RULE #12: IT CAN ALWAYS GET WORSE.
How many times have you found yourself sitting outside your college or workplace and thinking “Good Lord. This day just CANNOT get any worse!” and then had crowshit fall either in the centre of your head on your bald spot or on the front of your new shirt? Or how many times have you been so depressed that you’ve thought “Okay this is the worst day of my life” and then woken up the next day only to find that you’re sick and cannot go to pay off your bills or submit your project, which now means that there are 10 more bills overdue or 10 more teachers breathing down your neck?
Precisement, mon ami.
Your first reaction to any of this is to completely break down and just give up because you’ve realised that you’ve lost control of everything.
But that’s just it.
Life will never let you have control over everything. In fact, life gives you very little to control and thus control is the one thing every human would strive to gain.
What none of us realise early enough is that the struggle for control is futile. The only way to actually deal with a day, week, month or even year that just seems to go downhill is to live your best and expect the worst. Prepare yourself for everything.
That’s just how life is. That’s just how the entire universe has made it. Anything can happen.
We need to understand the beauty of it. The fact that nothing sits in your hands but continuously changes around you in the most unexpected ways can sometimes create the most magnificent things or the most shocking. What each of these events teaches us is another rule that the universe has created.
Yes. Life can always get worse. But don’t give up hope. Remember rule #5: EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER WITH TIME.