If an action hurts, why would you continue to do it? Yet, sometimes, that’s how life is. Whatever the proverbial situation, sometimes we repeat the same things over and over again to the same effect. And we never. Understand. Why. For me, currently, it’s overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that I am moved to inaction. I NEED TO ACT. LIKE I NEED CHINESE FOOD. AND A BOTTLE OF WINE. OR THREE. Today’s topic, according to Beattie, is that life is a gentle teacher. I disagree with the woman. Sometimes life is a drill sergeant. Sometimes life will bitchslap you in… I’m not done yet.