What Are You Going to Do If…?

When you stop and think about it, it is pretty scary and more than a little bewildering to consider just how much can possibly go wrong, and in all kinds of ways. It’s enough to make you button up the house and never come out. Ok, I’m exaggerating. A little. Not much, but a little.

In seriousness, it can actually be beneficial to let you mind run away with itself and ruminate on all the varied and wild ways the excrement may hit the proverbial oscillator. Sure a wildfire may sweep through your town. But where will you be when the call comes? What if you are out of town and your family is at home? What will you do if your car won’t start?

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Pondering freeform problems and solutions is more than simply a guilty pleasure or neurotic pastime; this “wargaming” can actually illuminate weaknesses in your existing plan, or be the flash of insight you need for a solution to a particular problem. In the interest of prompting this sort of self-inquiry (and discussion in


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