Last week I covered a class that watched A Beautiful Mind. (Psychology. Teacher had a last minute family emergency, so the lesson plans were a bit thrown together. Understandable, considering the circumstances.)
Should I put in a spoiler alert here? You've seen this one, right? Well, if you haven't and you don't want a spoiler, skip this post.
Anyway, we got to the point where we learn that it had all been a delusion, and the class went silent. (They're weren't talking that much to begin with, but at this point they were riveted.) And then Christopher Plummer's doctor says something to Jennifer Connelly's wife character, and I knew I had my what if for the week.
(Yes, this has been done in movies before. Ignore that. Just ponder the thought.)
What if you discovered that a part (or all) of your life is a lie? A fiction? A delusion? Not real?