Being let down has its benefits.

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It feels horrible when people let us down, situations don’t turn out as expected, and something we’d been looking forward to doesn’t come to fruition. Minor displeasures such as the grocery store running out of our favorite ice cream flavor don’t usually stay with us long — But significant disappointment hurts somewhere deep down in our souls. It can take us a while to recover…