It's hard to accept that you can't fix everything. It's frustrating to care so much and run up against limits you can't get past. It's depressing to be in a space where you have the power to contribute to the problem but are powerless to find a solution.
Serenity isn't sufficient; it's not the right emotion for things you can't change. If I were the emperor of the universe I would change the middle of the alcoholic's prayer.
Grant me the strength to change what I can
the grace to accept what I cannot
and the wisdom to know the difference. Current Mood: seeking it