We say that if we don’t do A, then B will happen.
That is a mindset, a very powerful mindset conditioned on the notion that what is here now isn’t here yet.
Operative word here being “conditioned.”
So we hear and even say ourselves … “oh, if we don’t fix healthcare legislation before it is passed into law, our brothers and sisters will suffer.”
When the reality is that our brothers and sisters are suffering right now, not in some hazy future time.
Now making the transition to present tense can often cause extreme grumpiness, so I will just make note of that for informational purposes.