We all face challenges we’d prefer not to. But then so did our ancestors, and their ancestors before them. The wars, the plagues, the famines. The tyrants overthrown, the engineering triumphs, the families raised in the face of adversity. The works of art, the novels, music, discoveries and inventions. We put words into the mouths of fictional characters like Gandalf and Frodo to remind us of this fact. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. That is our response-ability.