Stages of Grief
I love taking patterns from one arena, and applying them to another. For instance,
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross detail five steps of “grief acceptance”, for instance learning you have inoperable cancer. (And yes, I know its more flexible and less precise and not necessarily in this order or experienced by all people):
denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance
Denial: This can’t be right.
Anger: God Dammit! I never smoked, ate my veggies, exercised and you’re saying it was all bullshit???