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Misfortune Monday: That's How It Goes

Sometimes our lives feel like magnets for goofs, blunders, mistakes and errors. But luckily that's just sometimes. Unless of course you're the cause of all the spilled eggs, forklift crashes and exploded toilets in your life. Then we can't help you. But odds are, life is usually fine except for the odd misfortunate moments that intercept our usually okay lives. If there's ever a chance to look for some perspective it's on non-sequential but semi-regular Misfortune Mondays.

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Blunders, Goofs, Mistakes, Failures and Chaos

Every part of life brings with it the potential for mistakes, failures, errors and blunders. Is it always our fault? Maybe some proactivity on our part could keep our toilets unexploded and our cars free of snow, but at the same time, the world is unpredictable. No amount of caution will completely save us from failure and stolen underwear, as evidenced by semi-frequent Misfortune Mondays.

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Misfortune Monday: It Goes On

Life is like a crayon box, and each color represents one of the many flavors of chaos. It's hard to predict what the next thing will be. Maybe you'll get a call that your home is flooded. Maybe you'll wake up to find that a steamroller has parked on your car. Maybe you'll just drop a cake. We learn to tolerate the misfortunes of life because we just kind of have to. So there's that.

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Humorously Absurd Times People and Things Got Singled Out

It's not fun to be singled out, but sometimes the universe or our own actions make it something that's impossible to avoid. Sometimes a coworker just gets on everyone's nerves and something public must be done. Other times life just decides that your deck should be destroyed by an endangered species. There are absurd times people and things can't avoid being singled out.

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Misfortune Monday: Of Course Things Are Like This

Life is a journey. That means there are ups and downs, twists and turns, mistakes, failures, errors and blunders. Expecting everything to go perfectly all the time is just a recipe for disappointment, especially when the only certainty is that life is uncertain. That's not to say we should just expect things to go terribly all the time. Far from it. We just need to realize that windows will break, toilets will explode, trees will fall, and that's just part of the merciless nature of the world.

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Unfortunate Moments of Failure and Chaos

As much as we'd like the forces of darkness and confusion to leave us alone, mistakes, failures, errors and blunders still find their way into our lives. It's not a graceful life; one of dropped phones and exploded pipes, but it is the one we are given. All there is to do is take it in stride and sometimes expect that the world is merciless.

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Misfortune Monday: Of Course It's Like This

Live life for a little bit and it becomes pretty clear that the world is merciless. Pipes will explode, lasagnas will fall, and keys will get lost in the sewer. While these aspects of life are no fun, it's at least comforting to know that everyone experiences them. Batten down the hatches and put on your seatbelt because life is uncertain.

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Misfortune Monday: Why Should Anything Go Right?

Not trying to be a Charlie Brown here, but it's not like there's a natural law dictating that our lives must go perfectly. We just kind of have to hope our lives play out better than horribly and not let the setbacks get to us. That's a hard thing to do in a merciless world where things just keep happening, but we're basically out of options. The world is home to misfortune and chaos, and we are its roommates.

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Misfortune Monday: Chaos is Unavoidable

They say that life never gives you more than you can handle, but isn't that a bit of a logical fallacy? We're sort of built to withstand punishment, so just seeing how much we're willing to take is an exercise in futility. Like, of course people "handle" the merciless world around them if you count "handling" as just standing there and taking it. Sounds like some survivorship bias. Whatever chaos occurs, the world keeps on turnin'.

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Misfortune Monday: The World Keeps On Turnin'

The world is a merciless place filled with chaos and misfortune of all stripes. It's almost not even worth it thinking about what could go wrong, just because so much can go wrong. Worried your dog will escape your fence? Well he's already chewed up your shoes. Afraid your car will get towed in that iffy spot? Well it's been crushed by a tree. It's clear that in life, things just keep happening and we only have a little bit of control over the menagerie of misfortune that might befall us.

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Unlucky Moments of Misfortune and Chaos

Our successes wouldn't seem so great if we didn't have moments of failure and chaos, or so they say. It would probably be just as nice to enjoy a promotion or lottery win without having to deal with all the exploded toilets and dropped eggs that life tends to throw at us, but that's just a personal opinion. Either way, the world is merciless.

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Misfortune Monday: It Never Ends

There's no question that the world is merciless. Water damage will destroy ceilings, shelves will collapse, and laptops will explode There's no good way to mitigate every single mistake, failure, error and blunder so we all just have to learn to deal with them. Knowing that life is uncertain doesn't make it less perilous, but it makes it slightly easier to live with.

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Misfortune Monday: Life Is Uncertain

For every small thing that can go right, there's about a hundred things that can go wrong. Trampolines get blown away, septic tanks explode, cars drive into lakes, and frisbees get caught in trees like way up there. We know that the world is unpredictable but that doesn't stop us from continuing to try to get things right. That said, bad things just keep happening.

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Chaos and Misfortune that Injected Itself into People's Lives

Your can never be too sure what kind of chaos and failure life will bring you. There are insane snowdrifts that bury your car, people driving through concrete, ruined art projects and dogs chewing through doors. Life is an artist and chaos and misfortune are its implements.

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Chaotic Moments of Misfortune and Failure

Life is unpredictable, and some unfortunate moments are bound to happen. All you can really do is take them in stride and take some solace in the fact that other people also have to deal with life's unfortunate failures and moments of chaos. There's runaway tires, lumber spills on the freeway, and deceptively baked bread. Given the option, you kinda hope for the bread one.

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Misfortune Monday: The Many Layers of "Oops"

Life is weird. Things seem to be going fine, and then all of a sudden, through no fault of your own, or some fault of your own, or pretty much exclusively fault of your own, misfortune just keeps happening. Bridges get destroyed, crock pots full of chili get exploded all over cars, and frisbees get stuck in Fabergé eggs. It's too much to taste all the flavors of chaos.

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