My Three Simple-but-not-Easy Steps for Dealing with Adversity

A pickpocket stole my wallet, but not my peace of mind, on the Paris Metro.

one of the iconic signs that dots the Paris landscape [photo by the author]

We know this to be true because we have seen it written on bumper stickers, buttons, T-shirts and memes: Shit happens.

We have no control over what happens to us. We do, however, have control over how we react

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Jay Davidson

Jay Davidson

Retired teacher (San Francisco, 1969–2003); Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mauritania, 2003–2005); public speaker, artist, writer, world citizen, traveler