Yesterday I talked some about the phrase “what if” so today I think I should mention another phrase that is used a lot, “Why not?” I guess one could say “what if I do this or that, what will happen” and then say “oh why not” and then go ahead with whatever it is. Both of these phrases cover a lot territory. The anonymous commenter on yesterday’s blog told about a four minute delay (talking to the camp host) that saved his life showing just how much the “what if” phrase could mean. In his case, “why not” just head out without stopping for a quick chat would have been fatal.
Of course in a lot of cases we should go ahead with the “why not” so that we can take advantage of some good situations. Knowing when to do so or not is the trick and if you know the answer to the trick, please let me know.
OK, what if I stop writing a blog; will I have more time for other things? Oh why not just keep writing one every day or so, if I quit, I would miss doing it and would surely miss all the great people who comment on my blog. So why not post a comment and let me know what you think. . . . or not. Hey, now there is another phrase to think about: “or not”. No, I have been thinking too much lately and that may not be good for an old fart like me. Now there is a phrase I wonder about, I may be old but I don’t fart. . . . well not much. Hey, you all have a great day now, you hear? Don’t say what if, just say why not and get it done.