Throw those damn lemons right back. I’ve realized recently that for some reason, many people believe that you just need to take what/who life hands you, accept it, and make the best out of it. This is not the case. When life hands you a lemon, make the choice to get that lemon out of your life. You have complete control over your own attitudes and actions, so why adopt an attitude in which your actions consist of perpetuating negatives in your life? If there’s a “friend” who is actually very inconsiderate, don’t be friends with them. If you got a D on your last international affairs test, don’t think that’s the only thing you can get in the future, study harder. If you hate your job, work harder and move up the ranks (or quit altogether and find something that you love). You have control over what is and what is not a part of your life, so don’t just accept what is handed to you unless it’s something you truly desire to keep in your life. Do something about it.