What If?

X: She is going.

Y: And this troubles you?

X: Of course, it does! What else do you expect?

Y: Have you not read La Rochefoucald, "Absence diminishes the lesser passions and increases the great ones, just as the wind extinguishes candles but fans a great fire."? Perhaps it will only serve to enhance the relationship, make it more durable.

X: It is this 'perhaps' which terrifies me. What if it extinguishes?

Y: There will come many more 'what ifs' in your life... will you allow yourself to be paralyzed by them? Learn to be strong, learn to be resistant.

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