A politician you don’t like.
A difficult customer at work.
A friend acting unfriendly.
When life presents us with a difficult situation, we often try to fight it. It’s not fair! This is not supposed to happen! This person can’t do that!
But you shouldn’t fight against something you can’t control. Just like the weather, there are many things in life that just happen, with or without your permission.
But while you can’t always control what happened, you can control how you respond.
Living a more simple life means keeping your inner peace in the occurrence of external stress. Accept things outside of your control for what they are, and focus yourself on how you respond.