how to be a hero

Accepting things as they are and being OK with it is a statement implicitly about me, not the event or the situation. Whatever it is is a physical fact in the world and our opinion alone does not change it.

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blah, blah, blah

Pain also has the terrifying characteristic of making us imagine that it will last forever. We can’t imagine how or when the terrible feeling might stop because we feel incapable of stopping it ourselves, nor see the conditions under which it might do so itself. 

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not agreeable

Reassuring ourselves the “Everything in the world is exactly the way it’s supposed to be” presumes to state that events in the world are directed by intelligent design, but this supposition is not an essential requirement if we think about the whole sentence in a slightly different and more accommodating way.

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