What if you never got to make a mistake?
What if your money were always kept in an envelope where you couldnt get it?
What if you where never given the chance to do well at something?
What if you were always treated like a child?
What if the only chance to be with people different from you was with your own family?
What if the job you did was not useful?
What if you never got to make a decision?
What if the only risky thing you could do was act out?
What if you couldnt go outside because the last time you did it rained?
What if you got in trouble and were sent away and couldnt come back because they always remember your trouble?"
What if you worked and got paid $.46 an hour?
What if you had no privacy?
What if you could do part of the grocery shopping but werent allowed to do any because you werent able to do all of it?
What if you spent three hours a day just waiting?
What if you never got a chance?
From Changing Expectations/planning for the Future by Dorothy Sauber
Revised: Saturday, February 23, 2002 08:42 AM