Imaginary conversations and scenarios are like the brain running through hypotheticals and counterfactuals, just in case. The imagined events may never happen but something like them may and the process of playing them out in the brain is a kind of problem-solving exercise that can sharpen one’s readiness for whatever may come one’s way. Even though these imaginary events are often fueled by a vague sense of potential threat, that doesn’t mean one’s underlying anxiety or stress level is excessive. Alertness to the possibility of undesirable things happening may cause an uptick in cortisol. Not to mention a downtick on the happy-ometer. So what?