What if. Probably the worst question someone can ask themselves given any circumstances. This little phase makes you question your decisions, it makes you wonder what course your life would've taken if you were in to take another available option. And for what? To torment yourself for something you don't have and will probably never have? To provoke sadness? No, I think it's our way of coping with distress. When I feel lost, upset or discouraged, I start thinking "what if I chose a different path in life." This approach never solves any problems but it does help to let those feelings out, to cleanse from the sadness and to continue moving forward, knowing that whatever decision was made, it was the best one at the time it was made.