Gretchen Rubin, Writer (2008)
Falling into a crisis is like stepping on the gas pedal of one's life. One falls much faster, but ends up in the same place. The time to find a map, pack and read up on desired destinations is often spent feeling stressed, unappreciated or out of control. If one has time to feel negative, one has time to get onto a different path, because when a true crisis hits time is not experienced as fluid. In crisis, time is more like a natural disaster; a fire, flood or tsunami. If one is happy, the path must be right; crisis may knock one down, but the path is still the same.