Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Never Too Late?

What if? It's the basis of many stories. We ask. We ponder. We wonder.

On Tuesdays I throw one out there. What if? It may be speculative. It may stem from something I see. It may be something I pull from the news.

Make of it what you will. If a for instance is not specified, interpret that instance as you wish. And if the idea turns into a story, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements 😉 

What if it's too late to stop it? 

(Yes, I'm being very general here. I can think of at least three things that I could make this mean, but I'm not going to limit it that way. So, take it as you will. The first thing that pops into your head is the "it".)

18 comments:

  1. Then I feel sorry for the next few generations. The previous ones caused "it" and mine did nothing to stop "it." Situations really make me wonder if anyone should even have children to have to face "it" and "them."

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  2. Might have to consider living in another country then.

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  3. I fear all of us have the same "it" on our minds. I would say many in my generation and a couple of other generations didn't do enough. Or didn't do anything. And we will live with the guilt forever. Those of us who will feel guilt, anyway.

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    1. I think you'd be surprised by the "it"s people come up with. I often am surprised at where answers to my questions go.

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  4. It is interesting we live and hope for without the it's which inspire hope, i.e. people, things, places, beauty, hope becomes a murmuring

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  5. It's too late now, I think, it's gone. Halloween is gone. I had decided to hide in the garage with the lights out and eat a bowl of candy and read a book, laughting all the while. Last minute I thought how fun to put a bowl of candy inside a live trap, rigged with my remote control. I'd have the baby monitor out there to watch and say something through its microphone...like, "Make your choice. Take one piece. You have five seconds before the trap snaps shut on your little arm, four seconds, three seconds......along with cackling laughter. Too late, it's gone, but next year......

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    1. Yup, it's too late for Halloween. Apparently there was a meme going around about people giving out potatoes (or candy--the kiddos got a choice). Too late for that, too.

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  6. I guess with it to late, that way it is.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  7. Bloody depressing! I hope it's not too late

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  8. Very interesting question, leaving the field wide open.
    I was reading through all the comments above. None of them explains what "it" is, but considering what happened in the US, I can very well imagine what was in everyone's mind.
    Here in the Indian context too, there are stuff that one can consider might be "too late to stop".
    I just hope, sooner than later, it'll just come to a stop by itself, as the world evolves towards better days!

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  9. I use my age as an excuse to answer this very question and just leave off the what if. The punishment for my view will be living into my nineties.

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    1. Should you be punished? That's a question for a different day, I suspect.

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  10. It may be too late, but that ought not stop us from going forward, thinking positive, and pushing back.

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  11. Just like a lot of other questions about, "What if"?....I guess if that what if came about, no matter on what subject, we would just have to except it. Go on and push through whatever we need to push through. I have found as humans we are pretty strong and we adapt pretty quickly and well to things that become, "what if's" and we go on...

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