The Whats.

 

What was is the past.

What is is the present.

What might be is the (what if?) perspective, based in fantasy.

What could be is the (what if?) perspective, based on realistic goals.

What should be is the (what if?) perspective, based on values.

What will be is the decision, and action.

 

What are examples of how people live within just these 1 of these 6 realities, without consulting the others?