Pretend I left something or forgot to pick up something and I have to hurry away to get it. It doesn't work when it is a person you do this to recurringly and they catch on to you always trying to avoid them. Especially people that are insecure themselves.
Enjoy any good things, even the little and menial ones, as you will never know what impending distresses could descend upon you in a moment.
If I fail to adapt to the fault of others, it is my fault.