“Dream as if you’ll live forever…” – James Dean Besides the phrase ‘as if’ being from one of the GREATEST, OSCAR-WINNING MOVIES OF ALL TIME (1995’s Clueless), it appears the two little words have big significance in teaching me something about life. Today’s lesson, according to Beattie, is to act “as if.” Or, put another way, to fake it til you make it. I practice this sometimes, but surely not often enough. In fact, I get so wrapped up in my own destructiveness that acting as if doesn’t even register on the radar. Right now, for example: I could act… I’m not done yet.