George woke up the next morning feeling tired, anxious, and stressed as usual. Every day he wondered what else was going to go wrong. Then, his mood turned even more sour as he thought about seeing the bus driver who had insulted him. “Choose wisely; soap opera” stuck in his head.

A minute later he looked in the mirror above his dresser and saw himself as he heard a voice from his own conscience saying, “You, the bus driver was talking to you. You’re the one living the soap opera.” The realization hit him unexpectedly. He couldn’t disagree with Joy. She was right.