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I Don’t Know Where I’d Be

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While listening to the television in the other room, I just heard a saying that amuses me.

Without (situation, person, major change in life, etc.), I don’t know where I’d be.

My thinking is that nobody really knows where they would be if anything of medium significance in their life was different. This particular case was a guy stating how his wife has changed his life for the better, and he didn’t know where he would be right now if it weren’t for her. Now, being a single guy, it would sound a bit odd for me to say that I’m so glad I’m single and I don’t know where I’d be without my solitude, although to me, this seems every bit as appropriate.

I realize that most who say this are giving credit to a person or life change that gave them some sort of direction. People seem to have a way of being less descriptive and clinging to cliche statements like that. I try to avoid them because they seem to have a dulling effect on what we are really trying to express.

That’s all for now.

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