life can be turned upside down, ripped in half, shredded to bits, patched back together, and yet never strong as it was originally. we've all experienced this, part of life is learning how to handle disappointments and failures. on the other hand, life can be reinforced, built to last, and withstand all heartache and bumps in the road.
naturally, our first instinct is to gravitate toward the first side of this, and having our own pity party. of course this doesn't help our case much, rather, it hinders us from progression.
but not only is there the physical aspect to describe life, there are the multiple facets of emotion, which are all strung together. if one emotion is tampered with, it consequently affects another. even subconsciously, if one string is pulled, it is felt from all surfaces, sometimes causing a chain reaction.
i think with this explanation (my own), you can begin to understand why some situation may seem small and unimportant to you, when your friend irrationally reacts to it. or, per se, the tables turn, and you happen to be the over-reactor.
lesson #1. its times like these where you just need to take a step back, breathe, and let things fix themselves.
lesson #2. don't think of life in terms of absolutes. "I'll never get there", "it always ends like this", "i can't fix my life", etc.
remember the Lion King?
of course you do.
does the circle of life ring a bell?
it's a circle for a reason, and i would care to argue that it's rather a sphere than anything else.