That’s German for “thought experiment”.

Which refers to this here little link I found on the Twitternets (via @pdxjoe).

If you didn’t have to worry about work, bills, cleaning, feeding your family, etc., what would you do instead? With the condition that you have to try something you’ve never done before, and you have to focus on what you want to do, rather than what you should do.

Assuming money was no object, I’d drive cross-country, spending time in every state I can drive to. Maybe take a trip like William Least Heat-Moon described in Blue Highways. That’s the first thing to come to mind. That’s always been the “when I win the lottery” dream for me.

Other things that the blogger suggests are things I’m already doing: getting fit, writing a novel, getting in touch with old friends. Or things I’ve already done: skydiving, racing cars, talking my way into an illegal bar in Spanish Harlem where I drank and smoked Cuban cigars and danced until dawn.

What about you? What’s your dream?