When you surround yourself with moments of solitude and stillness, you become intimately familiar with your environment in a way that forced stimulation doesn’t allow. The world becomes richer, the layers start to peel back, and you see things for what they really are, in all their wholeness, in all their contradictions, and in all their unfamiliarity.
If you haven’t gotten the memo, passwords with funny characters are not inherently safer than those without. As XKCD has pointed out, the password “Tr0ub4dor” will take a brute-force hacker 3 days to crack at 1000 attempts per second, while “correcthorsebatterystaple” would take that same hacker 550 years. So if you think your cute little requirements are making your site and your users safer, then you’re clueless.