If I refuse the lessons that arise from life, it will become a cruel, merciless tyrant. It will snatch away my time, my options, my ability/inclination to help others, as well as my fulfillment.
But if I do my best to learn, then life will become a harsh—but fair—teacher. I even stand a chance of making it my ally.
Musings, Volume 1, available on Amazon Kindle: Musings, Volume 1