A Thought Experiment: ‘What If Nothing Ever Changed?’

It sounds grim, but asking yourself the question can be liberating

Catherine Andrews
Forge
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2 min readJan 24, 2021

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When X, then Y. When X, then Y. When X, then Y. We repeat this formula ad nauseam.

“When he’s impeached, I’ll stop doomscrolling.”

“When the kids go back to school, I’ll finally focus on this creative project.”

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Catherine Andrews
Forge
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Teaching awakening + healing through vulnerability + self-compassion. Finding hope in a messy world. Author of the Sunday Soother. http://catherinedandrews.com