It’s time once again for E.M. Kingston’s The Sunday Ramble. Her prompt is based upon a certain topic about which she asks five questions. We are invited to ramble on about that topic however we wish. Today’s topic is “The “T” in the Road.”
E.M. is switching things up a bit this week, giving us a scenario and then asking us five questions about said scenario. The scenario is:
In your dream, you are standing at a T in the road. You have to choose which way to go (backward, forward, left, and right). Behind you is something you fear. In front of you is an obvious destiny. To the left is something you really want. To the right is something you really need.
Alrighty then. Before I answer her questions, let me point out that dreams aren’t always logical and don’t always abide by natural laws. So please bear that in mind when you read my answers. Now, with that out of the way, here are her questions and my answers.
1. What is the fear behind you?
A taxman from the IRS claiming to want to take all of my retirement savings away from me, which would leave me destitute.
2. What is the obvious destiny in front of you?
Directly ahead is a tax haven that is an idyllic world of clean air and clean water that is populated by free-thinking people who worship human rights and our planet’s environment with more fervor than they worship an imaginary god and their own unenlightened self-interests. (E.M. prefaced this by saying it’s a dream, right?) To the left (what I want) is a get out of jail free card. To the right (what I need) is a good tax lawyer.
3. Would you choose to go back where you came from if the path would bring more good than bad?
Considering my responses to the first two questions, my answer to this one should be obvious.
4. If going forward had a negative consequence on your path, would you consider going forward if it was the path with the most reward than the other directions?
I don’t know what the negative consequences of going forward to an idyllic tax haven could be, so I think I’d still go forward.
5. After final consideration of all of the paths, which way did you go, and why?
Please note that I don’t cheat on my taxes and I’ve never been audited, so my responses to this somewhat nightmarish dream scenario are totally concocted.