I once though that with growing up problems will decrease or even magically disappear. In fact, looking back, I was quite naive when young to think I had any challenges and problems back then. But I’ve come to conclude that growing comes with more problems and challenges and the fires to douse only get bigger and in many cases more intimidating.
Rather, growing up is simply learning how to calmly douse fire after fire – one at a time – and developing mechanisms for dealing with challenges as they arrive in salvos.
Did I also talk about the whole thing of smiling and have the calmest and most jovial demeanor possible while you might be facing Goliath-like battles?