Life is not a simple thing. It is a process. Where we all learn how to get through it. We learn in the process of living, which is the best way of learning.
That is why the skills we acquire in this process are called life skills. And, just as life changes, the skills needed for it will be changing too.
Imagining life as the sea or ocean and its events as tides and waves we all can sail through our life. Just like the sea, it can be quiet sometimes and, sometimes, rather stormy.
When we get thrown off into the deep we can still swim out of it. This is what survival is about.
On the other hand, success comes when we can tune into our life's rhythm to ride out every wave that comes our way.