The notion that one thing causes another thing is widely embraced but also meritless. There is no such thing as a sole cause. Everything causes everything.
The good news is bad news first. That’s why, when misfortune comes, we must open our door to the black-robed stranger, motion him in and welcome him to a place by the fire.
If I order a red car and the dealer delivers a red car, am I surprised that it’s red? Similarly, knowing Life is a stage for things to go wrong on, am I upset when it happens?
Life is arranged in such a way that things are continually going wrong. If we know this—I mean, really know it—then we won’t feel upset or aggrieved when the inevitable happens.