curve balls

one of my co-workers is a very wise old man who has experienced a lot in his day. this is what he told me this morning.
“life is like a bunch of curve balls being thrown at you. it fixes itself depending on how well you hit the ball.”
I take it as, no matter what life gives you, it all depends on how you handle it. if you freak out and start crying and ignore things, then you might strike out. if you stay calm and focus, you might hit a home run. and if you’re lucky, maybe even a grand slam.