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The circumstances just described must be accepted as part of life, in which problems and inconveniences are inevitable. A: "Mommy, I didn't get all the presents I wanted for my birthday." B: "That's life, kiddo."
COMMON People say that's life after an unlucky or unpleasant event or about an unpleasant fact to show that they realize such things are part of life and must be accepted. I've made lots of mistakes, but that's life. I have no regrets. They accept all children have problems and that's life.