Let’s say somebody had a gun pressed against your temple and they were going to pull the trigger unless you, for example, prayed, or wrote a story, or stood on your head. Let’s assume that you didn’t want to die, weren’t anywhere near ready, had important things left undone.
Of course you can easily imagine such a scenario. I’m sure you play that game with yourself sometimes. It’s fun. The “what would I do if” game, the “If I only had a week to live” game. These games make sense because they are a cheaper alternative to years of psychotherapy or career counseling: Finding out what your life is worth to you and why. Continue reading