    Can I think: What if? To compare different coarse of action in future possibilities. Different kind of what if.
    I agree it is pointless looking back unless you actually learn from the experience.
    Keep your ‘just a quote’ coming, they make me think.
    Thank you.

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Yeah, you certainly can! But doesn’t that actually come under ‘what can’? 😅 What can is nothing but the future of what if….

      Regardless, moral is that we should never procrastinate for too long!

      Thank you so much for the feedback James! I’ll definitely try to come up with more of such quotes. It’s readers like you who make me think more as well! 😁

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  3. Tamara says:

    Lovely thought! 💕

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a ton for the feedback Tamara! 😊

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  4. entropicanon says:

    Hah, I love this! Escpecially since I’ve spent the last year wondering “what if,” but I’ve recently had to shift that attitude to “what can!”

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Well, congratulations on being able to shift your attitude! I too had to learn it the hard way. Thank you so much for your kind words! Stay tuned and stay safe! 😊✌️

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  5. Blogs by J says:

    Very good reminder!

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      I’m glad you agree, J. Stay safe and stay tuned! 😁✌️

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      1. Blogs by J says:

        You as well 😊

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  6. I agree to the lovely quote. It is always important to forget the past and just learn from it and then move on to do better in life.

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Yes it is! I am glad that you agree! Thank you so much for your feedback! 😁

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you mark! 😊

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  7. anne leueen says:

    I like “what can” . It is so positive and determined!

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      I’m glad you agree, Anne! Thank you so much for your kind words! 😊

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  8. what a nice thought

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you Parneet! 😁

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  9. Deep!
    Even small words like ‘if’and ‘can’ play with our psychology!
    Whenever I’ll wonder ‘What If’ I’ll recall your quote and would ask myself ‘What can….!’
    Thank You 🙂

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much for the awesome feedback Bhanu! It really means a lot!😁

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      1. Welcome!
        Happy Brother’s Day! 🙂

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        1. The Pensieve says:

          Thanks a lot, sis! 😁

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  10. It is better to think of the past as a suitcase to carry with you when you need to unpack, rather than as a ball and chain to drag around and slow you down.

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Hmm… Very interesting analogy. Never thought about it this way. Kudos to you for this! 🙌

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  11. Great! 👍 💙

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you! 😊

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot, Kelly! I’ll surely visit your blog real soon! 😊

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  12. Ra.She says:

    True. Even I believe in living in reality.
    Check out my short poem on same interest:
    https://peacefullytempestuous.wordpress.com/2020/05/03/a-tale-of-illusion/

    Hope you can relate 🙂 take care & stay safe

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much for your feedback! And sure! I’ll check out your poem ASAP!

      Take care and stay safe as well! 😁

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  13. Anand Bose says:

    Interesting and motivating. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much Anand! 😁

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  14. Deborah says:

    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog!

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Oh, it was my pleasure Deborah! Hope you enjoy exploring my blog as well! 😊

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  15. One time, I was driving my family on a long trip and we came to a long section of road with a chance to pass a truck which had been very slow. So, I pulled out to pass the truck. And the road began to go downhill. I accelerated but so did the truck. Then, I saw that the road narrowed ahead. I calculated that I could not safely put the breaks on fast enough to let the truck go by me completely so I accelerated still more and *barely* got out in front in time. No-one got killed or even hurt. A fatal accident did not happen. But I still think it has been worth it for me to think about the *possible* consequences.

    One mistake: it never occurred to me, that a truck would simply continue to accelerate and wipe out my family for no reason.

    A less dramatic example. I’m playing tennis singles and I hit a shot deep to my opponent’s backhand corner. I come in. When he hits, I’m still moving…off balance. He hits his shot into the net and I win the point. But I realize that I made a mistake. I came in too far, too fast, and without balance. He could have lobbed me or passed me. He didn’t. But it’s still worth noting that I made a mistake.

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Yeah. It is. Very true indeed. We should always learn from the past. But we shouldn’t dwell on it. That is my point.

      I am referring to the stagnating procrastination we all go through while making a decision. What if this had happenef? What if that had happened?

      Why should we torment ourselves with such negative questions?

      What’s done is done. There’s no point crying over spilled milk.

      We should always look towards the future and keep our past as a lesson. Like next time, you’ll remember to be more careful while overtaking a truck. Or you won’t make the same mistake in Tennis. Because you’ll think “What can…”

      Don’t think “What if the truck had squished me?” That’s a what if.

      Instead, think “What can happen the next time I do such a risky overtake? I need to be more careful from now on.”

      That, my friend, is the difference.

      Hope you understood. And thank you so much for your feedback! Feel free to pester me further if you have any queries! ✌️

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