'Tis the season for another viewing of the great Christmas classic film, "It's A Wonderful Life". A great American film that successfully integrated the Christmas spirit into the story of a man who, down on his luck, questioned his value. Try this test (game).....
Imagine the effect on the lives of everybody you have known IF you were never born.
In my life these would be some of the major changes:
My son would have never been born. That would have meant that my two (2) beautiful grand-daughters would not be here. Assuming that my friend still went on the canoe trip to Algonquin Park in northern Ontario, this Bear would not have been there to pull him out of the water.
My first wife would have probably married (somebody else) but it is hard to tell if she would have followed the same path.....never marrying again. My second wife would have gone directly to college, instead of waiting until she was out of my life. Her involvement with social issues, geography, and urban affairs would most likely have started much earlier in her life.
No comment on wife number three. Katie (4) would probably still be in the really bad relationship that she left after we met. Not good for her, both physically and emotionally.
I would like to think that a few people I have been associated with in life would have gone in different directions.....some good directions and some bad directions. I am positive that if I wasn't around to make the business decisions in my career that I made, the companies that I made those decisions with and for would have not done as well as they did.
This game can give you a headache.