that's the way life is

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that's the way life is

  1. That is the way things happen
  2. Certain things cannot be changed, helped or improved; struggle and objection are pointless.
    • 1935, Louis Bromfield, The Man Who Had Everything [1], page 279:
      That's the way life is, and there's no use trying to go against it.
    • 1979, Jay Edward Abrams, A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption [2], ISBN 0310511011, page 45:
      There are no standards, no values; that's the way life is. Learn to accept it and slide with it. Stop fighting it.
    • 2002, B. Eugene Ellison, Rings of the Templars, ISBN 059524050X, page 337:
      Shit happens; that's the way life is. In fact, I want you to take an additional thousand for your efforts.

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