What is the Worst That Can Happen?

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It’s a common question I ask people when they are about to try something new. The question is simple–“What’s the worst that could happen?”

I have yet to find a situation where the question is inappropriate. There’s the first day of kindergarten. How about the first day in basic training? Your attendance at a wedding or funeral is a good time to pose the question.

It is an evergreen question. A perennially appropriate query to make a determination as to whether or not this activity is worthwhile.

So, what is the worst that can happen? You could die. If that is true, everything else is gravy.

Written in response to Worst Case Scenario.

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