The following quote is from Carrie Fisher, the actress who famously played Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. She’s talking about the importance of choosing where you rest your attention:

“If my life wasn’t funny it would just be true, and that is unacceptable. What that really means, other than what it sounds like, is, let’s say that something happens and from a certain slant maybe it’s tragic, even a little bit shocking. Then time passes and you go to the funny slant, and now that very same thing can no longer do you any harm. So what we’re really talking about then is: location, location, location.”


~Wishful Drinking (Simon & Schuster 2008)