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  • You're going to get knocked down.

  • A long business relationship will come to a sudden end.

  • A contract won't be renewed.

  • A lover will call it a day.

  • People will suddenly be weird with you.

  • They'll keep you out of lovely things and you won't know why.

  • You'll read about yourself on social media, and every worst fear will be confirmed.

  • Quite a lot of things go wrong over a lifetime, and you'll want to die and throw it all in and quit this painful world.

  • When you look at a child, this is what's coming to them.

  • That's what makes it moving to look at a baby sleeping.

  • You're looking at innocence through the lens of painful experience.

  • Oh, my, they're going to suffer, and there's simply nothing you can do to help them.

  • Apart from one thing.

  • Teach them that the suffering is normal.

  • It isn't a sign that life has gone wrong.

  • It's an ordinary part of everyone's biography.

  • The only way is to learn to fight.

  • The temptation will be to withdraw under a rock, to pull up the drawbridge, to go into a shell.

  • But the challenges are like a fire, a bed of coals you'll have to walk across.

  • The fight is to be expected; the difficulties are a sign that things are on track.

  • That you're being rejected, that there are haters isn't evidence that your life is a ruin.

  • It's proof that you've found something worth living for.

You're going to get knocked down.

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