The relationship between good things and bad things is like the second law of thermodynamics. When bad things happen, it’s really bad. When good things happen, something else bad will happen. Just as no matter how much order you put to things, things will naturally become disordered, packaging things in good will not stop all the bad things from spilling out and swamping everything.
Three steps forward and two steps back and all that drivel. For about ten minutes, I was glad that all my efforts for one thing wasn’t for naught. And then I found out that my efforts for another thing was definitely for naught. Such is life, you may admonish me. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it.