Life has a way of getting our attention by throwing us some unexpected curves at the most inconvenient times. When our lives are disrupted by these twists and turns we have a choice to either respond or react to the situation. In the scheme of things the outcome depends largely upon us. You may be thinking I am I kidding? No, I am not kidding. Our belief system does influence our responses/reactions. If we believe life can't get any worse and it does we tend to think, "I knew this was going to happen." But if we look at life from the perspective "everything which comes our way is for the greater good" we are more likely to look to our inner strength than blaming life for our plight. Look at the two polar bears. Life happens for them and they do what comes naturally: live life as it's meant to be lived! They know what to do when danger lurks around the corner and they know how to play. I am sure they are not thinking about life is hard and if it wasn't for all these other polar bears life would be better.