“You ought to be preparing yourself…to hear truths, which no inflexibility will be able to withstand,” James Madison once wrote to Thomas Jefferson. What he means is that stuff is going to happen to us in life. You gotta be ok with it. That which one resists persists, is the old proverb. People are going to be a certain way, events will occur as they do. Shit happens. Bad shit. Not only that, but there’s the little stuff too. People are rude. Things are said. The weather is nasty. The news is disappointing.