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You are not going to like it.

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Well, here we are, three-fourths of the way through another Husker football season. If you are like me, you know nothing significant is getting fixed in three games. It feels bad for the fans, but it has to feel worse for the players, who are playing for less and less each time they suit up.

Do you know the secret to happiness?

Lowering your expectations.

That of course, is the secret to a happy life. Our favorite college football team isn’t supposed to mimic life. It is meant to be an escape from it. A form of entertainment that helps us forget about the Olympic medals we will never win or the fact that our wifi sucks.

So, what to do when our escape from reality bites just as much as reality? Well, find a new escape of course.

I choose chocolate.

If so, I probably also need to choose more running. My chance at running a half-marathon next summer are roughly equivalent to the Huskers’ chances of winning the natty in 2018. Those odds increase slightly for 2019, but are probably better if I change my goal to a 10K (or the Huskers winning the West).

Choose your “escape” well. You might need to live with it for a few years.

Corn Flakes

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