Operating manual

The serenity prayer, written by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr around 1932, goes like this:

Father, give us courage to change what must be altered, serenity to accept what cannot be helped, and the insight to know the one from the other.

Today I was having a discussion with a colleague. We got to talking about the crazy disruption of everyone’s life since this pandemic started.

At some point in the conversation I invoked the serenity prayer, and I said, “Basically, it has become an operating manual.”

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