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Daydreaming about what we would have done in our ‘Other Lives’

Daydreaming about what we would have done in our ‘Other Lives’

Other Lives.

Have you ever imagined yourself — if indeed it would even be appropriate to continue to refer to yourself as yourself — being a completely different person, existing in a totally different environment and living a completely different life?

À la Walter Mitty.

On occasion I’ve permitted myself such a luxury, and I bet you have too.

Caution: some people have based their lives on these fantasies. Generally speaking, that’s not a good idea.

When I was much, much younger, I dreamed of being a Major League Baseball first baseman or NBA power forward. Obviously, that could never have happened, even had I grown an extra 6 to 8 inches — as David...

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