I remember as a kid, when I was around 10 years old, we moved, and I had to change schools, and there was an adjustment period.
My father used to tell me a joke in the morning before school about these two grandmothers kibbitzing.
And one tells the other about how her grandson hates going to school.
She goes on to say, “The students hate him, the teachers hate, it’s just horrible.”
The other grandmother replies, “Well then, why doesn’t he just tell the principal?”
The first grandmother answers, “He is the principal!”
So this was a lesson to me about how no one has it so perfect in life–whether you’re the kid, teacher, or even the principal, everyone has their challenges (and they may actually not look all that differently in the larger context of things).
Basically, in life we must work to make things better where we can, but also have to accept the things we cannot change (and thank G-d, people are pretty adaptable, expecially given some time).
While, we can try to divine the future by asking “What’s going to be?”
Generally speaking, we can’t fully know the answers in life before we even have the questions.
We’ve got to take it as it come, where we can–do our best to make a tangible, positive difference in the world–and with the rest, “let it be.”
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)