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Folklore and Fairy Tales
The Lost Horse ~Folklore from China~「塞翁失馬」
"That's just the way it is."
that's (just) the way it is
There is nothing we can do to change or prevent the way things have unfolded or will unfold; this is just the normal way things happen. Usually said of negative events or outcomes that are or seem unfair.
A: "So you mean after nearly a year of hard work, all my profits are going to taxes? That's bull!" B: "Yep, but that's the way it is."
A: "I can't believe their little boy died of cancer." B: "I know, it's really awful. That's just the way it is sometimes."
(from Farlex Dictionary of Idioms)
Joy and sorrow are today and tomorrow.
A joyful evening may follow a sorrowful morning.
Inscrutable are the ways of Heaven.
Fortune is unpredictable and changeable.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
JAPAN LOWERS LEGAL AGE OF ADULTHOOD TO 18
UK /məˈdʒɒr.ə.ti/ US /məˈdʒɑː.rə.t̬i/
majority noun (AGE)
[U] LAW specialized
the age when you legally become an adult:
the age of majority
She will inherit her father's estate when she reaches her majority.
welcome verb [T]
UK /ˈwel.kəm/ US /ˈwel.kəm/
welcome verb [T] (ENCOURAGE)
B2 to be pleased about and encourage or support something:
The new appointment has been widely welcomed.
We welcome the government's affirmation of its intention to act.
The peace initiative was welcomed by both sides.
They said they welcomed the trial as a chance to vindicate themselves.
This move towards improving childcare facilities has been widely welcomed.
He welcomes the opportunity to put forward his side of the story.
fraudster noun [C] UK
UK /ˈfrɔːd.stər/ US /ˈfrɑːd.stɚ/
someone who gets money by deceiving people:
New measures are needed to prevent fraudsters opening bank accounts with stolen cheques.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
prey verb preyed; preying
: to commit violence or robbery or fraud
Lowering the legal age of adulthood / will encourage teens / to take a more active role in society.