When it feels like the worst has come to the worst, and you feel like you’re suffering the worst of the worst alone, you never are.

If someone had a knife to your throat, and you were certain they were going to go slashy-slashy … what’s the one thing you’d wish for? A good job? To be happy? To be rich? Or just to live?… To live a bit longer? Well, luckily that’s (probably) not happening to …

What’s your dream? Imagine never realising it. What’s your goal? Imagine never achieving it. Who do you love? Imagine they left you (or died). What are you grateful for? Imagine you lost it all. – If the worst came to the worst… (& The Philosophy of: The School of Life)

It may not be useful, or a life worth living, if you go about your usual day imagining the worst is going to happen. That sounds like a bullshit kind of life. But imagining tragedy–the things you most don’t want to– can lead to you being prepared for (and happy …