0 Why is life so hard? Or why does it so often seem as though, no matter what we do or how much we accomplish, bad things keep happening to us and to the people we love? When life is hard, what do you tell yourself? Do any of these phrases sound familiar? “If so-and-so had/hadn’t done X, this wouldn’t have happened!” “Oh, well. Such is life (and then you die).” “I only expect bad things, anyway, so I won’t…